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We may have Joy the Baker's infamous "Man Bait" Apple Crisp recipe committed to memory, but it's not the only reason we're loyal to this self-taught dessert maven. Joy's hilariously soulful commentary, undying devotion to butter, and steadfast belief that cake is a perfectly acceptable breakfast choice are what really keep us coming back for more.
I got a real taste of what most of you have endured this winter. I was in New York City most of last month and whoa. Weather is real. The snow! The slush! A snow plow scared me half to death, they go so fast. Why did I think they operated at the speed of a zamboni? The shovel and footwear requirements are remarkable. Lastly, freezing rain is 100% unacceptable. All of this is to say that you deserve a reward, a medal of honor, extra hot fudge on your sundae…something, everything, whatever you want you should have it.
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I’m back in California nearly buried in packing boxes, but at least they’re not frozen. To honor you, I’ve made soup. It’s roasty toasty cauliflower with earthy cumin and happy curry. Totally comforting. You might consider pairing with some sort of cheesy bread situation. Also, ear muffs. You’re a champion. Stay warm!