Happy Halloween!

Pizza and a Movie by the Sea

Dear blogging family,

It’s been a long journey these past months away from posting. After a very serious surgery and a long road to recovery, I feel so grateful to be cooking and blogging again- just in time to celebrate my favorite holiday at the beach with my family and on zoom with friends.

In my house, pizza is a must for Halloween. I have a simple yet tastey recipe for a caprese pizza that I love to make. The real question is what to watch tonight. We have our childhood favorites – ET, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, the Burbs, and Arachnophobia. As the night darkens and the tide roles in, by unanimous decision, The Fog wins. As for the pizza, continue on for the recipe.

Stay safe this Halloween! 

Caprese Pizza

Yield: 4 servings         Prep Time: 15 minutes  (longer if making your own dough and pesto)   Cook Time: 12- 15 minutes


  • Pizza Dough
  • Fresh Pesto
  • Fresh Mozzarella (I used Miyokos)
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Reduction


1. Pre-heat oven to 425. On parchment paper, form crust out of dough and spread an even layer of pesto as the sauce. Add mozzarella and sliced tomatoes.

2. Bake pizza for 12-15 minutes on baking stone or tray. Serve with fresh basil and a little drizzle of EVOO and balsamic reduction. Enjoy!

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