Last month I was visiting family in Oregon, and I learned something eye opening while hanging out at my sister’s house: pizza stones are an amazingly versatile piece of kitchen equipment. I’ve got one, but I rarely use it because we don’t eat a lot of pizza. In my mind, this thing was a single-use item that took up valuable space in my small kitchen.
I was enlightened by the its multiple uses as I sat in my sister’s kitchen and watched her prepare cupcake batter — I looked over and saw her pop a quesadilla onto a pizza stone that was already in the preheated oven. I asked her what on earth she was doing. Turns out she was reheating dinner from last night and claimed the pizza stone was perfect for reheating and for cooking all kinds of things…What?! I’ve had this stone sitting in my cabinet and collecting dust for well over a year, and I could have been using it for cooking something other than pizza?
The first thing I did was search for recipes using a pizza stone. There’s not much out there, so I decided to do some experimenting. Oh, what fun I’ve had discovering all the great recipes I can make on my new favorite kitchen gadget! I keep it in my oven at all times so it’s at the ready, and when it needs to be cleaned I just wait until it cools down and lightly scrub it with a brush and water (no soap), and any remaining food just falls off. Needless to say, I’m in love.
Check out all of the recipes my family and I have made over the past few weeks:
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