Once you have all your ingredients ready and your oven/pizza stone hot, it’s time to put it together.  The real “trick” to creating a great pizza and easily putting it on the pizza stone is to cut a piece of parchment paper large enough to cover your peel, cutting board or open-sided cookie sheet and smaller than the pizza stone.  Put your stretched dough onto that and then add the ingredients with a light hand.  First herbs, then a thin layer of tomato sauce, followed by sausage and mushrooms topped with mozzarella and finally pepperoni at the end.  Then cut the parchment paper away right around the dough with a sharp knife or scissors so the paper doesn’t extend beyond the dough.  Give the edge of the dough a drizzle of olive oil and then slide it onto the stone with the paper still under it…it will slide with no problem. Cook at 500 for 10-14 minutes, taking it out when it is nice and brown.  Slide onto a large cutting board, pull out the parchment and let rest for a minute.  Cut into slices and serve.  Crunchy, gooey, chewy and meaty.  My idea of a great pizza.

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