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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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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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5 Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

If you are anything like me, you are always looking for creative ways to get your kids to eat healthy.  If my kids had their choice, they would literally eat macaroni and cheese every day of life.  My husband and I usually cook our own meal after the kids go to bed (yay Home Chef and meal delivery services!) so I am always hunting for easy and delicious dinners for the kids.  I have rounded up some of my favorites that the kids love.  Comment below with some of your favorite kid-friendly meals!

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites

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Six Budget-Friendly Champagnes you Need for your Next Celebration

Any type of celebration can be considered incomplete without a bottle of Champagne to mark the occasion. Weddings, birthdays, proposals, promotions: all occasions to pop a bottle of bubbly. Champagne and celebration can be considered virtually synonymous.

I am most certainly a lover of a chilled glass of bubbly; I also appreciate quality and substance. That being said, not everyone can afford to crack open a bottle of Dom when their anniversary rolls around. A great bottle of Champagne doesn’t have to break the bank, that’s why I’ve put together this list of some of the most deliciously well-made bottles you can find, all under $40. If you ask me, that’s cause for celebration, am I right?

Best Cheap Champagne

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No Added Sugar or Flour Muffins {Toddler Recipes}

It is SO hard for me to find healthy-ish snacks for my kids and with school starting tomorrow I have been trying to come up with things to send in their lunch boxes that will fill my kiddos up without all of the sugar.  I came across this muffin recipe and my kids love them! I added dried cranberries and they were a huge hit.

My favorite part about this recipe is that the flour is actually ground up rolled oats.  They add such a nutty flavor to the muffins.

Oatmeal and Cranberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups ground toasted old-fashioned oats (I put them in my blender until they were flour consistency)

1 cup of whole old-fashioned oats

2-3 large overripe bananas

2 large eggs lightly beaten

1/3 cup of honey

3/4 cup of almond milk

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup of dried cranberries

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mash bananas well (I use my mixer to get out all lumps)
  • Add eggs, honey, milk and vanilla and mix to combine
  • Add all of the dry ingredients and mix
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Stir in dried cranberries
  • Pour muffin mixture into muffin tin lined with wrappers about 3/4 way full
  • Bake at 350 for about 23 minutes

I would love for you to share your favorite snacks and recipes for kids in the comments below!

I found this recipe on Bren Did and she has some other AMAZING muffin recipes!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo