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No Recipe Today, But…a Giveaway! – CLOSED

pizza peelJust because I love you.  And, just because I love making pizza and want you to love it, too.  A pizza peel from me to you.  This is not a sponsored giveaway.  It’s just me sharing my love.  :)  Pizza peels are great for transporting your homemade pizza to the oven and beautiful for serving. (Look at that gorgeous Acacia wood!)

Rules:  One winner will be picked randomly (only US residents, please).  Leave me a comment of your favorite pizza and/or toppings.  I’m on the hunt for new variations, so make them good!  One entry per person.  Contest ends Sunday (January 23, 9:00 PM PST) and I will announce the winner next week.  Good luck!

PS – I love you!

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  1. Great giveaway! My favorite pizza is spinoccoli pizza – a yummy white sauce, cheese, fresh spinach, and broccoli. Delicious! :)

  2. Kathy Elliott says:

    I love taco pizza!

  3. GREAT giveaway! I like fig, prosciutoo, and arugula!

  4. Janelle Spencer says:

    Favorite pizza topping?! OMGosh! We just love pizza! We have 2 favs in our house, other than just plain old cheese n pepperoni. One is ground beef, onions and mushrooms. It’s kind of a mild pizza, but sometimes you want home baked meat and potatoes on a pizza. Another favorite in our house is pepperoni and pineapple…I know it supposed to be ham, but ham, well, I don’t like ham! And Cause I’m the mama, I get what I want!
    P.S. We love you too!

  5. I have always wanted a pizza peel! :)

    One of the best pizzas I make is an adaptation of California Pizza Kitchen’s Tostada Pizza. Bake your crust. Add refried beans and salsa (and cheddar cheese, if desired)…bake for about 5-10 more minutes. Top with shredded lettuce, diced green onions, chopped tomatoes, chopped cilantro and crushed tortilla chips. In a small container make a southwestern ranch by adding ranch (I do a homemade soy ranch) and either hot sauce or cayenne pepper. Drizzle on top of the pizza. Slice and enjoy!

  6. White pizza is my favorite!

  7. Hilary Baldwin says:

    My absolute favorite pizza toppings are bacon, ricotta cheese, and mushrooms together. It is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  8. All time favorite is black olives and mushroom. But a newer favorite is pineapple and jalapeno!

  9. Greek Pizza…YUM. Peppers,onions,olives,feta cheese!

  10. The wood of this peel is gorgeous…I don’t think I’ve seen one this pretty! I love pizza and switch up my favorite toppings regularly, but one classic style that I know I can always refer to is a Margherita Pizza (and don’t forget the wine)!

  11. I’m a big fan of Hawaiian pizza, but I like it best with pineapple and mushrooms (skip the ham!) We also like to make calzone with ricotta, Italian sausage, veggies, and mozzarella. YUM – pizza sounds good, I’ve been craving it for the last nine months! : )

  12. I have 2 favorites- eggplant parm pizza and vodka sauce pizza with fresh mozzarella cheese….

  13. Christina says:

    Favorite pizza?! How can I pick just one!
    Right now, it would have to be a BBQ chicken pizza with caramelized onions (lots of them).

  14. We’re pretty boring! We love spinach, garlic, sausage and mushrooms! Delish!

  15. my fave pizza toppings are TONS of veggies, namely mushrooms (lots of mushrooms), olives, peppers, onions, spinach and topped w/ mozzarella.

  16. Oh I love pizza! I could eat it every day. My favorites are barbecue chicken pizza, or marghuerita (sp?) pizza with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil with a drizzle of olive oil for sauce. Yum!

  17. Pineapple, peaches, and ricotta cheese! Yum :)

    ps-love those oatmeal cookies :)

  18. I love buffalo chicken pizza with a little coleslaw, pickles, cheddar cheese, and ranch sauce!

  19. Pattie F. says:

    My favorite pizza is artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese. Yummy!!! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  20. How ironic…we just made a pizza last night and realized we needed a pizza peel! We made Pink Parsley’s BBQ Hawaiian Pulled Pork Pizza–BBQ sauce, pulled pork, pineapple, red onion, gouda, mozzarella, and a garnish of green onions. It was delicious!!

  21. Allie Secor says:

    I like my pizza simple, cheese only!

  22. I LOVE goat cheese on pizza. Goat cheese with any combination of vegetables would have to be my favorite! Now I think we’ll have pizza for dinner…

  23. My favorite topping combos vary, but the one I always seem to come back to is roasted red peppers, sopressata and fresh basil.

  24. Thanks for the giveaway Nikki! John and I have recently found lots of new pizza recipes-one we tried (that believe it or not the kids ate too!) is a white pizza: ricotta for the base, sprinkle on cooked and finely chopped broccoli, chopped sun dried tomatoes and then top with mozzarella. It was a surprisingly tasty combination. (And the kids got their veggies in their pizza-gotta love it!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. No new ingredients here – olive oil, fresh tomatoes, fresh moz and basil. The very best!

  26. I’m so boring- my favorite topping is just plain ol’ cheese.

  27. This would be perfect! Thanks for the chance. Hubby and I have started doing make at home pizza and I’d live to own a pizza peel! We do simple stuff at home but when I’m out my fav pizza has roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, and bacon! Yum!

  28. I love pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms with garlic on top of my pizza. I also love alfredo sauce with spinach and chicken.

  29. Michelle W. says:

    Pineapple!

    I love your blog and your calm, Christian spirit, Nikki. It’s such a breath of fresh air!

  30. i think scrambled eggs on top of pizza bread baked with cheese and spinach with tomatoes!

  31. I just started reading your site a couple weeks ago. I LOVE food blogs, so thank you for having a good one :) My husband and I make homemade pizza all the time. He made a bunch of homemade sauce that we just defrost when we make a pizza. The best toppings, in my opinion, are sauteed peppers and onions plus the variety pack of mushrooms pre-sauteed to drain the water out. I can see this being a good pizza with alfredo sauce, but we’ve always done red sauce! The pizza peel looks beautiful!

  32. My favorite pizza is spicy thai peanut pizza. A very yummy peanut butter based sauce, topped with marinated chicken, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, scallions and of course either chopped peanuts or crispy noodles

  33. lollipop320 says:

    I love chicken alfredo pizzas. So good! A pizza peel would be awesome to have!

  34. I love veggies on my pizza. Mushrooms, onions, olives, tomato, and green peppers.

  35. i love bbq chicken and pineapples!

  36. Lightly friend eggplant, feta, and jalepeno is my favorite! Yum!

  37. Yummy! Thanks for a great giveaway

    I am a pretty boring pizza eater, but my toppings usually are as follows: turkey pepperoni, fresh spinach, orange bell peppers, black olives, and some bacon pieces, all topped with a mozzarella cheese….mmmmmm

  38. My favorite? Extra cheese, pineapple and canadian bacon. My husbands? Pepperoni, jalapenos, onions and green pepper. :)

  39. I love making pizza! I’m finally getting better at it and I bought an Emily Henry pizza stone (highly recommended, you can even clean it in the dishwasher). I’ve been using the back of a baking sheet as a pizza peel, but I’m ready to step my game up. Can you share where you got this one for all of us who don’t win? It looks like it’s easier to store with that nice, short handle.

    I like making pizza with chicken, bacon and a little red onion, fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce, white pizza with broccoli… doesn’t matter!

  40. A household favorite for the whole family is pizza on the grill with homemade pesto sauce, tomatoes, and mozzarella!

  41. I am now obsessed with pepperoni, onion, green pepper, and banana peppers. Sometimes I add mushrooms if I am feeling crazy. :)

  42. I’m a plain kind of girl just sauce and cheese are good for me! (maybe sometimes a pepperoni or two!)

    xo
    Christine
    http://www.ckscribbles.com
    (yelloworanges@comcast.net)

  43. One of the best pizzas I have had lately was carmelized onions, butternut squash, and ricotta cheese. So good!

  44. My favorite pizza topping is shredded asparagus. So light and tasty!

  45. Chicken garlic is my favorite!

  46. Julie Dennis says:

    fresh mozzarella, olive oil, fresh basil and roma tomatoes on a pita crust. YUM!!

  47. My favorite pizza recipe goes as follows: half alfredo-half pesto base, chopped chicken breast cooked with balsalmic vinegrette and other random spices, black olives, feta, sun dried tomatoes, and i like to add jalepenos on my half! it’s YUMMY!

  48. corn and roasted poblano peppers with a little creamy egginess instead of the sauce

  49. I love spinach and pineapple pizza! Yumm!

  50. I love hawaiian pizza…mozzarella, pineapple, prosciutto, and coconut…yum!

  51. My mom makes a pizza that has chicken and green and red peppers on it that’s really fabulous. I haven’t had it for years, but I remember that I love it. I never make it at home because my husband and son wouldn’t eat it. :(

  52. I have 2 favorite pizzas- 1 is ham and pineapple. the other is a loaded veggie- mushrooms, olives, spinach, peppers, broccoli, anything you can put on there!

  53. I love making a ranch dressing base, adding chicken, green peppers, green chilies, maybe pepperoni, and fresh tomato. And of course cheese. Love.it.

  54. Stacey VL says:

    Chicken Pesto! Yum!

  55. Julie in TX says:

    Oh, I would love a pizza peel! I made a potato, carmelized onion, and gorgonzola pizza that was delicious!

  56. It’s not a new idea, but I love to make BBQ chicken pizza!

  57. I didn’t think I’d like a barbecue pizza, but I made one the other day that was really good and really simple. I made a homemade thick crust and spread some barbecue sauce on it instead of pizza sauce. I topped that with cooked ground meat moistened with a little more barbecue sauce (I used venison, but you could use beef, pork, chicken), added a generous amount of mozzarella cheese, and on half of it, I added chopped green pepper and onion. Mmmm!

    I’d love to win a pizza peel. Thanks for the chance. :)

  58. I love just plain cheese pizza with extra cheese!

  59. My fave pizza to make at home is a whole wheat pizza crust (all whole wheat flour not a mix of flours like most are..) and top it with a garlic and olive oil sauce, cheese, spinach and artichokes… I have a post about it on my (really new) blog (minustomato.blogspot.com)

  60. We just made a homemade pizza two nights ago! We covered ours with corned beef, chunks of bratwurst, saurkraut & loads of chees. It is delicious & our kids love it!!

  61. I love pineapple, banana peppers, any type of olive, and sun-dried tomatoes (but not together)! We make homemade pizza at least once a week at our house and try to switch it up. Our most recent favorite is Annie’s Mexican Pizza!

  62. That should say “lightly fried eggplant” (not friend)!

  63. We love hawaiian pizza with ham or bacon and pineapple. I also LOVE white sauce pizza with a little spinach, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella. also white pizza (with oily type sauce) with pesto and tomatoes YUM!

  64. What a neat giveaway! We love caramelized onions, portabella mushrooms, and spinach on pizza! It’s an awesome combo :)

  65. I know this is boring, but my ultimate favorite pizza topping is MUSHROOM!

  66. That is very nice of you!

    I love globs of ricotta cheese and italian sausage on my pizza! Throw on some fennel seeds and yummy!

  67. Jackie Gonzales says:

    Depends on the place…but BBQ chicken is a huge fave of mine. Along with good old pepperoni and green olives. Yum…now I want pizza and it’s only 8:45 am!

  68. I love margherita pizzas but when I’m in the mood for toppings, these are my favorites:
    broccoli, spinach, roasted peppers, artichokes and eggplant

  69. Buffalo chicken, tomatoes, & sweet caramelized onions! Yummy. We use a light ranch in place of red sauce. Yum!

  70. I’ received a panini press for Christmas and have this awesome recipe for a sandwich…turkey, provolone,and Monterrey Jack with jalepeno peppers. It’s delicious…maybe some variation of that for a pizza recipe, like chicken, jalepeno, and provolone!

  71. Mushroom and spinach

  72. Kristie O. says:

    We LOVE pizza in our house. We have it on movie night and the kids choose the toppings-we love sausage, pepperoini, eggs, bacon, ham, cheese (not all together :-) )….and homemade pizza stuffed crust with homemade pizza sauce!

  73. I LOVE PIZZA!! My favorite: pesto, Roma tomatoes, chicken, and mozzarella cheese!

  74. Goat cheese with pineapple is my current go to pizza. That pizza peel is beautiful!

  75. Pesto! Love fresh pesto on the pizza

  76. A pizza peel would be well loved in this house. A few favorite types of pizza are buffalo chicken, meat lovers (I like to put hamburg, pepperoni, and sausage on mine at home) and individual grilled pizzas so everyone can make their own.

  77. Thin crust pizza with fresh basil, sun dried tomatoes, grilled chicken and ricotta. So delicious!

  78. Pineapple, banana peppers, and a tiny bit of red onion on homemade thin crust. The crunchy spicy/sweet thing works really well, and the red onion is there to balance out the color.

  79. We have really gotten into making homemade pizzas lately and there is really nothing better. Out current staple is the mexican pizza where we use salsa instead of sauce and ground beef seasoned for our meat! A splash of cheese and jalapeno with all our favorite olives! Once cooked we top it off with lettuce, sour cream and tomatoes! Voila! Perfection!

  80. My favorite pizza is a Ledo pizza with mushrooms, pure heaven

  81. I love your site! My family makes home-made pizza almost every Friday night. The kids like it plain and simple, I throw a bit of garlic powder in a simple crust recipe, then make 1/2 cheese and 1/2 with pepperoni. Now, my husband and I have more fun with ours. We’re still working on finding the perfect crust, but top the pizza depending on our mood, and what’s in the fridge. We start with a home-made sauce made from a can of tomatoes, tomato paste, herbs & spices. We’re traditionalists, pepperoni is a must, often with diced ham, fresh chopped tomatoes, red onion, bacon, green pepper, and, of course, plenty of cheese. Not a low fat night, but yummy!

  82. My favorite pizza is Buffalo Chicken pizza!

  83. Supreme! Love it all!

  84. Susan Smith says:

    Our favorite pizza crust is found on Annie’s Eats. For toppings besides cheese, we like pepperoni, sausage, black olives, jalapenos, tomatoes, and pineapple.

  85. Ohh great giveaway! I’m in desperate need of one of those in my house! I love either bbq chicken or caramelized onions (surprise, surprise) on my pizza. Another great one I had recently was white cheddar, prosciutto, caramelized onions (surprise, surprise again!), and Granny Smith apples. Amazing!!

  86. Mary Beth says:

    Pesto chicken pizza – Pesto sauce with grilled chicken and parmesan and mozzarella and fresh basil

  87. I love any pizza with white sauce… add fresh veggies and I’m all set!

  88. I love the simplicity of a margherita pizza – olive oil, tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella. Heaven!

  89. We love Hawaiin pizza, but with bacon! So ham, pineapple, and bacon! It adds an extra crunch and saltiness to balance out the soft and sweet pineapple! yummm

  90. Leslie M. says:

    Well, I haven’t yet met a pizza I didn’t like, but I particularly love a BBQ chicken pizza (with pineapple and bacon, of course!) and salami with black olives. Classic but delicious!

  91. I like pineapple, roasted red pepper, lots of fresh jalapeno slices. My friends call it the flaming blonde :)

  92. I love cream cheese and onions!

  93. I’ve been on a white pizza kick lately…a little bit of alfredo sauce, fresh garlic and cheese. Simple but delicious.

  94. i was just introduced to your site the other day & i love it so much! i’ve already made one of the delicious recipes you’ve posted with plans to make another on sunday! and now you’re doing such a fun giveaway!
    my FAVE pizza is papa john’s hawaiian BBQ chicken pizza & we’ve recreated it at home in a healthy variation. i use whole wheat for the crust, turkey bacon & i make my own BBQ sauce. even my super picky kids love it!

  95. I love bbq chicken with peppers. They taste soooo goood :)

  96. Love goat cheese, prosciutto, mushrooms, and arugula.

  97. Nothing is better than canadian bacon and ham. If I have to spice it up, I like to add gorgonzola.

  98. I’ve been really into BBQ Chicken Pizza lately…yum!

  99. Tomato and feta, or chicken and spinach would have to be my favs. Oh, and artichokes! I love those on pizza, too.

  100. Lindsay Parks says:

    Buffalo Chicken Pizza via CPK!

  101. My favorite homeade pizza was inspired by a sandwich at Corner Bakery! Mozzarella, Roasted Red Peppers marinated in a Vinigraitte, arugula, and chicken!

  102. I would love to learn to make homemade pizza, especially with my own pizza peel!! One of my favorite toppings is bbq chicken. Love it!

  103. I LOVE a good margherita pizza. The freshness of the ingredients really shows. Is it lunchtime yet?

  104. Mushroom/Pepperoni for us! The pizza peel is beautiful!

  105. I love spinach, artichoke and chicken. And bacon. Yum!

  106. I’m a sucker for mushrooms and sausage. :)

  107. There is a local shop that makes the most awesome Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza. YUM!! But, I’d have to say that I am a sucker for just plain ole’ pepperoni with lots of cheese.

  108. Diane Anderson says:

    I love chicken, bacon and ranch with purple onions! YUM! Thanks for the chance to win!

  109. We are so boring when it comes to pizza…double cheese or pepperoni keep us happy campers!

  110. My favorite pizza….cheese, artichoke hearts, black olives and tomatoes…..so good!

  111. I love Mushrooms and Bacon with a Sweet BBQ sauce!

  112. My fave pizza is a margherita pizza – tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. It’s simple and perfect!

  113. olive oil and crushed red pepper brushed on the crust (no red sauce), wilted spinach, goat cheese, and roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes. Yummmm!

  114. I love chicken and asparagus pizza. And…I love it cooked on the grill!

  115. Jennifer R says:

    How nice of you! I have a pizza peel on my wish list. Right now, I just have to roll the dough out directly on the stone…which sort of defeats the purpose of a pizza stone!
    My dad made fantastic flatbreads as an appetizer over Christmas with Apricot jam, prosciutto, and goat cheese. So good! At my house we typically don’t stray from the typical veggies and pepperoni but I have made a shrimp pesto pizza before. Yum :)

  116. I love BBQ chicken pizza – bbq sauce, chicken, onion, bacon – yum!

  117. My favorite pizza is margarita pizza, yummy!

  118. I’ve always wanted a pizza peel! We make a lot of pizza around here!

    One of our favorite variations is BBQ Chicken Pizza. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken, or in the summer, we may throw an extra chicken breast on the grill especially for pizza late in the week!

    Our version of BBQ Chicken Pizza is made with homemade whole-wheat crust, our favorite BBQ sauce, grilled chicken, shredded monterey jack cheese, a sprinkle of red or green onion, and I like to top my half with avocado after it comes out of the oven! YUUUM!

  119. Whoops! I seem to have posted under my husband’s info. That’s me up above!

  120. We love bbq chicken pizza with black beans, cheddar, bbq sauce mixed with tomato sauce, onions, and chicken. We also love Alfredo chicken pizza, which is simply alfredo sauce with chicken and mozzarella cheese and sometimes mushrooms.

  121. I adore BBQ chicken pizza! BBQ sauce, cheese, chicken and red onions. YUM!

  122. Taco pizza is one of my favorites. Yum!

  123. My favorite pizza toppings are mushrooms, feta, sun dried tomatoes and Greek olives. YUM YUM! :)

  124. Megan Brown says:

    I love the classic pep and cheese pizza from Papa Johns. I then add pineapple and banana peppers then top it off with ranch dressing!!

  125. oh so many good pizza toppings:) I love artichoke, spinach and tomato..absolute favorite!

  126. My favorite is chicken ranch pizza

  127. I love making pizza with an alfredo-pesto sauce, cheese (of course!), chicken, and whatever vegetables I can find. So delicious.

  128. I love cheese pizza on thin crust. I also like bacon, blue cheese and balsamic pizza. So yummy.

  129. Shrimp, diced roma tomatoes, mushrooms, shredded spinach, and mozzarella…mmm, so good!

  130. My favorite pizza toppings are – chicken, red onions and jalapenos…they taste yum…Thanks for this giveaway…

  131. I’ve been wanting to make a homemade mexican pizza with ranchero sauce. And LOTS of cheese. Sort of like the Jack’s Frozen Mexican Pizza. But I’ve never made a homemade pizza before..I’m kind of nervous. haha

  132. omg! what a lovely giveaway! ive been craving pizza all week. my favorite toppings are peppers and mushrooms :)

  133. Megan Johnson says:

    I LOVE pizza with spinach, goat cheese & balsamic glaze instead of sauce :)

  134. I use ingredients that are VERY filling. I do a seafood pizza which is, of course, acquired taste. I use any combination of these: steamed squid (cut into rings), sardines in chili tomato sauce (Ligo Brand), smoked oysters, canned tuna, artichoke hearts, red pepper, black olives, crimini mushrooms, jalapenos, garlic, oregano, and of course mozzarella. YUMMY!

  135. My favorite toppings include sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach and artichokes! Lovely giveaway. Would love to win since I never own a pizza pan.

  136. my favorite is sausage & green olives!

  137. We love pizza, some of the favorites, BBQ chicken, pesto chicken and just good old sausage and pepperoni!

  138. My fav pizza is a white one with broccoli, bacon, and mushrooms…ricotta on the bottom with EVOO and red pepper flakes mixed in.

  139. My favorite pizza toppings are sausage, spinach and ricotta.
    And maybe use a white sauce instead of the regular marinara!

  140. pear, Gorgonzola, pecan

  141. Susie Mellen says:

    My favorite pizza, is a black bean & salsa pizza. I love black beans!!

  142. Oh my goodness! Great giveaway!

    We make pizza on Fridays. I really have enjoyed our spicy ranch bbq pizza the most.
    Delivery wise, I LOVE black olives and bacon!

  143. We had pizza last night…funny. I used bread flour in the dough recipe for the first time, I’m not convinced it was better. I used the traditional sausage olive combo. The area where I experiment the most is in the cheese ….I love cheese. Fontina is wonderful on pizza’s. Our deli sells both the Italian variety and the Danish. I adore both.

  144. Love any kind of pizza. I prefer thin crust with caramelized onions, zucchini and proscuitto. I recently made Cooking LIght’s Malaysian Pizza…wonderful!

  145. I am currently obsessed with Pampered Chef’s Three Cheese Garden Veggie pizza! Garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, Parm, mozz and cheddar. Yum!

  146. My fave homemade pizza that I make (and my husband begs me to make more often) is made with whole wheat crust, homemade pesto (evoo, pine nuts, fresh basil, salt, garlic, and walnuts [opt.]), chicken stir-fried in garlic, and some blend of parmesan/romano/asiago. It’s amazing–and it’s really not the cook–it’s the combo!

  147. My favorite is a 4-cheese pesto pizza with mozzarella, fontina, parmesan and goat cheese. YUM! Otherwise, a plain, old sausage pizza is my next fav. Thanks for asking! :)

  148. Kristy Loneske says:

    We are very traditional with our favorties being pepperoni or sausage.

  149. eggplant on pizza! Love it!

  150. mylifewithcrazyboys says:

    Love white pizza! A little olive oil on dough; add some fresh garlic. Top with tomato, olives, spinach, broccoli, onion and whatever else! Finish off with some mozz cheese! YUMO!!!

  151. I just ordered special flour for pizza dough from amazon- caputo 00 flour. I want to make mexican pizza with chorizo.

  152. Christine says:

    I’m a sucker for anything with pineapple…pineapple and pepperoni is my fav

  153. My favorite pizza is an italian sub turned pizza. It’s cheese, pepperoni, salami, banana peppers, Italian dressing cooked and then fresh lettus thrown on top. It’s a nice flavor combo and a fun combination of hot and cold ingredients! :)

  154. My favorite is buffalo chicken pizza! But I love taco pizza almost equally as much!

  155. We like to make grilled pizza- right on the grill, and of course, in the summer, love to put fresh veggies from the garden. We also like olives, artichokes, sun dried tomoatoes, and grilled chicken. Love your site and ideas!

  156. oooo…..I NEED one of these! Anyway, one of my favs is ricotta cheese, panchetta, tomatoes, mozzerella, and parmasan. It’s so yummy.

  157. I’m a purist…I like a simple cheese pizza – jazz it up with the BEST ingredients when you only use a few!

  158. hands down, Buffalo Chicken!!! No pizza sauce, just buffalo chicken and some cheese… of course I dip it in ranch/blue cheese!

  159. Catherine says:

    My favorite pizza is chicafo style from Cooks Illustrated. yum!!!!

  160. I love mushroom and pepperoni. It has to be fresh mushrooms, none of the canned mushrooms.

  161. I’m a sucker for good basil and tomatoes… and no cheese! Weird, but I feel less guilty about eating it!

  162. I’m a lover of all things pizza! BUt I think the favorite we ever made at home was this green pizza: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/05/green-pizza-aka-pesto-pizza-with.html

  163. Just made pizza last night, the kit of the night? Fresh tomatoes and mushrooms.. So good!

  164. My all time favorite pizza–white pizza with lots of mozzarella cheese and a bit of garlic and spinach. YUMMO!

  165. I love the toppings on a Mexican Pizza – ground beef, tomato taco sauce (or salsa), grated cheese, kidney beans (or refried beans), chopped red onion, topped with sour cream, avocado, and crushed tortilla chips.

    When I visited Australia last year I found that they had some of the most inventive toppings such as garlic tiger prawns on roasted red capsicum topped with fresh arugula & aioli, thinly sliced lamb fillets marinated in garlic & white wine, with roast pumpkin, marinated mushrooms & shallots, topped with crushed pistachios & finely chopped rosemary, and cherry tomatoes, roast pumpkin, caramelized onion, toasted pine nuts and feta, with wild arugula.

  166. My favorite pizza toppings are spinach, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Mmmm…

  167. Our favorite pizza toppings, hands down, would be pepperoni, canadian bacon, black olives, mushrooms and minced garlic. I love it!

  168. elpipetuanis says:

    I love the basics, but i always need some hot Italian sausage.

  169. Roasted garlic and spinach! :) But I’ll take pizza any way, any time!

  170. great giveaway! i’m boring – i love the classic supreme – cheese, peppers, red onion, pepperoni. i need to get out there and live a little! :)

  171. Last week we made a greek pizza…garlic and olive oil (instead of sauce), mozzerella, feta, grilled chicken, and (after its out of the oven) sprinkled with a mixture of chopped cucumber, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, parsley, and drizzled with tzatziki sauce. Major YUM!

  172. I love love love spinach, mushrooms and roasted red peppers!!!

  173. My favorita pizza topping is fresh basil and tomato. It’s the best!!

  174. My favorite pizza topping is fresh basil and tomato! It’s the best!!

  175. anything with blue cheese/gorgonzola and chicken

  176. Oh, that is one fine piece of wood! ;p

    I love BBQ Chicken pizza. Never made it personally, but I order it at pizza places all. the. time.

  177. Thank you for what you are doing for Veronica’s family. That is how I came to your site. Now I come daily to help Vee and to see what cool stuff you have put up!

    So for pizza.
    1. Tomatos—-so yummy!
    2. Alfredo sauce, onions, chopped chicken, garlic and cover with mozz. So good!

  178. Nicole Fraaza says:

    I love pineapple, green pepper, sweet onion, mozz cheese and a little chedder cheese:-)

  179. My favorite pizza is either a white pizza, or the margherita pizza… both are amazing!!!
    I made a pizza last week-I made the dough and everything-and had a HECK of a time getting it in and out of the oven (last time we made pizza’s using fresh dough we threw them on the grill)!!

  180. Rebecca H. says:

    I love a thin crust pizza with red sauce, pesto, whole milk mozzarella and basil. yum! RH

  181. Monica Lavoie says:

    What a great giveaway! I love pizza of all kids but my favorite has got to be pepperoni, linquica, olives and tomato.

    Yum!

  182. I don’t have any topping suggestions for you. (I’m boring, I like pepperoni). However, I love to make grilled pizzas in the summertime!! They are so amazing & fun to make, too!!

  183. It’s a tie between:

    pineapple/sun dried tomato & stuffed spinach pizza YUM…DROOL….

  184. I so need one of these! Been on the lookout for one for awhile now, but could not remember what they were called! thanks for the name LOL

    My favorite pizza toppings are roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. It’s a caprese salad on pizza! So GOOD.

  185. black olives, green peppers, onions, and sausage. heaven on a plate!

  186. I’m a traditional cheese girl.

  187. I do love the old standby of sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms – if the crust is homemade, and the sausgage and mushrooms are browned together with fresh globe basil, oregano and garlic. Fresh is a must! Cover it all in mozzarella cheese. Delish!

  188. Thanks for sharing this giveaway, Nikki! Let’s see – My favorite pizza is pretty boring (sausage and pineapple), but hey, it’s my favorite! Mmmm…

  189. thanks for the giveaway!! my fav pizza is homemade sauce with canadian bacon, pineapple and mozz cheese sprinkled on top.

  190. Grilled pizza is amazing. And I have a weakness for the breakfast pizzas. Ok, it’s really a weakness for runny eggs.

  191. Ohh….it would have to be the tomatoes that sit in olive oil and garlic for an hour or so and fresh slices of mozzarella and then when done cooking, a fine sprinkling of basil. Oh wait, that’s a Margherita pizza? Whatever, since I’ve learned how to do it, it’s the ONLY pizza I want to make :)

  192. My favorite pizza is something my husband and I came up with when we use to work at Dominos in college. lol. It’s a thin layer, with barbecue sauce, onions, bacon, chicken and topped with cheddar cheese.

    That’s a beautiful pizza peel.

  193. I have two favorites. I love a regular supreme pizza (sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, and black olives) but I also have been really digging BBQ Chicken pizza lately.

  194. I love BLT Pizza! On the crust, you put just a little olive oil inflused with garlic. Top with some bacon, tomato and cheese. Cook it like that until brown and bubbly. Then you smear mayo on top and top it off with shredded lettuce. Yum!

  195. Spinach, feta, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers, mushrooms, and toasted pine nuts.

  196. BOYFRIEND LOVES SHRIMP SCAMPI PIZZA! I LOVE THAI CHICKEN

  197. My favorite pizza toppings are fresh spinach, pesto and sausage with lots of veggies. I have recently discovered a riced cauliflower “crust” and I swear that I will never make regular pizza crust again. Even my teenagers love it!

  198. Chicken, broccoli, feta, and mozzarella… Delicious!

  199. Oh, I’ve been wanting on of these! I love all pizza, but my favorite is pepperoni and mushroom or BBQ chicken.

  200. Sara Moulton has a bunch of interesting pizza ideas. We had the Mediterranean pizza tonight.

  201. When I lived in Vancouver, BC there was this amazing pizza shop. I loved their artichoke/pesto pizza. It’s the best!!

  202. One of my favorites is thinly sliced tomatos, fresh mozz, fresh basil and olive oil
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

  203. Patty in TX says:

    Spinach, Fresh Tomato, Garlic, Onion, Pesto, Feta cheese, Olive Oil and No Red Sauce: YUM!

  204. Pineapple and black olives. Thank you!

  205. I made a chicken bacon ranch pizza, and it was pretty amazing! Definitely didn’t expect it to be so good.

  206. I like sun dried tomato olive and feta! Top with fresh spinach tossed in really good olive oil! Yum!

  207. Hey I just found your blog and love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Okay I really love this smoked mozzarella and arugula pizza that I got from Giada on the food channel. My husband and I and even our kids LOVE it. Mmmm

  208. In the summertime, we make homemade pizza using our grill and summertime finds. One of my favorites from August was caramelized onions, fresh green figs and goat cheese.

  209. Jenni Gerber says:

    Our family LOVES Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza. We have some sort of homemade pizza every friday night. Love it!

  210. My favorite is buffalo chicken dip pizza. Start like you’re making traditional buffalo chicken dip (diced chicken,franks red hot, ranch or bleu cheese and cream cheese), spread on top of pizza dough then top with mozerella. Ah-mazing.

  211. Love pizza with sun dried tomatoes, onions, peppers, feta cheese, fresh basil. Mmmm Mmmm good!

  212. I don’t have any clever combinations to share since my favorite topping is classic pepperoni. But one of my favorite ways to trick my kids into eating extra veggies is to put a layer of pureed carrots under the sauce, and/or add pureed spinich into the sauce. They don’t know it’s there and gobble it right up. :o)

  213. Lisa Berkley says:

    My hubby and I love to make homemade taco pizza. Definitely have to use taco sauce, sour cream and crushed up taco flavored Doritos..Yum-o!

  214. I love all pizza equally. I can’t say no to anything covered in cheese. I love making homemade pizza because it get my little ones to try new veggies.

  215. sueknapp@gmail.com says:

    Yum, pizza…. one of my favorite foods. Olive oil, tomatoes, kalamata olives and a bit of roasted garlic and pine nuts all thrown into a wood fire. Now that’s a pizza I dream about :)

  216. White pizza with mushrooms. :)

  217. My favorite toppings (with the basic mozzarella and tomato sauce) include meatballs, ricotta and lots of veggies

  218. Anne Marie says:

    I just made my favorite last night! It’s roasted butternut squash pizza, with carmelized onions, mozzarella, goat cheese, sage, and a drizzle of real maple syrup.

  219. I love pizza with bacon, onions, and mushrooms with a Creme Fresh sauce :) Soooo yummy

  220. Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite pizza is mushrooms (lots of them) and spinach! Oh, and some garlic, too! Yummy! Don’t forget the mozzarella!

  221. I once ate a fancy schmancy pizza place and was totally disturbed that they did not have pepperoni … good ol, plain pepperoni. I ordered one of the few familiar things on the menu, which was a chicken alfredo pizza. And Oh.MY.WORD., it was the BEST piece of pizza I have EVER put in my mouth. That place soon became my favorite place for pizza, I tried other stuff on the menu, all very good, but none ever measured up to the first pizza. And I wish like crazy I could find a way to replicate it, but no recipe I have ever found was the same…. SO good!

  222. All veggies

  223. A pesto base with feta, artichokes, diced eggplant, and kalamata olive. Nothing better than that.

  224. I love a baked potato pizza – my daughter made this more me and it was wonderful . . . She uses a sauce consisting of sour cream and ranch dressing . . . tops it with actual baked potatoes, bacon, green onions and lots of wonderful cheddar cheese. Yummy!!!!

  225. Pesto-base w/ spinach and goat cheese!

  226. I really enjoy fajita pizza-salsa, pepper jack cheese, and sauteed green peppers and onions and of course chicken!

  227. pepperoni/ green peppers/ onions, and banana peppers!

  228. That’s actually a good-looking pizza peel. I love making homemade pizza and have since I was a little girl. Thanks for sharing!

  229. Pesto, fresh mozz, and sauteed mushrooms. YUM

  230. Pizza sauce, basil, caramelized onions, garlic, pepperoni, sausage and cheese.

  231. Jacquelinej says:

    My favorite pizza lately has been mexican pizza with a black bean sauce. It’s a nice variation to the traditional!

  232. Pepperoni, italian sausage, mushrooms & onions

  233. I love everything at Dewey’s Pizza but especially the Billy Goat: Olive Oil, Minced Garlic, Light Mozzarella Cheese,
    Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Green
    Peppers, Fresh Tomatoes. Yummy!

  234. ronnissweettooth says:

    In D.C. recently, I had a pizza with pesto and potatoes and it was excellente!

  235. Any type of pizza with Alfredo sauce and mushrooms is my FAVORITE!! Hope I win! ;)

  236. green pepper and red onion! yum yum!

  237. Spinach, fresh tomatoes and garlic! Yum!

  238. I only like dessert pizza. With cinnamon, butter, and icing drizzled on it!! :)

  239. Our favorite is bell pepper, pineapple, and pepperoni and both mozzarella and cheddar cheeses! It’s best when you put them on homemade whole wheat crust with rosemary and garlic baked into it :)

  240. Cream Cheese and Balsamic vinegar

  241. kimberley says:

    I love margarita pizza with no sauce- just olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, basil and buffalo mozzarella! A simple classic! :)

  242. mom44kidz says:

    It’s nothing fancy, but pepperoni, green pepper, and onion are my favorite!

  243. Goat cheese, sausage, roasted red peppers and pesto!

  244. My favorite is DEFINITELY ricotta cheese and sausage, topped with fresh basil once it’s outta the oven.

    I use good Italian sausage and brown that and throw that on top of tomato sauce and drop little mounds of ricotta cheese with a bit of Parmesan cheese mixed in. I also sprinkle some minced garlic all over and the fresh basil once it’s outta the oven is just heavenly!

  245. Sara Merrill says:

    I have two favorite pizzas:

    Bacon, lettuce & tomato with ranch dressing instead of pizza sauce (bake the crust with just cheese, then add the dressing & toppings when it’s done).

    Hawaiian – with bacon, ham, & pineapple

  246. Great giveaway-thanks for the opportunity!! My favorite is yellow squash, garlic, tomatoes and feta cheese. Yummy!

  247. Kristin Taylor says:

    My favorite topping would have to be pepperoni but my favorite specialty pizza is chicken parm pizza. Yum!

  248. We make pizza almost every Friday. While it doesn’t require the use of a pizza peel, my favorite is a deep dish with homemade sauce, chicken sausage, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzerella & pecorino romano made in mt trusty springform pan!

  249. There are so many! Ham and pineapple is probably our go-to, but feta cheese, black olives, marinated artichokes and diced tomatoes (add extra veggies) is delicious, too! For a non sauce variety, we do roasted butternut squash, sauteed spinach and caramelized onions (just brush on olive oil in place of sauce). Yum!

  250. I love a Chicken BLT Pizza. And one that is soooo wrong but deliciously soooo right, Loaded Baked Potato Pizza.

  251. BBQ chicken pizza with red onions and bacon!!! Yummmm

  252. My favorite pizza is lahmajun, Turkish flatbread pizza with a spicy tomato, bell pepper and beef topping! Or just plain old thin-crust with bell peppers and onions.

  253. I really love grilled chicken and caramelized onions on my pizza – especially if it’s a white pizza!

  254. pepperoni and onions with fresh garlic

  255. My new favorite pizza combo: whole wheat pizza crust, spicy aribita sauce, roasted chicken, olives, onions, and mozzeralla cheese. Its a winner!

  256. Kim Jones says:

    My favorite is from a place I use to work at. It is called Marguerita Pizza. It has Broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, and a white sauce. It’s served with lime (I always get extra lime because it’s so yummy!)

  257. Rebecca Wallace says:

    I’m not a big fan of tomato sauce, so I usually make my pizza with a mustard & olive oil sauce. I love ham, green peppers, and green/black olives… the hubby and kids like pepperoni and extra cheese, lol.

  258. I just recently found your blog and love it! I am making our favorite pizza right now. It has pesto as the sauce and eggplant and tomatoes as the toppings! I make a variation of the PW favorite pizza recipe. Yum, so good!!!

  259. Melinda B says:

    My favorite pizzas are 1) black olives, mushrooms and pepperoni or 2) BLT pizza

  260. I enjoy a whole wheat crust, with pesto, fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato!

  261. That pizza peel is beautiful! Hmm…favorite pizza…
    Actually the best pizza-esque thing I’ve had lately was this: http://eatliverun.com/cheesy-zucchini-pizza/
    It is extremely easy to make, and so tasty.
    I usually like the more veggies the better, and I’m always partial to white pizzas.

  262. I have a BLT pizza recipe that is wonderful! Take the bacon, tomato, shredded lettuce, a homemade pizza crust, and a cream cheese spread (with Italian seasoning mixed in)… delish!

  263. I love a breakfast pizza with eggs, sausage, cheese and a country gravy over it all. Yum!

  264. Chicken Ceasar Salad Pizza, with lettuce, chicken and of course the delicious dressing as sauce. I love reading about all these pizzas!

  265. I pretty much love anything on my pizza, especially BBQ Chicken and Hawaiian Pizza. They are my fav.

  266. I would LOVE to have a pizza peel! My fave toppings are blue cheese, pears, and honey!

  267. Rachel Tsui says:

    Happy New Year to you & your family Nikki! Also, I would like to wish Judah a Happy Belated 1st Birthday. I am not certain if, you remember me, or not. I am Cara Swartz’s older sister. I realize this may be a conflict regarding the contest. Feel free to take me out if need be.
    However, I still wanted to include one of our favorite pizza pie recipes. My husband & I have tried to recreate specialty pizza shops (PieWorks & the like). A sure-fired winner has been the Chicken Buffalo Bleu Pizza.
    Ingredients:
    1 Pizza crust (We usually buy a premade one such as Mama Maria’s).
    1-2 Celery stalks finely chopped
    2.5 cups Cubed chicken (or you may also shred the chicken to your liking)
    Moore’s Buffalo WIng Sauce (We always eyeball it. The key is…Make sure it’s enough to coat the chicken!)
    1-2 Tablespoons Bleu Cheese dressing
    2 cups Mozzarella Shredded Cheese (Skim, 2%, or Whole Milk- Again, your preference.)

    First, take the bleu cheese dressing & spread it evenly along crust (instead of a traditional pizza sauce). Second, place the cubed chicken in a separate bowl & add the buffalo sauce (enough to coat all the chicken). Then, add the chicken to the pie. Spread the celery evenly amongst the chicken. Top the pie with the mozzarella cheese. Place in the oven @ 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes (depending upon the oven). Lastly, let the pizza rest for at least 5 minutes & then enjoy!

  268. My favorite pizza is a garlic olive oil base with mozz, grilled chicken, red onion, kalamatas olives, capers, artichoke hearts, pieces of fresh boccacini mozz and spinach. My favorite Italian restaurant that I used to work at makes it. Delicious and filling enough to have leftovers for lunch!

  269. Love just original pep pizza with extra cheese!

  270. Congrats on the site…I enjoy it! Pizza….this house loves pizza…it’s a staple! We love the basic everyday pizza with cheese pepperoni and fresh veggies such as peppers and mushrooms. Love when they can be fresh, crisp vegetable! Would love to see a recipe for some kind of chicken topping!
    Blessings!
    ~Kim

  271. caramelized onions, bacon, and goat cheese. mmmmmmmm.

  272. BBQ chicken pizza with caramelized onions. So good.

  273. New to your blog (found it looking for mac & cheese-yummy!) and think it is great! My favorite pizza is a white pizza with tomatoes, spinach, garlic (not too much!) and lots of fresh basil!

  274. How awesome! I just recently found an incredible NY style dough recipe and boy is it ever sticky. It never dawned on me to use a pizza peel – putting that only my gadgets to get list!

  275. chicken marinated in buffalo sauce, celery thinly chopped, and a thin layer of blue cheese dressing at the base of the pizza all topped with mozzarella cheese. :)

  276. This is an awesome giveaway :)
    I think my favorite pizza would have to be thin crust with pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms and pinapple :) YUMMY!

  277. Tiffany P says:

    MMMM I love pizza….My favorite toppings are for BBQ chicken pizza, Chicken, Mozzerella, bbq sauce, zucchini, red onion, cilantro and olives. Now the best part bbq the pizza on your grill (my Dad’s trick) it is awesome :)

  278. I love the Mexican pizza made by pureeing black beans and topping with cheese and tomatoes and corn. Yummm!

  279. we love pizza any way baked, – fresh tomatos – make for a good crust topping, some basil, good cheeses ` of your choice

    love the pizza board, sure be nice to have one.

  280. Peppers & onions, or Sausage & Ricotta… YUM!!

  281. I love Chicken Caesar Pizza but it is hard to find a good one….and I don’t normally have Caesar dressing in the house!

  282. I love pizza with fig and prosciutto on it. Any kind of fig, whether it be whole figs or fig paste. With Bree or Gorgonzola cheese

  283. Pesto Chicken Pizza…. YUM!

  284. Heather F says:

    My fave is BBQ chicken: chicken, BBQ sauce, red onions. smoked mozzarella and cilantro

  285. We eat homemade pizza all of the time! My favorite is spinach, feta, almonds, red onions and tomatoes. YUM!

  286. My favorite pizza is Arni’s in Indiana – there are probably 6 to 8 locations spread throughout Indiana. What makes it great? They grind the pepperoni – sooooo good! It’s very similar to Pizza King (also love!). It’s the only type of pizza I like sausage on as well.

  287. My favorite pizza is thin crust with a nice topping of Portuguese Linguicia. For me, always light on the sauce!

  288. I’m pretty boring–I’m a pepperonin and hot sausage lover on my pizza–and that only! Unless, of course, it’s white pizza! MMMmmm…..pizza!

  289. What a beautiful pizza peel! My favorite pizza has no tomato sauce base….just a drizzle of olive oil, purple grapes cut in half, brie cheese, and parmesan. Pine nuts are sprinkled on right before it is removed from the oven just to toast a bit…

  290. Any homemade pizza. Deep dish is one of my favorites

  291. I love chicken and pesto with red onions. Yummm!

  292. great giveaway! our favorite pizza toppings are fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and sausage. perfect everytime!!

  293. Dea Henrich says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a pizza peel. I got my first stone for Christmas, but I’m finding it’s hard to maneuver without a peel!

    My current favorite pizza is a Thai chicken pizza. For the sauce, I use a Thai peanut sauce. On top of that, sprinkle a thinly sliced red and yellow pepper (a mandoline gives paper-thin slices), chopped scallions, and chopped cilantro. Next, scatter thin slices of a mesquite-grilled chicken breast. Place tiny dots of cream cheese (1 or two ounces) randomly in spaces between the chicken pieces, and bake for 10-12 minutes at 500 degrees.

    This is also really good cut into small squares for an appetizer.