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out of the oven

out of the oven

some of the cheese spilled, thanks to my maneuvering the pizza onto the stone.

I made the pizza on a chopping block, which worked fine, but then I couldn’t figure out how to transfer it to the pizza stone, hot in the oven.

ultimately I moved it onto a piece of cardboard (painstakingly, with the help of a knife) then shook it off the cardboard onto the stone. In retrospect, maybe I could have gotten it directly from the board to the stone by shaking, if I had been a little more confident.

it’s possible I might need a pizza peel.

eta: aha! should have followed this advice: "Even if you have preheated your stone, you should take it out of the oven and put the dough on top before you top it."

Posted by telepathicparanoia on 2010-12-11 21:02:23

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust (from 15-oz box), softened as directed on box
1 1/2 cups mashed canned sweet potatoes
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon dry sherry or lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten
Sweetened whipped cream or whipped topping

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie using 9-inch glass pie pan.
2. Place sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, half-and-half, sherry and eggs in blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into pie crust-lined pan.
3. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F; bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until center is set. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. Serve topped with whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

Posted by on 2009-10-30 18:04:04

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Grands Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Grands Strawberry Shortcake Recipe



1 can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar

Strawberry Mixture

1 1/2 pints (3 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced
1/3 cup sugar

Whipped Cream

1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 5 biscuits. Dip tops and sides of each biscuit in butter; dip in 1/4 cup sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar. Set aside.

3. In another small bowl, beat whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla.

4. To serve, split biscuits; place on individual dessert plates. Top with whipped cream and strawberry mixture.

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Posted by on 2009-05-20 18:46:59

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