I thought I’d update you on the sourdough starters.  I have two starters, and I call them my Creatures. There is a cider Creature and a regular Creature. They are both super tasty at this point. 

I made these addicting cheesy garlic sourdough breadsticks using King Arthur’s sourdough pizza dough recipe (minus the pizza dough flavoring) and the Cider Creature.  

I also recently made a pizza topped with bacon, mushrooms, and green onions on marinara sauce with the regular Creature.  I always make my marinara sauce fresh, cool it a little, ladle it right onto the pizza dough, add mozzarella and toppings, and put it straight into the oven.  (Fresh basil is key to marinara sauce; this is why basil plants must be in constant production here at Sandhill Flats.)  We need to give the regular Creature more time to grow, as it wasn’t as flavorful as the Cider Creature.

My Creatures and I have a relationship going now, and I’m hoping it will only continue to sour.  The more sour, the better, as we are all pizza addicts here…

Cheesy Garlic Sourdough Breadsticks Recipe


  • 1 Sourdough Pizza Dough (King Arthur’s)
  • Cornmeal (less than 1/8 C.)
  • 3-6 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 C. of Salted Butter (melted)
  • Lots of Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Once dough has risen, sprinkle the baking sheet/stone with cornmeal. Stretch/pull/pat dough out onto baking sheet and let rest/rise for 20 minutes. Mix garlic and butter together and brush onto dough with a pastry brush, covering everything but the edges of the crust. Liberally sprinkle dough with shredded mozzarella. Bake breadsticks for 12-14 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Let cool for a few minutes then cut. Enjoy!