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15 Oven-Ready Products for Pizza Lovers

iStock (pizza background), pizza hut (hat), etsy (pin), urban outfitters (shirt)
iStock (pizza background), pizza hut (hat), etsy (pin), urban outfitters (shirt)

The love of melted cheese runs deep in many, and sometimes the only way to express those strong feelings is with a pizza-shaped ring or pepperoni-clad scarf. Here are just some of the products available for pizza lovers everywhere. 

1. SLICE SHIRT  

Keep your pizza infatuation low-key with this subtle white tee. There’s a tiny pizza slice embroidered on the breast of the shirt, where there normally might be a polo horse or crocodile. 

Find it: Urban Outfitters

2. PIZZA EMOJI RING 

Firebox sells a number of fun emoji rings, but we all know which one we want (it’s not the poop emoji). The rings are gold-plated, hand-polished sterling silver, and they come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. 

Find it: Firebox

3. STAR TREK PIZZA CUTTER

This officially licensed pizza cutter is perfect for the Star Trek fan who enjoys a nicely cut slice. The zinc-chromium alloy secondary hull and warp nacelles fit nicely in the slicer’s hand. As the description explains, it’s “the only logical thing to use." Live long and pizza.

Find it: Amazon

4. PIZZA BOX STOOL  

While it might seem odd to buy a cardboard box that looks like a bunch of smaller cardboard boxes, this one comes without pizza grease. The realistic-looking cardboard stool is easy to set up and can withstand 200kg of weight (about 440 pounds). It’s the perfect perch for your guests while crowding around a real pizza box. 

Find it: Firebox

5. SLICE SCARF  

Nothing is as warm and comforting as a fresh slice of pizza—and this particular slice comes in the form of an oversized scarf. The acrylic accessory is 43-inches long and features pepperoni and mushrooms—just try not to eat it. 

Find it: Amazon

6. PIZZA SOCKS  

Keep things cheesy with this pair of colorful socks. The soft cotton socks are perfect for lounging around the house, going to work, or stopping by a pizzeria on your way home. 

Find it: Amazon

7. PIZZA SLICE FLOAT  

Summer is a long way off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dream. This oversized float is perfect for lounging in the pool, and it even comes with cup holders. The 72-inch-long inflatable float is pretty big by itself, but it comes with bungee loops to connect additional slices together.

Find it: Amazon

8. PIZZA PLATES  

Put your pizza on pizza plates. These triangular melamine plates come in sets of six and are even packaged in pizza boxes. They’ll be a big hit at your next pizza party.

Find it: Amazon

9. PIZZA POUCH  

Some day, you may find yourself with the need to do something with your hands, only to find that you don't have a place to set down your slice (you really should have bought those pizza plates). Thankfully, the geniuses at Stupidiotic have you covered with the pizza pouch. The Ziploc bag keeps your pizza fresh, and the neck strap keeps it on your body for easy access. 

Find it: Stupidiotic

10. PROTRACTOR PIZZA CUTTER 

For lovers of math and fairness, this protractor pizza cutter promises equally sized slices for all. The stainless steel tool comes with engraved measurements for guidance; one side offers six slice lines, while the other offers eight.

Find it: Firebox

11. PIZZA CAT PIN  

This delightful pin was created by Toby Oliver Dean who runs the Etsy shop ilikeCATSshop. The enamel pin features a happy cat sitting on a slice of pepperoni pizza. 

Find it: Etsy

12. SLICE HAT  

Did you know that Pizza Hut has its own line of clothing? You can get sunglasses, leggings, scarves, and more, all adorned with glorious images of pizza. This snapback hat comes with a pepperoni-filled brim and an embroidered doodle of a gooey slice of pizza.

Find it: Pizza Hut

13. PIZZA FRIEND KEYCHAINS  

These delicious-looking friendship keychains are perfect to give to your friend group. When the six of you reunite, you can rebuild the pizza pie. The silver-plated charms come on one-inch rings and are sold separately. 

Find it: Etsy

14. PIZZA SCISSORS  

If you don’t like pizza cutters, how about a pair of scissors? This special tool has a spatula-like base so you can pick up the whole slice after you cut it. In case there was any confusion, the base is helpfully labeled “PIZZA.” 

Find it: Amazon

15. PIZZA DICE 

If you’re feeling indecisive about what to put on your homemade pizza, look no further than pizza dice. With a single roll, you can decide on dinner and get started. The five wooden dice determine what veggies, cheeses, sauces, herbs, and meat will be gracing your pizza that evening. 

Find it: Uncommon Goods

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This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required
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If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade pizza before in your life, there’s another way of getting your margherita fix besides delivery and DiGiorno. Yes, it involves cooking, but anyone can do it.

This pizza dough recipe, via Bon Appétit, calls for just three basic ingredients: flour, sea salt, and active dry yeast. Better yet, the dough can be made three days ahead and chilled. It requires no kneading, which happens to be one of the trickiest parts of baking bread or making pizza. Too much pressing can break down the gluten and leave you with a gooey, shapeless dough, and nobody wants that.

This recipe takes that out of the equation completely. Start by combining 7 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 4 teaspoons of fine sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of active dry yeast in a bowl and whisking them together. Gradually stir in 3 cups of water until it’s well mixed, and then use your hands to form the dough into a ball.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rise at room temperature for about 18 hours. The time may vary depending on the temperature—the room should be as close to 72°F as possible—but you’ll know it’s ready to go when the dough is more than twice its original size and you see small bubbles forming on the surface.

Next, cover a counter or flat surface with a little extra flour, plop your dough down, and start working it into a rectangular shape, then divide it into six portions. The next step, described by Bon Appétit, requires a little handiwork, but nothing too challenging:

“Working with one portion at a time, gather four corners to center to create four folds. Turn seam side down and mold gently into a ball. Dust dough with flour; set aside on work surface or a floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining portions.”

Finally, you can cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest for about one hour. Then you’re ready to flatten each ball into a circle, add toppings, and bake it for about 10 minutes at 500°F–550°F. Once you've mastered pizza, you can move on to this easy three-ingredient pasta sauce that's hailed by some as the world's best.

[h/t Bon Appétit]

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For Pizza's Sake: Domino's is Filling America's Potholes To Protect Their Pies
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If there's one thing that Domino's cares about, it's the integrity of their pizza. No longer will they overlook the casualties of delivery—all those sad, squished pies and those toppings tossed to and fro along a bumpy backroad. The pizza chain is getting to the root of the problem and cracking down on potholes.

As Jalopnik reports, Domino's "Paving For Pizza" program has already hired road crews to patch up potholes in a number of U.S. cities, including 40 holes in Milford, Delaware, and 150 holes in Athens, Georgia. They've also hit California and Texas, and they're not exactly subtle about it, either. In place of a crater, Domino's leaves behind a patch of asphalt containing the brand's logo and the words "Oh yes we did."

The Paving For Pizza website features a "pothole impact meter" with footage showing the degree of "irreversible damage" that different road conditions—from mild to "catastrophic"—can do to a hapless pizza pie. Viewers be warned: This may be painful to watch.

Regardless of whether you're a Domino's devotee or more of a Pizza Hut fan, everyone wins when the roads are smoother. You can nominate your town to be the next stop on the national Paving For Pizza tour by clicking this link.

[h/t Jalopnik]

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