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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.
Now I know cold noodles aren’t everyone’s bag. I’m not a fan of cold soups and some people love gazpacho. In the same way, some people really only prefer their noodles hot. I don’t necessarily go out in search of cold noodles; usually it just happens because I’m too lazy to heat up my leftover spaghetti (or I’m too tired to wrangle with the microwave which is on top of our fridge which basically requires me to use a step stool to reach it comfortably). But sometimes, I also actually just crave cold noodles.
Chitlins, do you have any idea how hard it is to photograph biscotti to make them look as delicious as they taste? I’ll tell you it’s harder than I was willing to put the effort into last week, and I’m sorry for that. There were a number of melancholy events that didn’t exactly put me in the mood for really puttering over how to photograph some silly cookies (when you looked at the grand scheme of life).
This past weekend I went out to visit my grandmother in good ol’ Scranton, PA (for those of you that are unfamiliar it’s pronounced Pee-Ay, not Pennsylvania). Perhaps you’ve heard of this town. I believe there’s a pretty popular TV show that is supposed to take place there. The Cubicle or some such nonsense. I kid, obviously it’s called The Corporation, or Dunder-Mifflin.
So, I hope you’re riding that pistachio gravy train Chitlins because I’m bringing you another recipe. But I promise, it’ll be the last one for awhile (mostly because I can’t think of anything else to make with pistachios, except for pudding. BRB jotting that down). Okay, anyway. I adore pistachio ice cream. I wasn’t always this way, I really didn’t like anything with nuts when I was growing up. My idea of a wild ice cream flavor was “crazy vanilla,” which I only learned was different colored vanillas when I was about, oh…16.
Chitlins, I was so super excited for this recipe for TWD because my dad adores sticky buns. I had really, really high hopes for these. I grew up on sticky buns from State College, from The Diner to be specific. You can buy them to go from the Creamery and we always had a box of them when we were visiting. Lately my dad’s taken to grilling them slightly before serving at the tailgates in the fall. There really is nothing better than a slightly caramelized, gooey, piping hot sticky bun. So I was totally gungho for this. And then I read the recipe.
Chitlins I promised you something divine with the pistachio paste from Monday and I promise this will not disappoint. Behold! Pistachio tea cakes that are light and airy but sturdy enough to gobble by the fistful without smashing terribly (actually, that’s probably not true, but these are not light and prissy tea cakes).
Guys, do you watch The Biggest Loser? I will admit I was not an obsessive watcher for a really long time. And then I really got into Season 11. Like was really, really invested in that season. That was a good season. In fact, my friend Sarah, the one who does all those awesome guest posts for me? She used to work at Johnny Utah’s here in the city and we got to meet one of the cast members who was voted off the week before. Sarah nearly jumped over the bar in her excitement (cuz she’s totally addicted, way more than me) while I was still trying to figure out who the hell was standing in front of me and why he looked so familiar.