Mandy Wolf Detwiler

Mandy joined Pizza Today in 2004 after nearly 10 years in the newspaper industry. She is the company’s managing editor, but other duties include food styling and social media for the magazine. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where she double-majored in Print Journalism and Criminal Justice. She received a Masters of Science degree in the Administration of Justice in 2003 from the University of Louisville. E-mail Mandy.



vazzy's, pizzeria, owners, connecticut

June 1, 2017 |

Pizza Today on the Road: The Original Vazzy’s, Bridgeport, CT

Better With Age Vazzy’s celebrates quarter of a century in Connecticut Bridgeport, Connecticut, may be a small town, but its region has enough room to hold Johnny Vazzano’s four The Original Vazzy’s pizza locations and several other Italian and pizza eateries under different names. (Total sales? A cool $12 million.) Opened in 1993, Vazzano, who hails…Read More


Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza

Manchego and Brussels Sprouts Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizzas Ingredients 14-ounch doughball 2 slices of thick-cut ham, cut or torn into chunks ½ cup roasted Brussels sprouts, leaves torn ½ cup proprietary Alfredo sauce ¼ cup manchego cheese, shredded 5 or 6 roasted garlic cloves, chopped ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese…Read More


Hot Manchego and Pear pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Manchego: Man Power

Manchego’s boldness lends flavor without going overboard If you’re looking for a new cheese flavor that is out of this world without being too out there, manchego is just the one you’re looking for. This Spanish variety hails from the La Manchega region of Spain. Made from sheep’s milk of the manchega breed, manchego is…Read More


Hot Manchego and Pear pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Hot Manchego and Pear

Hot Manchego and Pear   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizzas Ingredients 12-inch dough ball 1 small pear, sliced thin using a mandolin ½ small onion, chopped and caramelized with balsamic and ½ tablespoon brown sugar ½ tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup manchego Hot honey, for finish Instructions Roll out dough to desired size….Read More


Spanish Chorizo Manchego Pizza

May 1, 2017 |

Spanish Chorizo & Manchego Pizza

Spanish Chorizo & Manchego Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Pizza Ingredients 14-ounce doughball ½ pound Spanish chorizo, ground ¼ cup piquante peppers, chopped ¼ cup shredded manchego ¼ cup mozzarella 2 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup mild salsa chopped cilantro, for garnish Instructions Toss dough to desired size. Top with mild salsa…Read More


red velvet cookie pizza

April 1, 2017 |

Red Velvet Cookie Pizza

Red Velvet Cookie Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 1 egg 1 red velvet box cake mix ¼ cup powdered sugar 2 cups topping or sweetened fresh whipped cream, whipped ¼ cup cream cheese icing 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup unsalted butter 2 ounces cream cheese 5 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed Instructions Preheat…Read More


buffalo chicken nachos

March 1, 2017 |

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Nachos   Print Americans are obsessed with all things Buffalo chicken, so this easy appetizer uses ingredients you’ve probably already got on-hand. If you’re using a broiler, be sure to watch for burning. To ease clean-up, consider using parchment paper at the bottom of your sheet pan. Author: Pizza Today Ingredients 2 cups…Read More


red velvet cookie pizza

March 1, 2017 |

Sweet Sell

Dessert pizzas take finesse to make, market Desserts are a hard sell for pizzerias, where that extra slice most customers don’t want but just can’t say no to can mean a sweet finish won’t be added to the check total. But when made right, advertised well and priced nicely, some dessert offerings can be a…Read More


chocolate chip cookie pizza

March 1, 2017 |

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: dessert Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 large egg ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature ¾ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1¼ semi-sweet…Read More