Hi! My "name" is CCMama71. I am a Mom to 2 active boys, who LOVE pizza as much as I do. I am from Cape Cod, MA. Some of my favorite pizza locations here are Mamma Mia's on the South Shore of MA, Marc Anthony's in Onset, MA, and of course - Papa Gino's - some people say this is so cheesy as it's a chain, but I really just love their pizza.
I LOVE to make whatever I can from scratch for my family even as far as grinding my own meats and making my own sausages. We never every buy bread or rolls as I make all that myself. I am working on making my own pastas. I do pretty good. I'm a firm believer in that the more natural it is, the fresher and better it is to taste and better for you.
ONE THING that is making me crazy is I just CAN NOT make a good pizza dough! It's either way too thick and bready (gross!) and never that beautiful soft, pull-apart pizza dough. So my goal here is to get some recipes and techniques to make a good, home-made pizza dough...and overall pizza! To me the key to a successful pizza is the core of the pizza - the dough, then the sauce and seasonings, then the toppings. My first goal is to find a "Papa Gino's" pizza dough recipe and go from there! I've taken recipes from books and online and TV. And a lot of what's out there actually contradicts each other (ex. to roll the dough or not to roll the dough...). We do pizza at least once a week around here so I really want to perfect it! Thank you!