Spring Pizza Time

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Spring is almost here and you know what that means? PIZZA!! Did I really just say pizza?! Yes, I did! Okay, really it’s no surprise that I am a pizza lover, but lately my favorite thing about pizza is how versatile it is! That’s right. Here are just some of the amazing pizza variations that I have tried in recent past:

  • Breakfast pizza
  • Dessert pizza
  • Pizza Pockets
  • Pizza Puffs
  • Grilled Pizza (on the top of my current favorites list)
  • Vegan pizza
  • Mac & Cheese pizza (yes, I'm serious!)
  • Burger Pizza
  • English Muffin Pizza
  • Stuffed pizza
  • Pizza in a cone

Wow! That’s a lot of pizza, right? As it turns out, I have only barely begun to scratch the surface of the pizza eating world. Right now though, I am all about Spring and as such, I have decided to check out some Spring Pizza Recipes to go along with my love for this beautiful season!

I stumbled into this Food and Wine post about the 7 best spring pizzas and I just couldn’t resist. Truth be told, I like pretty much anything that tastes like spring. You know, light and airy, fruity, refreshing… Maybe I’m just babbling because I am so very ready to start enjoying some nice weather for a change! No more cold, snowy, rainy days for me!

My favorites (that I plan to try ASAP) are…

Sun Dried Tomato and Arugula - Tomatoes just add a fresh taste to any pizza, don’t you think? I am excited to try this one!

Pizza with Swiss Chard and Bacon - I mean, it’s got bacon on it? You can’t go wrong with bacon right?

There are plenty of other ideas in there too for those that are ready to step up their spring, pizza making game.

Regardless of what pizza you chose to make, you can actually use any of our awesome crust recipes from our basic crust to deep dish. Or, if you like to stick with tried and true recipes, these pizza recipes on our site will be right up your alley.

You knew I couldn’t talk all about pizza without talking all about our favorite, awesome pizza tools though, right? Of course! Seriously, you guys, Sassafras has THE BEST pizza tools on the market! I love them and I know you will too!

Here are some of my favorites:

Pizza BBQ Stone - this superstone® has a natural grooved surface for even heat distribution and a fire-proof finish, perfect for making pizza on the grill in the summertime or anytime! the superstone® bbq pizza stone can also be used in any conventional or convection oven, giving this stone the most versatility. the unglazed superstone® stoneware pulls moisture from the dough, resulting in a super crispy and delicious crust. the superstone® bbq pizza stone has a glazed rim and easy-to-carry handles. recipe booklet included. measures 14.5" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.

You guys, I wasn’t kidding, I freaking love pizza that has been cooked on the grill. It is hands down my favorite way to cook pizza (other than an authentic pizza oven of course, but I don’t happen to have one of those so….)

superstone® deep dish pizza maker - bring the taste of the windy city home! this generous pan has a nonstick interior and deeper sides for crisp and tender edges, just like at the pizzeria! terrific for deep dish pizza, breads, quiches, or oversized country pies. stoneware with matte glaze and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. measures 1.25" deep x 13" diameter plus handles. includes recipes.

If you love a good, deep dish pizza (who doesn’t?) then this is what you need! It makes a crispy, yet tender pizza crust that you won’t be able to get enough of!

superstone® sicilian pizza stone - this stone's shape and depth is perfect for rustic and sicilian style pizzas. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and other dough-based treats. unglazed stoneware with glazed rim and silicone handle grips. recipe booklet included. measures 15.75" long x 10.75" wide .75" deep plus handles.

For an authentic Sicilian style pizza, this stone is a must-have and boy does it make for some amazing pizza (and lots of other treats too!).

15" round superstone® baking stone with rack - our superstone® baking stone duplicates the effects of a professional pizzeria oven. the stone absorbs moisture, creating a crispy pizza crust! the round shape is great for a traditional-style pizza. also try breads, pretzels, cookies, and anything else that uses dough on your superstone®. we're sure you'll think it's "super!". to clean, simply scrub under hot water -- do not use soap. superstone® measures 15" diameter. 16" with the rack. includes recipes.

The next best thing to a real, brick pizzeria oven, this baking stone will get you that delicious and authentic pizza taste!

Also, you just can’t cut your pizza with a knife. You absolutely must have a high quality pizza cutter to get the best slices! Check this one out!