Get Your Free Pizza Here!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Freschetta. All opinions are 100% mine.

Amoeba and I just had a FREE pizza party for two.  Keep reading to discover how to get your own totally free 8 slices of delicious.

Freschetta sent me 5 free pizza coupons — that’s five, free, full-size pizzas! I was to use two and give three away. My instructions were:

  1. buy two Freschetta FlatBread Pizzas using two of the coupons
  2. cook and eat the pizzas
  3. blog about your dining experience
  4. give away three coupons on your blog

At dinner tonight while Amoeba and I were munching on our two delicious Freschetta Pizza’s, we had an ethics discussion. We don’t want to give the coupons away, sigh, but we’re going to.  Three of you will be enjoying delicious Freschetta Pizzas courtesy of The Schwan Food Co.  You do not have to sign up for anything or agree to blog about the pizza. If you win all you have to do is heat it and eat it.

Our pizza adventure started with a bit of a glitch.  I took my coupons — good for any Freschetta Pizza — and bebopped to our favorite grocery store.  They had a dazzling array of Freschetta Pizza, but none with a Flatbread crust.  I was disappointed but not daunted.  I tripped off to our second favorite grocery store (the only other full-sized grocery store in Friday Harbor).  They did not have Freschetta Flatbread Pizza, either.

At that point I was really bummed.  I had a bad case of the mouth watering tasties for the Freschetta Faltbread Roasted Garlic & Spinach pizza.  So I pocketed my coupons and took them with me today when we ferried to the mainland to furniture shop.  On the way home I told Amoeba I wanted to buy the flatbread pizza in Anacortes since I couldn’t get it on the island.  The logistics didn’t work out.  We had an hour wait for the ferry and then an hour ferry ride to get home, so the pizza would have been too thoroughly defrosted before we ever got home and that wouldn’t have given it a fair taste test.

However, I did buy two pizzas when we got to the island, a Freschetta Premium Original Crust PizzAmoré Meat Medley Pizza, which both Amoeba and I found quite delicious; and a Freschetta Supreme Pizza with Naturally Rising Crust which truly is supreme and our favorite of the two.  The cheese is hot, melty and stringy.  The sauce is perfect.  And the crust is beyond delicious — crisp yet soft, chewy but tender — perfection.

One more thing before I get to the giveaway — Amoeba and I have tried several brands of packaged pizzas in the last few months.  This was our first experience with a Freschetta Pizza and the brand is now our uncontested favorite.  Freschetta has a wonderful pizza sauce, they are generous with their toppings and cheese, the self-rising crust is better than many I have been served in restaurants, and the price is competitive.

And now I will get to what you’ve been waiting for — the pizza giveaway.  I have three manufacturer’s coupons each of which are good for one FREE Freschetta Pizza (up to $8.39).  The expiration date on these coupons is May 31st, 2010, so you’ll have to use it quickly. The coupons are only good in the United States.  (Sorry.)

So, if your mouth is watering and you want to be included in the random drawing (three people will each receive one coupon) describe your favorite pizza meal.  For me it is an ice cold Pepsi, a piping hot meat lover’s pizza and a nice crisp side salad with blue cheese dressing.  What’s on your menu?

Oh!  I almost forgot.  If you don’t win a pizza, or if one free pizza isn’t enough to feed your family, visit Freschetta online and print out your very own $1.00 off coupon, then spread the word on Facebook so your friends can get their own $1.00 coupons, too.

(Winners will be chosen from the entries by the Random Number Generator. I will contact you if you win. Be prepared to share your mailing address. Entry deadline: Midnight, May 13th, 2010 — one entry per person and/or blog.)

Take Out, Made In

Amoeba is a pizza lover.  Pepperoni pizza is his secret passion — well, maybe not so secret since he indulges in it publicly — and he needs a regular fix of red sauce, crisp crust,  spicy pepperoni and stringy, melt-y cheese.  But we’ve yet to find a pizza place in Friday Harbor.   Well, there is a restaurant that sells fancy little pie shaped things it calls pizza, but Amoeba was less than impressed.

So, how is Amoeba to get his regular pizza fix?  Will he have to learn to like the fancy little pizzas that are more about presentation than flavor?  Or will he take the two hour (round trip) ferry ride and pay the $40.00 round trip fare (includes car & driver, passengers cost $11.20 extra) to Anacortes and then drive 20 miles to the nearest Pizza Hut?  That seems a bit cost prohibitive, doesn’t it?

I suspect that delivery is also out of the question.  So, what is a good Quilldancer to do if she wishes to keep her Amoeba happy?  Well, this Quilldancer (the only one I can answer for) decided she should learn how to make pizza, including creating her own nice crisp, thin crusts.


Okay, so the crust didn’t come out so thin. It’s my first try, give me a break! The whole thing got eaten. Plus, Amoeba pronounced my trail a delicious success. Not only that, it was surprisingly fast and easy to make! And, we figure this pizza cost less than $12.00 — definitely cost effective.  Plus, it only took about a half-hour to put together, and clean up was easy.

Pizza Dough Recipe

  • 1 envelope of dry yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1 3/4 cups of unbleached plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • Combine the yeast, sugar and warm water. Stir and set aside for 5-6 minutes (at least until yeast “bubbles”).
  • Combine flour and salt.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture. Mix with a spoon until you have a neat ball.
  • Prepare a lightly spinkled surface with flour. Turn out dough and knead for 2-3 minutes. Flour your hands if the mixture is sticky.
  • Shape by hand to fit your pizza pan. (I do this on lightly floured wax paper for an easy transfer.)
  • Place in 12” lighly oiled oven pan. Press out dough to form a slight lip.
  • Prepare and apply your sauce and toppings of choice.
  • Cook in a pre-heated oven (500F) for 8-12 minutes.

I topped our pizza with pepperoni, diced onion & bell pepper and 8 oz. mozzarella cheese.  I used Boboli Brand pre-packaged pizza sauce.   And I used a cookie sheet because we don’t own a pizza pan (yet).