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Growing up, my Italian grandmother used pizzas as a way to use up leftovers so she sort of made refrigerator pizza the way some people make refrigerator soup. The idea that somehow a pizza needed a recipe would have confused her terribly. So except for anchovy fillets and pineapple, I'll happily eat most any kind that comes within reach.
 

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I cheat by using pre-made pizza shells and coincidentally, my wife just left this morning to see the kids/grandkids for Christmas and left me with some. I make a mean pesto pizza with toppings I have on hand. Sometimes roasted red peppers, sometimes sausage, goat cheese, etc. I'll throw one together today or tomorrow and post a photo.

Oh boy, a pizza thread. This is where I shine! :p
 

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I don't have a particular favorite style. Nona made hers out of refrigerator rolls, fergawdsake. My current pizzeria of choice happens to make a thin crust but the deciding factor is that they make it from sourdough. Merciful heavens! I can't remember when I've had one so good.

However, on the very rare occasion when I've been in Chicago, believe me I will happily tuck into a deep dish and when I scratch make my own, the crust is more like bread than a cracker. This current obsession with hyper thin 'Neapolitan' style crusts I believe to be a bit precious. Still, if it's well done with quality toppings, any pizza is far better than no pizza at all.
 

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I really do miss those Chicago Style Deep Dish pizzas. One slice/wedge would fill you up, leaving all those wonderful leftovers for further study! ;)
I know that they are available in the frozen food section or online but I can't help but believe that they just won't be the same.
 

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I know that they are available in the frozen food section or online but I can't help but believe that they just won't be the same.
I've eaten Stouffer's Pizza but they taste different when it came out the microwave compared to when you put it in the oven, maybe I should start doing that.

 

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I'm going to do up a pizza today for dinner. Photos will follow. I'm counting the minutes.🍕

By the way, has anyone ever had spicy potato on a pizza? A local chain does that here, and I never knew if it was just their thing or if its a well known topping. Either way, I recommend it!
 

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When I was just out of college and trying to live on my own, my go to Friday night meal was Stouffer's French Bread pizza. I looked forward to it all week long.

And after many slices of pizza later I can say without a doubt "That I've never had a bad slice of pizza but some were better than others."
 

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There was one I had in Frankfurt-am-Main . . . It was advertised as "Originalische Italianische Pizza" and for a homesick GI it sounded just the ticket. Uh, no. The pepperoni was pepperoncini, the cheese was Ermenthaler and the sauce was--odd. It wasn't exactly bad but it was definitely the strangest pizza I ever ate. That was 1970. Things have improved a lot in the ensuing half century.
 

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When we do pizza for the Grand kids we pick up a 32" pie from a local pizzeria called A Touch of Basil! The pie is arguably huge, but the taste is even bugger! Almost like magic it quickly disappears. Yum. :amazing:
 

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One combination I'm quite fond of that makes everyone say "What is wrong with you?" Until they try it.
pepperoni, mushrooms, fontina, pecans, pineapple.
I love green olives on a p/m pizza, but SWMBO is a hard 'no' on olives of any kind.
 

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I'm going to do up a pizza today for dinner. Photos will follow. I'm counting the minutes.🍕

By the way, has anyone ever had spicy potato on a pizza? A local chain does that here, and I never knew if it was just their thing or if its a well known topping. Either way, I recommend it!
I just like it plain.
 

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I'm going to do up a pizza today for dinner. Photos will follow. I'm counting the minutes.🍕

By the way, has anyone ever had spicy potato on a pizza? A local chain does that here, and I never knew if it was just their thing or if its a well known topping. Either way, I recommend it!
I just like it plain.
When I was just out of college and trying to live on my own, my go to Friday night meal was Stouffer's French Bread pizza. I looked forward to it all week long.

And after many slices of pizza later I can say without a doubt "That I've never had a bad slice of pizza but some were better than others."
How were they?
 
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