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Cook It or Book It: Is Deep Dish Pizza Worth the Dough?

  When I moved to Chicago two years ago, I didn’t realize how much of my monthly budget would need to be devoted to deep dish pizza. There’s Lou’s, Pequods, Giordanos, The Art of Pizza... the list ...

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How to Throw a Kids' Pizza Party

  Everybody loves pizza. Whether it's New York all the way or Chicago-style only, neapolitan crust or deep dish, pizza is something I think people of all ages can get behind. I recently had my niece ...

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In Search of New York Style Pizza in Chicago

As a New Jersey native, pizza has long been a part of my life. When I think of pizza, I imagine the small, hole-in-the-wall pizza joints of the tri-state area that specialize in Italian-American ...

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Summertime is Pizza on the Grill with Beer Time

  My wife informed me that we would be having company for dinner last Sunday and that our guests would expect me to cook something delicious. I agree that's a fair expectation, but the situation put ...

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Come Visit Us for a “Pizza” The Action

  Who doesn't love pizza? Everybody loves pizza! Sure, it's easy to pick up the phone and order one from the corner pizzeria, but it isn’t very difficult to make you own gourmet pizza, top it with ...

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Easy Summertime Coal-Fired Pizza

  Summertime means grilled foods, sunshine, beaches, and pizza? Yes, pizza on a grill is something you may not think of doing, but you should!

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Homemade Pizza Dough is Fast and Easy with a Food Processor

Whenever I teach one of The Chopping Block's pizza-making classes, I always demonstrate to my students how easy it can be to make dough using a food processor. They are usually impressed, and I hope ...

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Homemade Pies with our Favorite Pizza Recipes

Everyone likes pizza. It’s one of those meals you can eat any time of the day. It can be enjoyed for dinner, a late night snack, lunch or even breakfast. There are no rules to pizza, other than to ...

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Got a Surplus of Apples? Make Easy Apple Butter

I love apples. So, what better way to embrace the apple season than going to pick your own? My family and I went apple picking at Crane Orchard in Fennville, Michigan a few weeks ago. We love this ...

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Pizza on the Grill: Craving Success

Admitting defeat can be difficult, especially when you never saw the failure coming. This happened to me recently when I attempted grilling pizza on my charcoal grill utilizing a birthday gadget, the ...

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