Wood-Smoked Pork Shoulder, Arugula, & Mushroom Pizza

My buddy, Terra, is an amazing cook, food blogger, and now a contemporary romance novelist! She's published two books that are full of romance (obviously) and also some fantastic original recipes. As part of a fun Recipe Book Blog Tour, I got to check out her latest book as well as one of its recipes:  "Alyssa's Favorite Pizza: Wood-Smoked Pork Shoulder, Arugula and Mushroom Pizza." How lucky am I?

Now, this is a bit of a tease...you'll have to buy the book to get the full recipe. The great news is that the e-book for Need You (The Winters Family Series: Book 2) is now only $2.99 on Amazon! Here's a taste of the main ingredients. Get a napkin ready, because you just might drool:

Here's a picture of when I was putting it all together; I wasn't even done assembling it and it already looked AMAZING:

The combination of ingredients was just wonderful. I wish I'd taken a video of how it looked when I pulled it out of the oven, all bubbling and cheesy and golden brown. Positively swoon-worthy. I'm glad I had guests over to share in the indulgence! We all really enjoyed it.

If you're intrigued by this dish or by romance or by both, please do check out Terra's books! Here's a little more about them:

Book One of the Winters Series is Catch Me

Catch Me - Terra Kelly 

“Sweet, Sexy, and Didn’t Disappoint!” “A Modern Parable of Bliss!”

Isabel Sloane grew up in suburban Philadelphia, and recently relocated to the North Carolina coast, renting a little cottage by the beach and working as a reporter. Her history with men, nothing to write home about. Drew Winters is a firefighter, who has spent his entire life in Wilmington, NC. After several failed relationships, he’s sworn off women altogether. When Isabel meets Drew, something’s going to give.  Can Drew convince Isabel he is not like the other men she has dated? Can Isabel prove to Drew that she’s not self-absorbed like all his past relationships. Will they be able to get beyond their chemistry for each other, and finally use the “L” word.

Recipes included in this book are:

Connie’s Bourbon Lemonade Cocktail

Melt in Your Mouth Sweet Rolls

Cherry Limeade {Please Forgive Me} Cheesecake

Roasted Vegetable Chicken Salad

Roasted Vegetable Swirl Egg Bread

Book Two of the Winters Series is Need You

“Heartwarming love story about new beginnings.”  “Chemistry at its best!”  “Makes you believe in love at first sight.”

After Alyssa and her daughter experience a horrible tragedy, she realizes a change of scenery is needed to help move on from the past. She ends up in Idaho, opens a cafe, and continues to live life in the past for the next two years.  Until Alex arrives in Boise. Alex is the youngest Winters brother, a chef in Los Angeles. When he loses his job, he decides it’s time to leave the big city behind. He finds a job opening in Boise, Idaho for an Executive Chef position. He lost his job and girlfriend in the same day, now it’s time to just focus on work, or so he thought.  With so much sadness, can Alex show Alyssa it’s okay to love again? Will Alyssa realize she needs Alex to help her let go of the past?

Recipes included in this book:

Alyssa’s Favorite Pizza: Wood Smoked Pork Shoulder, Arugula & Mushroom Pizza

Kitchen Sink Beef Brisket Chili

Aunt Anna’s Special Apple Pumpkin Strudel

Lexie’s Favorite Strawberry Cheese Danish

Lexie’s Special Mac ‘n Cheese Pizza with Beef Brisket and Vegetables

Pulled Pork Mac ‘n Cheese

Books are available in paperback and e-book.

Find Terra on her author page at

 and her food blog at


  1. Amazing!!!! Your photos look gorgeous, and I love how much you enjoyed this delicious recipe! Thank you for the beautiful post, and for all your support! Sending Hugs, Terra

    1. So glad to be a part of the book blog tour!

  2. Oh my... That looks so good! Good thing I am ordering Need You!

  3. That pizza sounds sooooo good! And it looks good, too!!


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