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Adorable Children’s Book Giveaway! 3 Winners!

Hey everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. Check out this fun, hot off the press giveaway for the kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews etc.. in your life. Chronicle Books is offering 3 Picky Palate readers a copy of Tony Gemignani’s newest children’s book, Tony and the Pizza Champions. Here’s a little info on the book…

Tony and the Pizza Champions invites readers to join in the dough-flying fun as Tony and his team of talented pizza-tossers travel to Italy to compete in an international competition. Also included are his famous pizza recipes and step-by-step dough-tossing instructions for those kids-and parents-who want to get into the act.

An eight-time world champion pizza thrower, world champion pizza maker, Guinness World Record holder, and Food Network gold medalist, Tony has truly made his mark on the pizza world, and the media has taken note. He’s made appearances on major shows such as Oprah, The Rachael Ray Show, the Food Network, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, CNN, the Travel Channel, and numerous others both here and abroad.


Here’s how to enter: Leave a comment and tell all of us your favorite kind of pizza AND favorite pizza place. Before we moved, our favorite place to get pizza was from Patsy Grimaldi’s. My favorite was their pepperoni, fresh tomatoes and basil. YUM!

Contest ENDS late Tuesday night at midnight PST. GOOD LUCK!



Recipe courtesy of Tony Gemignani, author of Tony and the Pizza Champions from Chronicle Books

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice

2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons salt, or 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 basil leaf

1. In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, and sugar.

Mix well, and then add the basil leaf.

2. Use the sauce immediately, or store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze it for up to 2 months. Let it warm to room temperature before using.

Makes enough sauce for at least five pizzas


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  1. 1
    shumaker clan says:

    I am a easy going pizza fan. I like Pizza Papa Johns. I know it will tast the same every where and since we are in the Navy we move around a lot. But I really like the Works. Load it all one there. Yummy. But please leave off the Anchoves.

  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    love pizza…homemade, Papa John’s, small town pizzeria’s…Fave would be the works from Papa John’s, simply delish! And, my kids would love the book!

    [email protected]

  3. 3
    Mallory says:

    We like a local Italian restaurant called Mimmo’s. They have an amazing buffalo chicken pizza. Definitely our favorite!

  4. 4
    Donna-FFW says:

    My favorite pizza has sausage and peppers on it and is from Pete and Eldas in Neptune NJ, they have the most unbelievably thin crust EVER! You can literally eat a whole pie, its that darn good!

  5. 5
    MindyMac says:

    looovvvvveeee pizza! We have a local place, Sids, that has the best thin crust pizza. They have a brick oven, and it is just fantastic! Love their sausage and mushroom. There is a place in Hilton Head, New York City Pizza, that has the best pizza I’ve ever had. Their sauce is to die for and the cheese…oh goodness…my mouth is watering ever at 7:30am!

  6. 6
    Matt & Heidi says:

    Our favorite place in Louisville, KY is a little run-down joint called “Annie’s”. Oh my gosh – they must get their cheese from heaven, it is THAT good. The crust is fresh, the sauce is perfectly flavored, and the cheese…oh the cheese. We like cheese and pineapple – sometimes Canadian bacon. Mmmmmmm.

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    Our favorite pizza place is called La Gondola and they have such a variety! My favorite slice though has to be their sicilian, or their ziti sicilian!

    • 7.1
      Chinmoy says:

      Zoua – I made these tonight and they were deciuiols! I didn’t think my dough would turn out since I failed to make pastry dough turn out in the past. Good luck was on my side today!Next time, I’ll make sure to be generous in oiling my pie pan! They were stuck to the bottom and needed some prying to get them off. AND- I’m going to add MORE filling! I ended up eating a lot of bread but it was still good. Posted a pic on my facebook and my friends asked me for the recipe totally referred them back to this page! January 31, 2011 8:51 pm[]

  8. 8
    Jill says:

    I love pizza too. I think my favorite is chicken alfrado pizza with broccoli. YUMMY! I also like bbq chicken pizza. Ok, the truth is, there are not very many pizzas I don’t like. However, I could pass on pepperoni every day. Store bought, my favorite is Papa Johns. I do a pretty good job making homemade pizza though.

  9. 9
    Rebekah says:

    We don’t really have a pizza place that we love any more than Papa Murphey’s. I love all the choices, but my favorite is the alfredo chicken pizza. Yummy with spinach on it!!!

    Thanks for the chance!

  10. 10
    creativecarryout says:

    Hands down, my all-time favorite pizza is white pizza with spinach from Mack & Manco's on the Jersey boardwalk. Makes me woozy just thinking about it.
    Fun giveaway!

  11. 11
    Eevi says:

    My favorite pizza is pineapple, ham, mushroom and lots of cheese. Our favorite place is a local pizza place near the University of Arizona campus. They serve huge single slices for a very nice price.

  12. 12
    Allie says:

    I love home made grilled peppperoni and pineapple and when I eat out I like Papa John’s!

  13. 13
    Amy says:

    We are pizza lovers here, too. My oldest asks for pizza at least 4 times a week, no lie. (no she doesn’t get it!) We are pepperoni lovers here, but my husband likes to go wild sometimes and add some sausage. LOL. We don’t really have a SUPER pizza place around here, but we vacation at the Outer Banks every year and in Corolla there is a pizza place called “Giant Slice Pizza” and we all LOVE it–really thin pizza crust and big slices! I also love Pizza Palermo’s White Pizza with feta, yum! (salty though)

  14. 14
    Anonymous says:

    my favorite pizza is pepperoni and pineapple. and my favorite pizza place is godfather’s. kayla T.
    [email protected]

  15. 15
    Jenny Mick says:

    We live in the Kansas City area and my favorite pizza place is Minsky’s! Yummy! My favorite is honestly, just cheese on the honey wheat crust. My boys love hamburger and mushroom!!

  16. 16
    CRS says:

    I love mushroom pizza, but my absolute favorite kind of pizza is brick oven Margharita pizza.
    As for favorite pizza place, I am a fan of going to local places… their sauce tastes way more real to me, even over my old favorite of Papa John’s.

    Thanks for the contest!

  17. 17
    Jessica F. says:

    I LOVE pizza and everything about it! There is this fabulous pizza place by our house(Arlington, Va.) called the Italian Store and they have the BEST pizza.
    The one I like is called their White pizza. It has white sauce, spinach, mushrooms, and feta…it is so delicious. The pieces are huge and irresistible! If you are ever in the area you have got to try it!

  18. 18
    Kuckie says:

    I’m usually not too picky about my pizza, though I love really thin crust best. My fave if from Whole Foods…sundried tomato and pesto…DIVINE!!!

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    Katee says:

    We just moved but my fav place in previous home was Pizza Express and favorite pizza was their Big Cheese–Wisconsin cheese, pecans, and a ricotta type sauce. Oh and it had to be on their multigrain crust.

  20. 20
    Brandon and Camille Smithson says:

    My favorite pizza is chicken and articokes (with white sauce) (especially the homemade one I make… yum!) If I don’t make the pizza… then I love it when Rosati’s does. :o)

  21. 21
    Ashli says:

    My favorite pizza is Chicago style stuffed pepperoni pizza from Giordano’s!

  22. 22
    CaSaundraLeigh says:

    My favorite pizza would have to be homemade ham&pineapple pizza with whole wheat crust, but when I go out to eat I love a little mom and pop joint in our town called Dave's Pizza–it's so good they seriously need to make it more widespread =)

  23. 23
    Regan says:

    We always get pizza from Papa Murphy’s. Chicken, green bell peppers and pineapple. Yummy!

  24. 24
    Kara says:

    I love just pepperoni pizza, Homemade or papa murphy’s and im happy!

  25. 25
    Anonymous says:

    We love love love Tony Gemignani…we have his food network challenges saved to watch. the kids love to toss “pizzas” around for a week after watching it. lol
    my fave pizza is constantly changing. my current fave is a veg pizza w/ extra artichoke hearts. my fave place to get pizza is at cottage in right now. they make a great veg pizza!

  26. 26
    kkicks says:

    Bianco’s really does rock! I love the classic fresh tomato and basil, I’m also partial to their anti pasta platter with fresh grilled beets yummy yummy!

  27. 27
    Simply AnonyMom says:

    My favorite pizza is simple: pepperoni and mushroom.

    My favorite pizza place is a local wood fired pizza place called Farrelli’s. They do not have a bad thing on their menu.

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    Stephanie says:

    Favorite pizza, ever since I was a little girl, is Canadian bacon with olives. Yum!!! Now though, we tend to make our own pizza. When we do buy it, my favorite place is Pizza Hut (or wherever we can get it cheapest!).

  29. 29
    Cheryl says:

    I love Papa Johns spinach, chicken and artichoke pizza. But even more I like plain cheese New York style pizza from independent hole in the wall places back east.

  30. 30
    Nicole says:

    i love godfathers they have a chicken artichoke pizza that is so yummy! cute book. Hope I win!

  31. 31
    Baking Away says:

    My favorite pizza is pepperoni. My favorite place to get pizza is Partner’s Pizza in Peachtree City, GA. I moved away in 1999 and make sure to go there every time I am back for a visit. The pizza is so good!

  32. 32
    Meg says:

    What an awesome giveaway!

    When I was little we used to got to a place called Luigi’s. It was the closest thing to New York pizza in Texas.

  33. 33
    Life on Pelican Street says:

    My favorite pizza is a concoction of extra cheese, extra mushrooms, pepperoncini’s and artichoke hearts!!! To die for and Dante’s pizza makes it the best, hands down.

  34. 34
    Salsa Mama says:

    I love pizza, but am especially drawn to BBQ chicken pizza, or buffalo chicken. OR a good thai chicken pizza. OK, I am indecisive. πŸ™‚ One of my fav places is California Pizza Kitchen. I also love Barros…

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    I love pepperoni. I am a simple gal. My favorite place to eat pizza is at Pizza Hut. I like to get the deep dish with a salad bar. Yum! I am really craving this right now, as I am on a cleanse right now. πŸ™‚
    [email protected]

  36. 36
    Kameron says:

    I’m easy-going with pizza. Well, kind of. LOVE tomato-basil-mozzarella, but no one else in my family does, so I’m on my own there. My kids love just-pineapple, and prefer Domino’s. My husband thinks less meat is best, but we’ll all eat plain ol’ pepperoni. I did just try the thai pizza at CPK, and that was yummy!!!

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    Never thought I'd be a soccer mom! says:

    I can’t pick one favorite for pizza. The 2 places I like are both in St Paul MN. Cossetta’s Italian Market and Pizzeria for a slice of cheese pizza. Otherwise Red Savoy’s for sausage and onion. Yummy!

  38. 38
    Morgan says:

    My favorite kind of pizza is Hawaiian! I love the pineapple/bacon combo!

    There is a great pizza resturaunt in Utah called “The Pizza Factory!” They are so good and by far the best pizza place I have eaten.

  39. 39
    Lisa Dalton says:

    I really like making pizza with my kids. For some reason it just tastes better when they help! If we do go out, we get Baci’s, here in Queen Creek, Barro’s or I like the BBQ chicken pizza at Gordon Biersch.

  40. 40
    The Castillo's says:

    We love to make our own .. from scratch. (dough, sauce, etc.) It is a fun teamwork effort b/c I make the dough, my husband is good at the sauce and the kids love to shred the cheese & add the toppings.

    My favorite is fresh tomatoes w/ fresh basil or bacon/pineapple. YUM!!

  41. 41
    Amy Snell says:

    Pizza in our house is very simple most of the time…Trader Joe’s crust cooked out on the BBQ, then topped with pesto, tons of cheese and diced tomatoes….its soooooo good!! Everyone loves it right down to our 3 year old!!

  42. 42
    Alicia says:

    My favorite pizza would have to be Chicken Alfredo and I love getting it at Olive Garden! When my son was 3 he said he wanted to be a pizza man so we made a scrapbook page of him making pizza now that is he is 5 he stills wants to but he also wants to help Daddy at his job!! He would love this book!!

  43. 43
    The Beckstroms says:

    My favorite, favorite is Giordano’s in Chicago. It is to die for and you can only eat one slice and you’re full. But since I don’t live there my favorite is Brick Oven in Provo, where we live. I live the works and canadian bacon and pineapple. And I have seen Tony on the Food Network – very talented guy.

  44. 44
    Tirah says:

    My favorite is the Extreme Veggie at the Pie Pizzeria in SLC, UT. It is loaded with veggie goodness. It even has artichoke hearts. I think The Pie is the best place to get pizza if you live in Utah.

  45. 45
    Candy Graber says:

    We ate at this awesome pizza place in Savannah, GA, called The Mellow Mushroom, it was the best pizza I have ever had! My favorite is beef with mushroom! I hope I win, my kids would love that book!

  46. 46
    Terah says:

    i love everything pizza! dessert pizza, taco pizza, icecream cookie pizza…u name it, i love it! i enjoy homemade pizza the best!

  47. 47
    Teri @ Make a Whisk says:

    Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza in Chicago is my favorite. Cheese and sausage is all you need, since they use about a pound of each!

  48. 48
    carol says:

    Bob LOVES pizza so I make it every week…just found the perfect pizza dough recipe for us which made me very happy. Our favorite toppings are sauteed bell peppers (any color will do), onions, mushrooms, turkey pepperoni and cheese. I really want to try some new ones but Bob is such a traditional pizza lover-maybe someday I’ll surprise him!

    When we got pizza out-our favorite pizza parlor was Parthenon’s in the next town over to us.

  49. 49
    Kimberly says:

    My favorite pizza is Oregano’s fresh tomato. Although, you know what I really need is a good pizza dough recipe. I have tried around 7 or 8 and none of them taste any better than just boring dough…any ideas? I’d go for flavor or texture or both!

  50. 50
    Sierra says:

    Our fave pizza place is Ogden Pizzeria, in Ogden, UT. Every kind of pizza there is so good. I love pepperoni and mushroom on my half and my husband loves combo on his.

  51. 51
    Cameo says:

    My favorite pizza hails from The Oregon Express in Dayton, Ohio. The fabulous and uniques reuben pizza…absolutely scrumptous!

  52. 52
    Jennypenny says:

    I love all kinds of pizzas. I make one at home about once a week. I like mine loaded with tons of veggies. BBQ chicken is a favorite too. When we order, usually go for Rosati’s thin crust.

  53. 53
    Jennifer says:

    Papa Johns pizza is the best in town. There are not many choices here. Pepperoni is my favorite.

  54. 54
    Ashley says:

    I think La Grande Orange has the best pizza in AZ but Pizzeria Bianco follows closely behind. I love the roasted corn pizza at La Grande. Yum!!

  55. 55
    Kara says:

    I like the California Pizza Kitchen, their 4 cheese pizza. Yummy!

  56. 56
    Telisa Van Leeuwen says:

    Guys Pizza on Coventry in Cleveland, Ohio! We moved here 3 years ago and went there every Thursday for a year until they got rid of there 1/2 off Thursdays. . . My favorite is their calzones and meatball pizza!!

  57. 57
    Casey B. says:

    Pizza Hut Super Supreme Pan pizza is my all-time favorite!

  58. 58
    Becky says:

    California Pizza Kitchen is my favorite place for pizza and I love their Carne Asada pizza–which, by the way, is why I was very excited to see your Carne Asada pizza recipe the other day. I made it and my husband and I LOVED it! Thank you so much for that recipe!

  59. 59
    Brooke says:

    My favorite pizza place is “The Pie” and my favorite pizza is hawaiian with ham and pineapple. Yummy!

  60. 60
    Erica Williams says:

    Mmmm…Pizza, my FAVORITE! We live in Salt Lake and the pizza at The Pie is off the hook. I always go for the Hawiian style pizzas. Something about the sweet pineapple just gets me. Love your site!

  61. 61
    Maria says:

    I love veggie pizza, artichokes, mushrooms, peppers, onion, tomatoes, etc. with fresh basil and cheese! I like to make my own pizza at home. I don’t care for takeout. Great giveaway! Thanks!

  62. 62
    woodsyouknowit says:

    I am a pizza lover and will eat it from just about anywhere. But hands down, my favorite sausage pizza would be from Buonos. It is a New York style pizza. They have a GREAT White Pizza too. I also am a fan of Oreganos.

  63. 63
    JacTpcMec says:

    Pizza is one of our favorite foods, right now we like to go to the Red Elephant, we usually just get cheese, because everyone likes that at least, it is my favorite. However, I am striving to perfect my own recipe, alot of bake and error though.

  64. 64
    Lynne says:

    My favorite pizza has fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzerella (margarita pizza). My favorite pizza place hands down is Mellow Mushroom.

  65. 65
    Workmans says:

    We just moved to Texas from Idaho where we LOVED Craigos pizza!! We miss it and can’t find anything that beats it yet. Grilled chicken, red oniion, and olives with a pesto sauce- definitely my fav!!!

  66. 66
    Ryan and Heather says:

    When I was a kid, Friday night was pizza night and we always went to a place called Ole’s. It was the best. My favorite pizza, is cheese with fresh tomatoes. Love tomatoes!

  67. 67
    Esther says:

    Our favorite pizza’s are Papa Murphys Vegetarian or Chicago, and Papa John’s Pepperoni and Sausage.

  68. 68
    Amanda says:

    My husband would say, Totinos pepperoni pizza. I am a papa johns fan. plain cheese for me

  69. 69
    tvmom says:

    Favorite pizza – cheese and pineapple or bbq chicken.

    Favorite pizza place – Da Marco’s in Silver Spring, MD. It’s a hole in the wall, but it’s the best pizza ever!

  70. 70
    Brooke says:

    My favorite pizza would have to be the thin crust pineapple from Godfathers. Yummy!

  71. 71
    Misty says:

    It depends. If i want “junk food” style pizza then i go for the hamburger pizza from Pizza Inn. If I want the “gourmet” I go for Verona’s with Italian sausage and jalapenos

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    Amber says:

    My favorite kind of pizza is a Margarita! Fresh, simple and tasty! my favorite place…Pier 49!

  73. 73
    Megan Miley and Chris says:

    Hands down BEST pizza is this recipe my friend brought over to my house the other day. My hubbie says homemade pizza is never good… Shows how good of a cook I am right? : ) It’s a BBQ chicken pizza and it is AMAZING! We made the dough, (which is delightful) it takes 45 minutes to rise and you have to do it twice. It was quite the process. Then you put the BBQ sause (I use Sweet Baby Rays it’s delectable.) Then you put on mozzarella cheese and the chicken you have cooked in some seasoning my friend had (again delish!) and then bacon and pineapple. Needless to say my hubby changed his mind. : ) And our favorite place to get pizza is probably little ceasers TOTALLY KIDDING! We really like Pier 49, I like the atmosphere and the pizza is really good. So now that I wrote a novel you will probably just skip over this and not take the time to read. Haha

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    nickandstaci says:

    I love pizza! My favorite pizza is from a place called Zorbas in San francisco. Peperoni, Feta and Fresh Tomoatoes. It is the best!

  75. 75
    The Welkers says:

    Sauce in Gilbert, Az… the chicken, spinach and pine nuts with Feta cheese… TO DIE FOR!

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    Michele says:

    My favorite pizza is Kalamata Olive Pie from Roxanne’s Pizzeria in New Jersey! I love the salty olives it makes this pizza incredible and it’s so much tastier than regular plain black olives.

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    Michele says:

    My favorite pizza is Kalamata Olive Pie from Roxanne’s Pizzeria in New Jersey! I love the salty olives it makes this pizza incredible and it’s so much tastier than regular plain black olives.

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    Jolynn <3's Reality Shows says:

    My favorite pizza is pineapple, cheese, and olive with extra cheese from Pizza Hut.

  79. 79
    Melissa says:

    ham and pineapple

    best pizza place around – Sir Pizza

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    lArZ says:

    My very favorite pizza place is Firehouse Pizza in Logan, UT. The one I get all the time because I can always count on is the chicken artichoke pizza! mmmmmm so good! They also serve these big baked cookies with ice cream called Pazookie’s…..Divine!

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    Cecily says:

    I love white pizza (ricotta, mozarella, parmesean) and any well-done homemade pizza. Our favorite local joint is Fillene’s.

  82. 82
    Amanda says:

    There used to be a place in Scottsdale called Bits & Pizzas. They had the BEST pizza I've ever tasted. I was so sad when they closed shop. My husband swears that Zachary's in the Bay Area is the best in the world. And, I LOVE a good Hawaiian pizza with onions and fresh tomatoes.

  83. 83
    Megan says:

    We love pizza! And we LOVE children’s books!
    Favorite pizza: bbq chicken
    Favorite pizza place: italian store

  84. 84
    Jen says:

    Pepperoni from Oregano’s in Tempe, AZ. It’s been years since I’ve had it, but it’s still my fave.

  85. 85
    Danielle says:

    We are huge pizza fans in our house, my son could literally eat it every meal. My favorite is ham and pepperoni. My vote for best pizza place I have been yet is California Pizza Kitchen. I love the crust, thin and yummy.

  86. 86
    Kadie says:

    My love for pizza goes way back. I used to work in a pizza place in high school. Round Table in California. But I have eaten at A LOT of pizza places. My favorite, although it is hard to decide, is probably Margarita Pizza from Smoke House in Provo, UT. But my other, very close second, favorite is CPK’s BBQ chicken. I have a weakness for cilantro on pizza!

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    Lori Millsaps says:

    My Favorite Pizza Place is Floridinos in Chandler, AZ..I love hama and pineapple.

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    Jaime says:

    I like veggie pizzas but can also take the meat once in awhile!

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    Lindsay says:

    Definitely the chicken, artichoke hearts and pancetta pizza from Pagliacci’s in Seattle.

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    Bob says:

    My favorite place is Pizza Market in Woburn, Ma. Nice, simple and cheap. I actually like straight up cheese pizza the best. But it has to be good cheese!

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    carizolli says:

    I’m not picky when it comes to pizza. I’ll eat just about anything. My favorite is the gourmet vegetarian pizza from Papa Murphy’s. It is *SO* good! I’m not even a vegetarian!

  92. 92
    The Bahens says:

    I love the veggie pesto pizza from Bene Gourmet Pizza in Eugene. And I have dreams about the tomato and cheese deep dish pizzas from BJ’s.

  93. 93
    Wendy says:

    Our family fav is ground sausage from a local place called T’s.

  94. 94
    Karie Lee says:

    Back to my childhood . . . Pietro’s Pizza in Oregon, classic cheese!

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    Dave and Tricia Folsom Family Fun says:

    I have two favorite pizza places! Our favorite place to go in SLC was Litz’s Pizza – so yummy! And in Iowa I love going to Old Chicago Pizza! I like basic so a good old pepperoni pizza is what I like but at Old Chicago they make a really yummy Hawiian pizza too! Our favorite thing at Old Chicago is their Cheesy Garlic Bread. Oh man, I think we will have to head over their for lunch or dinner soon.

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    The Coolest Allen Family says:

    My favorite pizza place is Frederico’s in Logan Utah. It is the only place I will order ham and pineapple. Plus their garlic bread is to die for!

    At home I love cheese with either fresh tomatoes or pineapple.

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    Melissa says:

    My favorite is white pie with spinach from Frank’s Roman Pizza.

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    Anonymous says:

    What a great freebie! Yeahaa! I love home-made pizza. This is my favorite. I do a really easy crust and then throw toppings on like pineapple, chicken and tomatoes. I once had a potatoe pizza in Rome!! I am not sure what they do to their pizza that we dont but Oh, My my taste buds were loving it!

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    Kari says:

    We love pizza in our house, Friday Nights are pizza and movie nights! My fav is Ricotta with Pesto and Marinara sauce, with Mozzarella and Parmesan on top! This is especially yummy on Boboli pizza dough! Our favorite place in town is Kalediscope, they make everything fresh, and they have over 30 wonderfully different pizza combinations, our favorite is Blackened Chicken. The book looks fun, hope we win!

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    Kristi says:

    I have been on an 8-year quest to find a recipe for a perfect pizza. (Cookies I have down – pizza not so much). My poor family has suffered through my many attempts at conquering this challenge (bless their hearts). I love a good combination pizza with lots of veggies and sausage. I also love a good tomato pesto sauce on the pizza. It gives it such wonderful flavor. My favorite pizza place is locally owned, called Kaleidoscope Pizza. They make such interesting pizza combination. I aspire to make such creative pizza’s too.
    The book looks so cute. My three boys would love it. My husband would too, he speaks Italian and loves all things Italian. This message is on the brink of annoyance. Sorry.
    I love your blog but have never posted a comment. Peace out.

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    Kelli says:

    My favorite “eat out” pizza is mushrooms from Papa Johns

    but last night my boyfriend and I made homemade pizza with wheat crust, pizza sauce, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, and fresh mozzerella! YUM!!

    kelgirl105 at yahoo dot com

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    Adamzes says:

    Have you ever had Chicago style pizza? We had some good stuff at Lou Malnatis. I really like the veggie stuffed because then I don’t feel so stuffed from eating all of that meat and cheese. Yum! But if it’s pizza I like it. Basically anything and everything! shannon [dot] adamz [at] gmail [dot] com.

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    The Davis Family Three says:

    I am a Papa Murphy’s Pizza (Take and bake) Fan! We just got 2 new stores here in Lubbock, Texas and love them! My favorite is either their Mediterranean pizza (thin crust, grilled chicken, spinach, garlic sauce, sun dried tomatoes, and feta cheese.)or their Chicken Bacon Artichoke pizza. Yum!

  104. 104
    Wii are the Nelsons says:

    what a great book….My favorite is pepperoni and the best pizza place is LouMalnati’s, true Chicago style! It was good to read that other people have had it….Giordanos in Chicago isn’t too bad either.

  105. 105
    Millers says:

    I LOVE PIZZA!!!!!!!!! California Pizza Kitchen has an awesome Jamican Jerk Pizza, but I also just love a thin crust Dominos with all veggies. As far as my fav place to get pizza… Casa Bianca Pizza Pie in Eagle Rock, CA !!!

  106. 106
    susana says:

    I love a simple pizza with sauce, sliced roma tomatoes, fresh mozzerella cheese, and fresh basil, YUM! My favorite place to get pizza is The Cirle in Sunset, UT. They have the best sauce on this side of the Mississippi River! πŸ™‚

  107. 107
    Jess says:

    MMMM… chicken alfredo from from Pizza Factory. Not only do my kids LOVE to read books, they would love to make a pizza with me!

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    Allie says:

    I went to upstate New York 10 years ago and went to a tiny pizzeria that I don’t remember the name of, but they had what they called a white pizza. I still crave it! It used Alfredo sauce and chicken and I haven’t found or been able to make a duplicate!

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    My favorite pizza is made by my husband and his grill! Grilled pizza is awesome and my favorite toppings are simple, basil, tomato, and mozerella! Yummy!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love veggie pizzas. Our favorite place is Oregano’s Bistro, yummy!

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    Gwen says:

    I love homemade pizza the best. My mom always made it for us on Halloween before we headed out to go trick-or-treating. My favorites are barbecue chicken pizza and grilled pizza!

    I think that book looks like so much fun!

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    The Monkey Mama says:

    I love pepperoni pizza, especially from Litza’s Pizza or The Pie (both in Salt Lake City, UT).
    Hmmmm… pizza!

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    Sharla says:

    My favorite pizza would be chicken garlic from Papa Murphy’s. I love take-and-bakes.

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    dancinfrandsen says:

    Canadian bacon (who are we kidding, it’s ham) and pineapple. The Pie in Salt Lake and Ogden does a pretty good job of putting together a big, fat, loaded pizza.

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    wifeplzak says:

    my fav place to have pizza from is Lou Malnati’s! and my fav kind is spinach, cheese, and sausage. yum…

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    Bronwyn says:

    I absolutly love pizza….my all time favorite is plain cheese pizza with extra sauce. When ever I am in Gilbert visiting family I must stop at LJ’s and enjoy the lunch buffet. Now that I live in Tucson the only place to eat pizza is from Tino’s!

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    Gina Lee says:

    My favorite place to eat pizza is Craigos. It’s a local resturant and there are only three locations. I always order Canadian bacon and pineapple. Hmmm if I wasn’t making your pork chops tonight, I’d be orderng pizza!

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    Andrea and Casey says:

    I love chicken alfredo! That or bbq chicken. Yum! Fun giveaway! I don’t go out to eat pizza hardly ever, but I like pier 49. Homemade is delicious too.

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    Susie says:

    my very fav is homemade

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    skinnybovineskitchen says:

    favorite pizza – chicken pesto. favorite place to get it? pier 49 pizza. i also love the tomato, basil and 4 cheese from CPK.

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    Becky says:

    I love Papa Johns sauce and my favorite is a meat lover combo!

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    Brandi says:

    My latest favorite pizza is from Nick and Willy’s. It’s thin crust with olive oil glaze, mozzarella, fresh garlic, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, tomatoes, feta, and oregano. YUM!

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    Sims Family says:

    I love all pizza, but my family likes Oregano’s (in Gilbert, AZ.) They let the kids play with pizza dough. So fun! And I really like the grandma’s whatever (I can’t remember the name.) It has chicken and potatoes on it. Yum!

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    rebabell says:

    Love pizza. We have a place here in Albuquerque called Dion’s that has really good pizza. My fave flavor is pepperoni with green chile (a NM staple).

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    Holly says:

    My favorite pizza is from a little place in Mobile called Picklefish. It was right outside the campus of the University of South Alabama and had the best pizza. My favorite pizza toppings are pepperoni and pineapple. Salty and sweet!

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    Bexie Funk says:

    In my opinion the more toppings the better. My favorite pizza place in San Antonios was Bacones. They had one with goat cheese on it that was heavenly!

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    JP says:

    Our family loves to make homemade pizza and customize our own section with our favorite toppings like canandian bacon & pineapple, and breakfast bacon and olives. Before we moved, our favorite place to eat was Papa Murphy's.

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    HaleighLynn says:

    My favorite pizza is tomato and feta and I love to eat at Oregano’s.

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    Carole and Lee says:

    I love the perfect pizza at papa murphy’s!

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    Christina Larson says:

    I love a good greasy thin crust cheese pizza. There is a place in Mesa and soon to be in Chandler called Buono’s that is a favorite.

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    Jason, Amanda, Brayden and Dillon says:

    Mmmmm, pizza! The best pizza would have to be our homemade taco pizza (we use salsa for the sauce…delish!) and whole wheat crust. But if we go out…definitely Old Chicago.

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    Jennifer says:

    I love Papa Murphy’s with chicken, pepperoni, and Roma tomatoes.
    [email protected]

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    Lauren says:

    Mmmm My favorite woulg have to be Naples in Downtown Disney…the Margherita Pizza!

    However, Rigatony’s has good pizza…and Oregano’s!

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    Krista Lou Cook says:

    I LOVE pizza, it is easily listed as my favorite food. During my life I have worked at 4 different pizza parlors. My favorite pizza of all time is the Monterrey Pizza from Pier 54 pizzeria. Pier 54 was a little whole in the wall place i worked at. The Monterrey consisted of a hand tossed crust, pesto sauce, a lite layer of mozzarella, a full layer of zucchini, a sprinkle of white onion some more mozzarella and topped of with chicken that had been marinated in olive oil and Italian seasoning. Yum!

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    rubymama says:

    Favorite pizza place is The Pizza factory. I love the crust and am a big fan of combo pizza minus the meat, but will eat it anyway if there isn’t any other option.

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    Kelly says:

    My favorite pizza that I ever had was a little shop on a side alley in NYC, don’t remember the name and probably couldn’t find it again if I tried to. I love pepperoni and black olives.

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    mindy says:

    i like good old fashioned thin crust pizza with a lot of cheese from a place called tony’s thanks for the giveaway

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    Marie says:

    My favorite pizza is one with lots of good stuff on it. Other than that, I’m not too picky. I really like Flancer’s roadhouse pizza.

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    Amber says:

    Craigos in Rexburg Idaho. Just plane ol pepperoni.

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    Finkleas says:

    My favorite place to eat pizza is at “The Pie” in Salt Lake City, Utah. However we don’t live there so it is a rare occasion. But that is the best pizza I have ever had. The crust is so thick and percect. It doesn’t taste too homemade, but it tastes nothing like dominoes or pizza hut.The supreme, bbq chicken, chicken alfredo, all very delicious!!!

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    Aaron and Jessica says:

    I LOVE pizza! Besides my yummy homemade family pizza recipe of many cheeses and really good crust, I love Oregano’s Southwest signature with roasted bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, chicken and a yummy cilantro pesto sauce. I love the cookie pizzas there too!

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    Hillary says:

    Porky's Pizza in Moreno Valley CA Ham & Pineapple

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    Robin says:

    My favdorite place to buy pizza is in Ayer, MA and it is called Nashoba Club Pizza. That was where I had BBQ Chicken Pizza for the first time. I loved it!! Now I make it myself, and I also make mozarella and basil YUM!!! Now I am STARVING!!! The books looked so fun!!! Thanks so much for a fun contest!!

    Jaffrey, NH

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    Anonymous says:

    The best pizza I ever had was a Vegetarian special at Giordano’s. mmm…

    -anna p.

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    PheMom says:

    What a super fun book! We love pizza at our house and funny enough are making pizza right now. My favorite is BBQ Chicken and since we most like to make it at home that is my favorite place too. Other than that there is a one of a kind little mom n pop place here in SLC called Litza’s Pizzas that we love too.

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    Watson Family says:

    I don’t really venture out when it comes to pizza, I usually stick with pepperoni. One of my favorite places to go is Oregenos!

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    Victoria says:

    I love spinach & garlic pizza from Star Pizza in Houston, TX. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    Jennifer says:

    I have a deep love for homemade pizza and gourmet style ones! Love your sauce recipe! πŸ™‚

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    Erin says:

    I love homemade pizza the best but I also enjoy California Pizza Kitcen too. I am a supreme fan! The more the merrier!

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    Katie says:

    we love pizza…my favorite is the deep dish stuffed at piece and you feel like you have eaten a whole pizza.

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    ang :o) says:

    I love pepperoni and pineapple.

    I really like Pie Hole Pizzeria. πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer Miller says:

    As a kid we had a Godfather’s Pizza in town. I love their THICK crust combination pizza.I could only eat 1 or 2 slices. I still distinctly remember how delicious that sauce was and the black olives were just to die for. I really miss that pizza. These days I like my pizza thin with little sauce and cheese– go figure!

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    Keri says:

    We love pizza! I would have to say California Pizza Kitchen and we are HUGE fans of there BBQ chicken pizza! My boys love it!

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    hintonrae says:

    I love ALL kinds of pizza, but my favorite kind is Hawaiian, with a good, sweet tomato sauce, ham, pineapple, red peppers, and mushrooms. The mix of savory and sweet is irresistible, and the pineapple is a surprising touch for pizza. Love it!

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    Liza767 says:

    veggie hold olives(i alergic) from fire 21

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    Joylybean says:

    I love pizza and to tell you the truth, my very favorite pizza was from Peter Piper Pizza – a little dive that used to be close by. Since they have closed, my favorite is California Pizza Kitchen and I haven’t tried a flavor that I don’t like. My favorite has been the club with applewood smoked bacon and avocado on it. YUMMY!!!

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    Laura says:

    I have to say, that I don’t think I’ve ever met a pizza I didn’t like. I am sheltered in my pizza experience. Never been to New York or Chicago. My favorite pizza place is The PIe, here in Utah. My favorite type of pizza would be a combo pizza. I love the pepper, mushrooms, onions, olives, etc on there.

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    Jen says:

    I love pizza! It’s such an easy crowd pleaser. We like Pier 49 pizza at our house.

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    Amy says:

    I LOVE pizza!! My favorite is BBQ chicken pizza with alfredo sauce. I LOVE Barro’s Pizza in Chandler.

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    Darin, Jenn and Ivy Warnick says:

    My favorite pizza is Deantonio’s in Frasier CO. Don’t expect good service but nothing beats it after snowboarding at Winter Park. You can never go wrong with Hawaiian pizza!

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    valerie Cluff says:

    Our favorite pizza place in the entire world is “The Pie Pizzeria” in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is so delicious. The sauce, cheese, dough, everything is the best I’ve ever had…and I’ve had a lot. πŸ™‚ My favorite kind of pizza (funny enough I make it) is Chicken Club. Yum!!!!! Provolone, american(white), ham, tomoatoes, chicken, bacon. Yum!!!

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    Jessica says:

    Favorite pizza place: Papa Johns
    Favorite home made: pesto for sauce topped with tomatoes, chicken, bacon, red onions, and pine nuts.

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    Gwyn says:

    I love going with my family to the Pizza Ranch,I like most anything on my pizza’s.

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    Brindi says:

    We like a little dive called Cucci’s. Best pizza and turnovers. I love white pizza with fresh basil and tomatoes!

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    Jessica says:

    I too like chicken alfredo pizza and my favorite place to get it right now is Brick Oven Pizza in Provo, Utah. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you coming up with yummy dinners that I can make for my growing family! Thanks so much!

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    Susan says:

    I really like papa john’s pizza…especially the garlic dipping sauce it comes with! (: I am kinda boring and like the supreme the best.

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    Shelley says:

    Our favorite pizza is called Paradise Pie from Hideaway Pizza in Tulsa Oklahoma. It is the best I’ve ever had.

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    Nikki says:

    We make homemade pizza once a week. I figured that I better learn to make it since it can be pricey to feed a ton of kids when they become teenagers! My favorite is spinach, tomato, sausage & mushrooms.

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    Shannon and Brad says:

    We love Papa Murphy’s with white sauce. There’s just something great about baking it at home. The white sauce has just the right amount of seasonings to make it extra special!!

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    Shannon says:

    MMMmmm…my all time favorite pizza place was down the road from my house in Germany. A place called Il Pirata! You could order any little thing your heart desired on your pizza. If they didn’t have an ingredient you wanted, they went out to the market and got it for you to put on your pizza. Fresh and yummy! Mellow Mushroom comes close, but still not as good as Il Pirata!

    [email protected]

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    Kristin says:

    My favorite pizza is extra cheese from Poor Gary’s Pizza in Eveleth MN.

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    Sarah says:

    NYPD Pizza in Ann Arbor, hands down. Delicious New York style pizza heavy with toppings. I miss it. Favorite type of pizza is sweet sausage and black olives.

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    Angela C says:

    I just love pizza period. No specific place. I love a pizza with extra cheese,sausage,pepperoni and bacon.

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    Brooke says:

    My favorites pizza places are all campus staples – Catfish Biffs, Flying Pizza & Adriatico's.

    My ultimate pizza would be: extra sauce, ham, tomatoes, green olives, green peppers, banana peppers – maybe some artichokes and spinach. Delicious! Though I've rarely met a pizza I didn't like!

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    ALISHA JOY says:

    I love homemade bbq chicken pizza. MMMMMMM!!! My Dad has one of those official stone pizza ovens which is a dream come true every time we visit.

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    christel says:

    My daughter loves pepperoni pizza. If she could, she would have it every night for dinner. I love pizza but my absolute favorite pizza place is on Kauai. It’s called Brick Oven pizza and it’s the best pizza ever.
    So if you’re ever on Kauai for vacation you definitely should check it out.

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    techyone says:

    I love the works from Papa Johns. There is something about their sauce that is a step above others I’ve tried.

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    JustKelly says:

    The Pierogi pizza (mashed potatoes on NY style pizza dough and topped with thin sliced onions, cheddar & mozzerella cheese and a liberal sprikling of crisp bacon) from Pizza Man's Pizza in Johnstown, PA!
    I know for a fact they are the best pizza because my husband and I own the place! If you are ever in town Jenny, let me know and you can stop by for a free pie πŸ™‚

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    Wilsons says:

    There is an amazing pizza place in Omaha, Ne called Zio’s New York Style Pizzeria. I love their chicken pesto combo with pesto and chicken of course, with red onions and mozzarella [email protected]‘s pesto pizza with pine nuts comes very close to this pizza!-my favorite!

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    Bunny says:

    I love pizza with green peppers, onions, hamburger and TONS of mozzarella cheese on it! Our favorite pizza parlor is called Original Italian Pizza.

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    Mark & Lorri says:

    We like Frankies but usually buy Papa Murphys. Papa Murphys is yummy because it is made fresh from fresh ingredients. Frankies is yummy because they usually do funky fun kinds. From Frankies I like the chicken Barbeque and from Papa Murphy’s I like the meat delight.

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    Rob says:

    I love Papa Johns! Sausage, mushroom and onions mmmmm.
    [email protected]

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    The Thompson's says:

    My favorite pizza is the chicken pesto from Grimaldi’s. I can always go for a good BBQ chicken too! Fun giveaway!

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    A Bunch of Paynes says:

    My favorite is a supreme – everything! And my favorite place so far is Oregano’s. I used to eat there in Flagstaff and I still get cravings for their pizookie – warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream…yum!

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    April J. says:

    I love all pizza but my favorite is Supreme Pizza, with lots of toppings. My favorite place used to be Vox Populi but it shut down, now it is Christopher’s Pizzeria.

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    Katrina says:

    I love papa johns. =) and my favorite pizza is hawaiian with mushrooms.

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    Paul & Kaytie says:

    We are huge pizza lovers at our house, every Friday night we have pizza night because it gets kind of expensive we love Little Caesars $5.00 large pepporoni. When we feel like slurging we have a local place called Playoffs that has the best spicy hawaiian pizza, pinapple, ham and jalapenos. Yum!

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    Pam says:

    I love Papa Murphey’s garlic chicken. Another favorite from a restaurant in Canada was their Margretta Sun Dried Tomato Pizza.
    mmm Road Trip!!!

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    Andy, Bekah, Ava and Jax says:

    I’m a self-admitted pizza snob! I love the American Beauty from Kaleidoscope Pizza in little ol’ Medford, Oregon. It satisfied many cravings when I was pregnant with my little girl… who LOOOOVES pizza. Hmmm, I wonder why πŸ™‚

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    Angie says:

    My favorite pizza has black olives, pepperoni, and pineapple. I really like the pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. The one with cheese, tomatoes, and basil!

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    Sharon says:

    I LOVE Imo’s pizza in St. Louis. You’ll never find better thin crust! Mushroom is my favorite.

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    the W* family says:

    I like Papa John’s Ham-Pineapple. I’m pretty easy going. πŸ™‚

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    Jennifer says:

    I love Lampost Pizza with the works!

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    AZMarianos says:

    My kids would eat pizza everyday if given the chance. Our favorite pizza place is close by – in our own kitchen. We usually have a make-your-own pizza night at least twice a month (sometimes more!!) and the kids get to pick their own toppings and make their own little pizza. It’s such a fun tradition and homemade always tastes better! They would LOVE the books!

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    Janae says:

    This book definitely looks adorable! I love Craigo’s pizza in Rexburg. It tastes like Brick oven, only better, in my opinion. Plain pepperoni or hawaiian are my favorites.

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    Nick and Deanne says:

    Favorite place is Brick Oven – I love green peppers and onions. YUM!

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    s_davy34 says:

    I like to keep it simple with pepperoni and banana peppers. I love Tommy’s, a local joint in Columbus.

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    Kelsey & David Barber says:

    Balistreri’s pizza in Milwaukee, WI. Amazing Pizza! I love the BBQ chicken one!

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    Deb says:

    My favorite pizza place is in my hometown of Waverly, Iowa. It’s call the O.P. (Other Place). There are about 9 of them in various parts of Iowa and Missouri. They make the BEST pizza in my opinion. My favorite is the All American with seasoned ground beef, onion and mushroom. Now that I live in Florida I find myself searching out different pizza places, sadly non of them measure up πŸ™
    But when I do get home, that’s the first place I want to go to!

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    SusanQ says:

    My favorite pizza is thin crust, with either pepperoni or sausage, mushrooms and onions with both green and black olives. It’s the added salty taste of the green olives that I love! My favorite pizza place is on the Southwest side of Milwaukee County called Ann’s Italian Restaurant. I also love a Margherita pizza when I don’t feel like meat.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. What a wonderful giveway!

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    Laurie says:

    My ALL time favorite place would be BJ’s in So. California. Home of the deep dish pizza. Great little place to try when you are visiting the beach. I love BBQ chicken, but the family favorite would have to be Hawaiian.

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    paula h says:

    I love Spinach Alfredo Pizza. Since I usually make pizza at home we rarely eat pizza anywhere else. When we do, our favorite is a local place called Grande Pizza. You can buy it by the pie or by the slice.

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    the cummard family says:

    oh my gosh. pizza is my passion. no health kick or diet can keep me from indulging in a slice, or 5 of delicious pizza. i don’t discriminate in any way shape or form. thin or thick, stuffed or topped, home-made or delivery. i truly LOVE pizza. it makes me happy, inside and out. little ceasers $5 is a quick fix, but if i’m going all out, le grande orange, or oreagon’s for their thin crust either white or wheat, with any imaginable topping. my mouth is watering, and it’s 8am. it’s wrong that pizza’s not served for breakfast. my favorite 3 toppings, which you can order anywhere is pepperoni, tomato and onion. they taste so well together. i can’t wait to try the sauce recipie!

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    David & Jenny says:

    pizzeria bianco is yummy… fresh tomato basil is delish

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    Andrea Gunnell says:

    I always love a homemade pizza but if I’m going to eat out I love Oregano’s for a nice sit down restaurant or Papa Johns for take-out. I really do love all kinds of pizza so I don’t necessarily have a favorite kind.

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    Travis and Beckey says:

    I love The Pie in Utah, pepperoni and black olives with fresh tomatoe sliced and parmesan on top! YUM!

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    The Maxwell Family says:

    Picasso’s pizza in Tempe, AZ. My favorite is the canadian bacon and pineapple with jalepeno.

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    Amy says:

    Two local pizza places are my favorites… Magpies and Mama’s Pizzs. Both are fantastic! I love their pizzas with everything, but the kids say no, so usually we just get a sausage/olive combo.

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    ALEX & KARI says:

    How fun to see this book featured. We actually get to go to Tony’s restaurant, Pyzano’s, since it’s in our town! I would say my favorite pizza is pepperoni with cheese. Occasionally I like some mushrooms and olives mixed in.

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    ConversationsWithACupcake says:

    Beach Cities Pizza in Dana Point Harbor, CA. Their Thai Chicken Pizza makes me weep for joy.

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    Michael says:

    I grew up on the East Coast In NJ. So I grew up with Lots of really good pizza joints. My fav though would have to be a really good slice of Chicken Parm pizza. It’s to die for From Oakland Pizza. Oh I want some so bad right now to bad I live in AZ now

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    Sara says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love pizza. My favorite pizza place is probably San Francisco Sourdough pizza. My favorite kind of pizza is a toss up between BBQ Chicken Pizza and Grilled Garden Veggie Pizza. Looks like a real cute book!

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    Carlie says:

    Mmmm..yyeess…Grimaldi’s IS delicioso! I think you pretty much can’t go wrong with any pizza.

    But, MY fav, is my homemade whole wheat garlic crust with a smidge of slow simmered tomato sauce, cheese (REAL mozzarella, please!), fresh, thinly sliced tomatoes, just picked from the yard, hand torn basil, and a blitz of shaved parmesan. Man, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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    Sara says:

    My favorite pizza has always been a classic Hawaiian, and honestly, my favorite pizza joint is my bbq! Love homemade grilled pizza.

    What at fun giveaway!

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    Megan says:

    BBQ Chicken pizza with green chilie!! YUMMM! I make it myself!

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    Rigby's says:

    Yumm Pizza! My favorite is chicken and green peppers with alfredo sauce. Favorite place I have ever had pizza was a tiny little place on Orcas Island in Washington. But locally we love Papa Johns!

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    Bryn says:

    California Pizza Kitchen ~ BBQ chicken pizza! Yum!

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    Britni Watkins says:

    Mmmm….I love pizza! One of my favorites is the Garlic Chicken pizza at Pappa Murphys. It is amazing!

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    Katrina says:

    I LOVE children’s books! Can’t have/get too many.
    My favorite pizza is whole wheat THIN crust piled with veggies (no onions!). I like homemade the best. Haven’t been to too many GREAT places. Used to really love “Za Hut”.

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    We are the Zitzmans says:

    I love the tourist from Pier 49 Pizza in Utah. It has SEVEN different cheeses plus a white sauce. I prefer white sauce.

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    flagtown says:

    Our favorite pizza place right now is called Fratelli’s. My favorite pizza there is a BBQ Chicken, yummy sauce, bacon, onions, cilantro, and monterey jack cheese and they have the best crust.

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    Alicia says:

    Best pizza? Oregano’s pizza marguerita. Fresh basil, mozzarella, and simple flavors. Yum!

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    Alicia says:

    I love Oregano’s pizza marguerita – fresh basil, mozzarella, and simple flavors. Yum!

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    Candace says:

    Favorite pizza- Margherita

    Place- Assaggios Pizzeria

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    Anonymous says:

    My favorite would be spinach, goat cheese and sun dried tomato pizza. Our local Whole Foods makes some pretty tasty pizza.
    Angela A.

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    Jon, Launa, & boys says:

    That is funny, we are making pizza for dinner tonight. Our favorite pizza place would have to be Papa John’s and the family favorite is meat lovers!

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    Denissa says:

    We are a pizza loving family!! My son just had a field trip to our local pizza parlor, so fun! If you get a chance check out my last post πŸ™‚
    Anyway my favorite pizza is pepperoni & mushroom, and we love Round Table, but also really like our local take & bake.
    Thanks for a great giveaway! My boys would love this book πŸ™‚

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    Katheryn says:

    My favorite is homemade pizza with a whole wheat crust, sundried tomato pesto sauce, artichokes, mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, banana peppers, sliced tomatoes, and roasted red pepper. Yum!

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    Tina O. says:

    We love Angelo's in Lakewood, Ohio. Just mushrooms, onions & banana peppers for me!

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    katie b says:

    Fridays are “Pizza and a Movie Night” at our house. Sometimes we make them ourselves (pesto chicken and spinach, bbq, taco pizza, you name it.) Sometimes we even use cookie cutters to make crazy shaped pizza and everyone makes their own. My favorite pizza place lately is Papa Murphy’s Take and Bake. I love their thin crust chicken, bacon, spinach and articoke heart pizza with a garlic sauce. YUMMY!

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    Scott, Nat, and the Girls says:

    We love the Pizza Place for their pizza, but mostly their yummy breadsticks and their secret recipe ranch dip! YUMMY!!!

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    Kerianne says:

    My favorite pizza is veggie pizza and the best pizza place is Pizza Plus in Smithfield Utah.

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    DangGina says:

    The best pizza I’ve ever had was at Giordano’s in Chicago. A.MA.ZING! My favorite is ALWAYS Hawaiian. Oh my goodness, though…one slice is a meal and a half! SO delicious on so many levels!

    [email protected]

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    The Kippen House says:

    I love this new place in Logan, UT called Firehouse Pizza. They have an amazing Roasted Chicken Pizza, but the Roasted Chicken Pasta is even better! My 2-year old son LOVES pizza and would be wild about this book!

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    Celeste says:

    I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes in November. One of the things they said I could not have was pizza. I dealt well with not eating chocolate or bagels, but suffered from the lack of PIZZA! We have had pizza twice a week since I gave birth in January!! My favorite place to go is Papa Murphys. I LOVE their Herb Chicken Mediterranean deLITE! Yummo!!

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    shannon and tyler says:

    I love pizza! Buffalo sure knows how to do pizza! Lanovas is the best to order pizza from- they even ship it any where in the US! I am a fan of white pizza! White sauce, with broccoli, cheese, onions! Yummmmm!

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    Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn says:

    I’m a New Mexican girl and love pepperoni and green chili….oh so good! Especially when it is from Dions (THE BEST!!!)

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    Not Another Omnivore says:

    I love anything veggie…I really enjoy Mediterranean themed pizzas, but Papa John’s veggie and Pizza Hut thin crust veggie are also delicious. My favorite pizza place though…well I have two…Eagle Harbor Inn in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Barley’s in Knoxville, TN.



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    Jori says:

    My favorite is ham and mushroom from Fredrico’s in Logan Utah. Wow, that’s making me hungry. Too bad I live 700 miles away from Fredrico’s!

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    Sylvia says:

    Mmm! My favorite pizza is a deep-dish cheese from Giordano’s! Wow, if you are in the Chicagoland area, you must try it! Best pizza in the world!

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    Jason, Erin, and Hannah says:

    I always get ham and pineapple, boring but sometimes the classics are the best. We have been in love with Johhny Bruscoes lately. They have great crust and cheese.

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    lerin says:

    Super fun giveaway, as usual! My favorite pizza place is called Pizzacato, here in Vancouver, WA. They serve a pizza with artichokes, tomatoes, and cheese that is to die for.

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    Summer says:

    I’m not sure there’s a type of pizza I don’t like, but my very favorite is topped with fresh tomato slices, pineapple and ham. My favorite pizza place is Lombardi’s in NYC.

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    Linda says:

    My favorite pizza place is actually my daughter’s kitchen (see comment from AZMarianos above). The homemade pie just can’t be beat!

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    Terri says:

    I love pizza! I love white pizza with shrimp, garlic and mozz. I love pizza with tomato slices, garlic, basil and mozz. I love pizza with sausage and peppers and mozz. I have never met a pizza I didn’t love…

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    Mamawags says:

    Favorite pizza? It would be a tie between old school Hawaiian and the newer BBQ Chicken! I love pizza at California Pizza Kitchen and our local Plumberry’s!! Yum! Yum! The book would be loved not only by my children, but my students (all 19 in my 3rd grade classroom!)

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    Thompsontown says:

    I love a simple pizza of pepperoni and mushrooms. I also like to frequent Mom and Pop restaurants so the place for me currently is Padula’s Pizza.

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    Carrian says:

    We love fresh ingredients so our favorite tends to be margarita pizza!! Our favorite place is estes or setebellos in SLC.

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    Anonymous says:

    My favorite is simply a mushroom/pepperoni from our local pizza place “OIP” It’s good stuff!
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    Just Me says:

    My husband makes the best pizza, much better than any place we could buy it.

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    Maddy says:

    My fave pizza place is Gourmet Pizza Co. They have whole wheat crust and a bunch of really neat pizza toppings. My fave is their margarita pizza =)

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    Anonymous says:

    So hard to choose one favorite pizza, so I’ll give my top two πŸ™‚ I love the veggie pizza from Papa Murphy’s…spinach, tomoatoes and a white sauce! mmmmm! I also love a good deep dish Chicago style pizza with the sauce on top.

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    Anonymous says:

    Oh so hard to choose! I would say the veggie pizza from Papa Murphy’s is hard to beat….spinach, tomatoes, and a white sauce…mmm!

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    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    My ultimate fav pizza place is Pizzeria 712 in Orem, UT. I haven’t had anything there I haven’t drooled over and it’s not a place for kids. My favorite to bring the kids to is BJs in So Cal. Of course, I have to end each meal there with a chocolate chip pizookie. Yum!

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    Jess says:

    Our favorite pizza is the fresh tomato, basil and mozzerella from Cheesecake Factory. Also, the cheese Pizza from Pie in the Sky in Franklin, TN

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    The Crandell Crew says:

    My husband and I love THIN CRUST pizzas from SAUCE. We go to the one in Mesa. We get two pizzas and split them.I get the CARMALIZED ONION/ ITALIAN SAUSAGE. My husband is a classic PEPPERONI/ CHEESE kind of guy! We love pizza ALMOST as much as we love books! Thanks!

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    Deb says:

    I love veggie pizzas– I like homemade pizzas the best, but if I’m eating out, I’d have to go with Calaways– a little place north of Logan in Utah.

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    shortymcg says:

    Pizza — oh any pizza !! Papa John’s is probably the best. I only like a veggie pizza.

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    Jenkinson Family says:

    I love Papa John’s pizza. Anything with veggies on it.

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    Heidi says:

    LOVIN’ California Pizza Kitchen and their BBQ Chicken pizza. I don’t live in Cali anymore so I have to do the frozen ones but even from frozen they are yummy!

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    Debbi says:

    My favorite is Papa Murphys, garlic chicken with bacon on it. Oh, I so want that now! Thanks for a great contest!

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    lilivw says:

    Our families favorite pizza is 1/2 crispy bacon/pineapple and 1/2 tomato/pineapple. Right now we enjoy Venezia’s pizza.

    We also got a great whole wheat pizza recipe and enjoy making it on occasion.

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    Miss L says:

    We love all kinds of pizza, but recently have been fond of pepperoni and sausage. Our favorite pizza place is a local place called Double Dinos.

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    Rockwell Family says:

    Our favorite pizza place is Franks in East Brunswick, NJ. They are the best because they use the BEST ingredients, and they are family owned, which we love.

    My favorite pizza is either white pie or tortellini. My kids LOVE pepperoni, and my husband will eat anything as long as it is from Franks. lol

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    Steph (and Bryant) says:

    Gotta love Barros. Hawaiian is my fave!

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    Jenni says:

    What a fun book. I love extra cheese and fresh tomatoes and our favorite pizza parlor is Franco’s. A locally owned placed. Yum!

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    Kendall and Katy says:

    Our favorite pizza is Papa Murphy’s Chicken Garlic. Yum Yum!

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    Abbey says:

    Gino’s East in Chicago. The ORIGINAL deep dish pizza. You would die for it!

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    christy says:

    Yummy pizza!! Big time pizza eaters here!! I love extra cheese, pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms!! My kids and hubby wont touch it!(even better)!! We love Grimaldis and Spinatos in good ol’ Az!! WE ALSO LOVE BOOKS!!!

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    Kyle and Melissa says:

    Favorite Pizza Place is Sauce…and my favorite pizza is their prosciutto and melon pizza..yum, I could eat a whole pizza right now!

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    Debs Desk says:

    Please include me in your giveaway. I love Pepperoni from Pizza hut.
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    Kristin says:

    I’m from Chicago, so we have lots of good pizza around here!:) My favorite is from Giordanos and I love their thin crust with canadian bacon and pineapple. Yum!

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