Italian Grandma Makes Pizza and Pizza Sauce

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Pizza Dough
5 lbs Bread Flour (High Gluten)
1 Package Active Dry Yeast (1/4 oz)
2 Tbsp Salt
8 cups warm Water (105-110 degrees F)
Vegetable Shortening (to grease pan)

Pizza Sauce
2 qts Peeled Tomatoes
½ chopped Onion
2 cloves Garlic
2 tsp Oregano (approx.)
Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper to taste

Pizza Topping:
Sprinkle grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
Sprinkle Oregano
Drizzle Olive Oil
Then if desired, add Mozzarella, Sausage, Mushrooms, Pepperoni or anything else you like!

COOKBOOK: “Cooking with Grandma Gina” is available on Amazon in Paperback and eBook.
Recipes in cookbook are based on videos released prior to March 2021.

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Who is this lady?
Gina Petitti was born in 1935 in Faeto, Italy. Her family ran a farm in Italy and she met her husband, Vito, in the same town. In 1970 Gina, Vito, and her 4 children immigrated to America. Gina’s husband passed away in 2012, but she is surrounded by a large family, which includes 9 grandchildren, and lives 5 minutes away from her eldest daughter in New Jersey. Gina spends her time cooking, gardening, and being an active member of her local Church.

Where does Gina get her recipes?
Most of these recipes are from what she learned growing up in Italy, but some of them have evolved over time. She has also learned new recipes from friends and family in America. She is always eager to try new things.

Why is no one helping her in the video?
Grandma Gina doesn’t want help! Usually, it’s because we will slow her down or not do it “her way.” For the videos we only show her, but when the camera cuts we jump in and help form the cookies or prep for the next step.

Why don’t we buy her a new…?
Grandma Gina has a closet and garage full of new gadgets, spoons, forks, pots, etc… but she doesn’t like them because she is used to doing it with her old tools. She has fun getting her hands dirty!

Who is behind the camera?
Her retired son-in-law films, her daughter helps her prep, and she usually has one or two grandkids in the kitchen.

Does Gina read the comments?
We print out and show her how much love she gets from all her viewers, and she is very thankful and hopes you enjoy her cooking! Your comments bring her lots of joy, laughter, and inspiration to make more videos to share with you.

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Cheryl Thomas says:

I want to come and cook with you!! You make me laugh and cry because I would love to have someone like you in my life!! Big hugs.

Thomas Malone says:

In Orlando Florida, their is a place called Napoli 's. . They import all ingredients , even the water, and Employees. Best brick oven pizza, I have ever had , Tomato and basil……. in my dreams.

Thomas Malone says:

Simple, cheap and delicious.

Thomas Malone says:

PIZZA is my favorite food, I go crazy with it!!

Thomas Malone says:

I'm hungry Mama Gina!!

Jakhammer 1 says:

The holidays must be quite an experience at this wonderful ladies house!!!

Dino7568 says:

Gina made me laugh at 31:32 when she switched from English to Italian. My great grandmother would do that all the time.

Olesja Dreamer says:

I don't have a nonna. I pretend you are mine😍❤

Patricia Schmidt says:

God bless U and ur Family its good am good ma family good blessings from mama p.mwikali Germany kenya 🙏🙏🥰👍

IM GH says:

May god bless your efforts and your life if you are a life, and May god bless your soul and May god give a joy and a happy smile for this video

Victoria Constantine-Cort says:

You are a wonderful Lady!!! I learn so much from you!! xXX 👍👍👍

Ralph Davis says:

I love nona Gina, but adding that much salt to the yeast was wrong, most of the yeast was killed off in a matter of seconds.

Sarah McCormick says:

Can I call you Nonna?

This made my whole entire week!!!! Reminds me so much of my Nonna, Mary, who was from Abruzzo. She passed away. I miss her so much. And this was the most precious thing I've seen on the internet in a long while. SO glad I found you, Gina! God Bless you! Now I'm off to make a pizza!

Michelle Hudson says:

I love Grandma Gina, she’s adorable

M.N. D says:

Such a sweet granny. God bless her !Lovely pizzas . Would love to taste!😍

The art of pizza making says:

The legacy she will forever leave behind for her grand kids for decades to come is invaluable ! Brava Nonna – sei molto brava – di Giuseppe

Diane Trudel says:

wow look very good and nice ladie

joyce bland says:

I never knew grandma and grandpa. You are such an inspiration. God bless 🙌 you 💘

Thomas Gutknecht says:

Youre are beautifull🥰🥰🥰

Thomas Gutknecht says:

And Sardinien Fish???

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