The Best Pizza Ever Starts with Fresh Ingredients

“It’s all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.” – Phillip Green

This past weekend Tim and I came to the Seattle area to spend time with our family and friends for the holiday weekend. We leave tomorrow for Victoria, British Columbia to enjoy a much needed bit of rest and relaxation.  

Homemade Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce is simmered slowly to bring out the rich flavor of the fresh garden herbs, tomatoes, and vegetables.

Homemade Pizza Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs

Rarely do I get the timing right for our little excursions because there is always something to be done in the garden.This vacation was no exception. The day we left I picked 30 pounds of tomatoes and had no time to do anything with them.This was quite the dilemma for me as I absolutely do not like to waste anything.  I knew by the time we returned home the tomatoes would surely be spoiled.

Parmesan and Basil Pizza Dough - Parmesan and basil kneaded into the dough creates a crust with a delicious crispy salty bite

Parmesan and Basil Pizza Dough

I fret and stewed for a while (no pun intended) and eventually came up with a plan. Since we were driving, I could box up the tomatoes, add some peppers, garlic, basil, and rosemary and bring them along with me.

Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie-Fresh ingredients are what make all the difference when looking for a pizza recipe that stands out in a crowd.

Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie

Our friends and family would be happy to take some of those tomatoes off our hands and I would have all the fixings for my Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie. 

 It was a win-win situation for everybody.

Parmesan and Basil Pizza dough

Homemade Garden Fresh Pizza Sauce

Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie

Famous Tomato and Basil Pizza Pie shared with  Peas & Crayons *In the Kitchen With Jenny: Foodie Friday’s *Captain America and His English Rose: Pretty Pintastic Party *2 Crochet Hooks: Retro Re-Pin Party


  1. Sally Huffman says

    Last night for dinner I made the Fresh Parmesan & Basil Pizza Dough.. AMAZING!!! My husband Steve said throw away all the other recipes and keep this.. The taste and crunch and bite…YUM!!

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