9 Mistakes That a Busy Cook Makes
Here's how to recover from—or just plain avoid—the classic kitchen gaffes that often happen in our race to get dinner on the table.
Cooking Tomato Sauce Before Putting It on Pizza
If you're making a quick pizza using store-bought dough
, there's no need to wait for the sauce to cook before you spread it on the crust, says Warner, who learned this tip from the experts at the famed Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's
. Simply pour a can of whole, peeled tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 cloves of garlic into a blender (a Vitamix
is ideal, since its high speed helps emulsify the oil and the water from the tomatoes; but an immersion blender will do the job, too). In a minute or two, you'll have instant pizza sauce, ready to be spread on crust, sprinkled with cheese and baked.