Grilled pizza party

Here is a simple blog. I have been using the excuse that I have been soooo busy I haven’t blogged. Well, I am busy with my new Real Estate Career but I am still cooking a photographing so I have a tone of photos in my phone & IPad.
Grilled Pizza was literally my “go to” all summer. I have dough in my fridge all the time and once you start cooking and grilling it becomes second nature and fast. I have so many discussions with people that say it takes too long to cook. It is faster to make a grilled pizza then it is to order one and have it delivered!

This idea came from a party in July I went to and they did this and it was a HUGE hit.

pre made pizza dough (yes pre-made sorry)
Pizza toppings

Bring the dough to room temperature, this way it will roll out if not it will spring back
cut the dough into 4 equal portions (more people, more dough)
Flour your board and roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness – Easy rustic shapes
Drizzle with olive oil
Pre grill the dough on both sides until it has light grill marks. about 3 minutes each side on a medium/high grill heat (don’t cook it all the way or it will make for a burn crispy dough)

Place the pre-grilled dough on a platter and serve up all the pizza favorite sides and let your guests create their own combinations.
Your job is to complete the cooking so once your guest has a pizza ready you slide it back onto the grill and close the cover for 5 minutes to melt the cheese and toppings. Because it cooks so fast, pre cook anything you don’t want raw.

I grilled pineapple, onions, mushrooms etc and put out 3 different cheeses for guests along with the traditional pepperoni, olives and my favorites artichokes, spinach, roasted garlic and more!

















Beach Glass Garland

I saw this at a store in Newport and it was so easy to do and its a great gift idea. you only need a couple of things readily available at your local beach or Michael’s Craft Store.
I made these for Christmas!
What You Need:
Needle nose pliers (technically mine are not needle nose but they are close)
20 pieces of Beach Glass
20 gauge wire (8 yd) or more
Thats it!

What you do:
start by winding the wire around the needle nose pliers 3 or 4 times to have a starting point that is pretty and not just going to poke into something.
Then about every 4 inches or so wrap the wire around the glass, make sure to go around  a few times and then cross over and go the other way so the glass doesn’t just fall right out.
in between each use the pliers again to make a little swirl by simply wrapping the wire around the pliers and pulling apart, gently so it looks pretty.
Continue until you are out of wire or glass and make one final swirl at the end. At Christmas I put little hand made tags that said “beach glass garland” So simple!!