Ah, pizza: One of the few things in life that you can count on to make you happy anytime, anywhere, any temperature. Which is why, together with culinary icons such as burgers, bacon, and sisig, it's right up there in the "foods you can't go wrong with" list.
But, can you believe that, no matter how finger-licking a slice already is, you can make it even more enjoyable?
The next time you find yourself hankering for some of the good stuff, make your experience more fun by trying out these genius pizza hacks!
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The next time you make pizza at home, use tortilla wraps instead of the usual fluffy dough to make a Mexican-inspired masterpiece, and go with standard pizza ingredients of your choice for the filling. Delicioso!
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Yep, you read right! Replace the dough with a bed of French fries and pile on the tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and your other favorite pizza ingredients. Pop it in the oven for a few minutes, and enjoy!
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When microwaving leftover pizza, make sure the crust doesn’t become soggy by placing a small cup of water (in a microwave-safe container, duh) along with your plate. Yep, this trick really works!
PIZZA BOX AS PLATES
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No plates on hand? Follow the handy GIF above to see how you can easily recycle and turn your pizza box into a set of instant plates!
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Put your leftover pizza to a more heart-friendly use by using them as croutons for your salad! Slice up a few, um, slices into crouton-sized bits, toss them around in some olive oil, and bake for about eight minutes. Prepare your salad, put in your improvised croutons, and you're good to go!
EASIER LEFTOVER STORAGE
Create a space-saving container by placing your leftovers in a smaller pizza box! Add a few perforations, tear off a few pieces, and you’ve got yourself a cozy little box that’ll fit in your fridge neatly.
CREATE A LAPTOP STAND!
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Yep, you can create a laptop stand out of your empty pizza box! Just follow the lines on the diagram above and fold accordingly. Easy-peasy! (Do note however that this doesn't work for all pizza boxes, but there's no harm in trying it out, right?)
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Put one slice on top of another, add a nice layer of mozzarella or cheddar (or quickmelt, if you’re on a budget), heat 'em up, and you’ve got yourself a sandwich you’ll wish you whipped up earlier.
CREATE YOUR OWN PIZZA SAUCE
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Store-bought sauce will do if you’re in a rush, but of course, whipping it up from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients, is a whole lot better. Sauté two large cloves of garlic in two tablespoons olive oil, add a can of crushed, chopped tomatoes with juice, and let the mix simmer for a good 15 to 20 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and your choice of spices.
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