Question: Is there anything better than a homemade pizza and a salad?

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  1. random3434
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    Answer:

    No, no there's not.
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    Yes there is. Sharing a homemade pizza, salad and a good bottle of wine with someone you love.
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    Pepperoni and sausage on that pizza.
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    I've yet to make a pizza at home that's anywhere close to restaurant/chain quality.

    Little help?
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    Yes, homemade bread.

    Speaking of which, back in 15...
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    Stop loafing around.
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    Actually, once after a particularly difficult deployment, Pizza, wings, salad, and beer made us all think we had died and gone to heaven.
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    Funnily, that's the mantra of a lot of servicemen that I know.... pizza, beer and onion rings. :lol:
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    Home brewed beer.
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    Echo was speaking close to my heart. The past 2 months I've been making pizzas by the carload, well it seems like that. Right now I've 2 white crusts, and 3 wheat in my freezer.
    I started with this recipe, which is just awesome:

    Easy Pizza Dough - Fine Cooking Recipes, Techniques and Tips

    I'd read the article, lots of good points are included, but here's the basic recipe. Depending how you choose to roll it out and temp of oven, it's either thin and crisp-very flaky or thicker and chewier:

    I offer either alfredo sauce or my homemade pizza sauce version, based on the following. I make my own Italian seasonings, I try to keep sodium levels down.

    http://allrecipes.com//Recipe-Tools/Print/Recipe.aspx?RecipeID=118550&origin=detail&servings=11

    I've had friends over for 'make your own pizza' gatherings, letting them choose from the following:

    spinach
    garlic
    shredded onions
    black and green olives
    shredded peppers
    cheeses-so many! I've used a combo purchase of whole milk and low fat, recommending that they use at least some of the whole milk for better melting
    bacon
    pepperoni
    turkey Italian sausage-I precook, just too nervous about illness. My oven is NOT commercial grade
    mushrooms
    tomatoes
    broccoli
    bar b que chicken

    Now some of my friends are doing the same.

    I will admit, I've been using the bread maker to make the dough. Each recipe I make 4 balls of dough, so I've built up a supply in the freezer. Truly can't tell the difference between those frozen and those used after the rising on the counter.

    Very cost effective dinner, especially if meat is left off of, healthy too!
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    8 minutes!

    I'm gettin' good.
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    Dude, if I had room in my house....
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    We like making little pizzas on english muffin halves.

    Just top muffin half with pizza sauce, cheese & topping, pop in the oven and whalla!

    yum yum
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    I like lobster, a baked potato and an avocado salad... throw in some vino and my most beautiful wife.

    Pizza compared to that.. I don't think so..

    mmm.. she does make great American pizza though...
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    true dat
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    No.

    My wife makes pizza that rivals anything you can get in the North End.

    True story :thup:
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    She's on my list now.
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    There's no such thing as no room for beer.
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    Oh, I have room for beer. It's the room for a brewing area that I don't have. You have to have a relatively stable temperature, with little disturbance. I can do it in the master closet, but one little thing goes wrong and I have beer spewing out of the thing all over the place. And onto all our clothes and all over the floor. Every other place and the kids would start messing with it.

    A basement would be awesome, but right now we have a slab.
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    I think it needs to be dark too.

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