Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My Favorite Pizza and A $50 Novica Giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)



Today we are talking pizza. I love pizza of all kinds, thin crust, thick crust, chewy crust, deep dish, minimal toppings, loaded with toppings, meat and cheese, veggies, frozen pizzas, gourmet pizzas, hot and cold. I do not discriminate against pizza, but please hold the onions! I've been making this pizza crust for the last 5  years and it is delicious. It's crispy, yet soft and chewy and flavorful. And you can top it with whatever you want. 



My favorite pizza lately is BBQ chicken pizza with bacon and pineapple. Hayden can be picky sometimes about meals but he's always a fan of this when I make it. I use BBQ sauce instead of marinara, then top with cooked and cubed, chicken breasts, crumbled bacon, fresh pineapple, garlic and cheese. Mr. H never used to like sweet and savory together in a pizza but he really likes this one. I also made a cheese and tomato pizza with dried oregano and garlic. 

I've been making pizza for awhile but never had a pizza board to put it on until now. Novica asked if I'd like to host a giveaway on my blog and since I love their products and what they're all about I said yes! I chose this beautiful handcrafted teak wood pizza board titled "Chef's Delight". Novica is unique in that they offer handmade, hand crafted artisan goods from all over the world in one place. When you chose an item, you get to learn about the person who made it and where they are from. Novica not only brings all these artists together and gives them the opportunity to share their products with the world, but they make the buying experience more personal. My pizza board was made by Teo Hernandez in Guatemala and came wrapped in printed craft paper with a note and gift card as well as a ribbon and a miniature doll at no additional charge. And the shipping rates are so reasonable and fast! 

It's nice to know that you can shop online for a unique gift that isn't manufactured in bulk and sold at box stores everywhere. By purchasing from Novica, you're giving these artists across the globe a chance to support their families while expanding their business. Also because everything is hand made, each is a little bit different and special in it's own way. Novica doesn't just have teak cutting boards, they also have beautiful onyx earrings, silver bands, gifts for men, furniture, gorgeous embroidered shawls, and tons colorful glassware. I could easily spend hours on Novica making my wish list. 


Rosemary Pizza Crust

  • 1 envelope active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups bread flour, plus more for pressing the dough out
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • olive or vegetable oil, for oiling the bowl

In a large bowl, whisk the yeast and sugar with 1/4 cup of the flour. Stir in 1/4 cup of the warm water and let stand until slightly foamy, about 5 minutes. Add the rosemary, salt, pepper and the remaining 1 3/4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of water; stir until a dough forms.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, cover and let rise in a draft-free spot (the microwave) until billowy and doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450°. Place a pizza stone or pan in the bottom of the oven, and preheat for at least 30 minutes.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Press and stretch the dough into a 13-inch round then transfer to the preheated pizza pan. Be careful not to touch the pan because it will be HOT.

Place your sauce and desired toppings on the dough then transfer the pizza into the oven until the crust is golden brown and the cheese melts; about 15-18 minutes.

NOTE: Pizza stones will heat faster and will create a crispier crust while metal pans may take longer to brown and the crust will be slightly softer.
















Now for the $50 gift voucher giveaway from Novica!

Novica provided me a $50 credit to purchase and review whatever I wanted and an additional $50 credit to giveaway to one of Lick The Bowl Good's loyal readers. 

You have 3 chances to enter this giveaway: 
1. Visit Novica's website and come back here and tell me what is on your wishlist. (mandatory entry)
2. Follow Novica on Facebook
3. Follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook. 

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Giveaway closes Friday, September 6th at 11:59pm. A winner will be announced on Saturday, September 7, 2013.

Good luck and happy shopping!




164 comments:

Andi said...

Ohhh! I would love the margarita ceramic serving dish. ~ Andi T.

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Andi said...

I liked Novica on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

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Andi said...

I liked you on Facebook (Andi Bauer Trautman)

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Stacey said...

I like the good luck gifts, especially the Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Chelonia Turtle'. How cute.

Madeline B said...

On my wish list is the Natural fiber table runner and placemats set, 'Bali Flora' (set of 4).
madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

Stacey said...

I follow you on Facebook.

Madeline B said...

I follow Novica on Facebook (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).
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Madeline B said...

I "like" your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).
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Maria said...

I love the "Happy Tradition" serving bowl, it's beautiful! What a great giveaway! And your pizza looks amazing!!!!

Melody said...

Love this site. So hard to pick. Love the Silk batik shawl, 'Javanese Blue'.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I do follow you and novica on fb. I 'd love to have a cotton shoulder bag.

kellyr78 said...

I like the Talavera ceramic bowl, 'Happy Tradition'
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kellyr78 said...

I like Novica on FB(Kelly D Saver)
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kellyr78 said...

I like Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook (Kelly D Saver)
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Katie said...

I love the leather shoulder bag in 'Java Chic'. So perfect!

Holly said...

I like the Alpaca blend handbag, 'Cuzco Stars'

Holly said...

I like Novia on Facebook

lleblanc_nd said...

I love the silk jewelry roll.

Your pizza looks fabulous! I've been making homemade pizza for many years, too, back when my husband and I were poor newlyweds.

Terri Silva said...

I loved the Majolica ceramic cross, 'Hope' and the
Celadon ceramic serving dish, 'Verdant Offering'. They are both so lovely! I could go on and on! Oh and that pizza...amazing!

Andrew's Mom said...

Everything! I WANT that pizza board.

Andrew's Mom said...

I liked Novica on FB.

Melody said...

I folow Lick the Bowl Good on Facebook.

Andrew's Mom said...

I liked you on FB.

Melody said...

I follow Novica on Facebook.

Jennay said...

I would love to have the Teakwood salad bowl and serving set!!

Jennay said...

I liked Novica on FB!!

Jennay said...

I follow you on FB!!

Stephanie Phillips said...

My wish list is long after visiting the site but I would love a Hammock. Looks so comfy. I just want to curl up and read a book with the sun looking down on me then reality hits..... I follow you and Novica on FB.

Jenquin68 said...

I'm taking a pizza class this weekend :)
Liked Novica on FB

Anonymous said...

I love the etched blue mexican glasses!! So many really nice products.

ekd7801@hotmail.com

tvibrant said...

I adore the celadon ceramic plates in the spring leaves pattern.

Stephanie Gossett said...

I LOVE the http://decor-accessories.novica.com/jars-and-bottles/soapstone-jar-lattice-lace-large/136696/

Thanks for the chance!

ninigossett@gmail.com

Stephanie Gossett said...

I liked you on FB

ninigossett@gmail.com

Stephanie Gossett said...

I liked Novica on FB

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Anonymous said...

I like you on facebook


Erica s.

Anonymous said...

I like the dangle earrings and the different chess boards.Could see the guys in this family playing on those :)

Erica s.
ericadawn1978@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I liked Novica on facebook


Erica S.
ericadawn1978@gmail.com

Heather Babcock said...

Whoa! I love the blown glass dessert goblets. Gorgeous.

Heather Babcock said...

I follow Novica on facebook.

Heather Babcock said...

I like you on facebook.

Cindy Battle said...

The Ceramic teacups, 'Olive Seed' look beautiful!

Cindy Battle said...

I follow Novica on Facebook.

Cindy Battle said...

I follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook.

Katherine F said...

I really like the Talavera ceramic bowl - Happy Tradition - it's very pretty!

Jennie35 said...

I love their jewelry, especially some of the earrings!

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing this site ~ Novica. How could I have not known of this ~ love love the handblown glassware!

Heather Spooner said...

I like the prayer chest locket necklace. Thanks!

Heather Spooner said...

I (Jo March) like Lick the Bowl on Facebook. Thanks!

Terry said...

I don't do Facebook but if I did I would "LIKE" Lick the Bowl Good!

Terry said...

I don't do Facebook but if I did I would "LIKE" Novica!

free indeed said...

I would love the marble backgammon set. I just taught one of my daughters to play and this would be a beautiful gift for her.

free indeed said...

I follow you on fb as mickey louth

free indeed said...

I follow Novica on fb as mickey louth

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love these glasses--http://unique-gifts.novica.com/favorites/tumblers-ruby-groove-set-of-6/203998/

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I like you on FB -- Wild Orchid
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Gina Wildorchid said...

I like them on FB -- Wild Orchid
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Mystica said...

I like the mexican blue etched glasses.

Whitney Jump said...

I would get my Dad one of the wooden Chess sets. They are beautiful!

Ashlyee Deakins said...

Everything just looks awesome, especially the mango vases and most of their pillows! This pizza crust looks yummy as well!
aadeakins@gmail.com

The Fam said...

Oh the sitting hammock!

Shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

April was in CT now CA said...

The sterling silver Lunar Eclipse earrings are so pretty!

Ashley said...

I love their cuff bracelets.

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Ashley said...

Like Novica on fb.

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Ashley said...

Like you on facebook.

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Unknown said...

I would love the Rainbow Fantasy tablecloth.

Colleen said...

I'm jumping ahead a season or two, but I'd love one of the nativity sets.

Leah said...

I would love the pina colada glasses!

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I would love the Cotton clutch handbag, 'Eco Glitz'.
lyndadawinda1074 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lynda Del Castillo said...

Following NOVICA on Facebook. ID: Lynda Castillo
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Lynda Del Castillo said...

Following you on Facebook. ID: Lynda Castillo
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Whitney Jump said...

Liked Novica on FB.

Whitney Jump said...

Liked Lick The Bowl Good on FB

Kara D said...

I really like the Floral Reigns earrings.

Mais Khourdaji said...

I liked Novica on FB!

Mais Khourdaji said...

I want any one of their robes! I loved them!

Mais Khourdaji said...

I follow Lick The Bowl Good on FB!

suburban prep said...

Love the Pearl strand necklace, 'Blue Myth'

Danielle Bridges said...

I liked you on Facebook

Danielle B said...

Really like the silver bracelet and the amethest necklace a bunch!

Biddy @ BiddyInTheBoonies.blogspot.com said...

I'd probably get a teakwood cutting board. I've been wanting one, and theirs are so pretty.

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Biddy @ BiddyInTheBoonies.blogspot.com said...

Like Novica as Jennie F.

Biddy @ BiddyInTheBoonies.blogspot.com said...

Like you as Jennie F

Anonymous said...

I love the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Lunar Eclipse'
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Laura B said...

Wow! I founds a couple lamps, some earrings and rugs! Awesome site!

Jessica said...

I like the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Evening Dew' the best

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Jessica said...

I like them on facebook

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Jessica said...

i follow/like you on facebook too

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Laura P said...

I already like you on Facebook.

Wow, so much cool stuff on Novica--but love the silver jewelry!

cledperez at hotmail dot com

Heather said...

The alpaca shawl is beautiful! And pricey :) Any of the shawls would make a fun gift for my sister,,,the Black Lilies is very striking!

Lisa Sick said...

I would probably get a painting to help decorate my new house. I'd never heard of Novica before; what a great shop!

Lisa Sick

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

While I have been doing the healthy eating thing for months now, when I do have something a little unhealthy, I find I crave pizza or breakfast food. I didn't realize just how much of a pizza person I am until I was no longer eating it often. Yours looks perfect!

I love how that board is wrapped...almost too cool to open.

I checked out the Novica site. I love the Garnet Stretch Bracelet as well as pretty much everything else. I can't wait to explore around there a little more!
.

Bree said...

I love the Infinito sterling silver earrings!

Kate Fuller said...

I like the sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Ping River Flows.'

Susan said...

The pizza looks yummy. I like the Blue agate and cedar coasters at Novica.

Susan said...

I follow Novica on FB.

Susan said...

I follow you on FB.

Anonymous said...

I follow Novica on FB!

Eric Risner
musdrum12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog on FB!

Eric Risner
musdrum12@gmail.com

stefanie gladden said...

I love the Mirror, 'Urban Reflections' - http://mirrors.novica.com/wood/mirror-urban-reflections/177177/

stefanie gladden said...

liked Novica on facebook - Stephanie Ann

stefanie gladden said...

Follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook. - Stephanie Ann

Deborah said...

Oh my what a wonderful site! I'm a sucker for artisan jewelry especially earrings. I have bookmarked this site for future shopping. TFS

Gayle Graverson said...

I love the wooden cedar ladle. It would be an impressive server to have at a party!

Susan said...

I follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook!

Susan said...

I like novica on FB

kimt said...

I am loving the pizza board. Can't wait to try your crust!

Susan said...

I want the amethyst dangle earrings from Bali/Java, and
The living forest earrings from Thailand

Runner123 said...

I love the tiger eye shamballa bracelet. May have to order that for myself. Also loved lots of other jewelry...thanks so much for introducing me to this website! I'd never heard of it!

Runner123 said...

Liked you on Facebook!

Runner123 said...

Liked Novica on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Liked you on Facebook!

MKat at KKsdelights@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the Alpaca sweaters they have on sale. Maybe I could finally have one! Love the recipes!

MKat at KKsdelights@yahoo.com

April G said...

Ooh, I love the Cultured pearl pendant necklace, 'Rainforest Goddess'!

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April G said...

I like Novica on FB.
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Anonymous said...

HI

Wow... there's so much that I like ! Difficult to pick really because there are so many great stuff ! If I'm to choose one.. it will be 100% alpaca poncho, 'Inca Belle

Thank you for the giveaway... Love your pizza..Looks really good

Christine Teo
cteo23@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Followed you and Novica on facebook

Christine

foteinit said...

I love your blog and loved the novica website!
i would love the cute 'Blown glass dessert goblets, 'Sapphire'
Good luck to everyone!:)

f_tsingene@yahoo.gr

The Mommy said...

Wow! There's a ton of neat stuff on that website, but since my boys are really getting into chess, I would pick one of those sets - I really like the Double Strategy with backgammon. Great giveaway! Also, great pizza dough! Do you find it makes the texture a problem when you add herbs?

kim said...

Some fun tableware is on my wishlist, it has been a while since I treated myself to a new serving platter or bowl.

kim said...

follow you on FB

kim said...

liked Novica on FB

Lucas' Mom said...

Thanks for educating me about Novica.... I just spent over 45 minutes on their website checking it out. what an awesome group!
I am particularly fond of Guatemala and found the perfect handbag for myself that immediately went on my wish list. I also took your advice and ordered 2 pizza boards. Not only are they beautiful, but they are made in Guatemala. Love it!!

Vunda Vall said...

i love the mango wood vases from thailand!
dtdady at gmail dot com

Marina said...

Talavera ceramic bowl - so beautiful!

Vunda Vall said...

i like novica on fb too!

Marina said...

Liked Novica on Facebook

Marina said...

Liked Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook

Anonymous said...

So hard to choose! I love the Cultured pearl cross necklace 'Purity'

Jan said...

I would be hard pressed to pick one item. I will have to check this site more closely. Would love the paddle...PLEASE!

Jan said...

I subscribe via email.

kolpin said...

i love the men's alpaca scarf in piura grey

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kolpin said...

Follow Novica on Facebook
daniel budsy

kolpin said...

Follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook
daniel budsy

Vera Khule said...

I would love to get the Opal cocktail ring, 'Blue Promise'.

Vera Khule said...

I follow Novica on Facebook.

Vera Khule said...

I follow Lick The Bowl Good on Facebook.

MimiDeb said...

There are so many wonderful items it's hard to choose! I found a beautiful Lapis lazuli pendant necklace!

dawn keenan said...

I love the peridot cloud necklace.

dawn keenan said...

I follow novica on facebook.

Sheila T. said...

I don't know exactly what the criteria is for the wishlist post but I love this lamp! http://lamps-and-lighting.novica.com/newarrivals/glass-mosaic-table-lamp-moody-blue/211328/

Sheila T said...

I liked Lick the Bowl good on facebook.

Tammigirl said...

I sure like the Sterling silver heart earrings, 'Filigree Heart' from Novica

Tammigirl said...

I like you on facebook tammigirl/ tammi velez

Tammigirl said...

I like Novica on fb

Jessica Chavez said...

I already "liked" Lick the Bowl on FaceBook!

Jessica Chavez said...

I liked Novica on FaceBook!

Jessica Chavez said...

I want the Teak relief panel, 'Floral Suns' so bad I can hardly stand it!!!! Great website!

Jennifer said...

I really like the "Round Dragonfly" ceramic teapot. Very pretty and I'm in need of a teapot!

Jennifer said...

I like Like the Bowl Good on facebook.

Pam said...

No joke I have a list going now for Novica. I'm going with Blown glass dessert goblets, 'Sunset' (set of 6).

Pam said...

I like Novica on FB

Pam said...

I like Lick The Bowl Good on FB

Kathy said...

LIked Novia on FB

Kathy said...

I like the Stone Nativity set.

Anonymous said...

I like the teakwood cutting board.

Eric Risner
musdrum12@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like the men's Alpaca scarf!

Doris

mamansmart@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The ceramic serving dish is cute.

Mariam

mariamt38 (at)yahoo(dot)fr

Anonymous said...

I would love to buy something for my daughter if I won.

Laura Garza

Anonymous said...

I follow you on facebook

Laura Garza

Katie H said...

I liked you on Facebook {ColtonAnd Katie}

coltonandkatie@hotmail.com

Katie H said...

I liked Novica on Facebook {ColtonAnd Katie}

Katie H said...

I LOVE this hammock:
http://hammock.novica.com/swing/cotton-hammock-swing-lifes-a-balance/176887/

Stephanie said...

Swooning over the Mystic Passion bracelet!

Travesti said...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again. Travesti

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