The pizza in the photo above is a pizza I made. When I made this pizza, I had no idea there was a day celebrating pizza makers. I make my own dough, but I use pre-made sauce. My family loves my pizza. But whether you pull out a frozen pizza and pop it in the oven or make everything from scratch, you can celebrate the day with the delicious pizza of your choice.
Pizza making started in Naples, Italy, centuries ago. The flatbread covered in different toppings was an inexpensive meal for the working poor. When Neapolitans immigrated to the United States, they brought pizza making with them. Pizzas actually became more popular in the US than in Italy in the early twentieth century. The first pizzeria started in New York City in 1905. Pizza eventually became popular throughout the US after World War II.
You may be wondering what pizza has to do with romance? As I think back over the books I’ve written, I know many of my heroes and heroines share a pizza at some point in the story. Also, in my upcoming book, Puppy Love and Christmas Joy, the hero’s mission is to put his family’s Italian restaurant on a solid financial footing. He wants to buy a wood-fired pizza oven for the restaurant and add pizza to the menu. He has an ally in one cute little girl, who loves pizza.
Puppy Love and Christmas Joy is the fourth book in my Happiness in Hallburg series, which features a puppy and a child who are intent on matchmaking. Puppy Love and Christmas Joy is ready for pre-order at the bargain price of 99 cents. The book will release on November 21, 2023. You can find buy links below.
Here are all the books in the series.
Are you a pizza maker? What is your favorite kind of pizza? I will give away an ebook copy of the first book in the series, Puppy Love and Mistletoe, to one person who leaves a comment.
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