A muffin tin deep dish pizza recipe for kids

One mom who sees it that way is Ashley Hansen, who was among parents who shared with me tales of cooking with kids.

Hansen, who owns Hansen’s Sno-Bliz snowball stand in New Orleans, admits she is a bit of a Pollyanna when it comes to cooking with her daughter Avery, 8, and son Gordon, 10.

“I always seem to go for this Mary Poppins aspect,” she said. “Let’s make this fun.”

And, snap, the job’s a game – literally.

“We have cooking contests with smoothies, small salads, grilled cheese, cookies. Everyone is encouraged to add a ‘secret ingredient,’” Hansen said, explaining that the idea for the game grew out of family members having their own ideas of how a cookie or smoothie should taste.

“So, I was like, let’s all put in our own special ingredient. They loved the idea of a secret ingredient that would not be revealed until the end.”

Hansen doesn’t leave everything to chance. Some contest ideas are born out of what she finds in her refrigerator or if she over-buys a fruit or vegetable.

“It’s important to lead them. I try to plant seeds and see who picks up what. Look, I have this Tupperware of roasted nuts. Look, I have bananas.”

The family loves crepes. Avery filled one with shredded cheddar and fresh dill. “She won that round,” Hansen said.

Gordon took home the trophy one day with his yogurt smoothie blended with rosemary and blood orange. “Avery and I looked at each other and said, ‘Gordy, this is so good.’”

A salad contest one night ended in another victory for Gordon – and for his mother. The boy made the winning combination of kale and watermelon.

“Ever since then he’s been eating all of his salads,” Hansen said. “He loves salads now.”

“It is a curiosity that kids have about how foods taste together, experimenting with things,” she said. “It’s also about making magic happen, like Harry Potter coming up with potions.”

Parents are remarkably clever sometimes. One dad told me he signed up for one of those meal-in-a-box delivery services, and now his son waits for the package like it’s a present and can’t wait to get into the kitchen to make whatever is inside.

After listening to lots of parents, I saw a few recurring themes:

Let kids do it their way. As one father told me: “For the cupcakes, she likes to split them and frost between the halves. ‘It’s less messy, Dad. The frosting doesn’t get on your fingers.’ I mean the frosting and crumbs do get everywhere to accomplish this, but the eating part? Okay, it is less messy.”

Pull out the gadgets. “My 4-year-old loves using the tools — stand mixer [cake and frosting], plastic knife [cutting boiled eggs and raw mushrooms], rolling pin [pizza dough], tongs [heating tortillas on gas stove], blender [making smoothies] and immersion blender [mayonnaise],” said one mom.

Go hands-on. Think shaping meatballs, cutting out cookies, “smashing” potatoes or rolling up wraps. “My

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California Pizza Kitchen Opens in Three New Locations Across the Globe

The global restaurant brand brings its signature California-style pizzas to new locations in the Philippines, South Korea and Salt Lake City

California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) today announced the openings of restaurants in three global markets: Manila, Philippines; Daegu, South Korea and Salt Lake City. The opening of these new franchise locations marks the beginning of CPK’s emergence from its restructuring process, charting the way for an even stronger future for the brand. In addition to these three new openings, CPK is planning three additional new international locations that are already under construction.

The new franchise locations are located at the Evia Mall in Manila, Philippines; Daegu Mall in Daegu, South Korea and the Salt Lake City Airport. The new restaurants in Manila and Daegu will be the 5th and 7th location in the Philippines and South Korea respectively, and are evidence of the company’s strategic expansion in growing markets and its business and financial health. The initial openings for all three locations were met with great success.

“At CPK, we take great pride in sharing our passion for California-style pizza, fresh and creative ingredients and best-in-class hospitality with our guests whether they are on the road, or overseas,” said Giorgio Minardi, Executive Vice President of Global Development & Franchise Operations at CPK. “This has been truly an unprecedented year due to COVID-19 headwinds, but these openings and future construction highlight the confidence we and our partners have in the strength of the brand and its restructuring plan.”

The new Philippines location is now open at the Evia Mall after government officials eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. As with all CPK locations, all the new restaurants are implementing rigorous cleaning and safety measures and customers can enjoy CPK’s innovative, California cuisine with complete peace of mind and security.

“We’re very proud to partner with Pie Co., Seoulland and HMSHost and expand our franchise relationships in these three CPK Markets. It takes a lot of trust, passion and strength during these times to make such an investment and these openings are a clear indication of that commitment,” Minardi continued.

Founded in Beverly Hills, Calif. in 1985, CPK is celebrating 35 years of colliding unexpected flavors and high-quality ingredients to create uniquely craveable dishes, like the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza, a #1 global seller, and CPK’s industry-first, vegetable-powered Cauliflower Pizza Crust. From artisan, California-style pizzas, to creative salads, better-for-you options like Power Bowls and Cedar Plank Salmon, and handcrafted beverages made with fresh, globally inspired ingredients, CPK is known for culinary innovations that lead the trends, served in a relaxed yet vibrant setting anchored by CPK’s hearth pizza oven and open kitchen, where guests can watch their meals prepared from scratch.

CPK’s global footprint includes more than 200 restaurants in 8 countries and U.S. territories, which includes 40 international franchise locations as well as 16 domestic franchise locations in airports, casinos and stadiums throughout the United States.

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Inside Bake Off star Laura Adlington’s home with amazing all white kitchen, huge garden and outside pizza oven

WHEN Laura Adlington isn’t busy baking tasty treats in the Great British Bake Off tent, she can sit back and relax in her picture perfect home.

The popular Channel 4 show returned to our screens last night and the 31-year-old from Gravesend impressed the judges with her very own Freddie Mercury cake.

Great British Bake Off star Laura Adlington has a gorgeous all white kitchen filled with everything she needs to create the perfect treat

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Great British Bake Off star Laura Adlington has a gorgeous all white kitchen filled with everything she needs to create the perfect treatCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington

But it’s not just her baked goods that look amazing as Laura also has a very lovely home too.

The baker has given a sneak peek into her beautiful home that she shares with her husband and police community support officer Matt.

Her kitchen boasts pristine white cupboards, matching utensils and wooden work tops.

The cooking space is decorated with fresh flowers and hand written cards that fit in perfectly with the simple yet stylish interior.

Laura is a digital manager from Kent

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Laura is a digital manager from Kent Credit: Mark Bourdillon/ Love Productions
Laura loves to display her tasty treats in her kitchen

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Laura loves to display her tasty treats in her kitchenCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The garden is the perfect back drop for her Instagram snaps that show off her incredible cakes

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The garden is the perfect back drop for her Instagram snaps that show off her incredible cakesCredit: Instagram

But arguably her garden is the most impressive part of their humble abode.

It features a gorgeous koi pond, lavish outdoor seating and their very own outdoor pizza oven.

Matt took to Instagram last year to share some before and after pictures of the space and captioned the post: “I started planning the garden just over a year ago and can now finally say that it’s finished!

“It’s been a lot of hard work but so worth it and Laura and I can spend the summer enjoying it.

Her garden has a range of gorgeous flowers and bushes

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Her garden has a range of gorgeous flowers and bushes Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The pair enjoyed their first pizza cooked in the oven back in May

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The pair enjoyed their first pizza cooked in the oven back in MayCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
Matt and Laura can enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor table and chairs

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Matt and Laura can enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor table and chairs

“The koi pond is 6ft deep and all the pipework and filters are hidden away.”

Laura’s passion for baking started when she was just eight-years-old, but admitted that it was only recently that she realised how good she actually is at it.

She loves creating things that show off her decorating skills and believes that she works very well under pressure.

Speaking about her time on the show, Laura said: “It was so surreal walking into the tent for the first time. My stomach was in knots and I was so nervous but excited at the same time.

The married couple have their own pizza oven outside

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The married couple have their own pizza oven outsideCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The garden has perfectly cut grass

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The garden has perfectly cut grassCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
They have a fish pond located in the corner of the garden

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They have a fish pond located in the corner of the garden Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
It seems that Matt has a passion for gardening

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It seems that Matt has a passion for gardening Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington

“It was a dream come true to finally be in ‘the’ tent. I kept pinching myself.”

Last night the first episode of GBBO

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Homeslice in Covent Garden is giving away 500 pizza slices TODAY

If you’re still deciding what to have for lunch today, may we suggest pizza? Even better, free pizza. In some great news, Homeslice, one of the city’s finest pizza purveyors, is reopening its Neal’s Yard branch today – and it’s giving away free slices to celebrate.

Between noon and 1pm, there will be 500 slices up for grabs. That’s a lot of pizza. You can take your pick from three toppings: margherita; salami, rocket and parmesan; and mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seeds, chilli flakes, chives and soy truffle (which can also be made vegan).

The giveaway applies to takeaway only and it’s strictly one slice per person (all you ‘can I get one for me friend?’ types). The slices come from Home Slice’s 20-inch pizzas, so they are properly massive and definitely qualify as ‘lunch’ just on their own. Obviously you’ll need to follow social-distancing guidelines too, so no shoving to get your slice of the pie, okay? See you in the queue!

Looking for places to eat out? Hackney’s Towpath Café has reopened (and it’s doing dinner).

Get ready for the heatwave on Monday with these park-friendly tipples.

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California Pizza Kitchen closes in downtown SLO after 14 years. Here’s why

California Pizza Kitchen has officially has closed in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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The chain restaurant shut its doors at 876 Marsh St., Suite E, on July 14, according to a company spokesperson.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related lease challenges with our landlords, we can confirm that we have closed our CPK San Luis Obispo location,” the company said in a statement. “We have loved serving the San Luis Obispo, CA community and thank our guests and business neighbors for their patronage.”

The move to close the San Luis Obispo restaurant came before California Pizza Kitchen announced July 30 that it had filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

“Prior to the filing, CPK closed some restaurants in the United States due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lease-related challenges with our landlords,” company CEO Jim Hyatt wrote on the company’s website. “We do not have plans to close any additional restaurants at this time.”

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California Pizza Kitchen first opened on Aug. 1, 2006, near Downtown Centre Cinemas. At the time, the restaurant employed 133 employees and seated 185 customers, according to a past Tribune article.

The former home of the restaurant, which spans roughly 6,000 square feet, is part of the San Luis Obispo Collection, a group of commercial buildings totaling 285,200 square feet in San Luis Obispo’s downtown.

The landlord, Jamestown LP, is a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in Atlanta with offices worldwide.

“CPK approached Jamestown for a modification to their lease which we were actively negotiating prior to the brand making the decision to close the store prior to their lease expiration,” said Therese Cron, Jamestown’s vice president of West Coast leasing. “While we’ve enjoyed our partnership with CPK over the past 10 years we are exploring all merchandising options for the 6,000 square-foot space.”

The San Luis Obispo restaurant was part of a national casual dining chain with locations in 32 states, as well as operations worldwide.

California Pizza Kitchen specializes in hand-tossed, hearth-baked pizzas with varieties including barbecue chicken and Thai chicken. The restaurant chain also offers ribeye, salmon, pastas, salads, soups and desserts such as Belgian chocolate souffle cake.

As of Thursday, California Pizza Kitchen signs remained posted at the former location of the San Luis Obispo restaurant, with CPK SLO designs and furniture still inside the commercial building.

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SLO CA restaurant California Pizza Kitchen closes downtown

California Pizza Kitchen has officially has closed in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The chain restaurant shut its doors at 876 Marsh St., Suite E, on July 14, according to a company spokesperson.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related lease challenges with our landlords, we can confirm that we have closed our CPK San Luis Obispo location,” the company said in a statement. “We have loved serving the San Luis Obispo, CA community and thank our guests and business neighbors for their patronage.”

The move to close the San Luis Obispo restaurant came before California Pizza Kitchen announced July 30 that it had filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

“Prior to the filing, CPK closed some restaurants in the United States due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lease-related challenges with our landlords,” company CEO Jim Hyatt wrote on the company’s website. “We do not have plans to close any additional restaurants at this time.”

California Pizza Kitchen first opened on Aug. 1, 2006, near Downtown Centre Cinemas. At the time, the restaurant employed 133 employees and seated 185 customers, according to a past Tribune article.

The former home of the restaurant, which spans roughly 6,000 square feet, is part of the San Luis Obispo Collection, a group of commercial buildings totaling 285,200 square feet in San Luis Obispo’s downtown.

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Douglas Beima puts out table cards at the California Pizza Kitchen in San Luis Obispo’s Downtown Centre before the restaurant’s opening in 2006. The restaurant moved into a space formerly occupied by Fresh Choice. David Middlecamp

The landlord, Jamestown LP, is a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in Atlanta with offices worldwide.

“CPK approached Jamestown for a modification to their lease which we were actively negotiating prior to the brand making the decision to close the store prior to their lease expiration,” said Therese Cron, Jamestown’s vice president of West Coast leasing. “While we’ve enjoyed our partnership with CPK over the past 10 years we are exploring all merchandising options for the 6,000 square-foot space.”

The San Luis Obispo restaurant was part of a national casual dining chain with locations in 32 states, as well as operations worldwide.

California Pizza Kitchen specializes in hand-tossed, hearth-baked pizzas with varieties including barbecue chicken and Thai chicken. The restaurant chain also offers ribeye, salmon, pastas, salads, soups and desserts such as Belgian chocolate souffle cake.

As of Thursday, California Pizza Kitchen signs remained posted at the former location of the San Luis Obispo restaurant, with CPK SLO designs and furniture still inside the commercial building.

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Nick Wilson covers the city of San Luis Obispo and has been a reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo since 2004. He also writes regularly about K-12 education, Cal Poly, Morro Bay and Los Osos. He is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley and is originally from Ojai.

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Homeslice in Covent Garden is giving away 500 pizza slices

If there’s one thing that’ll perk up a Monday lunchtime, it’s pizza. Even better, free pizza. It’s great news, then, that Homeslice, one of the city’s finest pizza purveyors, is reopening its Neal’s Yard branch this Monday (September 14) – and giving away free slices to celebrate.

Between noon and 1pm, there will be 500 slices up for grabs. You can take your pick from three toppings: margherita; salami, rocket and parmesan; and mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seeds, chilli flakes, chives and soy truffle (which can also be made vegan).

The giveaway applies to takeaway only and it’s one slice per person. The slices come from the restaurant’s 20-inch pizzas, so they are massive and definitely qualify as ‘lunch’. Obviously you’ll need to follow social distancing guidelines too, so no shoving to get your slice, okay? See you in the queue!

Looking for places to eat out? Hackney’s Towpath Café has reopened (and it’s doing dinner).

Get ready for the heatwave on Monday with these park-friendly tipples.

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Global Frozen Pizza Market 2020-2024: COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan | Evolving Opportunities with Amys Kitchen Inc. and Bernatellos Foods | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global frozen pizza market size is expected to grow by USD 3.33 billion as per Technavio. This marks a significant market growth compared to the 2019 growth estimates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first half of 2020. Moreover, steady growth is expected to continue throughout the forecast period, and the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4%. Request Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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The market is driven by the increase in mergers and acquisitions. In addition, the growing consumer inclination toward vegan frozen pizza is anticipated to boost the growth of the frozen pizza market.

The increase in mergers and acquisitions is another factor that will influence the growth of the market during the forecast period. Large market vendors acquire smaller vendors to gain access to new products and technologies at a low cost. Successful merger and acquisition activities also help in increasing the market share of the companies. For instance, in October 2018, Conagra Brands Inc. (Conagra Brands) announced that it had completed the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods Inc. (Pinnacle Foods). The acquisition helped the company add various brands of Pinnacle Foods, such as Birds Eye, Celeste, Duncan Hines, Earth Balance, and Vlasic, to its product portfolio.

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Major Five Frozen pizza Companies:

Amys Kitchen Inc.

Amys Kitchen Inc. offers frozen pizza under the brand Amys.

Bernatellos Foods

Bernatellos Foods offers various types of frozen pizza, such as thin-crust frozen pizza, foodservice school pizza, and ultra-thin crust frozen pizza. The company offers frozen pizza under the brands BELLATORIA, Real’Za, Orv’s, Roma, and others.

Dr. August Oetker KG

Dr. August Oetker KG operates its business through various segments such as food; beer and nonalcoholic beverages; sparkling wine, wine and spirits; and other interests. The company offers frozen pizza under the brand, Dr. Oetker.

General Mills Inc.

General Mills Inc. has business operations under four segments: North America Retail, convenience stores and foodservice, Europe and Australia, and Asia and Latin America. The company offers frozen pizza products under the brands Totino’s, Jeno’s, and Annie’s.

Nestle SA

Nestle SA operates its business through various segments such as AMS, EMENA, AOA, and Nestle Waters. The company offers frozen pizza under the brands TOMBSTONE, Jack’s, and DiGiorno.

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Frozen Pizza Market Product Outlook (Revenue, USD bn, 2020-2024)

  • Regular frozen pizza – size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Premium frozen pizza – size and forecast 2019-2024
  • Gourmet frozen pizza – size and forecast 2019-2024

Frozen Pizza Market Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD bn,

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