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    A recent graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, I found myself with no money, no kitchen equipment, and an exceptionally huge appetite. Ideas, improvisations, and yummy meal solutions were discovered in the kitchen of my very first apartment.
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Spicy Green Pizza

I stumbled across the idea for this pizza in Cooking Light – it sounded like the ideal pizza for a snack, side dish (with soup), or light lunch (with a salad). I love using spicy greens, and now is a good time to find them in my area, so I gathered up a mix – arugula, baby mustard greens, and more – but added a pinch of red pepper flakes to give it a little more spice. It’s a sauceless pizza, which makes it great for dipping (in my opinion). I ate it with soup, but I could see serving it with marinara or a garlicky white sauce.

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Roasted Squash Salad with Bitter Greens, Seckel Pears, and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Tonight’s dinner started out simple: three beautiful kinds of squash from the market, some gorgeous and perfectly ripe seckel pears (those little baby ones that are so wonderful), and some in-season greens. Add some bacon to tie it all together (because that’s what bacon does) and I had a gorgeous, hearty, and extremely delicious salad. Ok, ok, so it’s not the prettiest thing I’ve made recently. But it tasted exactly as I wanted it to: it tasted like fall.

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