YUMMY PIZZA SAUCE
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to incorporate, making sure that there are no remaining lumps of tomato paste. It's as simple as that!
JACK-O'-LANTERN PERSONAL PITA PIZZA
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place the pitas on a baking tray. Spread ¼ cup of the pizza sauce on each pita, leaving about half an inch of crust from the edge of the pizza. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce.
Decorate your pizza with your jack-o'-lantern face using the toppings of your choice. Place the tray in the hot oven and watch it cook, waiting until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 7–10 minutes.
Remove the tray from the oven. Carefully cut the pizza into pieces and enjoy. Any remaining sauce can be used as a dipping sauce for the crust.
Photo credits: sauce: Dan Kosmayer / Shutterstock; personal pita pizza: Michael Piazza for National Geographic, text adapted from National Geographic Kids Cookbook by Barton Seaver