Saturday, 22 March 2014

Super simple Pizza Dough

Hey guys, how's it going? 

So when it comes to cooking, I guess you could compare me to a picture that a small child colored: you can see they put in a great effort, but it's not a masterpiece you'd want to hang on the wall. Though my cooking skills are almost non existent, it doesn't change the fact that I love spending time in the kitchen. I'm always looking for simple, easy recipes to try out. 

Recently, I thought I'd give homemade pizza dough a try, and the recipe I found is super easy and is basically fool proof, which is a requirement for me. I have a knack for burning everything, but surprisingly, I haven't burnt one pizza yet!  Hopefully you guys will love this recipe as much as I do!! 


1) preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2) mix in a bowl:
    3 cups flour
    1 8 gram packet dry yeast
    2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 cup warm water 



3) lightly dust a baking sheet with flour, then knead the dough for 10 minutes, if its still too sticky, add a bit more flour. Once the consistency is stretchy but not too sticky, start to stretch and roll it out. You can use a rolling pin or just stretch it with your hands 


 
4) cover your pizza dough with sauce and any toppings you'd like. For my pizza, I used sausage, cheese, green pepper and onion. 


5) put your pizza in the oven for about 14 minutes, but for the last 2, turn your oven to broil, to evenly bake the top. Keep an eye on your pizza while it cooks, depending on how thick or thin your crust is, it might cook quicker and you don't want it to burn! 


6) eat and enjoy!! 


Hopefully, if you gave this recipe a try, it turned out as well as mine did! I thought it was pretty simple and an easy last minute dinner idea. It's also a fun dinner to make with kids. So enjoy your pizzas! Thanks for reading! 

~Natalie 

Monday, 17 March 2014

Tips and tricks to become antisocial

Hey guys how's it going? 

Are you thinking about becoming antisocial? Maybe society really pushes your buttons, maybe you're testing out alternative lifestyles, maybe you just need a break from the annoying people around you. Whatever it is, I'm here to help. 
Over the years, I've slowly converted to the antisocial hermit that I am, but believe me, it took practice and commitment. After years of perfecting my techniques, I think I've finally got it! So here we go! 

1) Stop using Facebook. It will tempt you to socialize. Switch to twitter and tumblr. 

This will help your craving for social media, but stop you from talking to people you may know. Follow a bunch of celebrities and obsess over their lives instead of yours. 

2) Take a long time to reply to your texts. This will frustrate whoever's talking to you, and they will eventually give up. It is important to not ignore them altogether, or they will know you don't want to talk to them. This way, they think they're choosing not to talk to you. 

3) Get Netflix. 

Keep in mind, if you're not in this for the long run, only sign up for the free trial, though, I cannot guarantee that you won't get hooked. Netflix is deadly and there is no known cure for this addiction. So sign up at your own risk. 

4) Start a YouTube channel. 

(This step is only for the committed.)

Make videos, and stay up late editing them, repeat. You will soon become sleep deprived. Once this happens, congratulations! You have completed the transition! You are now antisocial! It was a long journey getting to where you are now, but be proud! You did it! 

Enjoy the long nights of surfing tumblr, the awkward conversations with the people you do still interact with, and the peace and quiet. Welcome to my life! Enjoy it!