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Old 03-12-2008, 07:32 AM   #21
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One of my new hobbies lately is making homemade pizza. I have yet to start making crusts from scratch, but did try the Boboli, which I felt was too thick--and too expensive.
Walmart sells the flour mix for $.41 and comes in a small blue bag, and is easy, produces a thin crust and is very tasty.
Avoid like all getout--unless you are into shoe leather tastes--Jiffy, Betty Crocker or any other box of pizza mix for crust. Stick with Walmarts.
After trying every brand I could find in this area, I settled on Contidena brand tomato sauce, Sargento's mozzarella/provolone smoked flavor cheese, Hormel pepperoni and a can of sliced mushrooms (8 oz. can) from Walmart. Made one yesterday, and it was just excellent! FYI
I've had a pineapple and ham pizza. It was okay, but I guess I am a traditionalist and just like the pepperoni and mushroom style.

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:49 AM   #22
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We have a wonderful European bakery (bread only) here in town that also makes 8-10 inch pizza crusts. They are only half baked so they must be used or frozen the same day purchased. Last summer when my basil was growing, and tomatoes were available, we lived on homemade pizza for a month or so. Soooo good. No tomato sauce, only brushed on olive oil, Roma tomatoes, basil, black olives, fresh mozzarella. Sooo good. We used our gas grill to bake on very hot days.

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:55 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
Back in the 1960's, fresh, ripe (or sometimes over-ripe) pineapples could be had in Hawaii for as little as 2 cents each. My LBYM mother put pineapple in everything. We had fried pineapple with our eggs in the morning, pineapple salads, pineapple upsidedown cake, kabobs with pineapple along with the meat, slabs of fresh pineapple for dessert, pineapple chunks on toothpicks for appetizers before dinner, pineapple in our iced tea or fruit punch, and pineapple, pineapple, and pineapple. Sounds like that pizza recipe was one of hers!

It took 35-40 years after I left home, before I would voluntarily eat pineapple.
makes me recall Bubba's dissertation about shrimp...(Forrest Gump movie)

i never had real pineapple til i was in HI. the fresh pineapple was tremendous. i made a pig of myself on fresh pineapple at the luaus. the "native" folks grinned like crazy and just handed me more...
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #24
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Hmm, I completely forgot about this since I havent gotten it in a long time but Winco (if you have one in your area) sells pizza dough already made in a baggie. I could get it either at the pizza stand at the front near the registers or refrigerated back near the deli counters. Sams Club and Costco also sell raw pizza dough but I think its by the dozen or some large amount. That wouldnt be bad if you were doing a pizza party, make up a bunch of small undressed pies and let everyone put their own toppings on, then flip them into the oven.

While I'm on the topic of Winco, they've been selling whole in-the-bag filet mignons for $5.98/lb. Its obviously not prime or choice beef but I've gotten a couple of them and been reasonably pleased with them. They're well trimmed, not particularly well marbled, but suit fine for dishes like beef stroganoff, a quick filet mignon eggs benedict, etc.
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I miss anchovies on pizza . When were they fazed out ?
Pizza Hut will add anchovies on request, I get them every once in awhile. Haven't asked for them in the last several months, I hope they haven't stopped offering them. Nobody else in my family will touch them, so it's just a now & then thing. I usually order a Supreme, add anchovies and sometimes pineapple too!

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