Food & Ingredients

The Pizza Kitchen – Bacon Chicken Ranch Calzone

Ingredients: 5 oz. dough flat 3 oz. chicken 1 oz. bacon, prepared and sliced in 1” pieces 1 to 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing* Fresh baby spinach 1 1/2 oz.  mozzarella cheese, grated Olive oil Salt Granulated garlic   Directions: Layer ingredients over half of the dough flat, leaving about an inch … More

Chef Santo Bruno

Broiled Shrimp and Herbs

Happy September, dear readers! I hope everyone has been having a great summer—it’s been a hot one! As we all know, the pizza business slows down in the hot months, unless you have a beach-town location. But with summer gradually easing into fall, it’s time to venture outside again … More

Chef Santo Bruno

The Lemon Granita

Welcome to the dog days of summer! It’s hot out there, folks, but I’ve got just the thing to cool you—and your guests—down in August. A granita is a cross between a frozen drink and an Italian flavored ice. Although you can find different versions of the granita all … More


Pizza Balls with Nutella

Test Chef Brian Hernandez gets a chocolaty surprise in the Pizza Kitchen from our friends at Nutella. 12 oz. dough ball rolled into 1 oz. balls 3 Tbsp. of Nutella Hazelnut Spread 4 oz. of assorted fresh berries 1 oz. powdered sugar Cut your dough ball into a criss … More


Chicken Pesto Club Panini

PMQ Test Chef Brian Hernandez demonstrates a crispy sandwich featuring everyone's favorite sauce, pesto, in a recipe provided by Grande Cheese.   Chicken breast (feathered and cut in half), fried in olive oil and a dash of salt One ciabatta bun 2 Tbsp. of mayo 2 Tbsp. of pesto … More


PMQ's Kitchen – Muffaletta Pizza

Chef Brian Hernandez explores a classic southern delicacy on this flavor-filled pizza. Follow along and take a trip back down to the bayou!       1 T. Garlic, minced 1/4 c. Green olives, minced 1/4 c. Black olives, minced 2 T. Pepperoncini, minced 2 T. Roasted red peppers, minced … More


Pear Sorbet

Chill out with this easy-to-make, sugary-sweet fruit-based treat from the PMQ Test Kitchen. Add it to your dessert menu as a seasonal special or make it a permanent option. We think you're gonna like it!   Makes 1 qt. Ingredients: 1.5 c. sugar 3 c. water 2 c. canned pears … More