Sunday started out like any other weekend day. I had big plans for lying around in my PJ’s until an inappropriate hour, baking cookies, and plotting just how I would rule the world with Heavy Cream and Brown Sugar as my sidekicks.
And then The Teenager, aka the one who derails all my plans, decided she needed a happy wall.
So here’s the thing about me, poodles. When I get a wild hair to do something crafty, I get it done. I don’t sit around and think about how I need to get to it now that I’ve purchased all the supplies. I don’t wait for three years, only to hire someone else to do it.
I lack absolutely no patience, no self-control, and no ability to sit still when there are projects to be done.
I almost moved our move-in date UP by a month because I couldn’t stand the sight of boxes or the thought of waiting.
And so there I was, in my sweats and non-showered hair, at 10 am on a Sunday at Lowe’s. Do you know who’s also at Lowe’s on a Sunday at 10 am? Really, really cute men. And me. Unshowered. No makeup. In sweats.
Turns out really cute men who shop at Lowe’s at 10 am on a Sunday like the looks of a woman in sweats, unshowered, with no makeup. So wrong. The Teenager had to give a few of them looks like, “you realize she’s MY MOTHER and you’re staring at HER ASS right in front of me?” Great fun.
By 11 am, we were painting a happy coral wall for her happy, beachy room. By 3 pm we were done and I was craving pizza.
Another thing about me? I don’t do normal very well. As a food blogger, we’re always thinking of ways to do something simple differently. And what better way to “do” pizza differently than to make them into a BOMB?
No, not the ticking time bomb sort of bomb. More like the dough ball filled to the brim with cheese and sauce and toppings, all waiting to come bursting out in a flavor explosion sort of bomb.
It‘s like, the bomb dot com.
Yeah, I know…exit is to the left, please see your way out.
Corny jokes aside, what could be better than a ball of pizza that you slice into and discover oozy, drippy cheese comingling with inordinate amounts of toppings? Or in Sir Ever So Dreamy’s case (The Teenager’s boyfriend) cheese, sauce, and pepperoni. Because “ew…olives”.
And the ingredients list couldn’t be simpler – store bought pizza dough balls, jarred pizza sauce, a brick of Mozzarella, and whatever toppings you like on your pizza. Grab your wine and read on to find out more!
Serving size: 6
- 3 balls Store-Bought Pizza Dough (or go to your local pizza shop)
- 1 Jar Pizza Sauce
- 1 Brick Mozzarella Cheese - grated
- Whatever toppings you like
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- You'll need an oversized muffin tin for this recipe. If you don't have one, you can try it in a regular sized muffin tin. Just know that I didn't test it out and so you may want to put a sheet pan under it just in case of spillage.
- Prepare the muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray.
- On a floured surface, roll out the first ball of dough. Cut into four parts.
- Take the first piece of dough and drop a dollop or two of sauce. (I used about 2 tbsp of sauce per ball.) Add cheese and toppings.
- To create the ball, begin folding the edges of the dough in and over the toppings. Hold it in place with one hand while continuing to fold in and over the other edges. You should be left with one last edge of dough to fold over. I stretched this edge well over the other edges to make sure it tucked everything in securely. Place the ball seam-side down in the muffin tin.
- Continue until all tins are filled. Brush tops of the dough balls with olive oil. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
- Serves 6 people, two bombs each.