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Everyday Cheapskate: A Pizza Challenge

Mary Hunt on

Some consider pizza the perfect food. It has complex carbohydrates, vegetables, dairy and protein. OK, maybe "perfect" is stretching it a bit, but I remember when pizza was something you shouldn't eat too much of because it might spoil your dinner. Now it is dinner.

Millions of families rely on pizza because it is quick, cheap and convenient. But is it? To find out, I conducted a somewhat less-than-scientific test.

I ordered a large 14-inch thin-crust tomato and cheese pizza from Domino's for delivery. As soon as I closed the app, I went to work on my homemade pizza with a no-rise crust.


4 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons cornmeal


1 package dry yeast

1 teaspoons sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water

2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour


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