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The best towns to live in for pizza lovers

When you’re looking to move, there are a lot of factors to consider: job opportunities, schools, taxes, distance from family. But that all pales in comparison to the importance of pizza. Yes, proximity to and the number of pizza restaurants is important if you ask true pizza fanatics. Pizza lovers looking to surround themselves with what matters most should consider a recent ranking released by Apartmentguide.com revealing the 10 best places to live for pizza lovers. Enjoy 25 mouthwatering facts about pizza. To establish the ranking, Apartmentguide.com took the number of pizza establishments in each town and the number of overall restaurants available, and determined what percentage of those overall eating options in a particular town were specifically pizza. And no, surprisingly it’s not all New York and Chicago, either. So, pizza lovers, pack your bags! Make a move to these towns and you’ll surely find other pizza-loving people just…

The very best way to reheat leftover pizza

Pizza is amazing. But you already knew that. What you might not know is the best way to bring back that crispy, cheesy, melty goodness once you’ve stowed it in the fridge overnight (or on the counter — no judgement here.) There are those, of course, who believe leftover pizza is best eaten cold. Yes, cold pizza can be a delicious option. But sometimes you want a warm meal to feed your soul. You want to resurrect the hot and greasy pizza and its gooey cheese you have such fond memories of from the night before. So what’s the best way to bring your pizza back to life? Well, anyone that’s ever been burnt by molten lava cheese can immediately rule out the microwave. Our go-to warmer of so many foods certainly fails the pizza test. You’ll walk away with a rubbery, wet sort of mess. But you do have…

Half of Americans prefer cold pizza for breakfast, survey shows

It turns out, we don’t just grab that cold pizza slice from the fridge because of laziness, we actually prefer it. A recent survey revealed that 53 percent of Americans would choose eating cold pizza over traditional breakfast fare. (I mean, duh.) In other words, if given the option of eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, or waffles, OR cold pizza, we would go for the leftover pizza. While this might sound like a huge health no-no, nutritionists have weighed in on our preference for pizza in the in a.m., and largely, it gets a thumbs up. The average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same number of calories. However, since pizza has more protein, it can keep you full for longer, meaning you might eat less calories overall. Pizza also doesn’t have the added sugars of a lot of popular cereals. The survey gathered…

9 genius food-related inventions given to the world by women

From frozen pizza to flat-bottomed paper grocery bags, women inventors throughout history found it difficult to get the patents — and the recognition — they deserved. But these nine brilliant women, and their inventions, persevered and helped make the world of food what it is today. 1. Flat-bottomed paper bags Paper bags used to look more like envelopes or cones, and their design didn’t allow them to stand upright on a table, making checkout or doing just about anything with your bag of groceries nearly impossible. America’s bags got an upgrade in 1868 when cotton mill worker Margaret Knight invented a machine that made paper bags with a flat bottom. But credit for the design didn’t come easy. A man named Charles Annan saw her drawings and received a patent without giving Knight credit. The female inventor took Annan to court and after a legal battle earned her own patent…

Why ordering a large pizza is always a better deal

The next time you size up and order a large pizza, convince yourself it’s because you’re a smart, savvy shopper — not that you just want an excuse to eat more pizza. It turns out that ordering a large really is always the best deal. Yes, it’s true, and it goes against all basic reason. You’ve probably been hanging out with some friends before and decided to order two 12-inch smaller pizzas, thinking that overall you’re getting more pizza to feed the group. But not only are you probably paying more, you’re also getting less pizza. Don’t believe it? It’s called the Pizza Equation, and ASAP Science has the math to prove it. See also, 25 Mouthwatering Facts About Pizza. https://youtu.be/YAawHbPiQfo One large, 18-inch pie actually gives you a full 28 more square inches of pizza than two small 12-inch pies. This makes the larger pizza the better deal. This is because…

Fall in love with these 5 Easy Valentine’s Day snack ideas

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is right around the corner? Whether you’re looking for a healthy treat that’s classroom ready or something sweet to snack on with your S.O., here are 5 easy Valentine’s Day snacks to share with your loves this Feb. 14. Crush-worthy clementines Just cut your clementine sections at an angle and skewer two together to make cupids bow. Tomato togetherness Cut your cherry tomatoes at an angle about 1/3 of the way down. Then cut the larger piece in half, longways. Skewer the two sides together to make a terrific tasting tomato heart. Sentimental Cinnamon rolls Open a can of cinnamon rolls. Carefully uncoil one cinnamon roll at a time and reform into a heart. Bake at temperature packaging suggests, but notice the time will have to be cut. Hearts are typically ready in about 5 minutes less that packaging suggests. Partial to Pizza Roll out pizza…

25 mouthwatering facts you need to know about pizza

No matter how you slice it, Americans love pizza. We eat 23 pounds of the stuff every single year. We take down 350 slices every second. Calling pizza a staple of the American diet would be a huge understatement. But pizza’s powers waft beyond the borders of the US. Our cheese-laden love affair has also extended to the rest of the world. It’s cheesy, delicious, and available just about anywhere you go. In honor of National Pizza Week, here are 20 fun facts about everyone’s favorite dinner… and lunch… and breakfast (when cold). 1. Pizza didn’t gain popularity until the 1950s, but the word “pizza” actually dates back more than a thousand years. A manuscript from 997 A.D. found in the small Italian town Gaeta, is the first known documentation of the word, Italian newspaper La Repubblica reported. 2. The first documented pizzeria in the world was opened in Port’Alba, Naples. It…

Get free pizza delivered while you wait in line to vote

What’s worse than waiting in line? Waiting in line while hungry. Pizza To The Polls has a solution. The quirky nonprofit will deliver you and your fellow Americans FREE pizzas as you wait in line at your local polling station. Pizza To The Polls was founded in 2016, and has raised nearly $75,000 and delivered nearly 3,000 pizzas, as of November 4. The concept is simple, if you’re stuck in line, you can go to the organization’s website, enter a link to your social media post (like a Tweet or Instagram post) showing evidence of long lines. Enter the address of the polling place, then your phone number or email address if you want updates on the status of your pizza delivery. Pizza To The Polls will promptly receive your requests and act quickly to place an order for a local pizza shop to deliver your pie, pronto. It’s that simple. https://www.instagram.com/p/BeNtj0vA49u/…

Pizza put 2,300 people in the hospital last year

Pizza is more dangerous than you think! The cheesy dinner option is always a great choice of food for any occasion, but according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), saucy pies landed 2,300 people in the hospital last year with pizza-related-injuries. From lacerations from cutting pizza to burns and molten cheese, it seems everyone’s favorite food has a dark side. Others wound up getting treated for injuries resulting from falling in a pizza joint or even falling out of bed while reaching for a pizza — don’t act like pizza in bed isn’t a thing. The pizza stats were part of a the CPSC’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) injury report release associated with consumer products and emergency room visits. Pizza isn’t the only food product landing people in the hospital. In 2017, there were so many people cutting themselves attempting to slice avocado, “avocado hand” is…

Caprese Pizza recipe

This warm and crispy pizza combines two Italian favorites. You might find yourself wondering you ever want to eat anything else again. And try these other delicious, original takes on Caprese. Caprese Pizza Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked chicken, cubed 12 ounce store-bought pizza dough 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes of varying colors, halved 2- tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tbsp cornmeal 3-4 ounces of fresh grated mozzarella cheese salt and pepper 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced thin Directions Let pizza dough stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. In the meantime, preheat broiler to high heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes and 1 tbsp olive oil. Toss to coat. Spread tomatoes on baking sheet in a single layer. Broil about 10 minutes or until tomatoes begin to lightly brown. Place your pizza stone…