recipe: four ingredient pizza dough

This recipe is one that my big brother taught me, and before that my grandma taught him.

It’s so easy. I started making this when I was about 10. If a 10 year old can make this, no excuses you can too.

Today is my Dad’s birthday, and he wanted my homemade pizza for his birthday dinner. We had a family party, we ate pizza, mom made a cake, and we ate it around the fireplace, chatting like a group of best friends.

This recipe makes four very large pizzas (enough for our whole [huge] family)

  • 4 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons yeast
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • about 6 cups of flour

Mix the warm water, yeast, and sugar together in a large bowl. Mix enough flour into the mixture (I never measure the flour, i just dump it in, this takes a lot of flour), to form a dough. Kneed the dough on a floured surface until a smooth elastic dough forms. Cover and let it rise for about an hour, or until doubled in size.

(If you add a little salt to the dough, it will rise a bit faster)

remembering 2011 with moleskines and iphones

I wanted to remember 2011. Finding the best way was the question. I take a bunch of pictures, but not a ton of my personal life. When it comes to keeping my life inorder, and documenting my iPhone gets all the credit. Between Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, I had happy-snappy pictures to boot; so I printed them. I printed 183 pictures off my phone, memories out the ears! Everything from a new pair of shoes, to packing to to go Italy, and everything in between.


I used the Walgreens iPhone app to easily order my prints (no, I do not recommend printing anything other then phone pictures at Walgreens.), and got these Moleskines.

I just pasted the pictures in the Moleskine, one for last winter/spring, one for summer, and one for fall/this winter, and wrote short quirky captions.

A cheater’s scrapbook.


-madey edlin


the geiger family in north dakota

I visited north dakota last week to see my wonderful friend, while I was there we did some pictures. I love the farm life-style feeling of these pictures. Quite wonderful.

Oh, and sorry that my blog had looked like a 13 year old has been coding it. I am working on it. Almost done, somethings have yet to be done. At the moment I feel like throwing my computer out my window, and cursing CSS coding to the wind. Why is it necessary to have coding? Why can’t we all just talk on normal english?!

Any way…

Happy Thanksgiving week!!!