I love anything and everything pizza and I have several recipes on my website for homemade pizza, even deep-dish pizza. A couple of years ago, I shared a recipe here with everyone for homemade pizza and sauce, but I have experimented even more over those last couple of years and have slightly changed up the recipe. This recipe is even easier than the original one I shared with everyone and can be doubled or even tripled with ease. Just follow the recipe and I promise that you will end up with a delicious pizza crust. You can brush the crust with garlic butter, if desired but it is really not necessary. I have actually used this recipe in my “dessert pizza”, where I brush the entire crust with cinnamon and sugar before topping with all sorts of brownie pieces, gummy worms, ice cream and other toppings. That is another column though.

My new, updated, pizza sauce recipe is really easy. You simply combine 15 oz tomato sauce with 6 oz of tomato paste, 2 tablespoons oregano, 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon garlic salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and ½ teaspoon white granulated sugar. It is so delicious! You can adjust the measurements according to your own tastes for this recipe and you can even store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. If, alfredo, is what you would like to top your pizza with, you can make homemade alfredo sauce too, just as easy. Add 1 stick of butter to a skillet with 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream. Stir and cook together for about 2 minutes, over low heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons of garlic, minced with ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper and 2 cups grated parmesan cheese. Once to a boil, continuing stirring and then remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly before topping on your pizza or using as desired.

Blaise Doubman, of Kennard, is an Indiana University graduate. He invites readers to visit his website at: TRAIL BLAISE (http://trailblaise.com). He loves to hear from his readers and can be contacted via the contact page found directly on his website.