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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Salsa Verde Revisited

Salsa Verde Revisited

I looked back at my salsa verde post from last year and decided I could improve it. I tend to only make it once a year because that is when I get a big bunch of tomatillos in my CSA share. That doesn't leave much room for rapid feedback loops, but let's see what we can do. Last year's version was all done on the stovetop. That is a fine method and gets the job done, but it relies heavily on the taste of the raw ingredients and doesn't develop them…

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Cutting Up Watermelon

Cutting Up Watermelon

Summer is watermelon time. Since cutting up watermelons can be a pain if you don't know what you are doing, here is how to do it: I just tried this method and went from having a whole watermelon to cleaning the juice off the countertop in under 5 minutes.   I prefer gorging myself with watermelon for breakfast and dessert, but if you want something different, try adding feta, mint, lemon zest, and olive oil for a fantastic salad.

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Note: I revisited this recipe a year later and made it even better. Check out the new version. This is one of our favorite condiments for tacos and it makes a great snack with chips. It is very easy to make and keeps for at least a week in the fridge. Salsa Verde 1lb of tomatillos, husks and stems removed 1-2 jalapeños 1 onion 1 bunch cilantro Juice from 1 lime 1 tsp salt Put the tomatillos, jalapeños, and onion in a medium saucepan, cover with water, the bring to…

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