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Backyard Pizza Ovens Are Still a Hot Item for Home Cooks + Pizza Dough Recipe

By Gretchen McKay From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Like a lot of pizza enthusiasts, Chris and Caran Hayes have always loved authentic wood-fired pies. But they never thought much about recreating them at home until, in 2017, they took a hands-on cooking class while on vacation with friends in Napa, California. It was so much fun that,…


Enjoy This ‘Winter’ Pizza, Packed With Flavor and Fiber

Topping your pie with squash brings a big vitamin A boost to this pizza. The delicata contributes extra fiber, too, thanks in part to its edible skin. The crust bakes on the bottom rack of the oven while the vegetables roast on the top rack. Once the pizza is assembled, a blast from the broiler…


Cooler Autumn Days Prove Ideal for Perfecting Homemade Pizza Skills

When sunny skies dot the fall forecast, I mix up a batch of pizza dough so it can rise while I hit the forest preserve bicycle trails. At home, I take the chill off by cranking up a hot oven outfitted with a pizza stone. Check out the many dough ingredients and prepared crust options…


Too Much Zucchini? Turn It Into Pizza

At my local farmers market the other day, I was watching the stand of a farmer friend as he made the rounds. I chatted with shoppers, handled their money as if I were the farmer, and silently took credit for all the amazing produce I didn’t grow. One of my customers bought a pile of…


Searching for the Perfect Pizza, in the Birthplace of Pizza

Is there a dish more beloved, the world over, than pizza? Whether you’re pulling up your chair to a checkerboard tablecloth in a small Cambodian village or popping off the train for a quick snack at a Trans-Siberian railway station, I’ve seen it everywhere. That savory combination of meat, cheese, and dough is ubiquitous—and, usually,…


Camp Cooking: Culinary Excellence While Far From the Kitchen

Camping has never been more popular. In these hectic times, it lets us relax, refresh, and recharge our inner batteries. But just because you’re in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to survive on pine cones. Consider this selection of gear for your next al fresco dining delight. Caffeine to Go Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour…


Luxury Grilling Accessories: Perfecting the Art of Cooking With Fire

Legend has it that cavemen discovered the joy of grilled meat by accident. Ever since, we’ve been searching for tools to help perfect the craft, such as this collection. Timed to Perfection Signals BBQ Alarm Thermometer $239 at Thermoworks.com (Courtesy of retailer) The most important part of grilling is avoiding under- or overcooked meat, making…


What Is Detroit Style Pizza?

Detroit is a city rich with culture and industry, from the music of Motown to the manufacturing of cars. This Michigan metropolis has much, much more to offer, of course, especially in regards to food. Over the past few years, Detroit style pizza has taken hold of the nation’s pizza subconscious. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a style you…


How to Keep Pizza Crust Crispy When Reheating

From the best pizzerias in America to a pie from the frozen aisle of your local grocery store, there’s just something about a steaming hot cheesy piece of pizza. Most people would agree that a slice is best fresh out of the oven, but leftovers are having a moment too, especially with Domino’s new hack for reheating. Say goodbye…


Meet the Characters in the Charming Small Town of Homewood, Alabama

The two places could not be farther apart in every regard. One real, the other a television show set. San Francisco is modern, hip, diverse, and unique. Mayberry is old-fashioned and homey, filled with regular folks doing everyday things. Yet there is a city in Alabama that brings those two places close – Homewood. The…