I’ve mentioned this before, but on my 19th birthday, my mom passed down to me her collection of most coveted recipes.
I have several favorite recipes from this collection, but one I have made with great frequency lately is her focaccia bread recipe. It may seem a bit overwhelming since it has so many ingredients, but most of them are herbs that you more than likely already have in your cupboard. If you like bread and Italian flavors… you will adore this recipe.
This recipe is great just as it is, but one of my favorite things to do with focaccia bread is to use it as pizza crust! We did this all the time when I was a teenager and it has just stuck. For two pizza crusts I split the dough in half after it rises, leave off the oil and cheese, and prebake 8-9 minutes. I add my sauce, toppings, and cheese then pop them back in the oven for another 5-6 minutes or until the cheese is melty goodness. Trust me, it is oh-so-good.
And since I started this post with a picture of me with my mom… I thought I’d end it the same way.
This was just before I walked down the aisle nearly five years ago. One of the few pictures of I have of just me and my mom. Most shots I have with her have at least one of my sisters in it as well. But I adore my sisters so I’m not complainin’!
Aaaaaand in other SUPER EXCITING news… check out this email I got from Sallie Mae:
That’s right! All my student debt (both undergrad and graduate school) is entirely paid off! We are nearly done with Christopher’s undergraduate loans as well. Then we’ll tackle his grad school debt and be totally done with our school debt! Hooray!