Ricotta Gnudi Salad with Prosciutto & Forelle Pears

Ricotta Gnudi Salad with Prosciutto & Forelle Pears

It’s well-documented on this blog that I am no fan of winter and this tidbit makes me neither unique nor special. Many people suffer from some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder and knowing you’re one of many can be very comforting. Especially when you inexplicably dissolved into a 15-minute crying fit because you left your hat behind at a restaurant. Is it crazy? Sure. But it’s fine, it’s completely normal, this how most of the world reacts to January, right? Right? Anyway, because my mood was dipping and because today is apparently Blue Monday, I’ve spent the day trying to find the upside to winter. And it didn’t take my mind long to land on this Ricotta Gnudi Salad with Prosciutto & Forelle Pears. Of course! Kitchen projects! Kitchen projects will save me.

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Steamed Red Curry Pork Buns

Steamed Red Curry Pork Buns

It’s the week of resolutions and I give you Steamed Red Curry Pork Buns. I know, I’m evil. Hate me now, make these, love me later. These are by no account light or clean but that doesn’t mean they aren’t resolution-friendly. Okay, maybe if you’re looking to cut your calories or eat fewer carbs or less meat, then yes, these aren’t the buns you’re looking for. But if you’ve vowed to spend less on takeout or to cook at home more, these buns can and will serve you very well. Oh, and if you’ve decided to eat more delicious food in 2018, run, don’t walk because these babies are hella good.

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Hot Hawaiian Pizza with Spicy Calabrese Salami

Hot Hawaiian Pizza with Spicy Calabrese Salami

Okay, I’m about to wade into dangerous territory. Pineapple on pizza. Delicious? Gross? Depraved? Today’s Hot Hawaiian Pizza should give you a clear idea of where my allegiances lie.There are a lot of feelings around this issue and, honestly, the passion of those opposed to the fruit’s fraternization with pizza has kind of scared me into silence, but no more. I believe that as long as pork products belong on pizza, pineapple has a place there too. Pineapple and pork are in a committed, long-term relationship, where pork goes so goes the pineapple. BUT, having said that, there is a right way and a wrong way to invite fruit to your pizza party. This Hot Hawaiian Pizza is, in my opinion, the best way to eat pineapple on pizza. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Pear Pancetta Hand Pies with Sunflower Seeds

Pear Pancetta Hand Pies

I’m a day late posting these Pear Pancetta Hand Pies because my usual computer had to be rushed to the hospital yesterday. The machine just went dark on me while I was editing the photos for this post. So, naturally I did what any logical person would do, I swore at my computer. And when that didn’t work, I cried at it for 20 minutes. Unbelievably, that didn’t work either. So, I took out a cloth and gave my computer a good clean hoping to nurture it back to life. The computer didn’t so much as flicker because a sponge bath is not what broken computers need. Finally, I admitted defeat, bundled up my mac and sought help. Last night I dropped my ailing computer off at my local repair shop. Fingers crossed the old girl will make it through.

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