Toppings Pizza Co – WWYD?

On Twitter last night I stumbled upon a tweet by Beth Schillaci that talked about a local, family owned pizza place in Frederick struggling with a lawsuit regarding faxes they’ve sent to other local business to market their pizza. Two hundred thousand dollars – that’s right $200K – is on the line, as well as this well-being of this proud family of six, who’s livelihood is being threatened.

I get it – you’re not supposed to send unsolicited advertising faxes per the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. But this seems different than those scammer-esque faxes we receive at MY office every other day, boasting of eight day cruises for only $50 a person. This is a family – a local business man with four kids (including a set of triplets) and his wife – trying to maintain a successful small business, in a town that loves their pizza!
Me? I’d love to see Toppings’ faxed price list at my office everyday. But if I didn’t, then you know what I’d do? I’d call them, and say, “Would you please remove my fax number from your list?” And you know what? I bet they would, without hesitation. 

What would you do?

Toppings Pizza Company is located at 5330 New Design Road in Frederick, Maryland.

Out and About: Pizza Blitz

Some nights even 15 minutes of cooking is 15 minutes too much.

 

It took me two hours and fifteen minutes to get home from work last night. Normal commute from that part of my territory? One and a half hours, sometimes a little less if the traffic lights cooperate. Thankfully my one year old, who was in the car for 45 minutes of the commute, was an absolute doll.

 

So, when I got home and realized we were just three quarters of a baby bottle away from an empty gallon of milk, my heart sank. I need milk for my coffee in the morning. NEED milk. And the one year old’s bottle trumps my mug of coffee.

 

“I don’t mind picking up Pizza Blitz, if you feel like that for dinner. And I’ll also grab a gallon of milk while I’m out,” announced my husband from the living room couch.

 

Say what?

 

Sometimes it’s the simple things that make ya happy. Pizza Blitz is one of those things. So is a husband (equally as run down) that will schlep out to the local pizza joint to pick up a large extra cheese and sausage pizza, calamari, and mozzarella caprese (and the gallon of milk so that I can drink a proper cup of coffee in the morning, and our five year old can have her mini-wheats).

 

It doesn’t hurt that Pizza Blitz has really good food too. Pizza good enough to draw you out on a rainy day for take-out when you could just as easily order delivery.

 

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Healthy? Not the pizza we ordered. Delicious and mouthwatering? Yes. As Julia Child said, “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” Even greasy, extra cheese pizza with sausage.

 

Our Pizza Blitz location is at 2060 Yellow Springs Road, Frederick, Maryland (in the Bloom Shopping Center)

My Top 5 Frozen Cheese Pizzas

I don’t care how die hard a foodie you are, there are still nights that frozen pizza fills a craving, and also a need for something quick and simple. And for that reason, I always keep a couple of pies in the deep freeze. 

Here are the top five frozen pizzas I have on hand:
#5: Red Baron 4 Cheese
#4 TombStone Extra Cheese
#3 Freschetta Brick Oven 5 Italian Cheese
#2 Amy’s Cheese
#1 Stouffer’s French Bread Cheese
Which of these five pizzas I keep on hand depends on sales at the store and any coupons I might have. Stouffer’s has always been my favorite frozen pizza, ever since I was a kid. But, it isn’t always the most wallet friendly when we’re eating as a family (only two per box). I tend to eat Stouffer’s French bread pizza when I’m doing dinner for one.

On the other hand, Tombstone tends to be the least expensive, and also happens to often be on sale. Makes it easy to stock up, and if you like extra cheese, it tends to be one of the cheesiest!

Which frozen pizza is your favorite?

Out and About: Homemade Grilled Pizza

Well, sort of. Today “out and about” takes me to our vacation house’s back patio, where Josie’s boyfriend, Shawn, made the most delicious grilled pizza I’ve ever had. He made the dough by hand, literally since the house doesn’t have a stand mixer or bread machine. And once placed on the 600 degree grill, it became crispy…and…chewy…and…soft, with a smokey-char-grill flavor. In word: Amazing. 


Though he makes his own pizza and sauce regularly, Shawn decided this time to follow a recipe from a Cooking Light magazine we found lying around the house. Surprisingly (I say this because you always wonder with a “light” recipe, how delicious it will actually be), it was delicious.


Cooking Light, May 2010 Edition
We couldn’t stop eating the pizza – even right up to the last, which Shawn decided to get creative with (mozzarella, provolone, olive oil, peppers, fresh tomatoes, onions, and a fresh basil garnish).


Really, you should try this – REALLY.
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