Let’s say you’ve been out shopping for six hours and your last stop is Urban Outfitters. It’s packed with people trying on frocks and knit caps and whatnot. Kids on leashes are screaming at parents, parents are screaming at their leashed kids. The PA system is playing that SZA song you like, but you don’t like it enough to want to stay any longer. It’s a candle-scented madhouse and you need to get out of there before you have a holiday-shopping panic attack.
Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton are the irrefutable goddess of country music. Both are charismatic performers, gifted songwriters and have established iconic personalities. From the days of sequined gowns and Jiffy Pop hairdos to post-millennial “realness” and one would be hard-pressed to choose one over the other musically. But in the kitchen—well, that’s another matter.
Prince’s impact on the music world and beyond was made clearest by the outpouring of tributes and memories shared in the wake of his passing in the spring of 2016. But a new cookbook aims to celebrate some of his greatest lyrical achievements through a series of craftily themed recipes.
Food writer, recipe developer, and cookbook author Julia Turshen is a hero to countless home cooks for her achievable, affordable, and endlessly excellent recipes. Fed up with the current political climate, Turshen marshaled her resources and with the help of a diverse range of chefs, published the cookbook/manual Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved, with the pledge to donate proceeds to the ACLU.
When I first flipped through our new cookbook, America’s Favorite Food, I landed on the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars page pretty quickly with no need to search any further. I chose to try out this recipe for a few reasons:
1. I am a sucker for anything Halloween-themed and the end result is just so darn cute!