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Making a Detroit-Style Pizza With Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2018 9:36:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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As robust and original as the city of its origin, Detroit-style pizza is a top trend for 2018.

Baked in a well-oiled pan, the chewy, medium-well-done crust boasts a nearly fried texture on the bottom and edges, and the signature reverse order of toppings-cheese-sauce will surely make your customers flip!

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Creating the Ultimate Quesadilla Pizza Using Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2018 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Take your pizza menu from siesta to fiesta with a “pizzadilla”! What’s a pizzadilla? Only the easiest ultimate quesadilla pizza you’ll ever make using Alive & Kickin’ Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts.

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Innovative Appetizer Ideas Using Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2018 9:24:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Restaurants looking for ways to freshen up their appetizer menu might want to consider the resurgence of nostalgic flavor profiles, while also adding the innovative twists found in this video!

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Innovative Appetizer Ideas Using Par-Baked Crusts [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 12, 2018 9:14:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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Your signature pies are what keep new and tried-and-true customers coming through the door, so how do you add some pizzazz to your menu without switching up the pizza recipes they love? Appetizers!

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How To Create The Perfect Pizza [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 29, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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What makes the perfect pizza? An Alive & Kickin’ High Gluten Dough Ball hand-formed into a crust of ideal thickness? Absolutely. Sauce spread edge-to-edge? Yes! Plenty of delicious toppings? Bring it.

All of these are certainly top contenders, but what really makes the perfect pizza is the bake.

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Crafting a Beer Cheese Pizza [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Menus & Recipes, Video

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One of the favorite pairings with a cheesy slice of pizza is a nice, cold, tall glass of beer. But how about capturing the best of both worlds by creating a signature pie featuring both flavors? Enter: Beer Cheese Pizza.

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Authentic Wood Fired Crusts: New Options for C-Stores, Delis and More [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2018 9:10:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Crust Varieties, Video

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Fire and food. The combination arguably goes back thousands of years, but the recent spike in the popularity of wood fired pizza has made everything old new again. Customer demand for an authentic wood fired pizza experience has presented a challenge for entertainment venues, c-stores and delis since they generally lack a key piece of equipment: a wood fired oven.

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Anything But Pizza: Alternate Uses for Dough Balls [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 31, 2018 9:08:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Kitchen Operations, Menus & Recipes, Video

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Dough balls are a go-to for delicious pizza crusts, but these innovative pre-made products are so much more! Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust helps you rethink how to incorporate dough balls into your menu offerings with these fun, fast non-traditional uses.

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From Frozen to Perfectly Proofed: The Dough Ball Life Cycle [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 9:13:00 AM / by Luke Siedow posted in Performance/Quality, Video

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Using pre-made dough balls is a valuable best practice for keeping your kitchen running efficiently and profitably. In this hands-on demonstration, Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust walks you through the life cycle of a pre-made dough ball and provides tips for taking it from frozen to perfectly proofed.

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Why You Should Have Flatbreads on Your Menu [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 9:28:00 AM / by Nick Charles posted in Menus & Recipes, Video, Crust Varieties

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Chef Luke from Alive & Kickin’ Pizza Crust is back to talk about one of today’s most prevalent and adaptable menu trends: flatbread.

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