Well, Hot!!! Today it is 98 and it will be that for the next week and has been for the last 5 days. And Humid!! Too hot just to go outside, but it is beautiful outside (if you can view it from indoors!!!). DSC03713

      The Hydrangas are reaching full bloom!

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      The Magnolias fill the air with Fragrance.

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      The Blue Birds are finishing up with their second batch of babes.

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But we haven’t had any rain nor will we for at least another week. Watering the garden, watering the plants.

Is it too hot to cook – well, YEAH!!! Is it to hot to bake -well, NO!!! Thank goodness for Air Conditioning. And since I am RETIRED and have lots of time – I AM BAKING. DSC03781One of my favorite foods is Pizza, but I really don’t like to go out all the time. (Altho’ that Hunt Bros. Pizza at the gas station is pretty good….) So I decided to make my own. Believe it or not, I have NEVER made my own pizza before. Unless this counts??chefboyNah!! Didn’t think so.

And this is soooo much better.DSC03783

I used the machine to knead and then divided it in two. One for us and one for the freezer.

    Pizza

      From Betty Crocker’s Bread Machine Cookbook

        1 cup + 2 Tbl water
        2 Tbl olive or veggie oil
        3 cups bread flour
        2 Tbl Parmesan cheese (if desired)
        1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (if desired)
        1 tsp sugar
        1 tsp salt
        2 1/2 tsp yeast (or one package)

      Measure ingredients into machine and place on dough cycle.
      Preheat oven to 400.
      Divide dough in half. Work each into a ball.
      Flatten each into 12 inch circle.
      Top with favorite toppings and bake (I used my baking stone.) for 18 to 20 minutes.


      Simple (Really Simple) Sauce

        1 8 oz can tomato sauce
        1 tsp Italian Seasoning (I used a little more)A
        1 clove garlic finely diced

      Mix and spread lightly on dough. DEVOUR!!!
      Family pronounced it as GOOD!!! Thumbs up!!

      This is going to Yeast Spottingand Bake Your Own Bread.

      I am also submitting to Bread Baking Day:BreadBakingDay #21 - Pizza Party and giveaways for 2 years anniversary - last day of sumbission July 1st

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