Do you ever see a recipe and just know you’ll love it? And then you don’t get around to making it for over a year, but it continues to call to you like a gastronomic siren song? This is one of those recipes for me. I received Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook for my birthday in 2009, and immediately wanted to make the White Pizza with Arugula. And 18 months later, I finally got around to it! And it was everything I had hoped it would be. Cheesy, garlicky, lemony, hot, cold; it was like every good thing rolled into one. It was pretty involved (not the kind of thing you can just throw together), so I would save it for a special occasion. Then again, it would make any meal a special occasion.
Click HERE for the recipe. And if you don’t already own it, go buy the cookbook. I’ve made more than a few recipes from it, and they’ve all been amazing. She’s a genius, that Ina.