I saw a story about this new Pizza place, Homemade Pizza Co., where you can have a myriad of fresh pies made up to take home, heat in an oven at 425 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes and serve. As a frequent order out and take home a hot pizza on Sundays, I thought I would give Homemade a try. Being a bit skeptical, I ordered safe, nothing bizarre, so I ordered a large sausage and mushroom. Wow, it was good, great pie crust and much flavor. I know this was the first attempt and it’s just one pie but I have to try this place again and perhaps get a bit more adventurous with toppings. They also seem to have great salads. I tried their Caesar and thought it was quite good.
The pies are easy to cook. You just leave it on the parchment paper that comes with it, put it on the middle oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes and then you can slide it with the parchment paper back onto the cardboard support that comes with it or as I did, a pizza tray. Since you have to cut it at that point, I would recommend getting a pizza cutting wheel. I would also get a pie server since it has a nice cutting edge. Before I tried Homemade, I ordered the Oxo Good Grips 4-Inch Pizza Wheel and the Oxo Steel Pie Server from Amazon. That made the distribution rather easy.
The do seem to overestimate the number of people that can be served with each pie size but if you are going to have a salad and pie, their large, (14 inch), feeds two not the three to four they say. Since Homemade has opened in Larchmont and Rye, I wondered whether any Chowhounders in this area had experience with other combinations and cooking outcomes.