All Things Cozy
January 8, 2018
Harry: Sweater: Someone knitted this for us. Linked a similar sweater here . This site has adorable personalized baby sweaters!) Pants: Baby Gap
Blankets: Pottery Barn c/o (full collection of faux fur blankets and pillows here), Nordstrom Rack, Anthropologie
Fox Slippers: Stubbs & Wootton
The recent frigid weather has inspired me to put together a post of all things cozy! I’ve been content just staying home with Harry and Kiel to read by the fire, watch the Crown, play board games, and cook easy but delicious meals.
I posted our skillet pizza and waffle breakfast on my Instastory but thought I would share the images here. The Lodge cast iron pan is one of the most used items in my kitchen. I’m always looking for new recipes and couldn’t resist trying out a skillet pizza after I came across a picture of one on Pinterest. Since Harry was born I haven’t had as much time to cook. The pizza recipe was really simple. It took less than ten minutes to prepare. For those interested I used this recipe:
- Pizza dough (or skip step 1 and use store bought pizza dough)
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
- 2 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
- 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Vegetable-oil cooking spray
- 1/2 Cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese
- 4 oz. pepperoni
- Optional: 1 cup vegetable toppings (i.e. cherry tomatoes, onions, green peppers, mushrooms),
- Optional: Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese or fresh basil
a large bowl, combine molasses and yeast with 1 1/3 cups lukewarm
water. Stir. Set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add salt and oil
and stir. In a separate bowl, mix flours together. Add yeast mixture to
flours and stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms.
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Coat a 10″ cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) with 1/2
tablespoon of oil. You can also run a garlic clove around for seasoning.
- Divide the overnight pizza dough in half (or remove your store-bought pizza dough from the can).
- Take half of the pizza dough (or all of your store bought dough) and
place it into the seasoned skillet. Spread it around the bottom of the
skillet with your fingers and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5
inches. Let the dough rest for a few minutes while preparing the rest
of your toppings.
- Add the pizza sauce.
- Sprinkle all the mozzarella cheese.
- Top with pepperoni and any other toppings you desire.
- Bake the pizza for about 15-18 minutes or until the crust has browned
and the cheese has a few browned spots (rotate the skillet half way
through the cooking time).
- Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven onto a heatproof surface and enjoy you skillet pizza!
Kiel and I are obsessed with the Breville Waffle Maker. We use it to make waffles more often than I would like to admit. It’s always fun to experiment with different toppings. This particular waffle maker is simple to use and the clean up is easy. We purchased the one that makes four waffles at a time.
Lastly I shared a few cozy cottages that I came across on our recent trip to New Hampshire. There is nothing more dreamy this time of year than staying at a cozy cabin with a roaring fire, mountain view, warm blankets, and a pile of good books. (In case you were wondering I’m currently reading Sheryl Sandberg Lean In. I received it as a gift two years ago and recently discovered it on my shelf.)