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August 6, 2010

Guest Post: Mary and Christina’s Pizza

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — marathonmaiden @ 15:00

(First check out the giveaways from Shelby and Marcia)

Hello again from afar! As I’m writing this before I go I can’t really say 100% that I’m having fun but I’m going to anyway because I know I will be:  I’M HAVING SO MUCH FUN. Vacation is something I need to do more often. Yay

Anyway I have another guest post for you.  From the lovely ladies at Sisters Running the Kitchen: Mary and Christina.  They’re such awesome cooks, chefs, runners, bloggers and just good people 🙂 So check them out.  And I’m so glad they agreed to do a post for me because, as the title of their blog suggests, they do a lot of cooking.  I keep saying I’m going to but I never do.  It’s very exciting that I get to feature them!


Pizza night at our house is always a big hit. Instead of ordering pizza, our family likes to make our own. Ever since we can remember our parents have always enjoyed making pizza at home. More recently, we have made a few changes to the way we prepare our pizza and we are coming very close to perfecting it. When we make it at home, we make a variety of kinds to satisfy everyones taste buds. They typically include Plain, Veggie (Broccoli, Spinach, Mushrooms), Sausage, and Pepperoni. Our most recent experimentation included something a bit different this time. We created a pizza with Fig, Caramelized Onion, Ricotta and Gorgonzola with a Balsamic Reduction. This combination turned out so delicious. We found that the various layers of flavors complemented each other very well. This recipe will definitely be in the rotation for our next pizza night.


  • Red Onion, caramelized
  • Dried or Fresh Figs, sliced
  • Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Balsamic Reduction (directions below)
  • Pizza Dough


  • Prepare the pizza dough and shape and roll out to desired thickness.
  • Spread the Ricotta Cheese on the top of the dough.
  • Add the sliced Figs and Caramelized Onions. Click here for directions on how to caramelize onions.
  • Add a hefty drizzle of the Balsamic Reduction on top of the pizza.
  • Place pizza on preheated pizza stone on the highest temperature possible on grill or in oven.
  • About half way to three quarters of the way through cooking, add the crumbled gorgonzola cheese to top of pizza.
  • Cook until crust is browned on top and bottom of pizza.

**To make Balsamic Reduction, simply place about a 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar in a pot. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer on medium heat until liquid is significantly reduced and becoming thicker. Add a pinch of brown sugar. Liquid will thicken up after taken off heat and allowed to cool.

Prior to going on grill.

Do you make any unique pizza combinations or do you have any good ideas for pizza toppings?


  1. I have never tried any unique pizza combos before. Sounds interesting, and YUMMY! I just mozzarrella! (I never spell that word right!)

    Comment by Jess — August 6, 2010 @ 16:59

  2. Their pizza looks scrumdiddly and I’m clicking around their blog as we speak.

    Yaycation! Enjoy the heck out of that!

    Comment by sweatykid — August 6, 2010 @ 17:38

  3. I’ve never tried anything as unique as that on pizza before, I love mushroom and marscapone, yum yum!

    Comment by Laura — August 7, 2010 @ 04:25

  4. […] Mary and Christina shared a fabulous pizza recipe […]

    Pingback by Up For A Breath Of Air « MarathonMaiden's Blog — August 11, 2010 @ 11:07

  5. […] another guest post from Mary and Christina from Sisters Running the Kitchen.  They did a guest post on some awesome pizza while I was away in TX earlier this month and sent me another recipe to try! They’re pretty […]

    Pingback by Guest Post: Mary and Christina’s Portabella Burgers « MarathonMaiden's Blog — August 21, 2010 @ 11:07

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