Tip of the Day: Save on dough!

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I love a good pizza. A soft, chewy crust topped with a slightly spicy tomato sauce, covered with melted cheese and a number of delicious toppings is my kind of pie. However, ordering a large pie from a pizza chain can cost $10 or more. Don’t get me wrong, I order delivery pizza every now and then, but most of the time I make my own. A pre-made pizza crust can be a huge time saver during the week. I’ve tried the pizza crust in a can from the refrigerated section, but I think it tastes more like a biscuit than pizza crust. So, I have turned to the deli for my dough. I can buy a dough ball (white or wheat) for about $2.50. When it goes on sale I can usually get it for $1! How’s that for saving some dough?? Corny jokes aside, this is a great way to cut costs and still make something your family will like to eat. You can save more by making your own pizza sauce instead of buying the jarred pasta sauce. Now, all you need are the cheeses and toppings! Oh, and one more plus to making your own pie–you get a great arm workout rolling out the dough! I’m making one tonight!

Working out in the kitchen,

The Southern Bee

P.S. To avoid a sticky situation when rolling out the dough, use a good bit of flour on your work surface and rolling pin. I also sprinkle cornmeal on my pizza stone before baking the pizza.