Cooking Fun for Kids {perfect pizza at home}

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Recently I was asked to take a look at a few classes from an amazing website called Craftsy. I am excited to share those classes with you here over the next year. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I heard of Craftsy. I didn’t expect to find such an extraordinary resource. But it is really an invaluable wealth of information. Click here to take this class with Craftsy for FREE!

Cooking Fun with Kids - Perfect Pizza at Home

There is one food that seems to be loved by everyone. Pizza. I love pizza and so do my kids. But not all pizza is created equal. Once you have tasted pizza from an Italian brick oven, or spent the time to make your own pizza at home, you will never go back to "fast food pizza".  So I decided it was time to teach my daughter how to make the perfect pizza. She was so excited and we had so much fun! First, Bella (my ten-year-old daughter) and I spent time watching the class, learning how to make the perfect pizza and then we got to work in the kitchen! One of my favorite parts of the class was learning how to make the dough. In fact the instructor, Peter Reinhart, suggests that the most important part of the pizza is the crust! I couldn't agree more! Mr. Reinhart shared a few of his favorite crust recipes and then demonstrated exactly how to make the perfect crust (not based on the recipe but based on the technique). That was actually my favorite part of the class. I loved learning some of the secrets to making the perfect dough ball (like using olive oil intermittently in the process) and then turning that into a beautiful crust. The instructor then went on to teach how to make the sauce and put the perfect toppings on. He even included instruction on how to make a delicious Focaccia Bread!

Besides the actual instruction, the biggest take away from this class for me personally was realizing how fun it is to include my children in on cooking classes. It was a great learning experience for both Bella and me, full of information that we will use for years to come. As I am learning ,my children can learn too....and we can have a great activity to enjoy together! Below is a picture of our finished product!

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Craftsy’s, Perfect Pizza at Home class was so good!  This class was so professionally done and easy to understand!

One of the best things about taking the class online, besides the valuable information, was the ability to start the class and pause the class whenever I needed to. When the kids were in bed, or when I had a few minutes during the day to spare, I would sit down and watch a bit of the course in the comfort of my own home. It was so convenient! Craftsy is the perfect solution for us busy moms who want to learn, but don’t have time to leave the house and attend a class.

Here is a little more info about Craftsy:

Craftsy offers online crafting classes, taught by world renowned instructors who love the craft as much as you do. Craftsy classes are online, so they are available to you anytime you want for as long as you want, there are no scheduled class times, so you can enjoy them entirely on your own schedule. Each class is taught by an acclaimed instructor and consists of several hours of HD-quality video content… but Craftsy classes are much more than just a video!

While taking a Craftsy class, you can:

Ask your instructor questions, upload photos, and get personalized responses

Participate in discussions with your classmates

Access supporting class materials – including recipes and helpful tips & tricks

Bookmark your favorite moments in the video so that you can easily re-watch them and take notes that you can refer back to anytime

The great thing about Craftsy is that there is a class for everyone! You can learn knitting, photography, cake decorating, sewing, cooking and more!

Today you can take Craftsy's Perfect Pizza at Home class for FREE! I encourage you to include your older child/children in on this activity. It will definitely be valuable instruction that they will surely use time and time again.

If you are ready to check out Craftsy you can click here to take Perfect Pizza at Home for FREE!!

Blessings,

Ruth Schwenk

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Craftsy. The opinions and text are all mine.