Happy Weekend!

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Today and tomorrow are 2 very specials days…today is National Donut Day, and tomorrow is Reg’s birthday! We get to spend the weekend together with our guys, good roomies and delicious food – aka the perfect birthday. We’re hoping to pop over to Harpoon for a brewery tour on Sat, have a fancy-pants seafood dinner that night, and enjoy another tasty brunch on Sunday morning. Cheers to that!

cct // How two Etsy sellers are revolutionizing female nudity

rkv // Because I have no shame when it comes to getting free stuff — 18 free things you can get on your birthday

cct // I’m attending 2 weddings in 1 day this summer (!!) and have been searching for a dress. I’ve been debating Rent The Runway, have any of you guys used it before?? I have my eye on this dress and this dress!

rkv // I’ve had a handful of life changes going on recently, and have been feeling like my brain just can’t calm down because of it. I mentioned it to Christa and she sent me this helpful little article.

cct// Adorable & delicious looking vanilla tapioca pudding with floral sprinkles

rkv // The perfect cheese for your zodiac sign

cct// DIY painted cat nails?! The cutest!

rkv // Speaking of nails, I’m very into this color and this color for the summer months


PS. Did you guys get a chance to hear our interview on The Dinner Special podcast?? Learn all about how we met, our favorite places to grab a bite in our two cities, and what our last meal would be (hint — it’s covered in cheese and sauce)!


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Happy Weekend!

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Happy Valentine’s Day weekend, friends! Hope you’re all staying toasty out there with the ones you love! What’re your plans for the weekend? Ours will likely involve a whole lotta flannel, because it is freezing out there! We may both attempt to go sledding, depending on the weather, because there is ANOTHER potential blizzard heading our way… I just don’t even know what to say any more.

Have a fantastic weekend! PS I want that thumb ring.

rkv // this little list on how to make some mulla on Ebay is so great! I think I may actually give it a go!

cct // baha nail color names are pretty ridiculous

rkv // I found this post on Valentine’s Day from a dude’s perspective to be pretty cute — go figure they all involve being low-key and just spending time with another. Sounds about right, considering my guy and I will be enjoying a wonderful pizza dinner for two 🙂

cct // Well this sounds delicious! Fried lemons, who knew?!

rkv // Om nom nom homemade chia seed jam

cct // I see a fun typography project this spring, anyone have a blank wall?

rkv // The best way to reheat a slice of pizza. Man, I talk about pizza a lot, huh?

cct // I’m all ears on help in the landing-a-great-job department, and these tips are very insightful! I can’t wait to see what else she’s got to share!

Love & Cheese

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It ain’t easy being cheesy. Actually, I take that back. It’s super easy, and much advised. We here at G&M take great pride in our adoration of cheese in all regards, and embrace it to the fullest. With not just one, but TWO snow days so far this week, and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we figured it was the perfect opportunity for cheesy heart-shaped pepperoni pizza!

These little beauties aren’t rocket science to make, and they’re sure to make your valentine this year swoon.

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Ingredients
(makes two thin-crust pizzas)

1 package of pizza dough (note — it’s easier to roll out at room temp)
3 cups shredded mozzarella
1 cup shredded parmesan
1 cup tomato sauce
1 package of turkey pepperoni
Roughly 1/2 cup flour for stretching the dough

Tools

  • Kitchen scissors
  • Rolling pin
  • Pizza pan — we’re huge fans of this perforated style pan, which will make your crust nice & crispy
  • Oil brush

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To Make

Using your kitchen scissors, begin to make your roni-hearts. This will take a few minutes, so take a seat and throw on some music. Once your desired amount of roni is made, you can begin on the pizzas.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

To roll your dough (the basics, for beginner rollers):

On a flat clean counter space, disperse some flour for dough rolling. Cut your dough in half with a sharp knife. Taking one of the dough balls, put a small amount of flour around the outside of the dough. Gently pat the dough ball into an even sphere. Once rounded, use your palms to flatten it out, and your thumbs to stretch it into a small flat circle. Place your flat dough on the floured surface, and begin using your rolling pin to flatten and stretch. Be sure to alternate the sides you stretch, to get a nice even circle. Once you’ve rolled it out as much as you can, stretch the rest by hand. Putting your hands in two fists facing each other, place the center of your stretched dough on top. Starting from the center and gently working your way outward, begin stretching, moving the dough around your fists in a circular motion (be patient with this, dough is an art!) Once you’ve reached the outer edges, you can stretch the edges of the dough to let it sag in front of you. After a few minutes of stretching, your pizza should be about 12″ across. Don’t worry if it rips, you can fold it on top of itself.

To make the pizza:

  • Lightly coat your pan in a little olive oil and place your stretched dough on the pan.
  • Put a light coating of olive oil on top of the pizza, focusing on the crust, so it gets nice and golden.
  • Put a couple tablespoons of tomato sauce on the dough and evenly spread.
  • Evenly spread 1/2 of your mozz and parm onto the dough, then place your pepperonis
  • Bake for about 12 minutes until cheese is bubbling and browned
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving

All done! Serve it up with a nice chilled beer and have yourself a nice cheesy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Weekend!

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With an unexpected day off on Monday (MLK, Jr. Day), we’re seeing some cooking and cleaning in our future. We’re finally pulling ourselves back together after the whirlwind of the holidays, so this extra day will certainly be helpful! Hope you all have a good one!

cct // Because you know how much we love pizza… 22 Ways to Turn Basically Every Food into Pizza. (also this <3)

rkv // We were feeling on the new Belle & Sebastian in our office yesterday, give it a listen!

cct // Continuing to use your student ID is one of the best things you can do for yourself these days! Di$counts!

rkv // Ok, so I know we’re supposed to be doing that whole “better, healthier me” thing this month and all… but these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are really low in fat! 🙂

cct // I’m all about finding healthy and delicious breakfast these days, and this sounds amazing!

rkv // We’re only like a third of the way through winter, and I’m already getting a little stir crazy, especially with my apartment design — I think I need a bit of a refresh!

cct // I’ve been itching to do a fun and quick(ish) DIY – this, this & this sound fun!

rkv // I’ve been wanting to share a feature of my home with you guys for a while now (though that would involve a bit of a cleaning overhaul…), so I found these tips on shooting interiors very helpful!

October Pizza Club // Luna Pizza

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Our Pizza Club meeting at Luna Pizza was a success (as we expected!). Kait and I have been fans of Luna for awhile now, and wanted to pass along our beloved white pizza to Lauren & Nina. It was dark out by the time we were able to get out of work, so unfortunately no outside pics, and the lighting was pretty dim inside (as you probably can tell), alas only a couple pictures this time.

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Kait and I both ordered a white pizza, mine with broccoli and hers gluten free with spinach – and they did not disappoint. There is another Luna Pizza in Avon, and I would come in for slices of white on my lunch break far too often. Personally I’m not a fan of Luna’s sauce and cheese ratio (way more sauce then cheese), so I stick to the white.

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This is Kait’s favorite gluten free crust in the area, so she was game to eat here. It isn’t too sweet and always cooked well. A 5 out of 5 for Kait!

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Lauren & Nina split a medium clam pizza and while it was definitely good, it wasn’t their favorite. As you can see, it was chock full of clams – almost too many clams. And there wasn’t enough cheese for these cheese lovers. Overall they enjoyed it, but might consider something else next time.

We had a lovely evening chatting away, and inhaling pizza  – so we give Luna 4 stars!

Happy Weekend

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With Saturday already being February (!!) all we’ve been seeing is pink, pink pink for Valentine’s Day. Is it sad that we’re almost over pink already and the holiday hasn’t even began? That’s why we liked this picture…it’s definitely pink, but it’s also weirdly dramatic and edgy. But don’t worry, we’re not completely done with Valentine’s Day quite yet…we’ll have some VDay related posts for you in the coming weeks! Until then, have a fabulous, weekend, enjoy the Super Bowl if that’s your thing, and check out our Friday links…

cct // since it’s the last day of January this image is very fitting! I see them as salt image interpretations…the concrete outside is pretty crazy looking these days!

rkv // this diy seems a little labor intensive, but it’s just so pretty!

cct // I just need to gloat for a second – my Uncle Pat was nominated for an Oscar for his Visual Effects work in Star Trek into Darkness, so great!

rkv // found out about some free fonts thanks to Cupcakes and Cashmere!

cct // I’m just gonna keep this donut theme rolling…totally into this shirt

rkv // probably making this pizza with the leftover gorgonzola in my fridge

cct // this quote really resonates with me, and if you haven’t checked out The EveryGirl career profiles, you should- they’re incredibly inspiring

rkv // awesome site for some free vintage printables I’m planning to frame