Baking Time And Temperature For A Yala’s Half-Baked Pizza

Baking Time and Temperature for a Yala’s Half-Baked Pizza

Yala's Pizza, my favorite pizza joint where I grew up, sells half-baked frozen pizzas for you to take home and bake yourself. Whenever I go back home, my parents pick me up one (a double pepperoni), vacuum seal it, and stick it in my cooler right before I leave. They are the best. I couldn't find the recommended baking time and temperature online, so I had to call them. I figured I'd post the instructions here so that other Lorain County natives can search for it online instead of calling…

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Tips For Canning Tomatoes

Tips for Canning Tomatoes

Amanda and I canned two varieties of tomatoes from our small garden for the first time. Someone stole them all last year and we didn't get many the year before): Ten Fingers of Naples, a variety similar to San Marzano Black Vernissage, small red and green striped tomato with a rich flavor We also canned some beautiful heirlooms from our Peace and Carrots Farm CSA. This was our first time canning tomatoes and here is what we learned: Tomatoes can be canned via the water bath method as long as…

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

Now that it is starting to cool down in the northeast, I've been craving some warm comfort food. This German Potato Salad, served hot, fits the bill. It is a completely different animal than its cold, mayo-dressed cousin. Ingredients 3-4 pounds of medium red potatoes 1 pound of bacon 1 yellow onion 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar 3/4 cup of water 3 tablespoons of course German-style mustard 1 small bunch of parsley (about 1/2 cup when chopped) 1 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper Instructions Cut the potatoes into…

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Freeze Your Summer Vegetables

Freeze Your Summer Vegetables

When you have a garden or are part of a CSA you tend to get a lot of vegetables in at once. Β If you can't use them all right away, it is a good idea to save them for later in the year when fresh vegetables aren't as easy to come by. If you have the freezer space, freezing your veggies is a fast and easy way to save some of those summer flavors for the colder months. Some vegetables get mushy or soft after they are frozen and thawed,…

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