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What Pittsburghers are eating during quarantine

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CP illustration: Abbie Adams

Earlier this week, I sent an SOS text to my mom: “Help! I need dinner ideas.” With the Stay-at-Home order in place, I (along with many other people) have had to confront the fact that my cooking skills are miserable.

But thanks to many Instagram stories, I also know that being stuck at home has turned many people into gourmet at-home chefs. So, I’ve posed the question: What are you cooking during quarantine?  

This collection of recipes, snacks, and bad pantry finds is what everyday people (aka non-chefs) are eating while they’re stuck at home. All illustrations are by Abbie Adams and captions from the cooks themselves. Email mweaver@pghcitypaper.com to submit yours.

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1. “Pickles that I think have been in my fridge way too long” - @alexeatstoomuch

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CP illustration: Abbie Adams

2. “A true quarantine meal”: split pea soup with sauerkraut on top. Recipe here. – CP Staff Writer Hannah Lynn 







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CP illustration: Abbie Adams
click to enlarge CP ILLUSTRATION: ABBIE ADAMS
CP illustration: Abbie Adams
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CP illustration: Abbie Adams

3. “ A massive bag of roasted peanuts (extra work but lord knows we got the time)” – @lauracapybara


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CP illustration: Abbie Adams
4. “Best: homemade sourdough bread. Worst: one bag of pizza rolls left.” – Blake Lewis, City Paper events and sponsorship manager

5. “Hot dogs and mac and cheese for the first time since I was a child.” – @madspidel

6. “Homemade carrot top & pistachio pesto.” – @sonoralikethedesert

7. “I made lemon poppyseed muffins. Disappointed.” – Bryer Blumenschein, City Paper events and marketing coordinator

8. “My go-to one right now is chicken parm zucchini.” – Denise Marasco

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