In the story, "Part One: Christmas Garden" of the Martin & Sylvia's Christmastime Collection, Martin and Sylvia decide they want to construct the family's traditional winter garden without any help. Daddy is hesitant – building the spiral shaped stone path can be complicated and exhausting. But brother and sister are undaunted, and Martin—in charge of the stones—finds out what it is to meet a challenge with determination and creativity.
As anyone who has built a stone garden knows, moving rocks is hard work that builds up a big appetite. I hope that when Martin and Sylvia finished their garden, Momma and Daddy had something warm and delicious waiting for them inside. Perhaps something in a spiral shape, even — to commemorate their effort — like these hearty pizza spirals?
Warm and satisfying, these pizza spirals can be made with homemade or store-bought dough.
While you need to keep the toppings fairly simple—they fall apart when overloaded—you can also customize the toppings to match your favorite type of pizza. We love Hawaiian pizza at our house, so that's what this recipe calls for, but you could certainly sub a handful of sausage for the ham or maybe pesto sauce instead of tomato.
Fresh out of the oven, these make a terrific lunch after a morning of moving stones or even just raking leaves. Enjoy!
1 unbaked pizza crust
⅔ cup of your favorite tomato sauce
7 slices ham
1 cup shredded mozzarella
½ cup pineapple chunks
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Arrange the rolls on parchment paper in a casserole dish, and bake for 25-30 minutes. Let them cool just a little before you dig in!
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The Sparkle Kitchen Series is created by Meryl Carver-Allmond.
Meryl lives in a hundred-year-old house near the prairie with her sweet husband, two preschoolers, one puppy, one gecko, and about ten chickens. While she's been writing since she could pick up a pen, in recent years she's discovered the joy of photography, too. She feels lucky to be able to combine those skills, along with a third passion — showing people that cooking for themselves can be healthy and fun — in her Sparkle Kitchen posts.