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Chutz
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   Posted 1/26/2010 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
What makes a good pizza? If you could order up a pizza made any way you want it with anything on it, what would it look and taste like.

I do love a good pizza once in a while. The frozen ones, or what we call cardboard pizzas, just don't make it for me. But we have a take out local pizza place around here that puts all of those chain places to shame. They do them exactly the way I like them. The crust is buttery flavor and thick with a light crust and a chewy texture. Then a flavorful tomato sauce but no too much. I don't like to bite into it and have it oozing out all over. Next is lots and lots of real Canadian bacon! <drool> and, you guessed it, pineapple. Some mozzarella cheese, some good cheddar, not the phony American cheese but something that's actually aged. Bake until the center is hot and bubbly, not over done, let it cool for about 10 minutes and dive in! I haven't had any for a long time but now that we're talking about it we may just have to go get one soon.

What does your perfect pizza look and taste like?
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Jim1969
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   Posted 1/27/2010 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Generally speaking I like thin crust pizzas where the crust is just starting to crisp up, but I don't want one that feels like I am eating a pizza topped cracker.

Sometimes though I do like a pan pizza, but like my thin crusts I want it to be a bit crisp. In case you can't guess it I can't stand a soggy pizza crust.

As far as toppings go it is a mood thing with me. It just depends on how I am feeling as to what I want on my pizza. Sometimes my "perfect" pizza can be as simple as Italian Sausage and cheese or as complex as sausage, bacon, canadian bacon, ham, peperoni, green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, diced tomatoes.

The true test of a pizza though is how good it tastes cold or reheated the next day. Really good pizza doesn't lose anything, the truly great pizzas though actually gain.
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PAlady
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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:17 AM (GMT -7)   
There's no way I could pick one favorite! Like Jim, it goes with the mood. I used to make my own pizza, but then my cousins opened a pizza shop in town and they make their own dough and the topping is pretty much like my Mom used to make it. I miss pizza and wings and such now with all my GI problems, but one quirky pizza I would order is a thin crust with tomato sauce, cheese (yep, nothing but the good stuff) and smothered with onions. Nothing else! This is a relatively new thing for me and I have no idea where I came up with that a few years ago but periodically I have a craving for it!

What I really loved was down in Pittsburgh there's a small little hole in the wall pizza shop (Al Roker did a tv special on it, so they make great food!) that had the first brick oven in Pittsburgh. You can go in and bring you own wine if you want, and they make fresh pizzas in their brick oven. All fresh ingredients. And I had a tomato and fresh basil and cheese pizza and they're nothing like what we're used to. SOOOO fresh tasting. Smaller, crust on the thin side and only the freshest ingredients. I've also had thin New York style pizza in the Big Apple, and deep dish Chicago style pizza at Uno's in San Francisco. I think if I had to pick a favorite I'd love to have a brick oven style as it tastes so fresh and different.

My cousin also makes a breakfast pizza at his shop - eggs, bacon, sausage, cheese, peppers.....and it's great at any time of the day, hot or cold!

Yum!

PaLady

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   Posted 1/27/2010 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I live across the street from a dominoes pizza so we do get food from their on occasion but I still love a good old Chef-Boy-Ardee pizza almost more.  I buy just the plain old cheese ones then we add our own toppings and of course lots of extra cheese.  I have one in the cupboard now. 
---Jag---
 
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Jim1969
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   Posted 1/27/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Jag,

If you like making pizzas at home have you tried using the rolled pizza dough that you find in the refrigerated case by the biscuits and stuff. I used to use the kits all the time but switched to the rolled dough a few years ago and really like it.
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bsjaguar
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   Posted 1/27/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
So then, do you buy canned pizza sauce for your pizza?  Any brand in particular that you'd recommend!  This isn't gonna be another Kix cereal sauteed in butter thing is it?

---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 1/27/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
What does your perfect pizza look and taste like?
 
  Dear Chutz,
 
     Spinich & Tomato all the way!!!! Yummm! Unfortunatly, I cannot eat pizza very well yet. I tried this last week and it didnt quite go well. I seem to be having a heck of a time with my top teeth. This week I will try "paste" and see if that helps. The "wafers" didnt quite hold things together too well. So many darn products, I never knew it would be this hard to wade through em all shocked  Reguardless!! OooOOo I do love spinich pizza and will eat it any way I can! Delicious!
 
*huggs*
  dani

 

 

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Jim1969
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   Posted 1/27/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I jut buy a jar of pizza sauce. Usually Chef Boy Ardee if the store has it.

If you want to kick the crust up a notch sprinkle some oregano or Italian Seasoning on it after you roll it out.
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PAlady
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   Posted 1/27/2010 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm just picturing a pizza with kix sauteed in butter on top. LOL

PaLady

Jim1969
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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Here are two pizza recipes for anyone who wants something a bit different. Make your own dough or use a store bought dough/pizza crust. Recipes assume you have dough ready to go. (Hint bake dough for a couple of minutes and let cool before adding topping on homemade pizzas.

Taco Pizza:
Brown 1 lb of ground beef and add taco seasoning.
Slightly heat 1 can of refried beans. Makes it easier to spread.

Lightly spread taco sauce, salsa, or picante sauce over crust.
Spread beans.
Add meat
Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, colby jack, or "taco cheese"

Bake until cheese is melted and crust is cooked.

When finished top with crushed tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, diced tomato (optional) and drizzle with taco sauce. If you are a big cheese lover can add some more shredded cheese.


Bacon Cheeseburger pizza.

Brown 1lb ground beef.
Cook 1/3-1/2 pound of bacon crisp. Allow to cool and crumble.....You can also use Baco's or some other bacon salad toppings. Just add it to the ground beef as you are cooking that.
In a bowel mix ketchup and mustard in a 2-1 (approx) ratio. This is your sauce.

Spread sauce on crust.
Top with beef and bacon.
Cover with cheddar cheese.
Bake and enjoy.
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White Beard
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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie
I love Hawaiian pizza! That is what we called it in the military with the Canadian Bacon and Pineapple on it! I am with you I like good cheese, and just enough tomato sauce to flavor it but not so much that it runs out everywhere! I hate having to much sauce on it!

PALady you can make a pizza for me any time, I love onions on a pizza! I have never thought about of just doing an onion pizza! That sounds so good!!!! You can never have to many onions on any pizza, as far as I am concerned!!! I am also very fond of mushrooms on pizza and black olives! How ever I do not like Green olives period! For the most part I think the more meat and cheese on a pizza the better!

Tiy got me Hungry Now!

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   Posted 1/27/2010 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I am with you PaLady. I love an extra cheese, onion only pizza. There is nothing like it. There is a pizza place in town that makes the best pizzas, only they don't deliver, you have to go and pick it up, but it is so worth it. They also make the best alfredo sauce in the world. I order the linguini chicken alfredo and I am in heaven,

But I digress. I have tried many pizzas from all over but the best pizza I have ever tried is at Sammy's in Ocala, Florida. If you are ever in town, try it. You won't be disappointed.

Lindaloo.

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PAlady
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   Posted 1/28/2010 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Linda,
I've never met anyone else who actually has eaten "onion only" pizzas! And I don't even know what gave me the idea. My mother actually was shocked when she even learned I'd eat onion on anything; she said as I child I'd never eat it, and she had to grate it into the pizza topping to hide it from me! LOL Go figure!

PaLady
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