January 21, 2009

Deep pan Pizza Pie with Spinach-Feta filling and a dessert Pizza

Good news first!!
My daughter got accepted into
UNC at Chapel Hill last week, one of the best universities in southern USA. She is still in the second (and the last semester) of senior high school right now but she had applied for "early decision" phase of that U and made it there. We are very proud parents indeed. Her college starts in August! :)

I watched another talented Indian-American student of Chapel Hill (doing his Masters there) on TV, who sings very well but dresses like a nerd! (Simon's words! :D) Anoop is contesting in "American idol" this year. He calls himself "Noop Dawg!" aka Anoop Desai! I hope he makes it to the end unlike that dreaded "Sanjaya" 2 years ago! :D


It snowed here yesterday at last and it's all gone now! :P

Well...coming to today's menu...my daughter loves Spinach and Feta combo in any dish, specially in Greek
Spanakopita. I had baked a Spinach and Feta bread last month which she loved. Last week, I thought I will make her a Italian pizza with a Greek twist, a Spinach-Feta Pizza Pie as my "thank you for being wonderful daughter all these years" to her, which she loved as well. This deep pan Pizza pie is lot different from the usual open faced Tomato sauce based Pizza which came out great. With a piece of the same Pizza dough, I made a very simple dessert pizza which was delicious too. So here they are, enjoy the recipes! :))

Spinach-Feta Pizza pie slices topped with Tomato sauce and cheese and a small Peach-Grape dessert Pizza:
You need a deep pan pizza baker with perforated bottom to circulate the hot air which keeps the bottom crust crisp rather than soft (see the photo of the 14" deep Pizza pan below in the collage). If you don't have this pan, you can use a 12" round deep cake or regular deep Pizza pan to bake as well but at the last 5-10 mins of baking, you need to take out the pizza pie out of the pan and place it directly in the oven to make the crust crisp.

Here is how I made them:
You need a 14" wide and 2"-3" deep round pizza pan.

For the crust, you need:
4 cups all purpose flour, (may need a bit more flour, add only if you need it),
1 tsp salt,
3 tbsp olive oil or Canola oil,
1 tbsp sugar,
1 package of dry yeast, quick rise yeast is good too,
1 cup warm water or milk, between 110F to 115F.

2 more tbsp oil to brush the pizza dough.

Now,
1. Heat water/milk just enough to make it warm to 110F, add yeast and sugar, mix well and let it rest for 5-10mins or until frothy in a mixer bowl if you are using the Machine to knead with a dough hook or in a big bowl.
2. Add oil, 4 or more cups of sifted flour+ salt slowly, bit by bit, to the machine and knead for 5 to 10 mins to a firm and smooth dough to get pizza dough consistency. Brush some oil on top of the dough.
3. Cover the bowl, let it rise in a warm place until double or for 1 to 2 hrs.

While it's rising, make the filling and let it cool.

4. Once the dough is risen, punch down, take a tennis size ball out of it and keep it aside for a 6" small dessert pizza. Divide the rest of the dough to 2 pieces, 1/3 rd and 2/3rds. 2/3 dough goes to the bottom of the pan, and 1/3 rd dough goes on top of the filling.
Roll out both of them into 15-16" rounds, 1/8" thickness.
5. Spray some oil on the pan. Drape 2/3rd part of the rolled dough on the bottom of the pan snugly on the bottom and over with dough slightly hanging over the edges of the pan as you see in the collage. You can cut of the extra dough later if it's too much. Brush some oil on top of the dough.
6. Cover both rolled doughs with clean kitchen towel and let it rest for about 10mins to rise again.


You need these for topping the pizza:
2-3 tbsp ready made Pizza tomato sauce from the jar mixed with 1-2 tsp sugar if the sauce is tangy (heat it and cool before use), 1-2 tsp oil to brush on top, 1 tbsp each of Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, 1/2 tsp chopped fresh Basil or dry Basil (optional) if you have it to sprinkle on top.

Make the filling:

I used 1/2 tbsp butter, 10 oz pack of frozen Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry, 1 tbsp dry Onion flakes or 1/4 minced onion, 1/4 tsp red dry chilli flakes, 5 oz of crumbled Feta Cheese, 2 tbsp grated Mozzarella cheese , 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, 1 tsp Cornstarch, 2 tsp milk, 1/2 tsp Garlic powder.
1. Heat butter in a pan on medium heat, add chilli flakes, minced onion or onion flakes, saute.
2. Add the Spinach, stir fry until it's fairly dry and cooked soft. Sprinkle cornstarch+milk, cook for minute.
3. Turn down the heat and add all the other ingredients, adjust the spices, mix gently and stir for 1-2 mins. Keep aside to cool.


To assemble:

Preheat the oven to 425F.

1. Uncover the pan lined with dough, sprinkle 2 tbsp Mozzarella on top. Then add cooled Spinach-Feta mixture and spread evenly in the pan to cover the bottom.
2. Cover with the rolled out dough, pinch the edges of the both doughs on the edge to seal them together, you can cut out the excess dough if it's too much.
3. Cut an "X" or a slit in the middle to let the air out while baking or prick with aknife all over the top dough. Now, add just enough Tomato sauce on top of the dough, do not use too much which makes the top layer soggy. (Hold the cheese and Basil to use it later to avoid burning)
4. Put the pan in the oven and bake for 35 to 45mins or until golden on top and baked.
Ovens are different, please use your judgment.
5. After you turn off the oven, place th Pizza pie on the cooling rack. Sprinkle Mozzarella-Parmesan cheese, Basil on top of Pizza, it melts as the Pizza pie cools. (I added cheese before baking but they start to burn in the oven! Add it after you turn off the heat and take out the pizza so it just melts, not burn in the heat of hot oven.)

Note:
1. If you find the bottom crust still soft when baked in regular pizza deep pan without the holes in the bottom, take out the pie gently out of the pan and place it in the oven again for 5 mins to get it crisp. Wait until the Pie is a bit cooler before you cut into pieces to serve.
2. You can also use store bought Dough to make the crust, but homemade dough is better! :)



I am sending this Spinach and Feta Pizza slice to Sindhura of "Bay leaf" blog, who is hosting a event called "The Bread Mania-Sandwich". Thanks Sindhura, enjoy the entry! :)




Baked Pizza Pie and a dessert Pizza:
Dessert Pizza is easy. I used "all fruit" Peach and Grape preserve I always buy which has less sugar and more fruit. Since tangy pizza doesn't taste good, I sprinkled some brown sugar on top. If you use sweet jams, you don't need to use sugar. Hope you try it.
1. Roll out the saved dough to a 6" thicker circle, brush with little butter (optional). Take few tbsps of preserve and spread evenly all around the pizza leaving an inch at the edges.
2. Sprinkle 1 tbsp brown sugar or as much as you like, on top.
3. Bake at 400F for about 20 mins or until baked. Ovens are different, please use your judgment.
4. Take it out, let it cool on the cooling rack. Serve at room temperature, it's yum.

You can also layer the Pizza with some sliced fresh fruit and Streusel topping on top of the dessert pizza before baking as well! :))

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Below is last list of my "Tried and Tasted" dishes I cooked from other bloggers last August before my kitchen was demolished. I haven't been able to cook any from you so far, being busy cooking for events! I should start soon! Click on the collage to make it larger.

Here are the dishes and their creators. Thanks to all of you for posting these and let me share your tasty dishes! :))

Onion Tomato chutney, from Vysh.
Squash Gojju, from Paaru.
Avarekalu Saaru, from Mamatha.
Vegetable Kurma,
from Bhags.
Tomato Rasam, from Priya.
Bhindi Gojju, from RC.
Spring onion chutney, from Jayashree.
Majjige Huli, from Anu.
Gutti Vankaya, from Syamu.
Plain paper dosa, from Ramya.
Padavalakai Kootu, from Latha and Lakshmi.

Have a great weekend, Chettinad veg cuisine next! :))

118 comments:

Happy cook said...

I was just thinking last night aobut Trish, i was asking myself when is she going to start in her new uni.
And here you are today posting, she will start in August.
I have never watched the idol shows. Here in ITV they shows hte brittish one, but we never watch them, don't know why.
Love the greek dish.
I have never had them , had heard so much aobut them.
Looks really yummy.

mary said...

i'm italian!!!
love so much this cooking!!!!
see you :D

Happy cook said...

Oh I forgit to tell. Shyama's computer is back. So hurrai.
It is all so fast as we have a new processor for that one.
So i can go back to normal bloggin.
No walking aorund here to wait for Hans to finish is work ;-à)

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Congratulations for your very clever girl Asha, you must be proud indeed.

Great looking pizza too. I worked at a pizza restaurant when I was in college and ate it nearly every day, never got bored. ;)

Madhuram said...

Dear Asha, congratulations for your daughter. Congratulations are due to the parents as well, for raising a good person in this complicated world.

I would love to have a piece of that gorgeous pizza.

DEESHA said...

you must be a proud parent .. Good luck to Trisha .. I remember that Sanjaya guy, God He was sooo pathetic .. It was a big news in India then .. Pizza does look yumm, I love spinach too ..

Gita's Kitchen said...

Congrats on greats news...I never tasted this type of pizza before..sounds good :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Congrats on the wonderful achievement...what a proud moment!! And a great pizza for celebration!!

LG said...

Congratulations to Trisha and you must be beaming with happiness :). Both dishes have come out great Ashakka. Must try out Pizza as Akash loves it very much.

Linda said...

Big congratulations to you all -- it's a wonderful accomplishment for Miss T!!! Outstanding, indeed! :):):)

Pizzas look great Asha -- and so does the lovely snow-scene with the little streetlights twinkling. I love spinach and feta, too ;)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Pizza Pie?! Hearing for first time,but sounds delicious!
Congrats to your daughter! You are indeed a proud parent:) And this pizza has done justification for her achievement!

Mishmash ! said...

WOW Asha...what a great news! pls pass on my best wishes and congrats to Trisha :)

Poonam said...

I have been browsing ur blog even before i started a food blog. You really inspire me to try out authentic dishes everytime...Hats off!!!thanks

Namrata Kini said...

Congrats to u and ur daughter. Never heard of a dessert pizza. Both pizzas look really mouth-watering.
U can send this to Sindhura's Bread Mania event.
http://sindhura-bayleaf.blogspot.com/2009/01/bayleafs-sandwich-event.html

ranji said...

WOW!!THATS FANTASTIC asha!!hearty congrats to trisha....SHe is one smart girl asha :)..

What a way to celebrate..i love deep dish pizza's..ate it ones in chicago uno restaurant..the crust was so delicious...This one's so tempting...but i dont think i will be able to achieve that crust ..dont have that deep pizza pan nor a cast iron pan which would worked out equally..but i will definitely make a pizza this weekend :)..Dessert pizza is equally tempting!!
I have never watched the american idol shows before..an indian american in it huh??now i got to watch it...have a good day!!

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

First of all congratulate your daughter Trish..Great looking Spinach Pizza..Yummy...Both of you must be really proud of each other.

Divya Kudua said...

Pizza ooh la la..great way to celebrate the daughters achievement..congrats to Trisha!!I love the dessert pizza too..I made pizza once using whole wheat dough(shilpa's recipe) and absolutely loved it..avoiding these days as we are on a diet...and you are tempting me badly..;-)

Smitha said...

Congrats to you daughter and to your family.. time to celebrate indeed.
Must be a very proud moment for parents.... definitely deserves a special Pizza pie and may be more!!

Asha said...

Thanks NK, I will send her! :))

Smitha, we bought her a diamond hoop earring too, her first diamond jewelry! :))

Anjali said...

Wow congrats to Trisha!! and that is a nice treat for her.

Purnima said...

Congratssssss!!! She is indeed a gem of a daughter! Diamond is fitting reward! Pizza Pie n dessert pizza yummy reward! :)

AnuSriram said...

Lovely pizza pie... Sure it would have tasted gr8 just because its specially made for your lovely daughter. Hearty congratulations and best wishes to her!

Jaya said...

Asha,
a really proud moment for family, congrats to your daughter ..
and the Pizza is looking delicious ...
hugs and smiles

Margie said...

Congrats to Trisha!
I know you are so proud of her, Asha.

Snow, huh?
It was 62 degrees here yesterday & I was out running in short sleeves & shorts...never know about Co. weather.
Loved your snow picture!

Yummy recipes....
Thank you, Asha.

Have a great day!

Margie:)

indosungod said...

Congratulations to Trisha! I can imagine how proud you should be.
The Pizza pie looks delicious indeed, I am still chicken to make crust and bake the pizza myself. One day!

Laavanya said...

Congratulations to Trisha... :) My best wishes to her as she starts university.

The stuffed piza looks awesome... I love the spinach-feta pizza that we get at Vocellis.. so yummy.

Aparna said...

Congratulations to your daughter, Asha.
There's nothing quite like watching one's children do well in life. :)
While spinach isn't a favourite with my daughter, she would definitely love the pie. Looks delicious.
Btw, I just remembered my daughter telling me about the "funnily dressed Indian guy" on American Idol. I guess she must have been talking about this boy.:)

Ann said...

Thats definitely a happy news..plz pass my hearty congrats to your daughtie..you are proud truly Asha.
oh,this dessert pizza is new to me;would love to make..

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Wasnt aware of a desi being on AI this time... Will start following it religiously now!!! :D
Congrats to Trisha, again!! :)

Spinach n feta is indeed a wonderful combo. I pick up spinach-feta ravioli from one of the local stores here and relish is thoroughly!!!

Namrata Kini said...

Thanks Asha for the tips. You respond so quickly.

Mythreyee said...

That sounds delicious, but I don't think I will have so much patience to do from scratch. Great recipe.

Jayashree said...

Congratulations to Trisha and to you!!!
Thx for trying out the spring onion chutney. Did you like it???

Asha said...

Myth, you can use ready made dough and just fill with any filling you like too! :))

Jaya, loved the spring onion chutney, very unique and very tasty. Thanks for posting it! :))

Archy said...

Pizza pie and dessert are both mouth watering, Perfect for the celebration time of
trish's achievement !! Good luck !!

Sunshinemom said...

Three cheers for the proud parents as well as the daughter (shabashi too), and for the brother too - the achievement may be hers but there are always unseen inputs from the family:)

Pizza looks divine!!

Meera said...

Congratulations to one talented girl and her proud parents & family. Great!!

Loved your pizza.

Dalicia said...

hi asha....happy new year to u too!
looks like trish will begin her college soon! how nice :)

i'm only thinking about chinese food at the moment..hehe but man, this is heavenly

Pallavi said...

Congratulations to your daughter. You must be very proud.
Both the pizzas look great.

Sandhya said...

Congratulations to the proud achiever and the proud parents! These are the moments that make life what it is. Good luck to her.

Priyanka said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter Asha...i saw the AI episode of Noop Dawg too. The pizza looks just great- love spinach-feta combination myself. However i have never tried a dessert pizza

Rajesh &Shankari said...

Congrats to you & Trish! We have family in Chapel Hill and have two cousins who went to school there. Always heard good things about it.

Superchef said...

congratulations to trisha!! you must be really proud!! and the pizza is perfect for celebration!!

Cham said...

Congrats to Trisha and what a proud moment for parents too :)
Delicious Food !

Anonymous said...

Asha,
Congratulations to Trisha and the parents. I can imagine how happy and proud of Trisha you must be (I applied to UNC-CH eons ago but didn't get accepted :()

Your pizza looks delicious. I love Spinach + Feta combo too. Infact, I have a slab of feta languishing in the fridge - this would be a good way to use it up. Will let you know when I try it.

Mamatha

Pavani said...

Congratulations to all of you on your daughters acceptance. Love the deep dish pizza. Heard that you had the highest snow fall in past few years. Have a great rest of the week.

Pavithra Kodical said...

Congrats to your lovely daughter :)
I love pizza...This looks so delicious..i tried making pizza crust, but every time it becomes thick.

Asha said...

Pavani, we got all of about 2" of snow and it was all meted away by noon! Great big storm indeed as they said! :P

MeetaK said...

oh lovely asha! this does look like a heavenly pizza! i am so glad you are back to blogging!

deepsat said...

A proud moment indeed!! God bless your wonderful family.

This recipe is something which I WILL try!! been wanting to make a decent pizza at home for a long time!!

take care!!

;-))

Mallika said...

Wow! Congratulations on your daughter's news. She's going to miss all this glorious food. The feta, spinach pizza looks delicious. By the way, I saw Anoop Dawg here and I'm all for him too!!

starry nights said...

Congratulations to Trish.Her hard work paid off ,I saw Anoop and thought he had a good voice better than Sanjaya's.I do hope he makes it.The pizza looks so yummy.I am scared to even think about makng it.Looks complicated.

ChrisB said...

Asha Congratulations to your daughter, that is wonderful news.

Keshi said...

Good on ya Trish!

My fav pizza is the wood-fired variety...I so love it. Thin crust and yummy!

:)

Keshi.

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,
Congratulations to Trisha and congratulations to the proud parents.
the pizza pie looks delicious.

shalini

Vibaas said...

First of all, a big congrats to your daughter and to the proud mommy too :-)

Pizza looks yum and lol about Sanjaya. He was really wierd!

Maya said...

Congrats to wonderful Trisha and you proud parents!! What a delight it must be for all you guys..I love feta-spinach combo too, make puffs with it. The pizza pie looks really good..Waiting to see ur Chettinaad cuisine.

Nags said...

I can see the savory baking bug at play here :)

delhibelle said...

way to go T!
heartiest congrats to the proud parents

Shionge said...

Hey Asha, thank you for visiting me and now that I am here I sure need to fill in those pizza heheheheh...

Congratulation to your Daughter and I am so happy for you too :D

jayasree said...

Congrats to your daughter,Ashakka and double congrats to her parents for making her what she is today.

Pizzas looks perfect for celebration. Loved the dessert pizza.

Anonymous said...

T is sure going to miss Mom's food if she moves to the dorm :-)

God bless that girl

sandeepa

Daily Meals said...

Congrats to you and Trisha! Pizza looks yummy...

A_and_N said...

Wow! The pizza looks delicious, Asha!

And congrats to Trisha. I've kept up with your blog even before I started food blogging - and I can imagine how proud you must be of Trisha!

Raaga said...

Congrats to Trisha Ashakka! I am sure she'll do you more and more proud in the coming years :-)

And my parents will be visiting from this weekend. This pizza pie sounds perfect for a weekend dinner!

sra said...

Congrats to Trish! Best of luck too.

I've heard of dessert pizza but never one with fruit - this sounds really good!

notyet100 said...

Congrats,..thats really great news,..really happy for u ,...pizza looks great and ya i waitin fo the chettinad meal,..:-)do post soon,...

sowmya said...

lovely pizza..you make it sound so simple and am tempted to try them soon..good one..

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

wow!!! proud Mommy !!! best wishes to your daughter, and ofcourse to Anoop...let him goo aall the way up n bring pride to Indians too, as American idol!

Jaishree said...

That is really nice to know about your daughter’s admission. Congratulations to you and your daughter. I love pizza... this dessert pizza is new to me; would love to make..This looks so delicious. I would like to have a piece of that gorgeous pizza.:)

sunita said...

That is such wonderful news...Congrats to dear Trisha and to you proud parents too :-)

Haven't made pizza for quite a while, as the kids have been reminding me...yours looks so nice :-)

kamala said...

That is a greatest moment in our life when kids achieve..Congrats Trisha..Pizza looks so mouthwatering...Yesterday I made Aloo Ambot tik..Came out so good..Thank you so much Ashaji

Chickoo said...

Konegu bandri istu dina break thagondu :), it is nice to see that you are back with a bang :), hearty congrats on Trisha's achievement! You must be so proud, UNC chapel hill is one of the best universities over here.

Adlak's tiny world said...

Hi Aha first of all i would like to tell my hearty congrats and best wishes to yr lovign daughter. i can feel the pleasure of parents thro yr words here...

Both pizzas are perfect and gr8 treat for a very good daughter...

Nithya Praveen said...

First of all Congratulations Asha....thats great news.U must be a proud mom:) Heard abt these greek dish....never tried...this one is a must try....great stuff Asha!

Madhavi said...

Congratulations for ur daughter :)) Pizza looks awesome, mouth-drooling entry!!

Priya said...

Congrats to your clever gal..am speechless n just starring to those pizza pie with spinach feta filling...drooling droolingggg!!!

A_and_N said...

Asha! I was going to come to Raleigh and hug you :P I make a trip often to Raleigh and thought of meeting up with you. But well, sigh. I guess you won't be lucky enough ;)

Kalai said...

Congrats to Trisha, Ashakka! I can only imagine how proud you must be! A very fitting celebratory dinner you've made for her. As for American Idol... Well, just thinking about Sanjaya gives me the creeps!! LOL Hope this new guy's better. :)

Anonymous said...

Collage work for the recipe is not neat. It is not a good arrangement

SMN said...

Hey Congrats to you both and happy to hear that u must be so thrilled no and she i sa big girl now. :)

That pizza looks so yummy :) went to pizza hut and they hv become so pathatic with all the indianised pizza's it really bad :(

Navita said...

Hey congratulations...m sure lil daughter will do u proud always!

I saw Noop..err Anoop...he sings well...didn't know he ws from the same univ. and Simon is just jealous..he isn't brainy...;p

Dibs said...

Congratulations to your daughter and you as well. As for that pizza pie business - never seen one before, and I just have my mouth open gaping!! Its too good!

Asha said...

Anon, Picasa does the arrangement, not me! :D

Besides, collage is a bonus to see what I cooked from others, usually just linking to their posts is enough but I go the extra mile making a collage because I do like to show off! :))

Roopa said...

Congrats to your daughter ! Wishing her lots of good luck !

Loved the color of the Pizza. Spinach and feta sounds a good combo. I made a Spinach-Cottage Cheese puff, have to post it sometime.
I too watched Anoop's performance, he sang well. Hope he will make a good impression in the coming episodes :)

Kate said...

Hey Asha, i didnt know you were back in actions. Its been so long since i dropped by.

I absolutely love your deep dish pizza, i think i need to get me one of those pans :)

Seena said...

No way to get pizzas now.. :(
DROOLING.. :)

TBC said...

You must be one proud mama! My very best to your daughter, Asha.

I only recently tried the spinach-feta cheese combination in an omelette and was really impressed by it.:)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Asha
i was happlily surprised to receive the first comment by yourself and knew that you are back.First of all, congratulations to your daughter, as they say 'a wise daughter maketh a proud parents'.And a nice pizza..(i loved the recipe) for the celebration. Lokk forwrd to your posts,as always.

Paru ... said...

Asha, A big congratulations to your daughter & you 'parents'. It is an achievment indeed. I have been to UNC, its a great school. And as always, your recipes rock...

mona said...

Congratulations, you must be really proud.
The dessert pizza looks delish, will definitely try it, Thanx for sharing all the recipes so lovingly with us all!

bee said...

who is noop and who is sanjaya? can they do the booty bump as well as barack?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/22/obama-booty-bumps-at-neig_n_160098.html

congrats to trisha.

Manasi said...

CONGRATULATIONS TRISHA!!!!
U both must be so happy and proud!! Wishing her ALL THE VERY BEST!!!
Loved the Pizza.. would make a generous meal!!

Jamie said...

Congratulations to your daughter! That is a great achievement indeed!

Snooky doodle said...

this looks utterly delicious! I m a big pizza lover and this modified version and all those yummy fillings are making me drool. this is an amzing recipe :)

mom2am said...

WOW!!Congrats on the wonderful achievement

KV said...

Hi Asha, Congrats to ur daughter! that must be a great news for u!
The pan pizza looks yummy too..i never tried baking one on my own. now this inspires me to try!

Shreya said...

hi, Congratulations to you and family! the pizza pie is new to me, and I love the colour and the ingredients.. must have tasted awesome...

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

Link to -
What's cooking at "Aroma" blog this week?! is incorrect.

Asha said...

Malar, Srilekha and Shaheen, I read all your comments, thanks girls.
Stupid me!! I accidentally clicked the "reject' button instead of "publish" for your comments!! So sorry about that! Just came home, was in a hurry! :D

Anonymous, I will fix the link! :)

Jyothsna said...

Congrats to Trisha and the proud parents!! :)
Just yesterday our friends were telling us about a yummy deep pan pizza at Chicago and here you have one!!

kalpana said...

Congratulations ! Convey my wishes to your daughter :)
spinach-feta is a classic combination...pizza looks yummmmmmmmyyyy!

Sig said...

Yay! Congrats to Trisha, you must be so proud! I am not watching American Idol this year, trying to cut down on my TV time. :)

Uj said...

Congratulations to Trisha.. You must be mighty proud with her achievements :)
Both the pizza's look yummy..:) What a nice way to celebrate

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates to ur daughter..its a gud news...italian food rocks..it looks perfect and its a comfort dinner..

Cilantro said...

Congrats to your daughter and the proud parents as well. Great pizza for a great celebration!!!

Cynthia said...

Hearty congratulations to your daughter. I can only imagine how proud you all are as parents!

Mona said...

Wow! Congratulations to Trisha for being able to get in a prestigious institution for higher studies! I am happy for you & your family!

That pizza sounds so Yummy! Must try it soon enough!

Latha Narasimhan said...

The first blog I am visiting after a long long time! You will be surprised to know that I am indeed baking pizzas at home these days! Thanks to laks.

I am sure to try the desert pizza very soon! Nice pictures as usual.:))

I think I should start watching American Idol! My best wishes to your son and daughter!

Kay said...

Congratulatiosn Trish!! :)

Asha, I love your deep dish pizza...

Yasmeen said...

Great news! I wish you daughter all success.Deep dish pizza is certainly very fulfilling,spinach and feta pair up so well.Love the easy dessert pizza:)

anudivya said...

This looks great! I would love to try this sometime, I am yet to try my hand on deep dish pizzas. Love it.
Congrats to your daughter.

Varsha Vipins said...

Congrats to u n daughter Asha..:)
have been here long back..again now after a break..Hope u r good..n the pizza looks so tempting..:)

Medhaa said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter.

I love spinach and feta combo too, Looks yumm

TheKeyBunch said...

Yummm, seeing it itself is making bloated...wish I could have pizza without feeling guilty.

So Simple said...

Asha
Immediately came to mind
The Dean Martin Song

"When the moon hits your eye
like a big Pizza Pie

That's amore"

That's you... cooking with love for your lucky daughter
Good luck to her and her future.

Asha said...

Haha!! Gilli, song is so appropriate, it's true! One chick has got her wings and ready to fly. Do I smile or cry? Dilemma!! ;D

romaspace said...

Stuffed Pizza and Pizza Pie is a great twist to the regular pizza. Very inspiring work!

Asha said...

Thanks Roma, have have fun! :)