Stone Fruit Salad with Basil

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This salad is a thing of beauty — both literally and metaphorically. The problem is that it’s incredibly hard to classify. Is it a dessert? A side dish? A savory salad? It’s all of those things and so much more. It’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — the herbaceous basil plays off… 

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Soba noodles are these amazingly toothsome, earthy noodles that are made out of buckwheat and are absolutely delicious eaten cold.  I adore the fantastic, almost nutty, flavor and they have the additional benefit of being whole grain and gluten free. My favorite way to prepare them is to combine them with my favorite crunchy veggies… 

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Mediterranean Lamb “Burgers” with Tzatziki Sauce

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Tzatziki sauce is seriously one of my favorite things in life. Not sauces… not condiments… things! Whats not to love about a refreshing mixture of cucumber, garlic and fresh herbs folded in to luscious Greek yogurt with a touch of olive oil thrown in for good measure? The best part about tzatziki is that its incredibly cheap and… 

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Honey Mustard Salmon with Melted Leeks

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I had another fun Sunday of cooking this past weekend and it ended up being a pretty fantastic girl’s day when some of my favorite ladies came over to drink mimosas and taste test my new recipes.  There is really nothing that I love more than keeping myself busy in the kitchen while my living room is… 

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How to Score a Duck Breast

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Certain animals (the best ones) have a particularly thick layer of fatty skin around them. Though it makes for amazing flavor, it also makes them incredibly hard to cook. The thing about skin, whether its on duck, chicken or pork, is that it needs to be crispy to be delicious. But when you’re cooking something… 

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