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Steak Salad with Grapes, Walnuts, and Blue Cheese

11 comments August 21, 2014

My kids went back to school yesterday. *cue angels singing* I’ve waited eight years for both of them to be in school full days. And this was it. Finally. It’s going […]

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Israeli Couscous with Cherries and Apple

17 comments August 13, 2014

How’s everyone’s summer? Filled with beach time, grilling, and fresh fruit? I hope. So, you guys. I spent $5/lb. on cherries. My grandmother is probably rolling in her grave. (However, […]

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White Bean Salad with Spicy Pepperoni and Tomatoes

10 comments August 5, 2014

I’ve finally figured out the secret of getting my kids to eat anything I put in front of them! Don’t feed them all day. I’m kidding. Maybe not all day. […]

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Israeli Couscous with Asparagus, Peas, and Sugar Snaps

12 comments July 29, 2014

I’m thinking I should rebrand Very Culinary as “Lover of Israeli Couscous” or “Party with Peas” or “Lemon Everything” – what do you think? Not catchy enough, huh? But damn. […]

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Honey-Chicken Salad

6 comments July 27, 2014

You made the Honey-Sesame Dressing, right? Okay, good. Because now you’re going to use it on this wonderful salad. Grill up some chicken and combine it with fresh fruit and […]

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Honey-Sesame Dressing

7 comments July 22, 2014

Chocolate ganache, melted caramel, pure maple syrup, a balsamic reduction… who needs the ice cream? Just pass me a spoon. Right? This dressing is no different – it’s sweet and […]

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Caprese Corn Salad

6 comments July 3, 2014

You. Guys. If you don’t already have your 4th of July menu planned out, this needs to be added to the list! You can easily double (or quadruple) the recipe […]

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(Panzanella) Bread and Tomato Salad

7 comments June 23, 2014

This post is sponsored by Tabasco. A product we love and use regularly! There’s nothing like participating in a recipe creation challenge which doesn’t allow the use of broth, wine, […]

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Chicken Salad Sandwich with Cranberries, Apples, and Pecans

14 comments June 8, 2014

Even though this chicken salad has been floating around for ages, I was only introduced to it a few years ago by my friend, Kary. We were hanging out at […]

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Asian Grilled Steak Salad

4 comments August 12, 2013

Apparently I like cleaning my outdoor grill about as much as I like cleaning my oven (otherwise known as almost never) – because I had another gas fire while grilling […]

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Applebee’s Asian Chicken Salad (copycat recipe)

14 comments June 19, 2013

We haven’t had a vacation in nine years, friends. Nine years! We were plagued with one hiccup after another. But we finally got away last week. And we couldn’t have […]

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Turkey and Cranberry Salad with Toasted Pecans and Smoked Gouda

8 comments June 11, 2013

When I get a new cookbook to check out, secretly I’m sort of hoping it won’t be very good. I’m running out of shelf space, and this way I wouldn’t […]

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Chef Fabio Viviani: the interview (Q&A), his Dead Ricotta in the Garden (recipe), and Fabio’s Italian Kitchen Cookbook (Giveaway)

50 comments April 15, 2013

So, apparently it’s not enough that Fabio Viviani is attractive, charming, and can cook like a badass. But he happens to be funny, too. I had the pleasure of getting […]