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Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Sriracha Lover's Ultimate Gift Pack

Chicken noodle soup!!! It's the absolute best for when you are sick. Also, everything else. Eggs, pasta, pizza sauce...

Daily Slice: Ledo's, College Park, Maryland

And now I need to have some Ledos for lunch. I'm one of those guys who is a pizza snob, but secretly probably enjoys this stuff more than a really good Neapolitan. Don't tell anyone.

Healthy no-knead pizza dough - fooled my kids!

I need to let you guys know that this does NOT freeze well. I pulled two out of the freezer a couple days ago and cooked last night. The dough lost all it's spring and alot of it's cohesiveness. This is definitely one to bake fresh.

Healthy no-knead pizza dough - fooled my kids!

I honestly don't know about using the fp - never tried it, and I don't know enough about the science of it all to tell you not to for any good reason :)

This Week's Pizza Poll: What Do You Season Your Slice With?

I should note that I only ever season reheated pizza. Somehow, it's not pizza that time around, but something else to mess with.

This Week's Pizza Poll: What Do You Season Your Slice With?

Would you believe I add some of Chef John's Pastrami Chicken Wing rub to my homemade pizza?

Tennessee Vacation - where to eat?

Thanks so much folks - looks like we'll have plenty of great options. Now, while it's not food-related, I'd love to ask you guys what to do with a family of 5 while we are there. We picked Tennessee as the first of our "see the US" trips, and we still don't know what we're going to do when we get there (beside eat!). Any suggestions?

Tennessee Vacation - where to eat?

Thanks - I see there are Three locations - is there any one in particular I should go to?

Healthy no-knead pizza dough - fooled my kids!

My kids can usually sniff out anything whole-grain from a distance of 20 feet, but I fooled them this time, and came away with my best pizza dough to date. Here's how:

* 3 cups water
* 2 1/2 cups oat flour (I made this by putting regular rolled oats into a food processor. It's cheaper than buying oat flour)
* 1 1/2 cups unbleached white whole wheat flour
* 2 cups unbleached all purpose white flour
* 4 tbsp olive oil
* 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
* 1/2 tsp yeast

1. Put the flour, yeast & salt in a large bowl and mix
2. Pour in the water and oil, mix it up until all mixed. Maybe a minute or two worth of mixing - just enough that you don't have any dry clumps. You'll end up with a very wet & sticky dough. Don't knead!
3. Cover it with saran wrap. Poke a few holes in the saran wrap. Put it somewhere at room temp for 48 hours.
4. Punch it down, dump it out on a floured surface, divide it up. It should make 4 medium sized pizzas, depending on how thin you want them.

The extended fermentation gives a beautiful hole structure, but more importantly increases the antioxidants dramatically, according to a recent study.

At any rate, this was so good that it's going to become my standard dough - even if I don't care about the health factor.

During my trials I also went with a 40% oat, 40% wheat, 20% white version. Tasted good, but no one's mistaking that one for a white crust. Smelled great though - like a nice yeasty beer.

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