Shrimp Pizza: My Favorite Summer Meal

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As a graduate and member of the “real world,” many of my favorite past summer traditions are no longer applicable – no more Lake Tahoe sunburns, mid-morning wake boarding adventures, or barefoot traverses up my street to my best friend’s house. This is why I’ve held on tight to the summer traditions that are accessible no matter what new city or situation I’m in – like eating this Shrimp Summer Pizza outside with a bottle of white wine.

Served alone or with a lemon and olive oil arugula salad, this pizza is surprisingly easy to make for how delicious it is. My only advice: Enjoy it outside while the weather’s still hot!

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Boozy Jams: Add Wine to Your Preserves

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I have no idea how it happened, but apparently it’s September. And while that means beautiful Fall foliage and an excuse to wear my uniform of boots and cashmere sweaters everyday, it also means that my favorite fruits are going out of season! While I may not be able to add strawberries to everything, I can at least preserve them as a jam to pop open when the seasons change. In searching for jam recipes, I found one that combines two of my favorite ingredients: raspberries and rosé.

After testing and loving the recipe, I used the same proportions on other fruits and discovered my affinity for boozy jams. The best part? It’s incredibly easy. While I’d always associated jamming with spending long laborious days slaying over the stove and mason jars in an apron, I learned that a small batch can take as few as twenty minutes!

Using the same proportion as the recipe, here are some other combinations to try:

Blueberries and Red Wine
Peaches and White Wine

Challah French Toast

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Over the long Labor Day weekend, I rediscovered one of my favorite childhood breakfasts, with a delicious and fresh twist: Challah French Toast. While I always requested French Toast on Sundays growing up (hold the crusts), I began to stray towards more savory breakfasts as I somewhat lost my sweet tooth. But after baking a delicious challah for the weekend, I realized it would be the perfect vehicle for a sweet Sunday breakfast. The honey-filled bread can be baked the night before, and makes for a perfect way to start the day.

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