I'm not a natural cook.  I think I've established this. But, I've been trying. And trying. And trying.

But some things are just trial and error learning, after all. I'm preparing my dishes to bring to the Super Bowl Pot luck coming up on Sunday. I make a pretty mean buffalo chicken dip, so I'm bringing that. But that doesn't seem like enough, you know? Of course not. Ya need a main course, not just a dip.

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One thing I never did attempt to execute until recently was home made pizza.  When I was a kid, I was never that big a fan of home made pizza. Sure, if you got an end piece it was okay.  But the middle was always super mushy and might as well been made of the salty tears of the cow that gave the milk to make the mozzarella.

I don't mind a soft pizza, but I can't have a mushy pizza that is just falling apart and not even able to be picked up! I need some crispiness!

So what can you do? You CAN make crispy or at least non mushy pizza at home. I've done it! It's pretty simple, actually.  You can even use the pizza dough that comes in the can (that's what I do).  Basically, you take your pizza dough and you get your baking sheet.  Spray the back of your pan with some cooking spray, and put your dough on it.  Then you bake it in the oven for about seven or eight minutes - the can kind says to have the oven at 400 degrees.  When time's up, you take it off the sheet, flip over the sheet, and flip over your dough and put it in the sheet with the unbaked side up.  You'll want to brush the crust with some olive oil or something so that you don't burn the edges. Then, bake it for about five minutes or so.  After that, you just take it out and top it how you want. Cook your pizza for about six to ten minutes, and wham! Crispy, home made pizza.


Mushy no more! The Super Bowl is Saved! You're welcome, football fans.

Bakingly yours,

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