little foodies: pizza

Images by Small Fry Contributor Alyssa Vincent Photography.

Cooking with kids is a topic we are excited to explore in our new “Little Foodies” series each month! Our boys enjoy it so much, and we love finding delicious recipes that they can get their hands on. We’ve found if they play a part in the process they also can’t wait to eat it, which gives us opportunities to introduce them to new ingredients and cuisines! Case in point: Our Juicing 101 post, (yep, that’s Hayes drinking beets.)

Photography by Alyssa Vincent

For this month’s Little Foodies adventure, Culinary Crafts had us over to make every kid’s favorite: pizza! Chef Marco Niccoli showed us the ropes, alongside his darling sous chef and daughter, Luna. We all had a blast!

Marco set us up with the most beautiful gourmet ingredients for our pizzas. Fresh mozzarella, salami, Italian ham, short rib, sun dried tomatoes, zucchini, artichoke hearts, butternut squash, arugula, fresh tomatoes, carmelized onions and garlic infused oil to top it all off. Are you hungry yet?Photography by Alyssa Vincent
Here’s how we did it:
1. Flour your cutting board and lightly spread out your pizza dough.

2. Use a rolling pin to spread it out about the width of a soccer ball for a personal sized pizza.

3. Toss in the air with the glee a la Quinn Rammell and sheer concentration of one Dash Christensen.
Photography by Alyssa Vincent
4. Once your dough is rolled out you can either top it with a tomato marinara, Alfredo sauce, or garlic infused oil.
Photography by Alyssa Vincent
5. Once you’ve selected your toppings it’s ready for the oven! Marco’s tip: leave off all fresh greens like arugula or watercress so they don’t burn!

6. Stick the pizza pies in a 400 degree oven for 8-10 minutes and enjoy!
Photography by Alyssa Vincent

 We’re so grateful to Marco and Culinary Crafts for hosting us and creating such a memorable afternoon for us and the boys. If you need the best for your next catered event, Culinary Crafts is it! They’re food is always beautiful and always delicious.

Also, huge thank you to Alyssa Vincent for these gorgeous images. She is unbelievable, right?


  • jesse
    March 7, 2013 at 8:40 am

    so much fun! i love getting atticus involved in cooking, he is so much more likely to eat that way:)

  • Julie
    March 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Love homemade pizza, especially when it is made with fresh ingredients from my garden.
    What recipe for the pizza dough did you use?

  • Laura Coggins
    March 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    That photo of Dash is incredible!

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