Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pizza Nights are Back

When we went gluten free four and a half years ago, I set out on a quest to figure out how to make the best gf pizza.

That turned out to be a much more difficult task than I anticipated.

While certain recipes and mixes have been okay, I never felt like we'd "arrived". No crust ever tasted like the real deal.

Until yesterday.

Last fall when we were in the States, I bought this mix on the recommendation of a blog I'd read. I've saved it all this time, a little half-hearted about it since there have been more than a few disappointments.

But WOW!! I'm sold! Hands down, this was the best gf crust yet!

In fact, I just ordered more pizza crust mixes from Amazon for Dave to bring back from the States when he comes home next week.

Making my tried and true pizza sauce (see end of blog for that recipe) felt like returning to an old friend yesterday. For years and years, we had regular pizza nights at our house and I've missed it.

Of course the whole time I was mixing sauce, grating cheese and frying up pepperonis, I was wondering if this would be another "miss". We've sadly, been disappointed many times during this quest.

But not last night! Oh how happy I am to report that it was blissful success! The perfect blend of crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. How do they do it??

Namaste! Where have you been all these years??!! I'm so happy to have found you!

Pizza Sauce I've made for years, by Delcy Davenport, a former Cadence missionary I met back in 1984. It just wouldn't taste like our family's pizza without this tried and true sauce.

2 cups tomato sauce
1/4 tsp garlic, pressed
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2-3 tsp brown sugar
2 TB olive oil

I like to gently heat the ingredients together to let the flavors blend, either on the stove or for a minute or two in the microwave.

Pizza nights are back!


  1. Hey sweet friend....I'm so happy you and Claire could have some comfort food this week. What a sweet treat from Abba and Jesus to you while Dave is gone. Don't you just love how He is in the little things?! Love you!

  2. Sounds so good!!! I really do miss your pizza sauce.

  3. We recently found out that our toddler is allergic to wheat. It is seriously in everything!!! My brilliant sister pointed out to me that anything that is GF will also be wheat free. So, we are venturing into the world of GF eating. I have to say, I am not a fan of how baked items taste when using GF flour. Thankfully, my 3 year old doesn't seem to notice the difference. She's just excited to get to eat special cookies and cupcakes.

    I'll be digging around your blog for good GF recipes/brands etc. for sure!