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Is Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Crust Worth the Hype?

Do you think I let eating alone stop me from making pizza? Hell, no.

Michelle and Cecilia were out at a birthday party. Allison was home, but as long as the Netflix was streaming and the mac ’n cheese was cheesy enough, she would leave me alone. 

So, I had a Friday night free and I was determined to find out if Trader Joe’s cauliflower pizza crust was worth the hype. Continue Reading

Uuni for a Crowd: Parchment or Parbaking? 

parchment or parbake for prepping uuni dough

I’m coming up on a year of owning my Uuni2 and I continue to like it and cook with it on a regular basis. It does, however, come with some challenges. 

Michelle is already on edge with all the bread making that has filled up the freezer. Imagine if she came home to 8 personal pizzas for dinner. It could go either way. I’m not sure I want to risk it.

The girls are still not (yet) fans of the wood char, so if I’m going through the effort of firing up the Uuni, it’s likely to make pizza for guests that are coming over. 

Now, typically I would go for a big Sicilian pan pizza to feed a crowd and that remains my go-to in the fall and winter, but who wants to kick up the oven to 550 for a couple hours during the summer?

That brings up the biggest issue I’ve found with the Uuni. Yes, it cooks pizzas very fast. Yes, it gives it that distinct wood flavor. Yes, it can be temperamental with maintaining temperature. But, my biggest issue by far, is how you prep and prepare all the pizzas and still have time to mingle and talk with your guests?  Continue Reading

Scenes from Saturday + Detroit Pizza

We spent the last 10 days bouncing between and exploring New York, Chicago and Boston and our biggest takeaway was a new respect and obsession with Detroit. Detroit pizza. We tried to go into Chicago with an open mind, but none of us were big fans of the deep dish. The Detroit slices we found at a food hall, those crispy, cheesy, close cousins to our beloved Sicilian? Those were amazing.

As a pizza nerd, I was in heaven. As an Amazon prime customer, I had a pan waiting when we returned from the airport. And Saturday night I had people over to test the new recipe.

But before the pizza, we had to survive soccer…. Continue Reading