Eat more pizza

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  1. dagger

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    Making pizza from scratch is reaching for me but doesn't seam hard. I more of a buy pizza frozen or at costco. The price of pizzeria pizza has gotten out of control, $18+ for a regular pie, ugh. Costco, walmart and Digiorno ard good alternatives and when you get pack of 3 Digiorno for $13 at BJs or walmart brand $7 even costco for $10 they will remain my choice pizzas. I found these don't seem olive oil based sauce so I drizzle some good olive oil over the pie before backing and it reallg wakes up the flavor. Anyone else had enough of pizzeria prices
     
  2. phatch

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    Most of the pizza I eat, I make. I've not sat to eat in a dedicated pizza joint in a long time. I'll do take and bake from Papa Murphy's every few years. I eat some Costco pizza at friends when they supply it. I've bought a few Costco pizzas when my evening collapsed unexpectedly. 

    Most of the this commercial stuff is just OK at best. It's worth making your own. 
     
  3. Iceman

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    My "go-to" bar pizza is what I call "Cracker Crust Margarita".

    I start w/ simple flatbreads @ +/- .99¢ for a pack of 8. Throw on a spoon of pesto and smear it around. What is that ... .10¢? Slice up a plum tomato, .30¢. 3 slices of mozz or provolone .35¢. Sprinkle of oil and pinch of basil, .10¢ ... 5-minutes in 500* oven ... VOILA! Good cheap eats.
     
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    The pizza I make at home is more expensive than what I buy at a restaurant or at Costco. I use mostly organic high quality ingredients. Living in NY there are great pizza places and we indulge in them too. Im not much of a penny pincher when it comes to food. There are other areas in my life that I don't waste money but in my opinion quality whole food is important to being healthy and avoiding cheap processed food can help us ward off illness and costly medical conditions. Most commercial pizza sauces are full of sugar and it may be cheaper but that sugar does add up.
     
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  5. kuan

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    That's because in NYC flour is $9.98 a pound!  ;)
     
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  6. dagger

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    Just cooked and ate whole wheat pizza with my family inspired by  "The Art of Pizza Making: Trade Secrets and Recipes" by Dominick A. DeAngelis. It was pretty good, the second 1 came out a little undercooked and needed to be cooked for longer. Getting the timing down for homemade pizza seems to be real tough.

    PS. as a side note I thought I would never get the taste of salt out of my pizza sauce, and lately I've been trying tomato paste with salt, pesto, garlic, sugar, and olive oil. It tastes just about how I want it now.
     
  8. Iceman

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    NO, I don't make "pizza bagels". The flatbreads I use are +/- 8-10 inches.

    Sorry KK, and I apologize for having to tell you this, but ... there are NO great pizza places in NYC. That is a very unfortunate fallacy that the people who live there are confused with. I know this is a hard concept for you residents to comprehend and truly understand. It hurts me deeply to tell you this. I also don't feel good compounding the problem and heap more bad news on this conversation. I apologize sincerely, but NYC doesn't have any good hot-dogs either. Sorry.
     
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  9. cerise

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    Yes.  The prices have gone up, and the pies have gotten smaller.  $18.99 for a "Medium" is more like a Small, & that's not counting the tax and the tip.  And, they're no Wolfgang Puck. I'm trying to cut down on bread (carbs/sugar), and try to go with whole wheat or whole grain. (The sauce is probably full of sugar, as well.) Sometimes, you're paying for the convenience, not quality. Homemade is usually better and healthier :)

    No bagel pizzas, but how about a bagel pizza?

    http://foxeslovelemons.com/everything-bagel-pizza-lox/
     
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    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait wait... Chicago has the best pizza right?  Is this some kind of a rivalry thing?
     
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    Just the facts my friend ... just the facts. Chicago has NO food rivals.
     
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    The delusion is strong with this one.
     
  13. koukouvagia

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    Chicago has the most amazing pizza flavored casseroles. Unfortunately this prevents them from being able to identify what a real pizza is.

    Personally the best pizza I've eaten in my life has been in Italy and NYC pizza at least resembles it in size shape and flavor. Can't same the same about the Chicago casseroles though.
     
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    Must be lonely at the bottom. LOL.

    Tuff crowd.
     
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  15. Iceman

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    Hey ... It's OK. Boat a youse guys can think whatever it is youse likes. You're covered under 'da Constitution. Dere's dat "Americans with Disabilities" Commandment of like 1990's-ish or so. It says you-all can't be discriminalizated for any mental intellectual disability, or you know, bein' goofy in general. It's all OK and all that. Youse just don't know about dese pizza things. You're still humans wit rights 'dough.


    OOOPS ... I guess it's all tree a youse guys now. Sorry.
     
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    With the swill they call pizza here yinz all sould be counting your blessings. The one saving grace about pizza here is that i can drive to Italy and get one in about 30 hours. Alas, no delievery😒

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    I have to pay 18$ a pound for pepperoni, on the rare occassion you can find it here.
     
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    But, you can probably get Ikea's Swedish meatballs quicker than I can get to Ikea (here).  lol
     
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    Ikea meatbalss here are like sand in the desert Cersi. I buy them frozen, great to train the dogs with them😎. The kids and wife love them for a quick dinner at the local Ikea.
     
  19. dagger

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    If your making a pizza at home with store bought ingredients which are mast produced aren't you in the same boat. Eating a store bought frozen pizza once or twice a month isn't a great health risk and they all aren't bad. It's not like your eating the whole pie yourself and who knows were pizzerias are getting their ingredients from, I bet lot are buying pre made stuff now.

    http://www.digiorno.com/products/rising-crust/rising-crust/11155/supreme

    Yes it list a lot of ingredients but they can't just say flour, sauce, cheese, everything has to be listed no matter how small. Would you take dominos over digiorno or costco

    One more thing, you got to buy a Roomba. This is the way men were ment to vacuum :D
     
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  20. kuan

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    My favorite is Neapolitan pizza.  Unfortunately I'd have to build a brick oven to make one.  The regular oven just won't do.

    Sorry Ice but explain this.  How come Chicago people don't eat Chicago's most famous pizza?