What is a Betty?

Betty is the term used to describe an amazing person who you can depend on. Betty is also a term for "sweet and loving girl." The more you get to know her, the more you love being around her. She has a good sense of humor and has a cute laugh. She's chill yet hard working as well as kind and considerate. Betty lights up the room and lights up my life. She's always happy and cheerful. She's also cuddly, independent and smart. She appreciates the simple things in life and can make anything good out of a bad situation. -Urban Dictionary

Thursday, May 10, 2012

More outdoor spaces ~ All for Pizza!

We love entertaining friends and who doesn't love a good pizza? Stacie's husband (the handy, outdoorsmen) decided to build an outdoor kitchen, complete with a brick pizza oven. He worked months on ths project and did all the work himself! His hard work paid off and now we enjoy having friends and family over for pizza that everyone seems to love! Here are some pictures of the progress of the building and the end result!

The finished look!

While the handyman is good at building things, he is also good at kneading the dough!
He leaves the rolling to me!

Dough recipe
Bread flour- 1 2/3 cup
Yeast- 1 1/2 tsp.
Sea Salt-3/4 tsp.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 1 1/2 Tbl.
Honey- 2 tsp.
Water-3/4 cup

Combine and whisk 1/2 cup of bread flour, yeast, honey, and water: allow to rest for 5 minutes. add olive oil and salt, whisk to incorporate. Begin adding the rest of your bread flour about 1/2 cup at a time, until all flour is added. Turn dough ball out onto a well floured surface and knead dough until it becomes smooth and elastic (8- 10 min.). Cover dough with a towel and allow to rest for 15 minutes. Cut dough balls in half and briefly knead each ball into itself, forming two tight balls. Lightly coat dough with olive oil and allow to rest for one hour, roll it out, and make pizza. They can be placed in plastic bags and stored in refrigerator for up to 2 days; or the freezer up to a month.

As you can see we like lots of toppings and feta cheese is one of our favs!


  1. LOVE the outdoor space! We adore wood oven pizza, too - it's just never the same after you have one! How much water do you use in your dough recipe? Thank you for sharing!


  2. Hi Chistine! Thank you for inquiring about the water! It is 3/4 cup of water. The recipe is now updated and we appreciate you stopping by today!