This post is in collaboration with UncommonGoods, one of my favorite online stores, especially around the holidays. They always come through with unique gifts—half of which are handmade. My kind of people. As always, all opinions are my own.
Before I sign off to begin a massive cooking spree for the three of us (one being a milk-only eater), I have to tell you something. I took this whole from scratch thing to a whole new level. I made cheese. Cheese! I learned a couple things. 1) Making cheese is hard. I’m far from being a natural. 2) The Little Miss Muffet nursery rhyme doesn’t make sense anymore. To make cheese, you separate the curds from the whey of milk, discarding the whey. Was she really just drinking milk? 3) UncommonGoods made my Christmas early with a cheese making kit. Now they’re going to make yours. How does a $75 gift card sound?
I was as happy as a kid in the candy shop making my cheese. Of course I picked a cheese with a high difficulty level—mozzarella. And of course I still made it with zero hesitation. One day I’ll learn to take baby steps and start out easy.
A little on the firm side, but I made cheese. Mozzarella cheese! I did what I know best and put it on pizza, a weekly occurrence at this house.
You may remember this no-rise pizza crust recipe. It’s the only recipe I use because planning ahead is not my forte. But even easier than the crust is the sauce. You probably have everything sitting in your pantry. Tomato paste + water + a couple seasonings. So easy yet so good.
The turkey, stuffing, and pie are calling my name. But before I sign off—1) Have the happiest of Thanksgivings! 2) Enter the sweet giveaway. 3) Make pizza once turkey has lost its appeal.
To enter the $75 gift card giveaway to UncommonGoods (up to 3 entries):
1) Leave a comment telling me what you’d buy with your gift card.
2) Like UncommonGoods on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so.
3) Signup for UncommonGoods email and leave a comment telling me you did so.
THE FINE PRINT:
Giveaway ends Tuesday, December 3 at 11:59 pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random using random.org and announced Wednesday, December 4. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.
Giveaway closed. Congrats to Naomi!
- In a small bowl combine ingredients.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
If using the no-rise pizza crust recipe, use 1/4 cup tomato paste to 1/2 cup water.