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A great way to keep kids’ busy right before dinner is to get them involved in making dinner. Pizza is a kid-friendly meal to prepare and to eat!


1 c lukewarm water
1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
3 c flour

Tomato Sauce
Grated cheese
Toppings (anything from olives, pineapple, pepper, tuna, mushrooms, tomatoes etc.)


  1. Put water and yeast in a mixing bowl.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes, do not stir.
  3. Add sugar, salt and oil.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add 1 ½ c flour, beat until smooth.
  6. Add another 1 ½ c flour, knead until smooth.
  7. Flatten on lightly greased pans.
  8. Let rise for 15 minutes, covered with a towel.
  9. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  10. Again spread and flatten dough.
  11. Brush lightly with oil.
  12. Cover with sauce.
  13. Sprinkle with cheese.
  14. Arrange selected toppings.
  15. Bake for about 15-25 minutes, until the crust is light brown and cheese melted.
When Sharon Altshul not in the kitchen or shopping for food, she is leading cooking lessons for kids that stress health and science or wandering around Jerusalem taking photos for her blog,