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Mr.Nipples
07-11-2008, 05:43 AM
I haven't baked a pizza in nearly a decade, but tonight...that will change. I ask of you to give me your best recipes,tips, and suggestions to this foreigner of the kitchen before i head off to the market this afternoon.
http://www.lakills.net/pics/hut.jpg

Ardentbiscuit
07-11-2008, 06:18 AM
Is that Pizza the Hut?

fatbastard
07-11-2008, 06:58 AM
Real roma tomatoes, real basil, good olive oil, great cheese, and a hot ass oven.

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 07:03 AM
what 'bout the dough...that's the true main ingredient to a great pizza!!!

marooko
07-11-2008, 07:14 AM
well if you havent made a pizza in a long time, you probably dont wanna make the dough. many grocery stores will have fresh pizza dough available. get some. and yes, get everything fresh. also keep in mind that you dont HAVE to get red cause. there are other sauces you can use. always adds to it.

SFChrissy
07-11-2008, 07:15 AM
how is the store dough???

marooko
07-11-2008, 07:18 AM
its pretty good. just make sure you know when they put it out.

locachica73
07-11-2008, 07:46 AM
I have heard those boboli pizza doughs are not bad. I prefer an olive oil and garlic sauce, the red sauce doesn't agree with me. Then I love artichoke hearts and feta cheese, some roma tomatoes to add some color. Ok now I want some pizza.

canexplain
07-11-2008, 07:50 AM
Real roma tomatoes, real basil, good olive oil, great cheese, and a hot ass oven.

ditto, i would go for fresh mozarella sp cheese and not just "good cheese" for a margarita pizza anyway ....x****

algunz
07-11-2008, 07:51 AM
Trader Joes makes great dough. A good pizza stone is helpful, also cornmeal is great if you like a crunchy crust.

And yes . . . a HOT ass oven!!!

traviscanada
07-11-2008, 01:05 PM
Proscuitto is a bit pricey but really good on pizza too.

marooko
07-11-2008, 01:06 PM
so, nip, you gonna invite us all over or what?

Boourns
07-11-2008, 01:09 PM
Trader Joes makes great dough. A good pizza stone is helpful, also cornmeal is great if you like a crunchy crust.

And yes . . . a HOT ass oven!!!

Yes. Trader Joes dough is awesome.

Young blood
07-11-2008, 01:12 PM
www.pizzahut.com

jigsaw
07-11-2008, 02:34 PM
Beef Supreme

disgustipated
07-11-2008, 02:37 PM
I always grill my pizzas.

The best combo so far is...Grilled tenderloin, blue cheese, and arugula.

Brush the dough with olive oil and garlic on both sides and grill, once flipped, add the blu cheese onto the cooked side of the dough and melt it. Cook the bite-size tenderloin pieces to your liking. Once finished add the tenderloin and arugula and a bit more fresh blue cheese. I also make a balsamic reduction and drizzle it over the entire pizza.


It will change your life.

marooko
07-11-2008, 02:38 PM
aruuuuuuuuugula.

jigsaw
07-11-2008, 02:39 PM
sounds amazing

Kali27
07-11-2008, 02:55 PM
Yes. Trader Joes dough is awesome.

Second. I use their dough all the time... and FRESH veggies is always delicious

woogie846
07-11-2008, 03:08 PM
Are san marzanos only good for pasta sauce or for pizza too?

jonnypark
07-11-2008, 03:10 PM
Boboli will just dissapoint you.

mountmccabe
07-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Make CERTAIN the dough is cooked before you call it done.

I like a strong cheese like feta or a blue sprinkled on the pizza... but you just want a touch or it will overwhelm everything else.

I wish I knew what my sister used for the sauces when we made pizza at Father's day

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2586073526_877fc14131.jpg

but I don't so I can't tell ya. One used an olive tapanade and some olive oil and that was really good. Another was a can of tomato paste mixed with a basil bruschetta, I think.

I am questioning my spelling now so I think I'm gonna quit.

kreutz2112
07-11-2008, 03:24 PM
how hot are you supposed to have the oven?

marooko
07-11-2008, 03:48 PM
goat cheese. mmmmmm. how the hell did i forget that earlier?

bakersfield
07-11-2008, 04:15 PM
Both TJ's and Fresh & Easy have great dough! Try the wheat version.

Kali27
07-11-2008, 04:32 PM
Ricotta cheese is really good on pizza too

wmgaretjax
07-11-2008, 07:18 PM
thin crush with an olive oil base (with some chopped garlic mixed in)
mozarella (light)
feta cheese (heavier)
chicken (keep it moist and tender, grilled or sometimes I just quickly saute it in the olive oil base with some crushed red pepper for good measure)
sliced black olives
some Parmesan and crushed red pepper

Beef Jerky
07-11-2008, 07:42 PM
My mom and I tried making Japanese style pizza years ago. We put chicken teriyaki sauce with mayonaise and a little bit of wasabi instead of tomato sauce. This may sound horribly weird but it's DEEEEEEEELICIOSO.

marooko
07-12-2008, 06:52 AM
so how'd the pizza go nip?

Mr.Nipples
07-12-2008, 07:53 AM
im gonna wait till sunday night to make it...

marooko
07-12-2008, 07:56 AM
have you decided on what to make?

bmack86
07-12-2008, 11:03 AM
This thread inspired me to make some pizza as well.

Anyone have a good sauce recipe that they would recommend? I want to make my sauce, but I don't have a recipe that i've used before.

disgustipated
07-12-2008, 12:48 PM
If you want to put forth the effort...



8-10 Roma tomatoes - halved
drizzle romas with olive oil, salt and pepper
2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
1 tblsp each parsley,oregeno,basil, (fresh or dry flaked)
bake 350-400 for 10-15 minutes
add tomatoes and juices to blender and blend.
pour contents into saucepan and add 1/4c-1/2c dry red wine.
simmer for 15 minutes until just slightly reduced.



enjoy.

disgustipated
07-12-2008, 12:49 PM
also, the best place to get dough is from your local pizza shop. Most will be hapy to sell you some of their fresh dough.

leo01g
07-12-2008, 12:51 PM
Well i just had two slices of buffalo chicken BJ's pizza. Beats anything i could ever make

bmack86
07-12-2008, 01:17 PM
If you want to put forth the effort...



8-10 Roma tomatoes - halved
drizzle romas with olive oil, salt and pepper
2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
1 tblsp each parsley,oregeno,basil, (fresh or dry flaked)
bake 350-400 for 10-15 minutes
add tomatoes and juices to blender and blend.
pour contents into saucepan and add 1/4c-1/2c dry red wine.
simmer for 15 minutes until just slightly reduced.



enjoy.

Awesome. I'm guessing I just bake the tomatoes and then blend the parsley, oregano, Basil and garlic, right? Or do you put all that in with the tomatoes when you bake?

thefunkylama
07-12-2008, 01:32 PM
Bake it all together; that's what I'd do.

disgustipated
07-12-2008, 02:16 PM
yes bake it all together.

bmack86
07-12-2008, 02:38 PM
cool. My dad is pickin' up the tomatoes and ill report back with results

bmack86
07-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Well the sauce is done, and it's fantastic. My dad has been growing Parsley, Oregano and Basil, so those were all fresh. I can't wait to try the pizza that this'll be going on.

suprefan
07-12-2008, 06:15 PM
We need a cooking with Menik episode on pizza.

bmack86
07-12-2008, 07:57 PM
I made some homemade dough as well, and I'm cooking up the pizzas tomorrow. pretty excited.

algunz
07-12-2008, 10:10 PM
how hot are you supposed to have the oven?

I put mine up to 500 hundred to get it real hot and the stone hot, then I'll turn it down to 450. I like my crust crispy though.



Also, how long do you keep it on the grill?


Good luck Nips, be sure to tell us how it goes. But no worries, pizza is surprisingly easy to make.

bakersfield
07-12-2008, 10:15 PM
Well i just had two slices of buffalo chicken BJ's pizza. Beats anything i could ever make


A BJ's just opened near me last week! I love that buffalo chicken pie there too.

Mr. Dylanja
07-12-2008, 10:16 PM
Never heard of it, where are they in PHX?

leo01g
07-12-2008, 10:18 PM
A BJs? That is probAbly the best chicago style pizza i've had in california

bakersfield
07-12-2008, 10:22 PM
A BJs? That is probAbly the best chicago style pizza i've had in california

It is really good...I have been going to the location in Laguna for years. I was pretty stoked that I have one now just down the road near the Cardinals Stadium.
But Oregano's is the best Chicago Style Pizza in AZ.

fatbastard
07-12-2008, 11:40 PM
A BJs? That is probAbly the best chicago style pizza i've had in california

Their chopped salads are good too.

captncrzy
07-13-2008, 08:08 AM
Trader Joes makes great dough. A good pizza stone is helpful, also cornmeal is great if you like a crunchy crust.

And yes . . . a HOT ass oven!!!

Exactly.

Roll out your tj's dough. Get your stone good and hot. Sprinkle the stone with cornmeal. Throw the dough down. Cover it with your toppings (whatever you like, really, but you have to use fresh whole milk mozz. it's the only way to go). Drizzle the whole thing with a really high quality olive oil. Bake at about 450 for 10 mins.

Now I want pizza too.

suprefan
07-13-2008, 08:10 AM
Well good morning Jen, glad you are back. And pizza sounds good right now.

locachica73
07-13-2008, 05:50 PM
Never heard of it, where are they in PHX?

There is one at Desert Ridge Mall and another out in East Mesa that I know of. Not sure where else.

bmack86
07-13-2008, 08:29 PM
I made some homemade dough as well, and I'm cooking up the pizzas tomorrow. pretty excited.

I made the pizzas tonight. I took pictures, but I don't have a way to get them on here just yet. The sauce was perfect for the pizza, my dough could have been better if I had regular flour instead of whole wheat, but it turned out pretty great overall. I had a pepperoni and roasted garlic, my dad did pepperoni, sausage, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms and my brother had pepperoni, onions, olives and mushrooms. Disgustipated, your sauce recipe is amazing.

bakersfield
07-14-2008, 01:29 PM
There is one at Desert Ridge Mall and another out in East Mesa that I know of. Not sure where else.

Just opened one on Northern & the 101 in Peoria (an exit away from the Cardinals Stadium).
There is one at Chandler Fashion Center mall too.

SFChrissy
07-14-2008, 01:45 PM
I had pizza for lunch but the posted sauce sounds yummy...how was it bmack???

bmack86
07-14-2008, 01:56 PM
I made the pizzas tonight. I took pictures, but I don't have a way to get them on here just yet. The sauce was perfect for the pizza, my dough could have been better if I had regular flour instead of whole wheat, but it turned out pretty great overall. I had a pepperoni and roasted garlic, my dad did pepperoni, sausage, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms and my brother had pepperoni, onions, olives and mushrooms. Disgustipated, your sauce recipe is amazing.

...

SFChrissy
07-14-2008, 01:57 PM
I didn't catch the pretty great part...

M Sparks
07-14-2008, 02:17 PM
Boboli will just dissapoint you.

Boboli is good if you look at it as a weird ass piece of bread you can put toppings on.

But it ain't a pizza.

BROKENDOLL
07-14-2008, 02:35 PM
I always grill my pizzas.

The best combo so far is...Grilled tenderloin, blue cheese, and arugula.

Brush the dough with olive oil and garlic on both sides and grill, once flipped, add the blu cheese onto the cooked side of the dough and melt it. Cook the bite-size tenderloin pieces to your liking. Once finished add the tenderloin and arugula and a bit more fresh blue cheese. I also make a balsamic reduction and drizzle it over the entire pizza.


It will change your life.


If you want to put forth the effort...



8-10 Roma tomatoes - halved
drizzle romas with olive oil, salt and pepper
2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
1 tblsp each parsley,oregeno,basil, (fresh or dry flaked)
bake 350-400 for 10-15 minutes
add tomatoes and juices to blender and blend.
pour contents into saucepan and add 1/4c-1/2c dry red wine.
simmer for 15 minutes until just slightly reduced.



enjoy. Psst...I think disgustipated is a real chef. Disgustipated, that tenderloin w/ bleu cheese and argula sounds mouthwatering!

Mr. Dylanja
07-14-2008, 04:29 PM
All this pizza talk is great, but which one of you delivers to the greater Phoenix area?

Lemmeknow, thx.

bakersfield
07-26-2008, 06:40 PM
Try the BBQ Chicken Pizza from Fresh & Easy.

algunz
12-03-2008, 06:54 PM
This is what I threw together tonight. Yummy.
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/IMG_1361.jpg

CalmerThanYou
12-04-2008, 09:58 AM
I always cook my own meals, we should post the meals we make here...i was just thinking about this last night.

i love to cook.

kreutz2112
12-04-2008, 10:48 AM
theres gotta be a thread for that already. I know there is.

traviscanada
12-04-2008, 10:52 AM
This might be close:
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17522&highlight=recipes

CalmerThanYou
12-04-2008, 10:57 AM
I like the idea of taking pics of your meals and describing them...

Should i?

locachica73
12-04-2008, 11:00 AM
Yes please... I will do the same if I ever find anyone to cook for. I use to cook often and loved doing it but my teens don't appreciate it much and it sucks to cook just for yourself.

CalmerThanYou
12-04-2008, 11:01 AM
I have pics on my phone from awesome plates ive made...

but i might be the only one who finds it fun to cook and share.

locachica73
12-04-2008, 11:06 AM
I have a feeling there will be many others willing to share. fatbastard is a great cook from what I have read, and judgeing from the above picture so is algunz. I want some of her pizza.

TommyboyUNM
12-04-2008, 11:46 AM
and judgeing from the above picture so is algunz. I want some of her pizza.


Who doesn't?!


And I'm cooking more and more lately. I make a pretty delicious quiche. This thread (wherever it ends up) will be good for me.

locachica73
12-04-2008, 11:51 AM
isn't quiche like an egg pie? never quite got that one but then again I have yet to try to eat one.

TommyboyUNM
12-04-2008, 11:53 AM
isn't quiche like an egg pie? never quite got that one but then again I have yet to try to eat one.


Basically, yeah. I like to throw mushrooms, spinach and green chilie in it. Good stuff LC.

locachica73
12-04-2008, 11:55 AM
hmmm doesn't sound too bad... throw some sort of meat product like ham or bacon in there and its like a breakfast of champions.

TommyboyUNM
12-04-2008, 12:06 PM
hmmm doesn't sound too bad... throw some sort of meat product like ham or bacon in there and its like a breakfast of champions.


A lot of people like to put bacon in there too. It tastes good, but I prefer the veggie one. And I'm a recent vegetarian myself.

My mom asked me to make 2 for Thanksgiving so I made one with bacon and green chilie and another with mushrooms, spinach and green chilie.

algunz
12-04-2008, 01:11 PM
We have several threads for this.


But, I'm all for making the boards more messy. That's what cooking's all about, aint it? Enjoying a fine mess.

CalmerThanYou
12-04-2008, 01:12 PM
thats what she said

Ardentbiscuit
03-21-2009, 06:38 AM
See link...

http://thechive.com/2009/02/how-to-make-a-bacon-and-cheese-stuffed-pizza-burger-11-photos/

shakermaker113
03-21-2009, 07:09 AM
See link...

http://thechive.com/2009/02/how-to-make-a-bacon-and-cheese-stuffed-pizza-burger-11-photos/

dear lord.

fatbastard
03-21-2009, 10:27 AM
I had a pizza a couple of weeks ago at a friends restaurant that has artichoke hearts, feta cheese, kalamata olives and just a little bit of tomato sauce to pull it all together. The bread, cheese, and olives all went together so fucking good.

algunz
07-18-2010, 08:16 PM
Dinner. :p

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/DSCN2653.jpg

PlayaDelWes
07-18-2010, 08:18 PM
toppings?

bmack86
07-18-2010, 08:46 PM
The potato, leek and garlic looks very tasty (assuming I'm correct with those toppings).

And I made some recently that turned out pretty good. I'll get a picture on here when I have cell service.

algunz
07-18-2010, 08:58 PM
toppings?

The upper left is just sauce, parmesan, and fresh tomato, the upper right is bbq chicken, and the one in front (my favorite too, B) is potato, garlic, and fresh rosemary.

bmack86
07-18-2010, 09:01 PM
What sauce did you use for that one? And did you get the dough or make it? I think I might have to make one like that in the next few days, it looks excellent.

algunz
07-18-2010, 09:27 PM
Just olive oil. I got the dough at Trader Joes. I've finally discovered that making little pizzas instead of one big one makes them cook soooooo much better. And this way, you can have a lovely variety.

donkey sex
07-19-2010, 06:38 AM
Gwyneth Paltow has outdoor pizza ovens at both her New York and London residences. Per the new Vogue feature which came out last week. I’m a f@g.

TheClares
07-19-2010, 03:06 PM
I love making homemade pizzas. I either get the dough from Fresh and Easy, or directly from my local pizza place. I also prefer pizza screens over pizza stones.

Another thing I've been trying lately is making Stromboli from the dough and fixings. A bit more difficult, but well worth the effort.

PlayaDelWes
07-24-2010, 03:42 PM
On deck for tonight:

1. Caramelized Red Onions, Blue Cheese, & Thyme
2. Rosemary, Dates, and (can't decide if I need anything else)
3. Make your own pie for the kids (likely just peperoni)

All with Disgustipated's sauce, fresh parmesan , and fresh mozzarella.

shoegazer76
07-24-2010, 06:44 PM
I find that the premade pizza crust in the can in the cooler section is great. Using a perforated pan with tiny holes in the bottom allows the crust to bake more evenly. If you have a baking stone that is the way to go. If you dig mushrooms by them whole & slice them. Same with black olives. By them whole & slice them. Way more fresh tasting than pre-sliced. Never use imitation cheese as it releases so much oil when baked. Buy a nice block of mozzarella & shred it with a grater.

Aurgasm
07-24-2010, 07:27 PM
anyone ever try (or cook) Sfincione?

algunz
11-11-2013, 08:54 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/4fcf7ca949140c1c3c633c24386e3d16.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/4de34bf7bbcd088815105ac8f8a4ab9b.jpg

Kyliediscope
11-11-2013, 09:07 PM
http://i.imgur.com/xbgUon9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rfg2JAT.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/1nCkvDl.jpg

algunz
11-11-2013, 09:33 PM
Yummy. I made one with bacon, pineapple, and Parmesan cheese tonight. It was heavenly.

Courtney
11-11-2013, 09:45 PM
Mmmm. Last weekend, I did a white pizza with a good olive oil base, fresh mozzarella, balsamic and cabernet-soaked figs, and fresh rosemary.

Kyliediscope
11-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Yeah. My toppings aren't THAT fancy, but I am pretty proud of the fact that all my crusts are homemade. The first one was a cornmeal crust, the second was a caprese pizza with a plain white flour crust. Simple and tasty.

Kyliediscope
11-11-2013, 09:50 PM
Courtney. Take fancy pictures next time. I miss looking at your pretty food pictures. :)

Courtney
11-11-2013, 09:50 PM
High five on that. I used TJs dough because I was cooking for 11. And I am a lazy bastard.

algunz
11-11-2013, 09:51 PM
I still get my dough from TJ's. :(

captncrzy
12-18-2013, 05:28 PM
I don't want to bump that shitstorm birdie thread, so I am here to acknowledge that I was wrong about the pizza stone/cornmeal issue/argument I had with Tom and Bryan. turns out that if you get the stone super hot in advance, you don't need cornmeal to prevent sticking. And my pizza came out way better. So, sorry guys. I was wrong.

xanman86
12-18-2013, 06:14 PM
This thread just made me sooo hungry