How to Season a Pizza Stone

After sharing our family pizza night post, I received a few questions about how we seasoned our pizza stone.  Fortunately, we just purchased the pizza stone and I took some photos of the process.

I purchased the Big Green Egg pizza stone for my hubby for Christmas along with a table for the smoker.  When the table and stone were being delivered, the BGE authorized dealers gave me 2 tips that have helped a ton in our pizza making journey.  The first noted that we never want to soak the pizza stone or wash it with water.  The stone is very porous and when wet, could shatter under the extreme heat.  The second is that we should season our stone before using it.

I did some research online and there seems to be a difference of opinion on this matter. Some people believe that the stone does not need to be seasoned and the act of heating/cooking on the stone will allow natural seasoning over time.  There are also those that believe a seasoned stone will create a better cooking process and prevent the pizza dough from sticking to the stone.  We decided to season the stone and I am so happy that we did! Here are the steps to seasoning your own pizza stone at home.

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I have been blogging off and on for about 13 years now and I truly love everything about it.  The blog has changed a lot over the years but it has always been something in my life I can visit when I am feeling inspired or lost.  It gives me a home and a space to share what is important to me! I have also been so fortunate to have met so many amazing people over the course of my blogging journey.  I am so grateful to everyone that reads my blog, follows me on my social media channels and supports this little business of mine.

For those of you that I haven’t met, I thought I would share 5 facts about me.  I hope you will do the same and share something about yourself below! Thanks again and it’s so nice to meet you!

  • I have an irrational fear of broken glass.  When I was 5 years old, I was helping my dad take out the trash and a large piece of broken glass had punctured the bag.  I ended up with many stitches and a lifetime of awkward moments in restaurants.
  • I had a pet snake in college.  I will use the term snake very loosely as it was a small pink corn snake named Chanel.  She was about the size of a no.2 pencil. I bought her as a birthday present to myself and she was a hit in my college apartment.
  • I can’t stand olives. I don’t know why because I will eat and try almost anything, but the flavor and texture are definitely not my jam. I have been known to tell restaurants I am allergic to avoid any possible slip-up.
  • I can’t drink caffeine.  This is a tough one for me and if you have followed me for a while, you might know that I struggle with energy because of it.  About 12 years ago I realized that caffeine was a trigger for my migraines and once I stopped, they basically went away.  Worth it, but oh so hard.
  • I teach English to kids in China. I have been working with a company called VIPKID for about a year and a half now and it has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself and for my family.  Not only do I get to meet amazing kids every day, but I also make extra income and work from my home.  I will be sharing a full blog post with my experience soon!

And just a couple things you probably do know about me.

  • I love pink.  Seriously, give me all. the. pink.
  • I love champagne. 
  • I have 2 kiddos, Brayden (5) and Hayes (3)
  • I have the most amazing and supportive husband and we have been together 13 years.  Blog post on how we met coming soon!

See you next time, friends!

The Cutest Zip Pouch {What I’m Currently Loving}

If you are anything like me, you are always looking for ways to keep things organized.  I have definitely jumped on the Marie Kondo wagon and I have been getting rid of so many things around the house and only keeping things in my life that “spark joy.”

In my process of getting rid of things, I decided to finally tackle my cluttered and disorganized make-up cabinet.  I got rid of so many products that I didn’t use and it feels so amazing to only have the products that I love and that make me feel my best.  In my process of re-organizing, I was thrilled to use my new Carrie Dunham leather zipper pouch for my favorite lipsticks.

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Our Top 3 Family-Friendly Florida Weekend Getaways {Travel Tuesday}

For our family, 2019 is the year of experiences.  We have been through a lot the past 5 years and during those struggles, we have truly realized what is important to us.  Instead of toys or trinkets, we have decided that we want our family to get out more and explore this beautiful world we live in.  Specifically, we want to explore more of our gorgeous state of Florida.  Florida is such a huge state with some of the most breathtaking beaches, parks, springs and experiences.  We can’t wait to share with you some of our destinations and why we love them.  To get started, I have shared our top 3 Florida destinations we have already experienced as a family.  There are so many more we want to visit and I am so excited to add to this list!

30a – 30a has a special place in my heart and will always be my number 1 for family-friendly Florida destinations.  I grew up near-by in Destin, Florida and there is something about 30a that always makes me smile.  The beaches are gorgeous, the food is delicious and the small neighborhoods up and down 30a are truly magical.  I highly recommend staying at WaterColor Inn and Resort.  In addition to saying at a fantastic resort, your family can also bike to nearby Seaside for a day full of homemade ice cream, the best grilled cheese and a fun day of shopping.  WaterColor Inn and Resort is located directly on the beach and even has a kid’s club for your littles!

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Pizza Night on the Big Green Egg {Family-Friendly Recipe}

Making pizza for the Big Green Egg

I remember when I was younger my mom would set up a “pizza bar” for dinner where we would create our own pizzas on english muffin halves.  It was so fun adding the toppings and eating our unique creations. I wanted to recreate this for my own kiddos and I thought that using the Big Green Egg would be the perfect way to give our pizza night an upgrade.

You can absolutely make these in your oven or even use pre-baked crust, to save time.  We have been looking for more ways to incorporate the BGE into our weeknight meals and once you have had grilled pizzas, you will never go back.

Homemade pizza ingredients

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