Jul 11

that time a pizza and a calzone had a baby.

Oh hot dang! We made a video!

Perhaps in the future I will talk in the videos.  Perhaps.  But for now…PIZZA.  The pizza-calzone idea was from that time I went to Mascalzone.  I remember thinking, “holy crap.  I’m never making pizza the same way again.”

To take a jog down memory lane, here’s a photo of THAT pizza below.

pizza calzone |

Fast-forward 3 months and here we are…making videos about pizza and calzones having a baby.  I love life.  And basil.  And the olympics.  I’m watching Gabby Douglas’s floor routine right now and I keep yelling, “dayyyyymnnn!”  How does one move their body in that way?  These are things I don’t know.  But I do know how to move pizza dough in fun ways.  So that is kind of the same thing.

As seen in the pizzahhh video above, you can make this pizza in 1 minute and 1 second.  That’s a bit of a lie.  You really need about 25 minutes.  Totally realistic for a weeknight dinner.  So quick. 

And another lovely thing about this recipe is that you can use the toppings that make you sing.

a pizza and a calzone had a baby. |

This weekend we had hired someone to come help us shoot videos.  However, on Friday he texted me that he couldn’t come anymore.  So Andrew and I were like, “screw it, we will just figure out videos ourselves.”  So that is what we did.  And while doing that, I came to a massive conclusion…

I really don’t think I could ever have an intern or hire someone to work with me because I am so mean.  Not mean, but I just get super frustrated and annoyed with everyone around me when things aren’t going right.  So yeah, mean.  

I really think family are the only people who could/would put up with me.  So Andrew will be my only employee for the foreseeable future.

EXCEPT.  I’m thinking of firing Andrew because we just had a conversation about Ryan Reynolds.  Andrew thinks he’s a mega-douche.  I think he’s mega-attractive and mega-funny and kinda-mega-perfect.  I don’t know if I can work with someone who has that opinion of Ryan.


Yield: 1 pizza

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


1 pizza dough
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese
thinly sliced tomatoes
fresh basil


Preheat oven according to pizza dough directions.  Roll out your pizza dough.  Top with pizza sauce, 3/4 of the cheese, pepperoni, tomatoes, and remaining 1/4 of the cheese.  Fold a fourth of the pizza onto itself to make one side of the pizza a calzone.  Bake until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly.  Sprinkle with fresh basil. SLICE and eat.

a pizza and a calzone had a baby. |

calzone + pizza = calizza.  Or pizzone.  I think I like, “pizzone,” best.

10 comments on “that time a pizza and a calzone had a baby.”

  1. This is genius! I love love love that you combine two fantastic foods (or flavors) into one and create the best mash-ups ever. I’ll be your intern. I can take it! And we agree about Ryan Reynolds ;)

  2. I hear you on the “mean” part. I am the SAME way! I guess we are just able to let out our frustration/annoyance a bit more easily around the people that we know will still love us afterwards ;)

  3. I heart pizza in any form. I also heart Ryan Reynolds always and forever. Anyone who disagrees probably isn’t my friend :) Ugh, I’m also super annoying to be around when things aren’t going right. I even annoy myself…ha!

  4. You’d be surprised – sometimes you’re meaner to the people you’re close with and who love you because you know they won’t fire you for it! I find myself being super mean with my family sometimes and then the nicest person to work with with my colleagues.

  5. For some reason this pizza just looks so cute to me :)

  6. I want this cal-pizza in my mouth ASAP! I need to chime in on this Ryan Reynolds debate as well and I side with Andrew on this one. He does strike me as douchey and just a mediocre actor.

  7. Hi Kylie, I stumbled across your website via FantasticFood I think, or TheRealLifeRD- anyway, I am finally changing my food- and life perspective for the better through step by step living from intention. Since my man and I love homemade pizza, I actually send him the link with your video last week. He had to work abroad for far too long now and when he finally came home on saturday, we made a Hawaiian-themed pizzone :-) (Ugh the waiting time was so hard but I really wanted to make the pizzone with him. Romantic and all, ha!) Delicious it was!! Thanks for the idea and all the love from the Netherlands!

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