I'm hoping to inspire you to change up your pizza routines, but this really is a choose-your-own adventure approach. You love beets? Go crazy. Did you roast too much squash the night before? Use it up. This is simply an enjoyable way to waste less and eat more pizza.
For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to the stories of old objects, so you can imagine how it felt like kismet that I happened to be visiting family in Omaha, Nebraska at the exact time of Junkstock!
Last October, I baked this cake for a Friendsgiving gathering. This October, I revisited the recipe to make a birthday cake for my mom. I rarely repeat recipes, but the frosting really is that good. Frosting aside, this cake is special because it's the first cake I've made for my mom, to celebrate her.
Admittedly, the word "tour" is a bit of a stretch here, but we did sample two ice cream shops in one day. We were dedicated to the cause. We even scheduled our departure time around one of the ice cream schedules, so what this NOLA ice cream tour lacks in breadth, it makes up for in pure heart.
Here's something quick, easy, and versatile for you. This Bon Appétit recipe for the crispiest cast-iron chicken thighs has become one of my go-to's for easy weeknight cooking. Store extra chicken thighs in your freezer, and you're already halfway to a meal that feels elevated and special.
This is another recipe adapted ever so slightly from Alanna Taylor-Tobin's genius book, Alternative Baker. (Her blueberry hand pies were also a hit.) The recipe length may look daunting, but the multiple steps ensure a flaky pie crust that is both whole-grain, gluten-free AND irresistibly good. This frangipane tart will convince those who associate "gluten-free" with "gross."