Sunday, June 19, 2011


Hey Guys! Crazy pass couple of weeks! My older sister(almost 18) is in New York for about a week visiting (without me! Jealous!)My brother Donavon (11)  is really into baseball and was picked to play with the "All stars" (way to go Donavon!) and I have been busy getting caught up with everything before summer hits us! Teaching my ornery little 4 yr old brother how to play the piano, lots of gummy bears keeps him going :)
 This year I charge of the garden this year and my little plants which I raised from seed are doing great I actually got some arugula fresh from the garden today 

                                          Fresh Arugula...yeahhh good stuff! We had it on top of pizza last night.

                                             My babies! who I accidentally forgot to water yesterday, opps!

Yesterday we had a BBQ at our house, We had friend and neighbors come over and for this special occasion I made some good cupcakes, yes I know this is suppose to be a health blog but this was my treat, they were so good! I made yellow cake mix cupcakes stuffed full with chocolate frosting and then topped with Peanut better frosting and then mini reese's pieces and marshmallows on top. They were to die for!!  and last but not least since my older sister has been in NYC I've had to take over the pizza making job, so before my sister went to NYC she taught me how to make pizza dough, and I'm quite proud of myself!

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup water (room temperature)
2 cups bread flour (we just used white flour) Plus more for work surface
1 tablespoon of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 teaspoon instant yeast

                                      Combine Oil and water in a liquid measuring cup
                       Place flour,sugar,salt and yeast in mixer and combine about 5 seconds
                                                            ""Pay attention Cameron!!"
                  While mixer is running, slowly add the water-oil mixture you set aside earlier
                   my sister made sure I did it ex-slow because she knows how much I hate doing things slowly :)

  Mix until dough forms tacky,elastic ball that clears sides of work bowl about 1 1/2 mins(basically until it looks like a ball but is not to sticky and theres no flour on the bottom of the the bowl) If dough ball does not form add more flour one tablespoon at a time and mix until dough ball forms, Spray a medium bowl and spray or rub lightly with oil transfer dough in to bowl, press down to flatten and cover tightly with plastic wrap set in a draft free spot until doubled in volume about 11/2 to 2 hours ( we put ours on top of something warm like the dryer or place it near the oven, Don't place it on direct heat!! you don't want to cook it! but having a little warmth will help it rise faster)

                                  Once dough has risen take it out and begin to roll it out
                                           Roll it nice and flat

                              Stretch it out a bit...not to much
                                        I bring such joy into the kitchen with all my mess making
                                        place dough in pizza pan and press it in to place

          Place the pizza in the oven for about 5 mins just to get it a tiny bit golden, pull out and place the desired topping on top, cook until the cheese is melted and pizza is golden. Enjoy!

Have a great Father's day everyone!! Do something special!
Cameron Ashleigh


  1. I'm taking care of my families garden too! Unfortunately I made a little too big of one so I'm a little overwhelmed...
    I love homemade pizza...your recipe looks real similar to the one we use...except we do mostly whole wheat.

  2. Thats awesome! We use a little bit of whole wheat but if we use to much, my family does not like pizza when its too tough :)

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