Monday, July 27, 2020

1st Time Making Homemade Pizza

Making homemade pizza
Katie Bates, Travis Clark, Kelton Balka, Josie Balka

"Honestly, I have made very few things from scratch. I can make a mean frozen pizza, but when Travis said we're going to make some homemade pizza, I don't think he knew what he was in for."
-Katie Bates

They say there's as first time for everything! Katie and Travis recently made their first homemade pizza, with help from Josie and Kelton. The process ends up being harder than they expected, but you'll see the fruits of their labor this Thursday on UPtv (video below).

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Photo/video courtesy of UPtv

38 comments:

  1. These girls are being raised to be homemakers and they've almost never cooked from scratch? I don't understand.

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  2. Homemade pizza is SO good, but it sure is time-consuming if you make everything from scratch. Totally worth it, though.

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  3. We make homemade pizza all the time (our own dough), and my guess is that they needed to let the dough rest a little while before rolling it. If it doesn’t roll easily, a short rest of 5 mins can make the dough more pliable. Stretching it (as they were doing at the end) with your fingers can help, too. It’s a creative way to hang out while making dinner together! And I hope that someone gives Josie a rolling pin for her birthday because every kitchen needs one. :)

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    1. Maybe someone could give Kelton one.

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  4. I suppose with that many kids to feed, you resort to stuff that's easy to throw together- canned or boxed ingredients, frozen ready-to-eat meals, etc. If you've had homemade pizza, you won't go back to frozen!

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    1. I love homemade pizza, but it does take a long time to make. We found a frozen pizza we love, so that's our usual go-to.

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    2. 9:14 - which frozen pizza do you love. I’m always in the market for good frozen pizza.

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    3. My family loves Connie's and Screaming Sicilian, and I love Against the Grain (gluten free).

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    4. Thanks. I’ll check those out.

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  5. Homemade pizza can be tricky (the dough part). Practice makes progress!

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  6. She doesn’t own a rolling pin???

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  7. They needed to allow that dough to rise and never over work dough!

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  8. Sorry but those 2 sisters looks like they have over processed there hair

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    1. Is this a post about hair?

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    2. @4:18 - Their hair is clearly shown in the picture and video, so yes, you could say that this post involves hair. Op is right, their hair doesn’t look that good.

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    3. Yes, I think so too! They need the help of an expert (I realize they are cosmetologists). They have gone way too blond. Katie's hair needs to be reprocessed.

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    4. I think their hair is cute, they just have different tastes then you do and their hair was originally blonde to begin with like you said their cosmologists. they know what they are doing give them a break

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  9. It's called a ROLLING PIN for a reason! Get one. Pushing down & trying to roll with a GLASS is dangerous!

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    1. Especially for something like pizza dough. I got nervous it was going to break when Travis was rolling it because of the amount of pressure he was using. Luckily, Josie and Kelton seem to have good quality glassware. But yeah, a rolling pin is a kitchen staple.

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    2. MO- A glass rolling pin? Anybody with "common sense" in this group? I've never seen ANYONE resort to a glass container to roll out dough. Oh- and not "homemade" dough as stated. Put the dough in-between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and get a can from the panty. Roll out the dough. Or use your hands! Not rocket science! :o(

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  10. Rolling up your shirt sleeves do they don't drag through the flour as you roll out the dough is a good cooking tip too.

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  11. Buying ready-made dough is not making homemade pizza.

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    1. It's a lesser version of it, but you're still doing some of the preparation.

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  12. Can't wait for Bates tomorrow! 😃

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  13. Here we go again. Pushing for marriage so quickly but not enjoying the dating processes. Why the rush?

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    1. Plus at this point Travis was 18 and Katie 19. They should just enjoy dating.

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  14. I have never seen such clueless women in a kitchen. These girls were supposed to be trained to be homemakers and they can't handle a pizza'kit'? Major fail on Kelly. So immature and unready for ANY relationship let alone marriage. Did they never step foot near their kitchen counters and stove when meals were prepared and maybe get a clue about 'cooking'? BTW, this is NOT COOKING....it's putting a few ingredients together and using a 'foreign object'...an oven.

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    1. Being able to cook isn't a sign of maturity or even readiness for a relationship. I'm a Suzy Homemaker to the bone, but I just can't agree with your statements. Do you hold women who aren't from their church and homeschool background to the same standard? What about career women? Do they have to know how to cook in order to be in a relationship or be mature?

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    2. 11:10, I can’t agree with your statements. Yes, it IS a sign of maturity and readiness for a relationship. Learn to cook first before pursuing getting married. Your significant other and both pockets will thank you eventually. And yes I can’t understand why career women can’t cook. Is that why they have to have a job? To pay for all the eating out and take out? (And childcare while working) Hmmm skip the job to pay for all that, learn to cook at home, and enjoy taking care of your family and home.

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    3. Ok, fine shading of points here. Inherently, being able to cook is not a sign of maturity. I watch kids' cooking competitions on tv. These 10 year olds are not mature. It IS a sign of maturity to realize that you need to be developing life skills that you will need as an adult, married or not, including cooking. I think that might be what you were getting it, in which case I agree with you.

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  15. Poor Kelly! She’s been very honest over the years about cooking not being one of her strengths- let’s take it easy on her! After all, most of us don’t have that many children hanging on our legs while we work in the kitchen!

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    1. Alyssa and Michael were in charge of
      There was nothing stopping Kelly from learning to cook when she first married Gil. There were years before she had an overwhelming amount of children. She should be able to pass on homemaking skills, including cooking, if she pushes the idea that women should be homemakers. Erin was vocal about having to learn to cook in the first year of marriage. The family says she is great at it now. Kelly can still learn too.

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  16. No, women who work and are not from their church are not held to the same standard and I'll tell you why. Those working women to do not advertise their goals in life are to be traditional housewives and mothers. This family does. So, yes, I hold this family to DEMONSTRATING what they have publicly preached. The ability to COOK A PROPER MEAL, not heating up frozen lasagna, is a most important skill for a homemaker, wife (whose husband mot likely works outside the home all day) and mother. These girls' silliness is also a sign of immaturity IMO. These are my opinions and this is a page which posts viewers' opinions, is it not? So, this was my opinion and I posted it.

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    1. I'm glad you posted your opinion because I agree with you. Cooking is an important life skill. No need to be a gourmet chef, but everyone should learn the basics. And, even more so for someone who wants to stay home and care for home and family. It's also important for good health and when living on a budget.

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  17. As important as a good pizza is...it’s even more important for couples to be mature enough to handle marriage. Based on what has been shown on tv, this couple needs a lot more time to mature.

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  18. It seems as if all of the girls are QUICKLY getting married and moving out of the house. Katie was acting very immature in this episode. But I get it, she is very young and her sisters all left her. I just hope she doesn't run her guy away. You could tell in the episode that he was tired of people asking him about a courtship.

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  19. Just a hunch, but I think these two will officially begin a courtship when Gil gives them his blessing...

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  20. Courtship means going steady and there are thousands of girls who don't know how cook when they get married. Yes they are young but it's their decision on moving forward with their relationship no one elses.

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