Month: February 2021

How to Make Pizza Dough More Airy

Airy and fluffy homemade pizza

You made homemade pizza and you did everything the recipe said. Despite that, your pizza came out crusty and dense—not light and airy. This used to happen to me over and over again years ago until I finally got tired of my pizzas looking nothing like the photos in the recipes. So I set out to learn how to make pizza and troubleshoot pizza dough.

If the same thing happened to you, what went wrong?

The 10 Must-Have Tools for Making Pasta

The 10 Must-Have Tools for Making Pasta

Making pasta is as much an art as it is a craft. Mix flour, water, and occasionally eggs in a dough, roll it out into pasta sheets of your desired thickness, and cut the sheets into any shape you want. It’s an act of creation that’s grounding, rewarding, and reminiscent of a time when life was simpler (and when food was humbler, more natural, and effortlessly tasty).

Whether you’re just learning how to make pasta or you consider yourself an artisan pasta maker who just happens to make noodles at home, one thing is for sure: you need a few trusty tools to get the job done.

Can Your Pizza Stone Stay in the Oven All the Time?

Baking pizza on a pizza stoneSimpleFoto (via

Talking to a friend about pizza stones the other day, she asked me, “Is it okay to leave my pizza stone in the oven all the time?” I have to admit, that’s a good question. Baking stones or steels can be really heavy to move around. And, if they can help you make such good pizza, could they be useful when you bake other foods in the oven as well?

As someone who’s bought, used, and cracked multiple pizza stones in his cooking experience, I’ve done my fair share of research, experimentation, and mistakes when it comes to this baking accessory. In this post, I’m going to share with you my two cents on the topic.

8 Ways to Make Pasta Taste Better

Tagliatelle pastaJim the Home Cook via Home Cook World

Pasta is a staple in American homes. Made of flour, water, and, occasionally, egg, pasta noodles come in all shapes and forms. They can also be cooked in a variety of sauces and paired with a practically limitless number of ingredients.

According to Share the Pasta, the average American consumes 20 pounds of pasta noodles per year. This turns pasta into the sixth most eaten food in the U.S. When you put the numbers together, this means that Americans consume about 5.95 billion pounds of pasta per year.