Summer Pizza Party

Whether cooked on an outdoor grill or baked in the oven, pizzas are ideal for summertime gatherings. And they're a delicious way to showcase the season's produce, such as vine-ripened tomatoes, bell peppers and basil. Preparation is easy when you have the right equipment, including a cast-iron pizza pan, a baker's peel and a food processor for mixing the dough.

As the host, you can make the dough in advance and keep it refrigerated until your guests arrive. Then set out the toppings and let the fun begin. Kids will love to come up with their own unique creations. Add a tossed green salad and fresh fruit for dessert, and your meal is complete.