When I was writing the Lanie books, I made Emily a pizza lover for several reasons. First of all, it gave me the chance to create a dad who would make up fun and funny recipes for his kids. Also, it set up a pizza garden–and I wanted a pizza garden as part of the lure to get Emily outside. Finally, I have two grandkids who love pizza. On Super Bowl Sunday, they made pizza with me. You can find the recipe and read an interview with me at a fabulous author’s blog:
http://heathervogelfrederick.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/pie-of-the-month-club-jane-kurtz/ Some things make gardening irrestible. Pizza. Potatoes. Peas.