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Pizza on The Grill? Yes Please!

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Pizza on the grill y’all!

Whhhhaatt!

You mean I don’t have to heat up my kitchen by turing on my oven to make delicious pizza?

Yes please!

If y’all are in search for the perfect pizza dough head on over here and check out the recipe I have found, tweaked and loved.

I am a pizza lover but more times than not…wait what am I saying, I mean….. every single time, when we order pizza, we feel like total crap after. Which, really sucks because it is such an easy dinner and after working all week and I just want something easy. But paying the price afterward for convenience is just not worth it.

So, I tried one more time to take a stab at making pizza from scratch. And by golly what do you know, it came out pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.

I took a risk with this recipe because I used the BBQ grill to actually make the pizza. You see, it was like 110 degrees outside when I decided pizza sounded really good for dinner. But, I really did not want to heat my kitchen up with a 450 degree oven. So, I decided to grill it up! I am really glad I did, it was super easy and tasted fantastic.

And super bonus, my kitchen stayed cool!

Y’all ready for it? Let’s roll!

Grilled Pizza

Don't heat up your kitchen just to make some delicious pizza, throw that bad boy on the grill.

Course Main Course
Keyword grilled, handmade pizza, homemade pizza, Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Oh Sure I Can

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz Pizza sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Cornmeal

The list of pizza ingredients is endless. The world is your oyster, or in this case your pizza, my friend.

Instructions

  1. Let's start up that grill and get it real nice and hot. Prepare a small cup or bowl with about 1/4 cup of olive oil and place a paper towel inside. You will use this to grease up your grill. 

  2. If y'all have your own trust worthy pizza dough, by all means homies, bust that goodness out and move on to the next direction. BUT, if you are still in search for the perfect dough, head on over here.
  3. Now, that you have your dough ready to go, roll that sucker out on a floured surface. The best way to make a pizza into the size of an actual pizza is to roll it out a bit with a rolling pin. Then pick it up and use your fist to spread the dough into an even diameter. Once you have a decent size, lay it back down and use your hands to press it out further. 

  4. Allow dough to sit for about 5 minutes. In this time the dough will shrink back a little. It's cool yo, just push it back out with your hands. If holes appear, again it's cool, just pinch the dough back together and pretend it never happened. 

  5. Sprinkle the cornmeal evenly on a flat surface that you can transport your pizza dough on. Like a cookie sheet or a pizza pan. Lay your dough on top of the cornmeal, this will allow the dough to slide right off without getting stuck. 

  6. Open up that grill, grease it up nicely, and slide your pizza right on it and close the door. Cook for about 1-2 minutes. Your dough will bubble. Don't freak out. Once it is all bubbly and nicely cooked on the underside, take it off the grill and back onto your sheet. 

  7. You actually want to flip your dough at this point, so the grill marks are going to be where you spread all your toppings. Brush the dough with olive oil, and spread your sauce and toppings on top. Don't get to close to the edge. Leave about an inch of space. 

  8. Throw that sucker back onto the grill for about 3-4 minutes. Timing here people, is really all you. Keep a close eye on how your pizza is cooking and use your best judgement. 

  9. Take it off the grill once it reaches desired doneness and BAM, you have yourself a damn good pizza! Serve with a nice refreshing salad with beautiful romaine, feta cheese, olives, grape tomatoes and a light dressing. 

Hey homie, I’d love to hear how you enjoyed this pizza. Leave a comment and let me know how it turned out.

Happy grilling!

 

 

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Homemade Pizza Dough

I finally created the perfect pizza dough recipe! This pizza dough recipe is easy and delicious!

Oh pizza, how I have searched for years to find the perfect homemade pizza dough recipe to make you delicious. I have failed multiple times. But I never gave up and finally, I have found a recipe that will do you justice.

Wanna hear how easy it was? Well, let me tell you then.

If you are anything like me, you want pizza more times in a month than you probably should. But seriously, ordering pizza from out is a great idea for an easy dinner, then once you are done eating, you regret every bite. And the idea of homemade pizza is awesome, but when it comes out like cardboard EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. you are just not into it anymore. Anyone?

No……just me?

Well, I am going to share my dough recipe with you anyway. Because we are homies right? And that is what homies do. They share pizza dough recipes.

This is unfortunately a whole half of days worth of dough making which, when you are in a dinner pinch does not work out. I hear ya, I really do. So, I suggest you take one day that you are off and make yourself some dough and prep for those, “I wanna homemade pizza” kind of nights. This recipe actually makes two 10″-12″ pizzas. What is super great about this recipe is that it is totally freezer friendly. So make ahead, throw those bastards in the freezer and boom son, you’re one step ahead of yourself.

Ready for some homemade pizza dough?! Let’s roll!

Ingredients:

3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1 packet of active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tablespoons Olive oil

Directions:

If you have a stand mixer, your life just got a tad bit easier. If you don’t you’re about to build some muscle. Which is kind of a win win, work your arms out, then have some pizza.

In your standing mixer bowl, pour in your warm water and active yeast packet. Allow to dissolve for about 5 minuets, it will get all bubbly and activate itself.

Once it is dissolved, use the mixing paddle attachment to mix the flour, salt, sugar and olive oil. Mix on low until you see everything mixed well. Now, switch to the hook attachment and allow the hook to knead your dough on low for about 10 minutes.

***This is the part where if you do not have a stand mixer, that you are going to build some muscle. You are going to have to knead the dough by hand for about 10 minutes.

***You want the dough to be a bit sticky but not too sticky. If it’s too sticky, toss in a little bit of flour. A little goes a long way so go slow.

Now, grab yourself a bowl, grease it up with some olive oil. Remove your dough from the standing mixer and place inside greased bowl. Cover and allow to sit for about an hour and a half. Place bowl in a somewhat warm place. Like on the stove. You can make the stove nice and warm by making oatmeal raisin cookies while you wait of your dough to rise!

Once your dough has risen, lightly dust a cutting board and your hands with flour and knead your dough for 30 seconds. This is just to get all the air out and you can reshape it into a ball.

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Cut your dough in half. You can use both at this point or use one and freeze the other.

***If you are freezing one, place dough in the fridge for a bit to cool down. Then place in a ziplock freezer bag and freeze. To thaw, allow to sit in a fridge for 24 hours.

Roll your dough out with a rolling pin. Then use your hands to help flatten it out. Start at the center and work your way out.

Let the dough rest for about 5 minutes. Then stretch it out again until it reaches desired size. If a hole appears, which I am pretty certain it will unless you are absolutely magical, don’t get frustrated like I did. Just squash the dough back together.

At this point if you are moving forward with pizza making, sprinkle some cornmeal on the surface of which the dough will sit on, this will keep the dough from sticking to the pan. You can also spread olive oil over the top of the pizza before you put all your topping on. This will give the crust a nice crunch.

Throw that bad boy in a preheated oven of 450 and cook for about 10-12 minutes. But I suggest you check on it a few times. Every oven is different, so watch your pizza until it reaches the desired doneness.

I got crazy and actually made our pizza on the grill.

Are you looking for the best homemade pizza dough recipe?! Come check it out!

WHAT!

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Happy dough making y’all!

 

 

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Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs?

Easy recipe for Pressure Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs!

I mean, WHHHHHAAAAT!!! These pressure cooker hard boiled eggs turn out perfect, and require less effort!

We were gifted a pressure cooker at christmas last year and my thoughts were, “oh cool.” But then we busted this thing out and now every time we use it our minds are…

Blown.

I mean, the meat comes out, melt in your mouth every. single. time. And every time we use it we tell each other, “how have we lived without a pressure cooker this long?” You can throw in any meat and dinner is done in like 30 minutes. And it’s a damn good dinner too!

I have yet to use all the features of this thing, there is a yogurt feature that I am dying to use, just haven’t found the time. BUT I did manage to try hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker!  Man o’ man did they come out perfect and there was no boiling water on the stove making my kitchen hot situation.

Alright y’all, here is how you do it:

Pressure Cooker Hard Boiled Eggs Recipe

First off, mosey on over here and purchase yourself one of these bad boys, seriously, you will not regret it.

Fill your pressure cooker with 1 1/2 cups of water.

Place a steamer basket inside. I use this one.

Can you cook hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker? Um, yes!

Place your eggs in basket. Close your lid and you are going to press the steam button, high pressure and for only five minutes.

*** Now your pressure cooker needs to reach pressure and needs to release pressure once done. I allowed pressure to release for about 5 minutes. So, this whole process will take about 15 minutes total.

Step by step recipe for cooking hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker!

Once your pressure cooker is done releasing pressure, take eggs out and place eggs in a bowl of ice water to stop them from cooking.

Pressure cooker hard boiled eggs are so good!

Now, you can peel your eggs right away or not, whatever floats your boat. But you got yourself some freaking hard boiled eggs yo! Amazing right? I know!

My pressure cooker hard boiled eggs turned out perfect.Did you know that you can cook hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker?

Happy pressure cooking hard boiled eggs!

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Lip Smackin’ Good Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

 

HOMEMADE OATMEAL COOKIES.

Finding a damn good delicious AND healthy oatmeal raisin cookie recipe can be really hard. The pictures look great but then you make it and they taste like……crap, I’m just gonna say it y’all.

They taste like crap. 

I don’t know about you but I want an oatmeal raisin cookie that is still healthy, without tasting like cardboard. I want a cookie that is full of flavor not just sugar. And I want a cookie I can give my kids without totally feeling guilty. I mean, this recipe calls for light brown sugar.

Is that healthy?

Well, if it’s going to give me a cookie like it did, without using processed white sugar, it’s healthy in my book.

Y’all ready for the cookie of your dreams?

I’ve already had two since starting this post, so I’m ready!

Cookie Making Time Y'all!
It’s cookie makin’ time y’all!

Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

This oatmeal cookie recipe is healthier than most, and freakin' delicious!

Ingredients:

1 cup All purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cups Oatmeal
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Cranberries
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
1/2 cup Light brown sugar
1/2 cup Softened butter
1 Large egg
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Healthy ingredients for oatmeal cookies

Instructions:

1. In a small bowl mix together the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda and set aside.

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2. In a bowl or large mixer, cream together butter, sugar, vanilla and egg. Mix it all up yo, until you have a nice creamy situation happening.

3. Now, slowly add in your dry ingredients that we set aside. Once this mixture is well mixed together. Add in the rest of your ingredients. Raisins, cranberries, walnut and oatmeal. And what ever else tickles your fancy.

4. Mix it up nicely but not to nicely. You don’t want to over mix.

5. Place bowl in the fridge for about 30 minutes. I know, you’re thinking, “what?!?” But trust me here y’all. It gives the dough some time to firm back up. Making it easier to form in a ball that is going to give you a damn delicious cookie.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7. Now scoop those little bad boys out and on to a prepared cookie sheet. No need to grease the cookie sheet. Scoop a nice 1-2 tablespoons and form into a ball. Slightly press down but still maintain the circle shape.

8. Throw those puppies in the oven for about 12 minutes. Or until slightly brown.
Once done, allow to cool for about 5 minutes. OR go ahead and shove one of those hot cookies in your mouth before anyone in your family sees you. I’m not judging.

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Let me know if these oatmeal cookies were worth the burn on your tongue! Leave a comment or review!

Happy baking y’all!

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Using Essential Oils Around the House

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Essential oils are an incredible resource for health and well being. They can be used in more ways than your than your pretty little brain probably realizes. I get it, the word essential oil sounds kinda hooky. Every time someone asks me a health question or a suggestion, the word essential oil comes out of my mouth and I see them slightly roll their eyes. But seriously people, I wouldn’t be yapping about it if I did not freaking believe in them.

So……

I wanted to yap about some ways you can use essential oils around your house.

Y’all ready?!

Dog shampoo: If you haven’t read about our previous devil pup, by all means mosey on over here to read about her and this awesome dog shampoo I made.

Glass cleaner: In a glass bottle, fill half with distilled water and half white vinegar. Add 20-30 drops of lemon essential oil. Lemon will not only clean your glass it will help neutralize the smell of the vinegar. As well as, provide an invigorating and uplifting smell. And who doesn’t need that while cleaning!

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Floor cleaner: I use this bad boy and let me tell ya, it is fan-freaking-tastic. Once I am done mopping the floors I just throw the mop part in the wash and BAM, no mop mess to deal with afterward. Since it has a water reservoir, I like to fill it with half water and half white vinegar. Then I add 10 drops of Onguard, 10 drops lemongrass and 10 drops tangerine and 10 drops of grapefruit. The combination smells heavenly and Onguard helps protect against seasonal threats.

Mouth wash: After brushing and flossing I like to fill my mouth up with water and I add 1 drop peppermint, 1 drop frankincense and 1 drop of myrrh. Peppermint freshens your breath while frankincense and myrrh provide support with oral health issues such as tooth decay, cavities and oral infections.

Diffuse: Sounds kind of obvious but hey I gotta say it. Diffusing oils can do so much for your mental state, as well as, your overall well being. My favorite mood lifter is tangerine, grapefruit, wild orange and lemongrass. Add 2-4 drops of each oil for an instant mood lift. My favorite for calming is siberian fir, balance, lavender and geranium. Holy moly, does this smell heavenly. Again just add a few drops of each oil.

Face oil: You’ll want to find an oil of preference for your face. For me argon and jojoba oil are two perfect oils that blend beautifully together to give me exactly what my face needs. In a 1 oz dropper bottle fill a 1/4 of the way with argon oil. Then add 4-6 drops frankincense, 2-4 drops lavender and 2-4 drops geranium. Fill the rest with jojoba oil, shake and gently rub in to face.

***I use the oil cleansing method for my face. I just massage oil onto my face after a shower, then I put a hot wash cloth over it for a minute, then I gently wipe off my face. Feel free to change up your oils.

Deodorant: There are so many deodorant recipes out there. I wanted one that I could rub on just like a normal deodorant. This one works fantastic. However, you do have to be mindful of black shirts. It will leave a white residue. In a bowl combine arrowroot powder, baking soda and just enough coconut oil to allow the powders to stick together. I have a full post here if you want to read it in detail. You can add any oil that tickles your fancy but I like to use lavender and tea tree.

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Wood polish: Holy moly, I am in love with this wood polish. It smells absolutely heavenly and it works fantastic. In a glass bottle combine equal parts olive oil and white vinegar. Then add 5-10 drops of arborvitae, wild orange, tangerine and lemon. Shake that bad boy up and spray your toots off.

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Linen spray or air freshener: This is a fantastic way to finish off your day of cleaning. I especially like to spray this when I change the beds. It just feels like it seals the deal. In a glass bottle you are going to mix 1 cup of water, 3 tbs of rubbing alcohol and 30-40 drops of lavender, geranium or any other essential oils that just puts your soul at ease.

***If y’all don’t want to make this but still want it apart of your life, mosey on over here and y’all can purchase it!

Alright y’all, I hope you found some sort of inspiration from this post. Essential oils can be utilized in every part of your life. This post was just how to use them around the house, I haven’t even tapped into how you can use them to reach optimal health. I know, I know, I’ll get a post out on it soon.

Using essential oils around the house

Happy essential oiling y’all!

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