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This delicious, homemade stuffed crust pizza and an HP OMEN Gaming 15.6″ Full HD IPS Notebook, with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor computer are perfect for your favorite gamer
Back in the day, my husband Ryan was a huge gamer.
He and his friends would have weekend gatherings where they played the latest and greatest games by the hour while consuming copious amounts of pizza and listening to their favorite rock bands.
More than once, I’ve chuckled as I’ve listened to him share the stories.
One of my favorites involves a childhood friend being duct taped to a ceiling — along with his laptop — where he continued to play games for several hours.
As an adult, and now a mama myself, I can only wonder what that boy’s parents thought! It does give me a good giggle to think of it though. 😉
These days, Ryan doesn’t have much time for gaming — he’s a financial consultant by day and is busy with our two active boys in his “free” time.
But now that our boys are getting a little older, Ryan is starting to introduce them to one of his old favorite past times. It’s been so fun to watch!
I recently headed to Sam’s Club — with active little boys, it’s always a great place to stock up on the necessities for our family. Did you know they also have great deals on items beyond grocery and household products? It’s true!
When Ryan and I started talking about giving the boys computer to go with their new gaming past time, I was excited to see the great deals Sam’s Club offered.
They have several models, tailored to different interests: from gaming to students to the home office to the world traveler, they’ve got everyone covered.
I snagged an HP OMEN Gaming 15.6″ Full HD IPS Notebook, with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor that Ryan and the boys could set up for gaming.
Let me tell you: they’re crazy about it. So is Ryan.
Equipped with an Intel® Optane memory smart system, it learns from your usage and helps improve your performance. It helps create a fast, smooth and responsive experience every day.
Imagine how that technology could improve the experience for a gamer!
It’s also equipped with a touch pad with multi-touch gesture support, integrated graphics and Bang & Olufsen speakers. I was really impressed with the sound quality! I imagine we’ll be using the laptop for some future dance parties, as well. 🙂
I love the sleek black design and awesome red glow.
It costs $999 and includes a 2-Year Care Pack (a $239.99 value) for extended protection beyond the standard limited warranty. Which I thought was a great bonus since I have boys and “just in case” always seems like a good plan. 😉
Ryan was so impressed with the stats of the laptop, I wouldn’t be surprised if he snags it to play on sometimes, too.
While Ryan was first setting up the laptop, he mentioned how good pizza sounded.
I chuckled and asked him if it was like being in high school again… setting up a new system, getting ready to game. He laughed and agreed… and then reminded me that stuffed crust pizza was always his favorite.
I know how to take a hint so it wasn’t long before I headed into the kitchen and got to work on this delicious, homemade yumminess!
It’s so easy to make and so filling. My boys love that they can help choose the toppings when we make pizza at home.
The smile on Ryan’s face when I served him and the boys pizza melted my heart. I loved watching him enjoy quality time with the boys and teach them about something he’s always loved.
I know there will be many great years of gaming ahead for my guys. And lots more pizza, too. 😉
Stuffed Crust Pizza
For the dough:
- 1 cup warm water
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 1 package yeast
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
For the toppings:
- Pizza sauce
- 1 spicy sausage link cooked
- 5 strips of cooked bacon chopped
- ½ jalapeno sliced
- 2 small peppers sliced
- 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 8 whole milk mozzarella cheese sticks cut into 1 inch pieces
- In a small measuring cup, add warm water (approx. 80 degrees), sugar and yeast. Let sit until yeast starts to bubble and activate.
- Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook. Add 2 cups of flour, salt, butter and garlic powder.
- Turn the mixer on and mix until dough starts to come together. Add remaining dough and mix until all the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until doubles in size.
- Preheat oven with cooking stone inside to 450 degrees.
- On a well-floured surface roll dough into a 16 inch circle. Transfer to a well-floured pizza paddle.
- Place the pieces of cheese stick around the edge of the dough and pull the edges of the dough over the top of the cheese stick and press to seal. (If the dough is having trouble sticking, wet the dough with additional butter to let it stick).
- Assemble your pizza by spreading sauce, cheese and desired toppings over the top.
- Mix melted butter and garlic powder together and brush the edges with the butter.
- Gently transfer the pizza from the paddle onto the hot stone. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven. Let cool slightly and slice in 8 pieces.