I love pizza! I have for as long as I can remember. My first job in high school was in a pizza restaurant and in college I started baking my own. Coming from a long line of amazing cooks, my mother is my greatest influence. She is the one that taught me to make my own dough and it didn’t take long before I was started making pizza, calzones or stromboli every weekend.

While my husband and I were on our honeymoon I decided I would make 52 different pizzas in 2010. This blog has an entry about each one and as you’ll see, the plan was to create one a week, but I finished in September! The process of creating so many new recipes was tons of fun, but most of all I enjoyed sharing my recipes with my readers and guests to our home.

In 2011, I took on an even bigger challenge. I picked a city, learned what food that city is famous for, and turned that food into a pizza. I created over 20 unique pizzas during this project. For example, Rochester, NY is known for Garbage Plates and Zweigle’s White Hots. Read more about how I turned these Rochester favorites into their own pizza.

In 2012, I focused on testing variations of my crust recipe, perfecting some of my favorite pizzas,  and creating some delicious new ones. I recently had my first child so I don’t expect to make as many pizzas as I have the last few years – maybe I’ll actually cut back to one a week! As always, let me know what you think or if you have any ideas.

Susanne Quagliata

P.S. Be sure to “like” my Facebook page and follow @girlloves_pizza on Twitter!


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  1. Holly Anderson

    I love it, Suzanne! It is such a creative idea! We love pizza, too. The next time you come over, I will share one of our favorites. Though we use Naan bread for the base now, it could easily be adapted, as most great recipes can.

  2. Hi Suzanne and Andrew! What an awesome hobby! I loved reading your blog too. Your pizzas all sound delicous. I will rack my little pea brain for some ideas for you to try out.

  3. the idea is awesome, and the pizzas look delicious! Andrew is such a lucky guy 🙂

    • Thanks Rebecca! Don’t forget you have an open invitation to come out to Rochester for pizza. I would send a pizza with Andrew but I don’t think that would travel to Buffalo very easily!

  4. Great idea for a blog. I too love pizza and wish that I had the time to make it at least once a week. As it is, I’m making pies two to three times per month. I’ve been spending the summer trying to find ways to use our sometimes random CSA veggies on pizza (documented here http://piesinthesky.wordpress.com/) and your unique topping ideas will definitely help.

    • Thanks! Typically I have time to make a pizza at least once a week, but being a teacher I was able to indulge more often this summer. I have also enjoyed receiving random veggies from our food collective, and sometimes it’s quite a challenge figuring out what to do with them. It’s definitely made me more adventurous! Thanks for reading!

  5. The Healthy Italian is amazing (as I enjoy leftovers right now)! Suzanne, you have talent and have inspired me to make one of your pizzas every week! Thanks for having this blog and, even more, for allowing me to share a new pizza experience with you both!

    Hopefully I can be a test subject again soon 🙂

  6. Hi Susanne,
    I write a pizza blog as well and was wondering if you’d like to link to each other’s sites at all? Maybe take a look around and see if you think it would be worthwhile. Thanks!


  7. Hi my name is Name is Michael.The same kid that gave you Omelet pizza.I would like to enter a new type of pizza called Peanutbutter and Jelly pizza. You would make it by cooking 2 pizza crusts, then put peanut butter on the first one, and jelly on the other. Then put the one with jelly on top of the one with peanut butter. I hope you like it!

    • Hi Michael! I remember you, the genius behind omelet pizza. Your peanut butter and jelly pizza sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for reading and for the great ideas!

  8. Hi there! Love the blog, i could eat pizza every night almost, recently built a Wood Fired Oven, will be trying some of these dishes out.

    Also just started my own blog on the food i cook, will definitely have its fair share of pizzas on it


  9. So when I saw you mention your mothers cooking in the bio I remembered the best stromboli I’ve ever had! So I’m sure you’re recipes are awesome. Can’t wait to try my hand at pizza making. Great site!

  10. All is well! Hope you guys are doing well. I’ll get back to you on the Puerto Rico pizza. So many possibilities!

  11. Susanne I love pizza too hehe 🙂 I look forward to following your blog!

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