Quick antipasto

Pickles are a great part of any antipasto platter. Just slice dill pickles and arrange them on the platter with marinated mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, black or Kalamata olives, and thin slices of salami, ham, and provolone cheese. Drizzle with your favorite Italian salad dressing, and serve with breadsticks or slices of Italian bread.

Reheating leftover pizza

I have never been a fan of reheating leftover pizza in the microwave, so I usually opt to eat it cold. But one night the desire to eat hot food combined with the lack of any other food in the house except pizza, and I found myself searching the internet for the best way to reheat pizza.

The internet’s advice? Ten minutes in the oven at 400 degrees.

There was no way I was going along with that so I kept searching and searching. And site after site said the same thing: 10 minutes at 400 degrees. I had to try it.

Per most recommendations, I put a cookie sheet in the oven before turning it on. Once the oven was sufficiently preheated, I put the pizza slices on the hot cookie sheet. I then proceeded to panic, sure that the only means of feeding myself would go up in smoke.

Reheating pizza

I was wrong. And the internet — the place that assured me that this method makes pizza taste like it’s fresh from the restaurant — was right. The pizza was hot, crisp, and tasty. I may never eat cold pizza again.

Except, perhaps, for breakfast.