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My Pie Monday: BEC, Sicilia-NY, Gluten-Free Pizza, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 15 comments

This edition of My Pie Monday is a real mashup! We have Slice'rs making pies from other Slicer's, like dmcavanagh's rendition of Thezaman's Youngstown Sicilian from last week. There are Slice'rs making famous pies, like Norma's Cherry Jones, and Slice'rs turning two famous pies into one, a la Dhorst! Oh, and jimmyg throws a pie varietal mashup in the mix with his hybridized Sicilian-NY pie. Nice one! Both Thezaman and Bierebeer take a ride on the gluten free crust train—very apropos after the Domino's and Don Antonio coverage from Adam Kuban last week. BKMatt gets nostalgia with a bacon, egg, and cheese pizza in honor of the suburban breakfast sandwiches of his youth. Pizzabinge adds a little sweetness to his pie with a touch of honey, TXCraig1 dresses his Margherita up with some "extra stuff," and amusebouche1 fires up a "Four Seasons" pie. This week also includes Imwalkin's "best taste of the year," a mushroom, spinach, and herb pie from Hogeltboglet, and a first time submission from JEL! More

My Pie Monday: Blue Point Crab, Nettles, Redneck Pizza, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 15 comments

Holy My Pie Monday! There's a whole lot of pizza making been going on. Pizza styles range from Norma's "Greek Goddess" to Thezaman's smoking hot VPN Margherita. Dmcavanagh even made a hybrid style—his Sfincilian. And wait'll you see what all Bierebeer piled on the 'Redneck Pie.' Dhorst worked out a grill hack to combat oven-less pizza making and TotesM'Gotes grilled some pies in order to get around a pizza stone-less vacation kitchen. Imwalkin met topping success with a long hot and capicola combo, and TXCraig1 discovered that putting the sausage on raw produces a superior pie. Bbb-ry made an all-time favorite Calabrian sausage and balsamic onion marmalade pie, and spicedham hit upon a new kind of supreme for his pizza making rotation. Speaking of successes, I even had my own in the fried pizza department. Check out these pies and more from: amusebouche1, hogletboglet, jimmyg, Redwgn67, livefreeorpie, and JKdrummer! More

My Pie Monday: Pizza Bunnies, Fennel Fronds, Tuna and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 18 comments

While there weren't any Peepzas this My Pie Monday, we did get some Pizza Bunnies, thanks to Norma. Overall, this seemed to be a good week for playing around with new dough formulas. Andrew Janjigian, Imwalkin, ccd2012, and livefreeorpie all worked on variations of the Lahey No Knead method, and Norma and Atmast revisited their new formulas from last week. Dmcavanagh made a change to his dough as well, but in terms of size rather than formula. While there were a lot of Lahey-like pies, other big name doughs got some representation too. Hogletboglet worked with a Reinhart dough, and Burger365 built a pizza on a Nancy Silverton base. A pair of pies from the most recent Tupper Lake Pizza Night were sent in by Tupper Cooks! and Dhorst. (By the way, the aleppo "crack" epidemic spreads beyond the Dhorst territories, into Imwalkin's neck of the woods.) Embracing baseball season, billgraney made a B.A.T pie with bacon, arugula, and Tomato. And amusebouche1 did some spring cleaning and created a cheese drawer salvation pie. In the vein of 'toppings you didn't know you needed to try' we have the ever excellent brussels sprouts and pancetta pie from TXCraig1 and a Tuna and Onion pie (referenced by Bitchin Fixins in the comments of that post) from newcomer onepercent99. Keep up the awesome work everyone! More

My Pie Monday: Roasted Grapes, Scallion Garlic Cream Sauce, Naan Pizza and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 17 comments

Happy My Pie Monday, a dozen times over! This week both dmcavanagh and Norma427 worked on perfecting their Sicilians. Atmast did some experimenting as well, reworking her old dough formula into something new. With his first bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, Imwalkin cooked up a hot little number with some Calabrian chiles. Speaking of Calabrian chiles, TXCraig1 (a big fan of the fiery little peppers) featured them on his pie as well. While ingredients can be a great inspiration, the prod of hunger is behind many a kitchen hit. Dhorst's "Fried Green Tomato Naan Pizza" is proof of that, as is Hogletboglet's breakfast pizza. And you're sure to be hungry after you get a glimpse of Npinto's crowd-pleaser, jimmyg's NY sausage, pepper, and green onion pizza, and amusebouche1's duck sausage and prosciutto pie. Maybe the pies seen here will inspire you in the same way that La Madia's grape and taleggio pie did redwgn67, or that sauce recipe in the April issue of Food & Wine did Bierebeer. More

My Pie Monday: No Knead Dough, Proscuitto and Arugula, Roasted Potatoes, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 17 comments

Happy My Pie Monday, Slice'rs! There are a dozen beautiful pies to feast your eyes on this week. Mushrooms, arugula, and prosciutto are dominating this week's toppings and the most popular dough making method (which may come as no surprise) is the no knead method. Newcomer arleneivana worked from the recipe Jim Lahey recipe we posted last week (welcome, arleneivana!), as did Imwalkin. Redwgn67 also went the no knead route, but in the pizza bianca style instead. Billgraney is back with a Chicago style deep dish topped with mushroom and roasted red peppers, and dhorst took advantage of the 80 degree weather in Syracuse to break out the grill. In the interest of keeping the peace with his wife, Hogletboglet made some ultra thin crusted Roman pies, and dmcavanagh used up the last of his Pepe's dough from Norma for a happy spring break pie to welcome his daughter home. (Lucky girls!) Speaking of Norma, she's got alfredo, bacon, and spinach topping her Lehmann dough with a new flour this week. And it looks like I saved the prosciuttos for last. Jimmyg paired prosciutto with mushroom on an oblong pie, TXcriag1 found he liked his prosciutto atop of arugula instead of beneath it, and Amusebouche1 also took the prosciutto on top tack for his 'Four Cheese' pie. More

My Pie Monday: Chocolate, Flowers, Cashews, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 29 comments

This My Pie Monday brought Slice'rs out of the woodwork! Not only has Adam Kuban, the creator of all things Slice, joined the folds, but this round also includes Slice heavyweight Pizzablogger, and the return of Ev. Always great to have you guys. And there's been a whole lot of pizza making going on. This week we are seventeen strong! Among the longtime regular MPMers we have jimmyg, amusebouche1, Norma427, Imwalkin, dmacavanagh, and dhorst. Representing the newer regulars are RobynB, Redwgn67, and Steve Viterali. There's always room for more pie makers around here, so we're happy to welcome npinto, brando, and ccleon. Enough with the introductions, let's get to those fantastic looking pies! More

My Pie Monday: Bourbon Pesto, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Spanish Pizza, and Much More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 17 comments

Feast your eyes on this bounty! This My Pie Monday finds us 15 pies strong. First, a warm welcome to newcomers tucra, Nico S, meatballs&milkshakes, redwgn67, and Steve Viterali! There's a hint of spring in the air this go-around and not just with the new growth in Slice'rs. Amusebouche1's asparagus and arugula topped pie and BiereBeer's homegrown arugula pizza get into the season topping-wise, and the spicy pies from Olsonmatt and Imwalkin seems like one way to get things warming up. But some of you are just plain frisky—ahem TXCraig1 and dhorst—both make some pretty good dmcavanagh references. Jimmyg explores some new techniques to an old favorite. Norma427 may be showing some signs of cabin fever with her wacky-shaped fried and baked pie or maybe Girl Loves Pizza with this week's sandwich-inspired pizza. And what says spring more than a the fecundity of wild yeast, which will now have a starring role in effanzo_mane's pies. More

My Pie Monday: Bottarga, Jumbo 'Jet', Bananas, and Much More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 17 comments

There's a great selection of pies on this fine My Pie Monday! Between the Philadelphia tomato pie from Imwalkin, Mmmph's pizza in teglia, John Wozniak's L&B Spumoni-inspired pizza, Dhorst's fried pie, and dmcavanagh's Jet's-style pizza there's an entire appendix to the pizza style guide. Paul T sends us his first submission from his new wood fired oven. Others in the WFO oven club include TXCraig1, who features what has become for him "pizza crack," and RobynB, who sweetens things up with some cinnamon and sugar bananas. From the looks of Atmast's pie you'd think it comes from a WFO, but the spots her crust sports are the work of her electric oven. Girl Loves Pizza cooks up her BBQ chicken pie, a tried and true favorite and Amusebouche1 gives white bean basil hummus a try. Among the experiments this week, Norma conducts a Pepe's pizza throwdown, Jimmyg works some Kamut flour into his dough, and Flaksman fools around with hydration and oven configuration. More

My Pie Monday: President's Day Edition

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 21 comments

Happy My Pie Monday! Here to enhance your President's Day holiday we have eight incredible looking pies. New to the posse is RobynB with a killer ricotta, red onion, and pistachio-basil pesto pie—her special reserve combo to savor last after working her wood fired oven. Welcome! And speaking of special reserve, jimmyg tops today's submission with the last of his winter truffles. TXCraig1's pizza proves that even the simplest of pies can be showstoppers and effanzo_mane seconds the notion with a renewed appreciation for how great a simple cheese pizza can be. Bierebeer's pies get a dose of garlicky heat, and dmcavanagh experiment with a new dough. Also trying out a different dough approach, Norma427 (with the best named pie in the bunch, if I may say so) stretches the pie making limits with some freezer dough. There's even a sweet side to the group with Girl Loves Pizza's Berry Valentine's Day pizza. More

The Great Tupper Lake Pizza Party of 2012

Adam Kuban 41 comments

So, this happened. On Friday, I met up with dhorst, dmcavanagh, Tupper Cooks!, and Aya Kristen Alt for what I'm calling the Great Tupper Lake Pizza Party of 2012. More

My Pie Monday: 'Cherry Jones', Scotch, Pickles, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 26 comments

We have a mighty fine My Pie Monday here! Included in today's mouthwatering dozen is the last Top This recipe, Paulie Gee's "Cherry Jones", as done by dmcavanagh. Girl Loves Pizza dove into pickle territory a la dhorst, and also getting into unconventional topping territory, a scotch whiskey splashed pie from jimmyg. A warm Slice welcome to pizzamaking.com member CTMike, whose first time submission is in the mix. More incredible looking pies come from: Norma427, amusebouche1, forzapizza, billgraney, TxCraig1, Imwalkin, and paralleli! More

My Pie Monday: Frankenpizza, Sfincillian, Salmon, and Much More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 16 comments

Happy MPM folks! A day late, but there is nothing short of excellence in this week's roundup. The dedication to pizza in this group is pretty hardcore. I'm talking vigilante-flour-smuggling-across-borders hardcore. And beyond that there are new hyrbrids cropping up, like dmcavanaugh's Sfincillian, some kitchen chemistry from the first lady of pizza experiments, Ms. Norma427, and the topping ingenuity that we have come to expect from amusebouche1. Girl Loves Pizza shows a simpler, and equally delicious side, to her pizza making and Jimmyg gets back to his New York roots after his hiatus into Bonci-landia. TXCraig1 continues to heat things up in the Lone Star State. Things get fancy-pants in BHKitchen's dough department, and equally fancy when it comes to Shantillypicnic's toppings. And check out Crystaldragon's cure for a bacon craving, and the pickled pepper fix from Atmast. More

My Pie Monday: Guacamole, Merguez Sausage, Calabrian Chiles, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 17 comments

There's a baker's dozen of beauties in the line-up this fine My Pie Monday! There are at least two first time contributors this week—a warm welcome to feedmittens and Freest Rolexes. TXCraig1 and ESNY1077 break out the heat with Calabrian chiles and fresh jalapenos (note: NOT PICKLED), respectively. Not quite as spicy, but still heating things up, tomdorkey incorporates pepper salami, and red pepper flakes into his topping combo. Check out dhorst's Game Day pizza, looks like someone might be running an illegal pizza delivery operation... Amusebouche1 translates lamb stew into pizza and Girl Loves Pizza spreads on pinto beans, guac, and cheese with her seven layer dip pizza stylings. There may be some Caputo deck oven break throughs from Norma, Olsonmatt has a greek revival moment, Jimmyg combines some "out of this world" toppings, billgraney doubles up on pesto, and dmcavanagh makes a special birthday pizza. More

My Pie Monday: Rachetta, Pork Chop, Drunken Margherita, and Much More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 15 comments

Happy MLK MPM! There must have been a lot of resolutions to get back in the My Pie Monday game because the galleries are chock full of gorgeous pies this week. Included in this weeks fourteen contributions we have a first time submission from spicedham (welcome!), biancas from jimmyg, a tomato pie from Imwalkin, dmcavanagh's pie's squared, a Sicilian from jkdrummer, and a tennis racket, stuffed-handle pie á la Antonio Starita from dellavechia! And that's not even the half of it. Wait until you see the pies from the rest of this week's crew: olsonmatt, norma427, effanzo_mane, bierbeer, amusebouche1, Girl Loves Pizza, shimpiphany, and dynosaurus. More

My Pie Monday: Schiacciata con l'Uva, Black Eyed Peas, Mac n Cheese, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 24 comments

Happy My Pie Monday! From the looks of things Slice'rs were ringing in the New Year with all kinds of delicious pizzas. Dmcavanagh and Norma427 took the Tuscan track with grape studded focaccia (schiacciata con l'uva). Was there some MPM behind-the-scenes pie coordination there? Amusbouche1 made his annual New Year's smoked salmon pizza, and atmast loaded up on luck for the year with her black eyed pea topped 'Hoppin' Good' pizza. Buffalo chicken and mac n cheese formed a union on Girl Loves Pizza's pie, bacon and onion from olsonmatt made a winning combination, jimmyg got high accolades from a junior pizza lover for his sausage and pepper pizza, and BHkitchen created a New Mexican green chile half and half pie. More

My Pie Monday: Baby Cheese, Pepitas, Bacon, and Much More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 16 comments

Happy New Year, Slice'rs! This first My Pie Monday of the year features 13 pies from 9 different kitchens. TXCraig1 contributed a classic Margherita to the galleries, dmcavanagh a classic NY-style and we've got squares of Pizzarium-style pie covered by Jimmyg. Norma sent in a shot of one of her great looking Greeks and Amusebouche1 send in both pizza and a dessert pie (so to speak)! Doing some clean up around the fridge, Billgraney created a clean out pizza, as did BiereBeer with "The Recycler" (a good contender for "Wackiest Pies of 2012"). Dhorst's sourdough pie got topped with a smoky blue and pepitas, and in line with the holiday flavors, Paul T combined butternut squash, sage, and caramelized onions. More

My Pie Monday: Finochietta, Blood Orange, Tater Tots, and More!

Meredith Smith 13 comments

Welcome back to My Pie Monday! We've got more impressive pies this week. I'm pretty sure that some of the maestros behind these pies are about to go pro. Consider this a chance to check out their "early work". Contributing this week are: amusebouche1, dmacavanagh, Ev, intheyearofthepig, jimmyg, Norma427, Pam Egan, TXCraig1, and Zach. Instead of telling you all about their work, I'll let the pies do the talking. More

My Pie Monday: Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork, Duck Confit, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 14 comments

Happy My Pie Monday, Slice'rs. We entered fall over the weekend, and if this round of pies is any indication of what autumnal toppings mean to you, this is about to become my new favorite pizza topping season. This is what I mean: Billgraney topped his pie with duck confit and creme fraiche; Olsonmatt piled on some pulled pork; and Amusebouche1 combined the many delicious flavors of the Iberian Peninsula onto his pizza. And how about the hot dog, pickles, and onions on dellavecchia's pie?! In the words of Tupper Cooks!, "I'd do it!" That goes just as well for the improvisational stylings of jimmyg's "pizza fail" and Tscarborough's refrigerator door (aka "pizza in a can") creation. And who wouldn't "do" TXCraig1's Margherita or a Mellow Mushroom replica á la Norma427? Even a non-pepper eater would be tempted by Ev's wood-fired pizza or dmcavanagh's Sicilian with sausage. Great looking pies all around! More

My Pie Monday: Punjabi Pizza, Pizzicletta Amore, Buffalo Chicken, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 20 comments

Happy My Pie Monday, everyone! We've got a great variety of pies in this week's lineup. Starting with the classics, Ev pulled off a masterful Margherita from his wood-fired oven and olsonmatt goes the Sicilian route. I went with a streamlined fennel sausage only pie, while jimmyg matched fresh sausage with roasted red peppers and onion. But no MPM would be complete without some topping creativity. Take WhatKatyAteNext's classic Indian combination on a naan crust in her Punjabi Pie. And we can always count on our man amusebouche1 to provide us with topping inspiration—this week's fig, goat cheese, and speck pizza is no exception. Speaking of inspiration, get a load of the Pizzicletta replication by TXCraig1! Norma delivers one of her beautiful preferment Lehmann pies, and dmacavanagh spices up his pizza with some buffalo chicken and pepper jack. More

My Pie Monday: Proscuitto, Peaches, Figs, and More!

My Pie Monday Meredith Smith 16 comments

Happy Labor Day, Slice'rs! What a great My Pie Monday to sit back and enjoy the hard work of your fellow pie enthusiasts. Incorporating the fruits of their gardening labor, jimmyg tops his pie with lots of garden tomatoes and livefreeorpie uses homegrown marinated zucchinis and roasted red peppers. We've got donut peaches and goat cheese on a pie from amusebouche1, a fig and prosciutto pie from TXCraig1, and a mock Jet's pizza from Norma427. Dmacavanagh is also back in the pie-making swing of things with a New York style pizza with extra cheese. Plus, we have a quartet of Margheritas, each unique, from Scott D, olsonmatt, ourpunkkoala, climbhighak. More

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