Chicago Seven Calzones

Chicago Seven Calzones are like a supreme pizza in a portable pocket form.  This particular combination of ingredients was inspired by one of our favorite pizzas, “The Chicago 7”  at the Old Chicago restaurant chain.  They no longer have a restaurant in our area, so of course I had to figure out how to make it myself!  Of course, like many recipes I make, these are customizable.  Notice that some of the calzones have three slits in the top instead of two?  Those have no green pepper, just for my husband 😉

Chicago 7 Calzones

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Appetizer Blue Cheese Pizza

I happen to love appetizer pizzas and flatbreads.  You can get a little more adventurous with the toppings than you would with a regular pizza.  Appetizer Blue Cheese Pizza is not just flavorful, it can be put together and on the table in a snap.

Appetizer Blue Cheese Pizza

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Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Barbecue Chicken Pizza is an excellent way to make a little bit of leftover chicken go a long way.  I crafted this pizza after that of a certain pizza chain, and I think you’ll enjoy this adaptation!  Of course, you can always adjust the toppings to suit your tastes, and to fit what you have on hand!

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

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Italian Herb & Parmesan Pizza Crust

When you don’t have time to make pizza crust from scratch, you can still make a pizza special by customizing the crust!  All you need is an egg, your favorite Italian spices, and some Parmesan cheese.  There are so many possibilities!

Italian Herb & Parmesan Pizza Crust

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Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there!  I realize this isn’t your normal “Mother’s Day Brunch” post or something like that, but I hope you all like it anyway.  Celebrate mom by making her something special, no matter what it is!

I love to make and eat the “street food” of Sausage, Peppers, & Onions.  Have I ever actually ate it as “street food”?  Well, no.  But I can imagine that it’s pretty great when other people make it too.  When I found some great looking (and great priced!) bell peppers at the market, I knew what I wanted to do with them.  However, my husband commented that night that, “Pizza sounds really good,” so I decided to experiment.

Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza

Thus, Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza was created.  And I’m so glad my husband was craving pizza that night!

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Whole Wheat Pizza Dough

Next time you make a pizza at home (such as Honeymoon Pizza!), I would like to encourage you to make your own dough.  It isn’t incredibly difficult; it just requires some forethought and time.  I think you will enjoy the taste of this homemade whole wheat pizza crust!

Dough

And it tastes so much more delicious!

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