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06 Jun Asparagus, Boursin and Radish Salad

Asparagus, Boursin and Radish Salad Yield: Serves 2Cook Time: 10 Minutes This composed salad will wow your dinner guests in both presentation and flavors. The spicy bite of the raw radishes, the creamy tang of the Boursin, the fresh flavor of the grilled asparagus, the crunch and smoke of the Maldon smoked sea salt paired with a simple lemon vinaigrette is a perfect light starter for a summer meal! Enjoy xo Stephanie    Ingredients1/2 Pound Thin Asaparagus Stalks1 Lemon, Zested and then Juiced1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil1Teaspoon of Kosher Salt (+ more for blanching)2 Pinches of Maldon Smoked Sea Salt1 Package of Boursin Cheese, rolled into 1 inch balls2-3 Colorful Radishes, Stems Removed and Sliced Thin DirectionsBlanch your asparagus (directions here)Heat up a grill pan on high, toss asparagus in 1 tablespoon of EVOO and grill just long enough to get grill marks (about 2 minutes on each side)Make your dressing by strongly...

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20 May Panko Fried Pickles

Panko Fried Pickles Yield: About 30 PicklesCook Time: 20 Minutes My Southern roots draw me to anything deep fried and I just plain LUV pickles, so these suckers are my perfect storm. Although I try to limit my fried food consumption these will always be an exception to my moderately healthy lifestyle. Crunchy, salty, garlicky, and just plain addicting- you can't just eat one. I bring these to every picnic and BBQ and after the initial "Fried Pickles, really? Um, I guess I'll try?" moment, the crowd goes wild and devours them all. Cut them in half to get more servings, or just make double the recipe- trust me, you'll need the extra! xo Stephanie Ingredients2 Jars of Claussen Garlic Dill Sandwich Slices1 Box of Panko Bread Crumbs1 Cup Flour6 EggsCanola OilKosher Salt DirectionsMake your breading station. One plate or tin of each: breadcrumbs, flour, eggs. Use only half of each ingredient at first, since you’ll inevitably get some goop...

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06 May Kale Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Pink Lady Apples, and White English Cheddar

Kale Salad with Toasted Walnuts, Pink Lady Apples, and White English Cheddar Yield: 2 Main, 4 SideCook Time: 10 MinutesI’ve been crazy busy lately, so have been turning to super simple chopped salads to get me through the day + I’m pretty obsessed with raw shredded kale so am always coming up with new combos to keep it from getting boring. This one is both fast and filled with kale goodness so it’s a new favorite- the toasted walnuts gives it some earthy crunch, the pink lady apple gives it some sweetness, the cheddar gives it some body and saltiness, and the honey mustard dressing gives it some tang.  For the dressing, I have given you proportions to make more than you probably need (I always get in dressing arguments with my mom- she likes really lightly dressed salads, I want them sopping- with this recipe you have enough to go...

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Hip

01 Apr Hippie Hash

Hippie Hash Yield: 4 ServingsCook Time: 40 minutesWhile in college at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Fleetwood Diner ("The Hippest Little Diner in Michigan") was our go-to Sunday morning tradition to help cure our inevitable hangovers. Every single time, I ordered their incredible Hippie Hash- a griddle combo of hash browns, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and broccoli topped with a generous portion of feta. The addition of feta to hash browns was a life altering food discovery for me, and to this day whenever I end up out for breakfast I make a special request for feta on top of whatever hash the restaurant offers. When at home, I whip up this slightly more refined version of Fleetwood’s college student favorite.    My recipe calls for using one frying pan or griddle to cook (most of) the veggies in steps, so it’s not exactly a breakfast in a hurry recipe. I...

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