The pizza truly surprised me. I always prefer to make my dough from scratch because it 1. tastes better, and 2. is less expensive. It does take more time and planning. I've started to become a big fan of the bread cookbook I have: Artesian Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Their website has a lot of sweet eats, too. If you check it out, let us know if you find any good recipes in the comments section.
I decided to try something very new while I was grocery shopping that morning: olive tapenade as the sauce. So I made two halfsie pizzas. JV's homemade pie had BBQ sauce, BBQ chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese on one side; the other side had marinara sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, meatless meatballs, and fresh mozzarella cheese. My homemade pie had olive tapenade, a few sprinkles of olive oil, and fresh mozzarella cheese on one side; the other side had marinara sauce, mushrooms, meatless meatballs, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese.
All of my ingredients, except the BBQ sauce that was a gift, came from Trader Joe's. Their meatless meatballs are healthy and great to keep in the freezer. Even JV will eat them, which means they taste close enough to the real deal.