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.

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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.

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