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Best Tips for Homemade Pizza + Life Lately

Homemade pizza with blackberries, brie, and baocn

Pizza is something I’ve enjoyed making at home for years. When made properly, it’s absolutely delicious.

But there are a few pitfalls that can trip you up when attempting homemade pizza. It’s frustrating to watch all your hard work go to waste. Not to worry: I wrote a post with my 12 best tips for homemade pizza so you can learn from my mistakes. ?

Head on over to The Pioneer Woman’s blog to read all of my favorite tips!


And now for a bit of Life Lately…

The hepaticas were out by May 11! They’re always a sign to me that spring has well and truly come to northern Minnesota.

We walked out to the land to see the progress on our new house. Reuben had built a little cubby under the stairs that the kids will use as a play area.

Mother’s Day! I had to get a picture of all the kids since they were dressed up for church. ?

Helen performed at her first ever piano recital! She did a good job – I’m so proud of all the work she’s put into learning piano this year.

Those eyelashes. I can’t even.

Things are starting to bloom and green up (finally)! Here I am being a posing poser in front of my mom’s flowering tree. ?

I had some leftover pumped milk that I didn’t want to go to waste, so I let the kids feed some of it to Anya. They really enjoyed it. But when I tried to feed it to her, she got really mad and refused it. Haha!


So that’s a little of what our May looked like. I hope you all are having a wonderful spring so far!



Thursday 30th of May 2019

Is there a recipe for this pizza?

Erica Kastner

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I don't have a recipe for the pizza, but here's what I did:

Roll out pizza dough and brush with melted bacon grease. Top with brie cheese slices, blackberries, sprigs of thyme, and bacon. Bake at 500 until the cheese is melted and the crust is done to your liking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.