February 15, 2011

Homemade Pizza and Virgin Martinis!

This Valentine’s Day, Josh and I made dinner together and had a nice relaxing evening at home.  Instead of putting in all the time and effort to make a complete steak dinner, Josh suggested we just make a pizza instead. 


We made this pizza completely from scratch!  The day before, we made the pizza dough – literally from flour, water, and yeast.  To my surprise, it turned out perfectly!  On Monday, we rolled it out and started assembling the pizza.


We stuck with the basics and made a classic pepperoni, cheese, and veggie pizza.



It doesn’t look all that beautiful, but trust me – it was de-lish!


For all you pregos out there, I made up a great virgin drink recipe to sip on while the pizza was cooking:

  • 1 part Blueberry Pomegranate juice
  • 1 part Club Soda
  • Splash of lime juice

Add some blueberries on a stirrer as a garnish and ENJOY!


Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!



  1. Looks like your night went perfect.
    Pizza looks great! I love pizza so that is the perfect meal if you ask me. So simple and full of flavor. The lily's are beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. that drink looks yummy for non-pregos too! ;) xoxo. glad to see you and taylor are doing well!!!

  3. Now, that's my kind of Valentine's Day!

  4. beautiful Lauren! thanks for sharing! I will have to try that "virgin" martini even tho I am not preggo! Sounds yummy! & your pizza looks lovely!

  5. Props to you & Josh for making homemade crust! The pizza looks yummy and the start gazers are beautiful! I'm glad you guys had a nice Vday together, next year Taylor will be celebrating with you! :)

  6. Lauren,

    Happy 27 weeks! As for the Valentine's pizza, tres bien! Sonds delish :)

    And Stargazer Lillies, my absolute favorite...I can smell them now!

    Now, on to that drink, it looks yummy! Can I come over? I had a yummy Valentine cocktail this weekend, compliments of one savy bartender! He made a concoction of various juices and grenadine and it was fab...I felt like part of the party :)

    ps Rub Taylor for me

  7. Very cool that you guys made your own dough! For some reason I'm intimidated by it so we end up just buying the dough balls from Publix, but perhaps you'll inspire us to give it a try!

    Glad you guys had a great V-Day!

  8. Hi Lauren! I saw this and thought of your sweet baby!


    You look great by the way, and I am so happy for you! I've been a blog reader since you were expecting the quads. Loved your surrender post, too - I did that last summer and was already pregnant but didn't know it yet. God is so amazing!

    Blessings on the rest of your pregnancy! :)

  9. omg just came across your blog and its WONDERFUL! that pizza looks great! check mine out for a free coach bangle that ends FRIDAY!

  10. Great Valentines Day i love sweet and simple and thats just what you did!! Pizza looks yummy (i love pizza)

    <3 Happy Late Valentines Day Lauren,Josh and baby Tay <3

  11. That pizza, and your drink creation look awesome! Mmmmm!

  12. That drink looks great! Thanks for sharing!! : )

  13. We need to talk more about this pizza crust. I'm too intimidated by it but your pizza looks awesome...nice and rustic.

  14. Looks like a perfect, relaxing Valentine's Day! I'm so glad it was a good one, your flowers were beautiful!!

  15. Hey. I went to check on your page to see a weekly update, I guess you havent gotten around to it but then I reealized that your and Ashley's page have been removed or gone from my followers!?! I hope everything is okay! :(


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