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Everyone Needs A Girls’ Night In PLUS Enter To Win $100 In Ristorante Pizza Prizes


I had some friends over Friday night and boy did I need it! It’s been so long since I just relaxed and chilled with my girls. Ages even. Work has been amazing – but something has to give, right? And what’s been suffering has been my social life. This Friday, everything changed. I sent a request out to 6 of my girlfriends and everyone said yes. It’s was super low key and that’s exactly what I wanted.

I didn’t go crazy with food. No dinner planned. Instead, I just put out a little appetizer spread for them to enjoy. I have my typical go-to favorites. Of course, there’s always a vegetable and cheese platter. And you have to have a few dips on board with some crunchy chips and pretzels, right?

I also love to serve hot plates as well. It’s nice to have two waves. The cold is for when people are walking in the door and then the hot is for when everyone has arrived. For this gathering, I served two varieties of Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza – Mozzarella and Spinaci.


Thin crust and yummy goodness with hardly any effort on my part. You KNOW I’m all about that!  12-14 minutes in the oven and you are GOOD to GO. There’s no pre-planning or maintenance needed which means that I got to spend the majority of my night chatting with my girlfriends. Exactly where I wanted to be!


To find out where you can purchase Dr. Oetker Ristorante Pizza, click here to walk through their store locator.

Visit the Dr. Oetker USA Facebook page for your chance to win the Perfect Night In sweepstakes and take home everything you’d need for your dream night in.

I Have A Giveaway!!


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One winner will walk away with this Platter (for serving Ristorante!), a Chip and dip set and two Ristorante Pizza coupons. Amazing, right?!

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dr. Oetker USA LLC. I received compensation for this post; however, all opinions stated are my own.

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  1. I haven’t tried this brand before. We tend to go with Digorno but we’d love to try a new brand. Thanks for the chance.

  2. I have tried frozen pizza but not in a while
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  3. I have had frozen pizza but it was a long time ago.

  4. I eat frozen pizza all of the time. It’s a staple in my house. 😉

  5. I have tried this pizza before and loved it.

  6. yes I’ve tried their pizza & it’s very good!

  7. Samantha Daleo : April 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I have not tried this yet but it looks delicious! I have tried other frozen pizza.

  8. Restorante pizza is actually my all time favourite frozen pizza.

  9. every Sunday night without fail. Frozen pizza is our tradition

  10. Francine Anchondo : April 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    No I havent tried their brand yet but do like frozen pizza.

  11. I love frozen pizzas but haven’t tried theirs yet.

  12. Karrie Millheim : April 28, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Yes and I love their pizza

  13. I have not tried their frozen pizzas yet, but I’ve had Red Baron ones before.

  14. susan smoaks : April 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    i have tried this frozen pizza and it’s really good. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  15. I haven’t tried their frozen pizza. skevens7@gmail(dot)com

  16. I have not tried thsi brand of frozen pizza before. I have had Digiorno recently.

  17. I have not tried their frozen pizzas yet

  18. Stephanie Galbraith : April 29, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I have not tried frozen pizza before, but I haven’t tried this kind.

  19. i haven’t. i’d love to try it.

  20. I tried many different frozen pizzas but have never got 2 try the Ristorante Pizza

  21. I have had many different brands of frozen pizza, but not this one.

  22. (I am not sure if my first comment posted). I have had many brands of frozen pizza, but I have never tried this one.

  23. I have had this pizza before

  24. I haven’t tried this brand yet, but have done others. I usually buy the dough balls and sauce for my freezer, this would be easier.

  25. Jessica Ruggiero : April 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Ive actually never tried it before but have tried the store brand frozen pizza & digornos. I didnt really care for either of those but have heard great things about Restorante pizza so Id love to give it a try!

  26. Charlene Kuser : April 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    My family eats frozen pizza all the time.I have tried Restorante pizza and it one of the better ones

  27. Peggy Rydzewski : April 29, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I have tried several pizzas.jawa22lly14@gmail.com

  28. I’ve tried frozen pizza before but not this brand.

  29. I have tried a lot of different kinds of frozen, I use to like Jack’s but now is my Schwans

  30. CHRISTINA DUTRA : April 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    i make homemade frozen pizzas so my fiance can judge pop them in the oven when i am not home.

  31. I haven’t yet tried this brand, but I do enjoy frozen pizzas, specially those with roasted veggies.

  32. Melanie Comello : April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I make a lot of frozen pizza, it’s a huge time saver 😀 But i’ve never tried this.

  33. No,, I haven’t tried this brand yet but do like frozen pizza.

  34. Lorina Padgett : April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Yes, I have tried frozen pizza but I have never tried Ristorante Pizza yet.

  35. Pierre Mosbey : April 29, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    i love frozen pizza!!!

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