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BLT Pizza

I was perusing Pinterest the other night and noticed this delicious looking BLT pizza, and when I went to find the recipe, I saw that it was straight from my friend Casi’s site cupcakeMAG!

This is the perfect summertime recipe, and looks easy enough that the kids can help out. I can’t wait to try it out. Here’s the recipe:

BLT Pizza

BLT Pizza

{serves 2-3} 

Ingredients:

  • pizza crust
  • 1 large clove of garlic, roughly chopped 
  • olive oil
  • 4 thick slices of applewood smoked bacon, cooked crisp 
  • 1/2 a tomato, sliced and quartered 
  • mozzarella cheese
  • lettuce, washed and torn
  • ceasar dressing
  • sliced jalapeños, optional 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven and place your pizza stone in the oven, if using one.
  2. Toss the dough until at the desired thickness and place on parchment paper sprinkled with cornmeal or semolina flour.
  3. Crisp bacon and chop the garlic, jalapeños, and tomatoes.
  4. Toss torn lettuce with a bit of caesar dressing, to taste.
  5. Brush the entire crust with olive oil and sprinkle with the minced garlic.
  6. Spread on the cheese, as much as you prefer, then top with jalapeños {if using} and large sections of bacon and tomato.
  7. Sprinkle the tomatoes with a bit of salt and pepper, if desired.
  8. Bake according to pizza dough directions {we broil ours at a high temperature because we like a crispy crust}.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with the lettuce right before serving (the lettuce will wilt so serve immediately)

 

Thank you to Susanna of Revisionary Life and cupcakeMAG for this delish looking recipe.

What will you and your family be cooking up this summer? Share your favorite warm-weather recipes with me in the comments.

Love,
T

  • http://facebook.com Sheri Shepard

    tht looks yummy :) we grill alot our favs are rib roast steaks corn on the cob and baked potatoes!
    take care *tori* <3 you

  • Lucy

    Tori, this looks so wonderful! My 4 year old son is sleeping next to me as I’m laying here with my lap top…on my lap of course. I was watching your Inspiring Show….True Tori, and I had the sudden urgency to look for your web site, and now I am probably the only hungry Puerto Rican woman on this planet….it’s 12:21am…and I am thinking of Pizza! I will probably have to settle with a sandwich….darn it. I will surely eat it while I envision this tasty treat here, this looks so GOOD! Tori…I have to tell you something…if I may…I’m going to anyway? Why do people ask…”If I may” anyway? You and Dean are 2 wonderful adults, and 2 amazing parents to those 4 amazing children. Forget about everyone elses advice, and…..stay with Dean. I am a single mother of 4 amazing children as well, 3 girls and my monkey. I divorced their father while we were stationed in Sasebo, Japan in 2012. I was a Military Wife for 13 years. My ex cheated on me…..and got the other woman pregnant, while we were still married. That saying…..”It could always be worse”, it’s true. And guess what….my ex still, didn’t want the Divorce, even after everything that had happened. I ended the marriage in the end. I regret it…to this day…I regret it, do you know why? No one will replace Dean…..no one. Not as a father, and not as a husband. Take him as he is….he has taken you….just as you are…this is what you have to focus on. Don’t….give…..up. Don’t let him go. No marriage…..has a happy ending, it’s not reality, no matter how beautiful those photos look, and let me tell you, I am a wedding photographer, and my photos of my family for those 13 years…all beautiful, and all hid different emotions. I have a photo of him and I, renewing our vows in Waikiki Hawaii, by the sea, my Princess dress, his Navy Uniform, this 6’3 frame rapping his hands gently around my 5’6 frame, and kissing me in the cheek. Everyone always asks me, “But, you both looked so happy in this, just like a fairy tale”…what happened? Tori….if you make it through this with Dean….nothing can take you down ever again. Think of Hillary Clinton….I know…funny right….but imagine what she felt, when she heard that her husbands words….”I did not sleep with that woman”, were all lies? She stood by him, they worked it out. Dean is the father of your children, he was there when they were born, and he is the most hands on father I have ever seen Tori……that has to be enough….for now. Men……make mistakes. Women….make mistakes. But that man….loves you Tori….he would take a bullet for you and those children. Look at how he fed you in that Hospital….you said it, you saw that side of him that you never knew existed. Why? Because….someone up there in heaven….had a plan, and I am not a church going person, but with my faith, and with my 3 amazing grandparents in heaven, I believe….that we get little signs…to teach us lessons now and then. This was a big one, but this was your lesson. This all needed to happen….to take you to that moment when Dean fed you in that Hospital. He was so patient, and kind, and beautiful with you Tori, I cried my eyes out. Don’t make him try….until he can’t anymore. Look at him and tell him….I will never forgive you, EVER, you broke a piece of my soul, and the beautiful life we had, and you know that, but I am putting it all in a box for a while….all my emotions, all my anger, and all my pain, and I will bury it, and say farewell to it….when you’re ready, do this. Tell him, that you want to make new memories with him, and the family, and just do it. You will feel off balance for a looooooong while…so take control, grab the wheels, plan something for you and him, surprise him, make him…..want you like never before, you have to switch that energy back to you. You know him better than anyone….those flings he had, it doesn’t take away 7 years of hard work, those little hook ups mean nothing. Don’t take him for granted….we women do this as well, we just don’t see it. We want the man to take the lead and be romantic all the time, and it’s harder when you have 4 children. It’s harder for men….who want to be looked at as strong men. My only living grandmother told me this a few days ago, she’s 82 today, “I am disappointed at you Lucy, you never EVER leave the father of your children that easy, you were supposed to work at your marriage, not walk away from it”…..and this woman was a Military Wife as well, at the age of 24….she already had 4 children, while my grandfather was away at war. They were married for over 50 something years…..and he cheated on her. This woman went to the house where my grandfather was with the…other woman…she ordered him to….get out, and get in the car…..then she proceeded to ask the other woman…..”I want everything that my husband gave you as a gift”, and the woman gave my grandmother all of the jewelry that she had gotten from my grandfather. My grandfather’s last words to my Grandmother before he took his last breaths were…”I love you, I love you, I love you”. I am proud of both of you…you are both working hard to save this previous marriage. Seeing Dean cry, trying to apologize to you, over and over….those were not fake tears, they were raw, honest and real. He has followed your lead Tori…for years now. He adores you!!!! Take him for the good, not the bad. The good is the only thing that matters, the good will get you through this. The bad doesn’t take all the good away…don’t let it get there. I know….you will both make it through this…..don’t let this beat you down, he is a good man, a man that would be nothing without you and those beautiful children. Your marriage…..can and will make it through this.

  • Joy

    You know Lucy, if we could all come back to planet Earth I think most people would agree he will cheat again. Of course he is going to treat her nice now; he’s been caught and he’s in trouble. He will cheat again and get away with it because he knows she still has feelings for him. To keep a man like that a person would have to have low self esteem. I don’t know what she saw in him in the first place. He’s a low life who needs some serious therapy.

  • steph

    This isn’t even about their relationship back off!! Relax it’s about food for crap sake!!

  • http://www.thebabyburp.com The Baby Burp

    This looks so yummy! Going to have to try it!

  • deb1ie

    I just watched one of the episodes of True Tori where Tori has abdominal problems and a severe migrain. Is it possible that Tori is gluten-intolerant or has Celiac Disease and doesn’t know it? I spent years suffering from severe migraines and gastro-intestinal problems and not one doctor tested me for Celiac. A casual friend I met at a convention mentioned she had Celiac and told me about it and about all of the unrelated symptoms she suffered with before being diagnosed. After being tested and the test coming up positive for Celiac, she gave up gluten and all of her horrible symptoms went away, almost overnight. So, I got tested, and my test also came up positive. I feel so bad for all of the wasted years spent suffering week-long migraines each month, the abdominal pain I suffered, only to have my doctor tell me I probably had Crohn’s Disease, the vision problems that I was told were just a sign of old age (I was in my 40′s), the skin rashes, always feeling yucky – the symptoms go on and on, and I didn’t know why. You’d think my own doctor would have figured it out, right? No, he, like many doctors, just treated the individual symptoms, instead of trying to get to the bottom of all of it. I’m so glad that my friend and I had that conversation all those years ago (in 2005), otherwise I’d still be suffering.