Stovetop Mac n Cheese with Cauliflower and Edamame

OH Hai Chitlins! I’m coming at you live from Freak Nature City it seems. First we have this Sandy broad roll through and eff shit up, and now suddenly it’s snowing. I mean whatevs, I’m cool listening to my Christmas tunes and drinking spiked eggnog while the wind whistles outside. It’s no biggie. Anyone else have AccuRadio’s Holiday channel streaming from now until December 26th? Just me? Oh well.

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Blue Cheese Butternut Squash Pizza (with Bacon!)

Oh hey y’all! How’s it hanging? I made some fall pizza for yunz (name that accent!).

We’ve been having some absolutely gorge fall weather in NYC this year. Easily the nicest, mildest transition from summer into fall we’ve had in the last five years. It is absolutely divine. The evenings have that nice buttery light with a slight crisp in the air, that smells so fresh even in the city. Makes me wish I could just grab it all in a giant hug and squish it.

You don’t get that? Just me? Okay then…..moving on.

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Summer Pizza

Oh man Chitlins! Do you guys have farmer’s markets near you? Because the Union Square Greenmarket is just bursting with amazeballs summer produce right now. It’s a veritable panoply of choices, I can hardly control myself. The best part though, is that I’m not the only one obsessively taking photos of produce now.  It seems like everyone in New York is fascinated with all the colors!

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TWD: Pizza Rustica

Chitlins, I proudly present to you a literal Pizza Pie! How freakin’ cool is that? The first recipe this month for Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia edition (TWD/BWJ if you will) is pizza rustica. I was kind of exorbitantly excited about making this recipe because I adore pizza but I don’t eat it often, which is sad because I live in NYC and am practically surrounded by pizza (and bagels, and annoying tourists but I digress). And then, I read the recipe and my heart sank. Pizza rustica is made with pie crust. My arch-nemesis. [dun dun DUUUNNNN!]

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Smoked Turkey Dip

Oh my Chitlins, somehow Thursday snuck up on me this week. The BF caught a pretty heinous stomach flu that has left me torn between the desire to help him feel better and my absolute fear of catching it also right before my race this weekend. Not to mention I just can’t seem to make the days stick in my head; Tuesday felt like Thursday, Wednesday felt like Friday and I woke up this morning dead set that it was still Tuesday. I know, it makes no sense.

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Veggie and Cheese Pockets

In case you’re getting any ideas that this is a healthy dinner option, just turn your butt back around and continue to surf the web. There is very little healthy about these delicious pockets, but they are easy; so take your pick. I don’t generally condone the use of crescent rolls as a shortcut for dinner, unless of course it involves wrapping tiny hotdogs in them, in which case sign me up. But sometimes a girl just doesn’t have the energy to make a dinner that takes more than 15 minutes. Sue me.

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Baked Brie and Apple Puff Pastry Pop-Tarts

The other day I received a phone call from my mother, “Ace, I’m starting Pinterest I need you to call me and tell me how it works.” Yeah, I know, you’re thinking the same thing. “But she doesn’t even cook or bake, she’s already married and she doesn’t even have the patience to get all crafty. What in heaven’s name is she using Pinterest for?!” I was equally as baffled, but I figured I’d give her the benefit of the doubt and help her out.

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