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Smack ‘N’ Cheese Pizza #recipe Revolutionary Pizza #giveaway

For the last 7 years Friday night has been Pizza & Movie Night in the Babiak Household. It started with ordering pizza to buying dough from a local pizzeria to then making dough from scratch. We’ve had many variations of pizza with many different ingredients. My favorite is on the grill with a simple sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. My kids love it loaded with meat. Rob likes his pizza anyway he can get it.

I was asked to review a book that focuses on Pizza so you know I said yes. Revolutionary Pizza is based on the uber popular Chicago eatery, Dimo’s Pizza. With its cult-like following Dimo’s has been serving up unique and unforgettable combinations of ingredients to what they call “crustomers”.

Revolutionary Pizza, Dimo's Chicago

I chose to recreate the Smack ‘N’ Cheese Pizza. I noticed the first 2 ingredients were peppers and figured this would be something Rob would fall in love with. What I wasn’t expecting was the kick in the guy heat that had me cursing in front of the kids.
Smack and Cheese Pizza by Revolutionary Pizza

Smack and Cheese Pizza by Revolutionary Pizza

I doctored up the recipe just a bit with more cheese to the topping, pureeing the pepper mix for 5 seconds and adding more cream and ended up with a tasty but super spicy twist on our pizza night. What I will make over and over and over again is their basic pizza dough. It was the best I’ve ever made. One would think after making my own dough for 5-6 years I’d have a good grasp on the process. That is a complete incorrect statement. I actually do not like my dough recipe. It’s good but not great, not even really good. Dimo’s recipe for dough is like hitting the motherload.


Rob ate his Smack ‘N’ Cheese Pizza by himself. All of it. He said it was a bit spicy but that’s how he likes it. He had a little numbness in the mouth as the end of dinner. I’m planning on making this again just with less heat. As you can see this calls for an entire jalapeno, I’ll leave this out next time and definitely add more cheese for a more gooey pizza.Here is the original for you to try.

Ingredients-ENOUGH DOUGH FOR 2 PIZZAS

SMACK SAUCE

  • 1 large jalapeño, roasted, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (13.5 oz [399 mL]) can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 cups/473 mL heavy cream
  • ¼ cup/30 g shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup/20 g Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups/230 g of cooked, drained and cooled macaroni elbow noodles
  • ¼ cup/30 g shredded hot pepper cheese

Combine ingredients for the smack sauce in a saucepan and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes, or until the sauce becomes smooth and the cheese melts completely. Toss with macaroni noodles.

If you’re making two pizzas, remember to split the ingredients equally for this part.

Use a spatula to spread the noodles and sauce mixture in an even layer across the dough. Grate the hot pepper cheese on top of the noodle mixture, evenly spread from the center of dough to the crust. Bake pizza in preheated oven at 500°F/260°C for 10–12 minutes until the crust is golden and the cheese is completely melted. Let cool for about 5 minutes to allow cheese sauce to thicken up.
Dimo's Smack N Cheese Revolutionary Pizza

Looking through the recipes there are quite a few more that looked amazing like the Broccoli Bacon Masher, Burnhard, Rodeo Burger and Grilled Cheese w/ Tomatoes. Dimo's Burn Hard Revolutionary Pizza

If you’re a food lover, not just pizza, this is a collection of recipes you would should have. Revolutionary Pizza is the best way to eat pizza for now on.

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Annie’s New Rising Crust Pizza Review

I wrote a post on 10/17 that you can read HERE about the Annie’s Pizza Tour and I was excited to see them when they stopped in Philadelphia on October 27 and 28. We weren’t able to make it to the Saturday event so we planned to hit the Sunday event at Linvilla Orchards.  The only problem with the Sunday event was that Hurricane Sandy was making her way to the east coast so the event ended up getting cancelled which was a bummer.  I was really looking forward to seeing the organic garden in the truck and to get a few samples of their pizza. Thankfully my local ShopRite had all three pizzas and we tried them all last night for dinner.

The three pizzas that Annie’s offers are:

  • Uncured Pepperoni Pizza – features an organic rising crust made with whole grains, savory organic tomato sauce, uncured pepperoni, mozzarella & provolone cheeses.
  • BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza – has an organic crust made with whole grains and is topped with Annie’s Organic Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce, white meat chicken, mozzarella & provolone cheeses, and organic roasted red onions.
  • Four Cheese Pizza – organic crust is made with whole grains, and on top we add savory organic tomato sauce and a blend of four cheeses including mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and romano.

All three pizzas were pretty tasty but my favorite was the BBQ recipe chicken pizza by far. I love chicken and BBQ sauce and I really like that combination on pizza.  I also tried the pepperoni and the cheese and enjoyed them as well but like I mentioned my fav was the BBQ recipe chicken pizza.  All three kids enjoyed the pepperoni as well as the cheese which is what I figured because they usually don’t step outside of their comfort zone when it comes to pizza, LOL.

All in all I was really impressed with all three Annie’s Pizza.  The only thing that I had a problem with was finding the pizza.  Melinda and I went to three different stores before finding them at ShopRite on sale for $6.99 per pizza down from $9.99 per pizza. I understand the product is still new and over time they will be easier to find in the freezer isle at your local grocery store which is a good thing.

For more details and nutritional information on Annie’s pizza be sure to click HERE.

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