Grilled Pizza


Our family loves homemade pizza; but when the days grow more hot and humid, I just don’t feel like turning the oven to 500° for an hour or more. The solution: grilled pizza! Here’s the method I like to use.


Make sure you have all your toppings ready. Preheat your grill on high. Roll your dough out thinly. Grease a piece of aluminum foil that’s a little larger than your dough. Transfer your dough to the foil and place on a pizza peel.

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Grandma’s Cooking School: Homemade Bread & Sweet Rolls

{Grandma’s Cooking School is my chronicles of the informal cooking lessons that my Grandma graciously decided to give us girls. I have compiled a list of all the lessons so far. Enjoy!}

I am at a loss for words to describe these delicious creations, so I’ll let the photos do (most of) the talking.


Grandma’s homemade bread. Light, flavorful, delicious.


I love Grandma’s flour/baking drawer.


And her cupboards.


Grandma showed us a different way to form loaves: folding!

group4Now, the cinnamon/sticky buns. Much butter is required.


Proofing and baked. Can it get any better than this?

**Next Time on Grandma’s Cooking School: Apple Strudel**

Here is the list of our lessons so far.

17 Responses to “Grandma’s Cooking School: Homemade Bread & Sweet Rolls”

  1. I’ve missed your updates! Come back soon :)

  2. Natalie says:

    I love following your blog! Many of your posts remind me of my own experiences… especially Grandma’s homemade bread :) Your pictures are incredible and as usual everything looks delicious! Keep up the awesome posts. Thank you.

  3. Melanie says:

    My bread never turns out like Grandma’s! Does she use gluten?

  4. Erica Lea says:

    Melanie: No, I don’t believe she uses gluten. Seems like magic, eh?

  5. Kitty says:

    I love what you are doing. My friends and I always talk about how we miss our mother’s home cooking and how we wish we haven’t written down their recipes. Your “Grandma’s Cooking School” is brilliant! I wish I had the sensibility to have done the same thing.

  6. Jo says:

    Yum! I would like one of those cinnamon rolls now, please :)

  7. Hannah says:

    i absolutely love this series!!

  8. Laura West says:

    I just discovered your site on Tastespotting. What a joy! You are an amazingly talented young woman. I love making family recipes and recipes friends have given me from their families…so much history lies behind a recipe. Your kind and loving nature shines through!

  9. Sue says:

    Just found you via Tasty Kitchen..that top photo of your bread is so beautiful!!! I’ll add you to my reader :-) Congrats on your two year anniversary too :-) Your photos and recipes are lovely!!

  10. Mariaq says:

    Baking with loved ones makes the product even more tasty! What a great post!

  11. pambala says:

    Oh, your photography is gorgeous! That shot of the loaf of bread is beautifully lighted and I’m sure you edited it just right!!

    Nice website! I’m looking forward to trying your recipes! I found you on Tasty Kitchen.


  12. rita says:

    i love your blog! keep it up. these recipes are wonderful. grandmas, rock! thanks for sharing. i’ll be sure to try these lovely bread/rolls.

  13. kathy juarez says:

    just found your blog love it…. would you mind sharing the name of the cook book your grandma is holding in the pick it looks like her loving hands have made many recipes from it .

  14. Kathy Green says:

    What a wonderful tribute to your Grandmother. I regret not knowing how to REPLICATE my Mom’s PIZZA – the BEST ever! Thanks for sharing.

  15. shivani says:

    lovely bread n rolls. wonderful way to show ur love to ur grandmother.
    are the recipes available on the site. i would live to try the both the bread n the rolls. the bread has risen beautifully.

  16. Erica Lea says:

    shivani: Unfortunately the recipes are not available. Grandma would like to keep the recipes in the family.

  17. Holly says:

    Where is the recipie link? The pics are great but I need the recipies.