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Pizza day

Actually today isn’t pizza day, but I am feeling nostalgic. When I was doing Renaissance Faire, well actually, Heart of the Forest Faire in Novato, Husband started Pizza Day. My friend, Harry and I ran the Monger’s guild and we used to ride to Faire together, along with our sons and occasionally other participants. Since we were in charge, we were the first to arrive and the last to leave, which when you factored in commute time made for a long day, even if it is supposed to be a hobby.
So getting back to the pizza, even after Faire ended for the season we continued the Pizza Day tradition, in fact, Harry was inspired to learn to make pizza too, so I have to assume that Pizza Day lives on.
So you can start your own pizza day tradition here is the recipe for pizza dough and to start you off, I also wrote out the plain cheese pizza recipe.
Usually we topped one pizza with pesto, either store bought or homemade, and another with tomato sauce. The easiest thing to used is canned spaghetti sauce. One of the tricks to really good home made pizza is a hot oven, as hot as it will go, at least 400º, and make sure you preheat it.

yummmmm…..Pizza Day!

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Oh, a stone pizza oven! I am so jealous! Don’t you just love those family traditions?

  2. Pizza Day was like a religous thing in my Family: it happened every Sunday for lunch.

    My parents worked at an Italian pizza parlor in Cancun during their early dating years and thus “las Pizzas del Fin de Semana” became the family credo…. I still love to go back home and know that come Sunday I’ll be biting into those home made crunchy delicious slices…

    My dad even had an albañl build a stone pizza oven in my parents’ kitchen recently!!!


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