makes one piece of toast
1 piece of bread (sandwich type bread works best)
tomato paste (NOT sauce)
herbs/spices for seasoning (optional)
your favorite pizza topping(s) (optional)
Spread tomato paste, as much as desired, to cover one side of the bread and add a dash of salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle with olive oil before spreading, if you will (I did). Here is where I got "crazy" and added some dried oregano and basil and sprinkled some red pepper flakes, all to taste (exact measurements weren't exactly on my mind mid-hurricane).
Take mozzarella in whatever form you have it (I had shredded) and cover the surface of the bread. The original recipe calls for string cheese cut into parts. Fresh mozz, if you have it, would also be excellent (obviously). Then pop it in your oven under the broiler until the cheese is melty with those appetizing pizza-like brown spots. My broiler was smoking for some reason (have to get that checked out) so I ended up having to leave it in a 400º oven until the cheese melted, which took a little longer, but it also worked, as would a toaster oven.
Remove from oven. Eat immediately. mmmmmmmmmm pizza-ish.
P.S. These pictures were taken rather hastily. I apologize. Blame Sandy.
P.P.S. Until I made this, using tomato paste always bothered me because you usually don't need the whole can once you open it. SO, I looked up how to make it last, and a handy website instructed me to spoon 1tbsp amounts into sections of ice trays and freeze it. Once it's frozen, remove from ice trays and put in a bag, that way when a recipe calls for a measurement in tablespoons, you have it ready to go. You can use it right from being frozen and you don't have to throw out the whole can if you only use a little bit!