I’m still getting into pizza making ever since I bought a backyard smoker/pizza oven: http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/1975/miniimg1715croppedda3.jpg The bottom chamber is for storing wood, the one above it is the hot box, above it the pizza oven and stone, and on top is the smoker. I precook the crusts generally, put the toppings on, recook it and then serve. I also use hickory when cooking to add a little flavor to the dough.
One recipe that my family and friends go nuts over is my bbq-chicken pizza -
Dough (I cheat and still by frozen bread dough from Kroger left to thaw and rise over night)
Chicken, pan-fried and flavored with liquid smoke
Mozzarella (or you can try a mild cheddar for something different)
Caramelized red or Vidalia onion (I use brown sugar to help with this)
Crumbled bacon is optional
A small amount of feta is also optional (I love me some cheese)
Your favorite, sweet, bbq sauce. You can toy around here, but I prefer the sweet, but not too sweet, to go with the onion
Another favorite spinach pizza -
Fresh spinach, chopped fine and cooked with sauteed onion, garlic, and diced red pepper
For sauce, use either olive oil (my preference) or ranch dressing (everyone else’s favorite)
Add diced chicken if you want, but I haven’t yet.
once that is cooked on the pie with the spinach, add diced tomato and feta, and optionally bacon to the top
Lastly, for the kids, but a lot of people like, including myself, cheeseburger pizza -
For the sauce, a thin layer of catsup followed by a small amount of mustard
On top of that, ground beef cooked with diced onion
On top of that, thinly sliced dill pickles (sandwich stackers I think they are called)
On top of that, Velveeta or cheddar cheese (my first attempt was with American which melts poorly)
Optionally, add bacon crumbles.
I’m dying to try something with figs, crisp duck breast, and goat cheese, but haven’t had the chance yet.