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Thu Apr 2, 2020

Roasted Poblano and Charred Corn Pizza

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Poblano & Charred Corn Pizza

In my eyes, my most prolific recipe in 2019 was a green chili and charred corn queso. I made that queso many times throughout the year after it became a hit at a Super Bowl party. This kept that flavor combo pretty constantly top of mind, and when I hosted a pizza party at the end of last summer, it quickly became something I felt like I needed to try out on a pizza. Fruity and spicy chilis and grilled sweet corn continued to deliver the hits in pie form with this roast poblano and charred corn pizza.

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Thu Mar 5, 2020

Meyer Lemon and Olive Pizza

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Lemon & Olive Pizza

My wife and I have a Friday night tradition of splitting a pie at our favorite local pizza shop, Pizzeria Toro, then catching the Retro double feature at the Carolina Theatre. Usually we're fairly agreeable on toppers and picking a pie to split is not an issue, but there are a few sticky topping choices, one of them being olives. I'm in the anti-olives camp, so when a lemon and olive pizza came on the menu that my wife wanted, I resisted the first couple times she asked to get it. On the third request though I relented and then was instantly sorry I pushed back on pervious visits because it was one incredibly simple, yet super effective, topping combination and became our favorite pizza at Toro.

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Thu Feb 20, 2020

Chicken Tikka Naan Pizzas

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Chicken Tikka Pizza

When I closed out Wing Month with some chicken tikka wings, I remembered that I never shared this recipe for a chicken tikka naan pizza I made a couple years ago now. At the time, I had tried out two naan pizza ideas, one with paneer and the other with chicken, and the paneer was a clear favorite among the crowd, so I got the recipe up pretty quickly, but the chicken tikka incarnation was nearly as delicious and is totally deserving of its own post. So without further ado, enjoy this very tasty grilled chicken tikka naan pizza!

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Thu Nov 7, 2019

Grilled Pineapple Pizza

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Grilled Pineapple Pizza

Pizza friends are the best friends! A shared love of pizza ensures that when two of my closest friends and I get together, that we're very likely going to be spending our time indulging in hot pies. These two wonderful humans also get the credit for getting me to move to North Carolina, and on one of our earlier dinners as new neighbors, I offered to pick up some pizzas on the way to their house and they made me promise not to judge them when they gave me their order of a pizza topped with pineapple, red onion, and finished with a barbecue swirl. I really didn't have any qualms over their order, but if I had, they would have melted away quickly with one bite because that topping combo was indeed a winner. So when I hosted them for a backyard pizza party recently, it made sense to me to recreate that pie, but I added a few of my own touches to the formula by grilling the pineapple and adding pickled jalapeños, both elevating an already great pie even more.

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Thu Feb 21, 2019

Naan Pizza with Spiced Paneer

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Naan Pizza with Spiced Paneer

Sometimes I'm left wondering—when does a recipe cross a line from doable to too daunting for the average home cook? These naan pizzas with a spiced paneer serve as a good example of that question being brought to the top of my mind. I made them at a pizza-themed Meatwave and they were the biggest hit I had of the day, so it was a no brainer they'd be slated for a spot on the blog. When I began writing up the recipe though, the long laundry list of ingredients and multitude of steps the the final recipe required became more clear as I wrote everything down in its final format, leaving me to question if anyone would ever try making these themselves at all. In the end, I even left off an entire sauce I had used in my pizza to try to condense things down a bit, although I'm not sure I did myself any favors really. So I'll let you judge for yourself whether these "pizzas" are worth all that goes into them—I know for myself, the answer was a resounding yes!

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