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Scotty 2 Hottie

May 14, 2014


One of J and my favorite date night spots is a place called Oak & Rye… sadly we have spread the word TOO well and have a very hard time getting in there in a timely matter now (le sigh).

We love pretty much everything on their menu, but we both agree the “Scottie 2 Hottie” pizza takes the cake.  So when we can’t eat the real stuff, I did the next best thing, and tried my hand at a easy, make-at-home version that can tide us over until we are willing to wait out the hour+ wait.


Scotty 2 Hottie

  • Premade pizza dough (or make your own… I’m not that ambitious)
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Sopressata (you can get this at most artisan grocery stores or Italian delis – but pepperoni does the trick too!)
  • Mozzarella (I use a log, not shredded)
  • Basil
  • Sliced pepperoncinis
  • Honey
  1. Prebake the crust for 10 minutes at 475 degrees (or according to the dough’s instructions) until golden brown (I feel like in the movies that they always put toppings on raw pizza dough – DON’T DO IT. I always end up with raw pizza… yuck).
  2. Remove crust from oven and top with pizza sauce, sliced mozzarella and Sopressata.
  3. Bake 5 more minutes or until cheese has melted.
  4. Remove from oven and top with basil leaves and drained pepperoncini slices.
  5. Bake pizza for 2-3 more minutes.
  6. Remove pizza from oven and drizzle with honey.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!

* the key to ingredient amounts is totally up to preference… just beware the pepperoncini’s have a bit of heat, so use less if you prefer more mild food














Holiday Stain Removal Guide

December 12, 2013

We’ve all experienced the red wine spill on your gorgeous silk blouse, spaghetti dripping on your white tee… but by the time you’ve  figured out how to treat it, it’s soaked in a ruined your outfit!  Well look no further – memorize this chart and be ready to defend yourself against any holiday cocktail party mishaps!

Holiday Stain Guide

*with dry clean only items, try to contain the stain from spreading by absorbing liquid with a clean cloth or sprinkling with cornstarch (brush away powder of absorption).  Take to a dry cleaner as soon a possible.

Tip: If you are accident prone – think about packing a travel sized bottle of diluted detergent in your purse… never hurts to plan ahead 🙂