The Abundance Pizza Contest: Take your homemade pizzas to the next level!

The trick to cooking pizza is temperature and intensity of heat. If you've ever tried to cook one at home in the oven on a baking tray, the result is okay, but definitely not fantastic. (Think of soggy center, burnt toppings.) But this sad situation can be turned around with the help of a pizza stone. All of the sudden, your pizza is evenly cooked and perfectly tasty--even better than a delivery pizza. 

The Pizza Contest

Last week Abundance launched the Pizza Contest, which gives contestants the chance to win not only a brand new 3-piece, all-natural, ceramic pizza baking set with a 15" baking stone from Ecolution Cookware, but the winner will also get an entire pizza-making kit: a pizza cutter and a $20 gift certificate to purchase all your favorite toppings. The pizza baking stone isn't limited to just pizza, you can also heat up and evenly cook tortillas, biscuits, bagels, and more. Come into the store this week to enter - a winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Saturday, September 14, 2013.





A Really Long List of Unusual Pizza Ideas

If you're tired of the usual pizza combos and need some fresh looks on the traditional favorite, the list below is a great place to get ideas. Enjoy!

Bacon, Beef & Cheddar
Topping Ingredients: Ground beef, diced bacon, red onions, crumbled tomatoes, pizza sauce, and cheddar, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses
Luau Hawaiian Pulled Pork
Topping Ingredients: Smoked pulled pork, red onions, fresh pineapple, sweet chili sauce, and provolone, smoked mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
Taco Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Seasoned ground beef, refried beans, diced white onion, mozzarella, provolone and cheddar cheeses, crushed taco chips, parsley & taco sauce
Fusion Shrimp
Topping Ingredients: Large shrimp, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, red pepper flakes, toasted coconut, and provolone, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
Roasted Garlic Veggie
Topping Ingredients: Spinach, whole roasted garlic cloves, roasted red peppers, pizza sauce, feta, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheeses
Pesto Potato
Topping Ingredients: Topping Ingredients: Sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, roasted garlic, basil pesto sauce, mozzarella/provolone cheeses
Spinach Mushroom Gorgonzola
Topping Ingredients: Baby spinach, Roma tomatoes, pesto, Gorgonzola, topped with herbs and Parmesan cheese
Pesto Chicken
Topping Ingredients: Chicken, spinach, Roma tomatoes, red onions, pesto sauce, and provolone, smoked mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
Firehouse Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Spicy sliced sausage, Italian-style sausage, pepperoni, red onions, diced tomatoes, fresh basil.
Gamberetti Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Shrimp, pancetta, marinated tomatoes, fresh basil, fontina and mozzarella cheeses.
La Mexicana
Topping Ingredients: Chorizo, ground beef, onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, pizza sauce.
Potato Chip Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Potato chips, mozzarella, pizza sauce, basil leaves, and heirloom tomato confit.
Meatball Marvel Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Oven-roasted meatballs, seven cheeses, caramelized onions, garlic, fire roasted tomatoes.
Margharita Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Tomato sauce, fresh and shredded mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil.
Shrimp & Chorizo
Topping Ingredients: Shrimp, thin-sliced Spanish chorizo, escarole, toasted garlic, Manchego cheese.
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Chicken, spinach, mushrooms, mozzarella, Alfredo sauce, grated Romano cheese.
Topping Ingredients: Gorgonzola, walnuts, arugula, truffle oil.
Verde Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Zucchini, pesto, cauliflower, roasted pumpkin, broccoli rabe, ricotta salata.
Pizza with Smoked Salmon
Topping Ingredients: Smoked salmon, sweet onions, dill cream, black caviar, golden caviar, red onion, chives.
Pizza with Ramps and Morels
Topping Ingredients: Ramps, morels, tomato sauce, mozzarella.
Sausage, Peppers and Oregano
Topping Ingredients: Sweet sausage, peppers, oregano, bufala mozzarella, and fontina cheeses.
Chicken Spinach Mozzarella
Topping Ingredients: Fresh mozzarella roasted chicken, roasted garlic, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil and spinach.
Hot Italian Sausage and Herb Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Sliced hot Italian sausage, arugula, cheese curds, fontina cheese and fresh rosemary.
Guanciale, soft Egg and Arugula
Topping Ingredients: Guanciale (Pancetta) slices, eggs, arugula, freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Chicken Bacon Artichoke
Topping Ingredients: Creamy garlic sauce, mozzarella, bacon, grilled chicken, fresh spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, shredded parmesan cheese, zesty herbs.
Sweet Pea and Guanciale Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Sweet peas, guanciale (Pancetta), fior di latte (fresh mozzarella), garlic.
Mushroom Flatbread
Topping Ingredients: Portobello and shiitake mushrooms, caramelized shallots, tetilla cheese, green onions, and chives.
Neapolitan Thin Crust Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Sun-dried tomatoes, roasted mushrooms, roasted garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.
Topping Ingredients: White beans, cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs.
Milanesa Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Asparagus, fried egg, fontina, Parmigiano-Reggiano, mascarpone, mozzarella, garlic, thyme and sage.
Spa Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Sautéed spinach, sautéed shiitake, crimini and oyster mushrooms, red onion, tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella.
Cheeseless Hoisin Pork and Vegetable Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Braised pork, hoisin-barbecue sauce, shredded carrots, cilantro and pickled cucumber.
Pizza Rustica Rapini Florets
Topping Ingredients: Blanched rapini, black olives, confit tomatoes, ricotta salata, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Tuscan Olive oil.
Potato Breakfast Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Roasted potato, fresh parsley, rosemary, mozzarella, eggs cooked sunny side up.
Topping Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, oregano, slivered garlic, roasted asparagus, roasted onions, rosemary ham, fresh mozzarella, Grana Padano.
Fig and Prosciutto Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Shaved fennel, fresh fig, white anchovies, goat cheese, red onion, roasted garlic, watercress.
Carchofas Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Ricotta, scamorza cheese, artichokes, caramelized onions and olive oil.
Grilled Balsamic Radicchio and Avocado Flatbread
Topping Ingredients: Roasted garlic-pesto basil, radicchio, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, avocado and mozzarella then drizzled with ancho-chile sauce.
Numero Uno Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, mushrooms, chunky tomato sauce, mozzarella and grated parmesan cheese.
Hawaiian Chicken Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Ham, chicken, bacon, pineapple, three cheese blend.
Alsatian Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Bacon, caramelized onions, crème fraiche.
Chicken Caesar and Parmesan
Topping Ingredients: Mozzarella and fontina cheeses, shredded or chunked chicken, romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, shredded and grated parmesan cheese.
Mango Chicken Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Roasted chicken, fresh mango chutney, mozzarella, golden curry sauce.
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Shredded or chunked free-range chicken, barbecue sauce, roasted red onion, fresh garlic, basil, mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheeses.
Cheeseburger Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Ground beef, caramelized sweet onions, mozzarella and American cheeses, Roma tomatoes, shredded lettuce.
Loaded Baked Potato Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Creamy ranch sauce, baked-potato slices, crispy bacon, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Pear and Gorgonzola Rustica
Topping Ingredients: Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, pears, fresh thyme.
Philly Cheese Steak Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Steak, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, provolone and American cheeses.
Macaroni and Cheese Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Cavatappi pasta, cheese sauce, and mozzarella.
Loaded Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Mozzarella, pepperoni, sweet peppers, onions, sausage, mushrooms.
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Chicken breast, fresh mushrooms, red onions, black olives, fresh spinach, garlic, grated Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, Alfredo sauce.
Salt Cod, Spring Onion and Black Olive Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Brandade, garlic-infused olive oil, sliced torpedo onions, Italian parsley, cured olives.
Pizza Cubana
Topping Ingredients: Berkshire ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, coffee-barbecue sauce, mustard-chipotle sauce, chives, flour tortilla crust.
Crumbled Fennel Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Crushed Chile
Topping Ingredients: Fennel sausage, caramelized onions, crushed chile, olive oil, fontina cheese.
White Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, oregano, feta cheese, spinach, mozzarella-provolone blend, tomatoes, Spanish artichoke hearts, sliced black olives.
Moroccan Eggplant and Pine Nut Pizza
Topping Ingredients: Grilled eggplant, fire-roasted red peppers, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts, and fresh oregano.
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