At T's request, we became the proud owners of a second pizza peel. Our original one is on the left (purchased for Solstice 2011) and the new bigger one is on the right (below). Having two allows us to prepare two pizzas for the oven at once.
the oven with both pizza stones - pizza only on the top stone.
my Tuesday pizza - olive oil, roasted vegetables (grape tomatoes, zucchini and onions), mozzarella and goat cheese.
After seeing Chuck on Chuck's Day Off (on the Cooking Channel) use parchment under his pizza (in the Cheese Guy episode), we decided it would make it easy for the pizza to slide off the peel and onto the stone. I'm pretty sure Chuck cooked his pizza in the oven right on the parchment though. It definitely made it smoother getting the pizza in the oven, but the crust didn't crisp up as well as it did without the paper. We'll have to try it right on the rack!
See our favorite pizza crust recipe here.