I’m Dreaming of a White Pizza

With the holiday season in full gear, the typical meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings are making the rounds. Pizza is not often thought of as an alternative to traditionally festive meals, but it certainly can be, with a slight twist.

There are a few basic components that come to mind when making pizza: dough, sauce, cheese, and toppings. While everyone has their personal preferences for dough, cheese, and toppings, marinara sauce is the usual base for most pies. Not many folks attempt to tackle the delicious, but tricky white sauce pizza. (more…)

Preserving Pizza Memories

One of our younger staff members contributed this blog – the pizza industry would not exist with the love and support of young people. Enjoy!!

There is an undeniable connection between food and family. In my very Italian family at least, food is the constant centerpiece of every gathering. From my grandmother’s incredible Chicken Parmesan recipe to our tradition of homemade ravioli’s on Christmas Eve, meals mean more than mere sustenance. The process of shopping together for the ingredients, preparing the meal, and finally enjoying dinner is a bonding experience that is passed down from generation to generation.

Pizza has especially been a focal point for my family. When possible, Friday nights are reserved as homemade pizza night. Family and friends come together to create a variety of pizzas while sharing wine and good conversation. Everybody takes turns in decorating the pies with a seemingly endless supply of ingredients. I personally am obsessed by spicy food so my pizzas are often smothered with the hottest pepperoni, sausages, and salami. I also have no restraint when it comes to crushed red peppers as my slices are overflowing with the spicy speckles. (more…)

The Holidays are All About Tradition

At this time of year, we look to those things that bring us comfort and enjoyment.  That often means turning to one’s family and friends while creating a festive meal filled with time-honored foods to celebrate.

We all have our favorite traditions during the Holidays.  It harkens back to our childhood when we beamed as we opened presents, or helped Mom in the kitchen to make her favorite stuffing or dessert – the one that was handed down from generation to generation.  (more…)