Having a pizza party with family is a great experience for kids of all ages, especially when making your own pizza dough.  Preparing dough is a perfect activity for youngsters who want to help out measuring ingredients and kneading the dough.  Here is our tried and tested Perfect Pizza Dough recipe.  You can make it ahead of time and keep it handy in the fridge or freezer for quick meals on those extra-busy days.   This recipe makes enough dough for 2 large or 4 small individual pizzas or 8 pizza pockets.

The great thing about pizza is that everyone in the family can make it to their own liking.  Kids can decorate their own pizzas with their favourite ingredients and can turn them into pizza faces or pizza pockets.

Gather all the ingredients your family likes and set it up ahead of time in small bowls.  Grate your own cheese or buy it already grated; mozzarella works best but can be mixed with cheddar, Monterey Jack or whatever cheese you have on hand, including goat cheese or Parmesan.  Choose a variety of toppings including mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, tomatoes, pineapple, pepperoni, ham, etc. Explore other ingredients too including thinly sliced precooked potatoes, artichokes or even anchovies.

Once your pizza or pizza pockets are done – set up the table with a tablecloth and enjoy the conversation.

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