Pizza Oven Heaven

(Photograph by Cristi Bastian )

My dad lived in Milan, Italy for 2 years while serving an LDS church mission.
While living there he fell in love with Italian food (seriously, how could you not) and 25 years later decided to put a pizza oven in their basement to cook us kiddos the real thing.
Genius daddio.

(Photograph by Cristi Bastian)

(Photograph by Cristi Bastian)

Because we were first timers at the pizza oven, we made just simple white pizza dough,
but now that we are "experienced", I'm excited to try my favorite healthy wheat pizza dough!

Once the oven hits 700 degrees you stick that pizza in and 2 MINUTES later (yes literally 2 minutes)

Ha trial run pizza- don't judge. But it tasted incredible.

After a couple 'You Tube' videos of watching Italian men cooking pizza,
my dad was a pro.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse, this takes my pizza obsession to a whole new level.

P.S.~ My parents home was in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes this year.
Because of the parade, we were able to get beautiful photographs of their home from photographers,
 so in the next few posts, certain photos will have a "Photo credit" at the bottom of the photo if it was not taken by me :) 

Karina Marie Powell


  1. Are we able to get the password to look at Cristis beautiful pictures of your parents home? I am obsessed with the pictures of their home! It is just SO beautiful.


  2. WOW!! That is gorgeous and looks like so much fun! Now I'm craving some delicious homemade pizza! Also, that is awesome that it cooks so fast! Also, now I want to go to Italy! Haha.

  3. You're Dad is a genius! What a great idea! I can only imagine how stunning this house is - can't wait to see more :)

  4. If there is one thing I want in my home someday it is a pizza oven! So fun!!

  5. Heyyy that's where my dad served too! Seriously? Milan and BYU. No wonder they were such good friends!

  6. Oh my heck, that pizza oven was so cool when we walked through the house! Glad to see its being put to good use!

  7. ooohh obsessed with their home.. please please more pics!!!....and how stinking.cute is your mom!!!!
    what kind of mom was she when you were a teenager... im about to hit the tween years. maybe she can guest post, and give us some tips.. she sure raised great kids!

  8. Share the recipe for that pizza! Looks divine!


    this is MY DREAM!
    have you been to pizzeria limone? it's kinda like it!
    except you now have NO NEED to go there anymore because you have one in your parents house haha. but they are similar ovens. AMAZING.

  10. Okay, my dream kitchen definitely includes a pizza oven now! Amazing!!!

    xo Christina

  11. how amazing is your parents house? a pizza oven?!?! that is the coolest thing!
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