The Eternal Quest for Perfect Pizza Dough because Pizza is a Way of Life

Perfect dough: Crispy on the bottom and chewy but never doughy

My husband, Yes!Chef!, started his cooking adventure many years ago when he began working at Pizza Hut while attending the University of Minnesota (brr.) He learned how to make their style of pizza and then he was elevated to manager and learned how to run a business.  Now, I never knew Yes!Chef! in those days.  I met him some years later in Wisconsin (which is a whole ‘nother story”), but I know he’s always had a love of pizza.  I discovered the joys of Chicago style stuffed pizza when I spent some time in Chicago for work and then when I moved to Wisconsin for a couple of years. BTW, I loved living in Wisconsin except for the bitter cold winters and the hot sticky summers. Yes, I’m a born and raised California girl, but I’m not a weather wimp because I was raised in the hills and mountains of Northern California.  We had very hot summers (but no humidity) and cold winters with snow.  But nothing like the extremes of living in Wisconsin.

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Rosemary Julep, or What a pleasant way to wait out a power failure

Sit down for a spell on our newly refurbished deck and have a Rosemary Julep (Julep:  Noun. A sweet flavored drink made from a sugar syrup, sometimes containing alcohol or medication.) ?? Medication?

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