Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Random Recommendation: Mama Mary's Pizza Crust

Making a homemade pizza is fun, especially when you don't have to bother with making the crust.

We -- like most people -- love pizza, so what we do, rather than blow $20 for a delivered pizza, or go no frills with a frozen Tombstone, is make our own with the help of the Mama Mary's Pizza Crusts.

I've seen these available in most grocery stores, and we prefer them to Boboli.

We either get the 12 inch regular crust, or the thin crust. Two crusts come in each package. It runs somewhere around $4. Sauce is about $2 if you're buying enough for two pizzas.

We don't always fill up our pizza with a lot of toppings, so it's usually just cheese, onions, and maybe some pepperoni. For the cheese, we buy the chunks of cheese (8 oz. block per pizza) and shred it ourselves. Seems to taste better than using the already shredded cheese.

Quick pepperoni note: Don't buy the 100 slice package for $3-$4, because half of those slices will go to waste. Instead, go to the deli, and ask for about 20-30 slices of pepperoni. You should be able to get those for your two pizzas for less than one dollar.

After the crust is sauced, and the toppings are put on the pizza, we top it with some Italian seasoning, and in the oven it goes for about 15 minutes.

These pizzas cook well on the grill, too. I'd recommend a slightly lower temperature though, so the crust doesn't burn that bad.

And there ya go...homemade pizza without the pain and time needed to make your own crust.

For the record, I'll gladly accept some free crusts from Mama Mary herself if she's reading this.

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