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Crisp-y Duck Salad from Leon Happy Salads

Is there an ingredient you cannot resist? Oh, you cannot say chocolate here. None of us can resist chocolate. No, name something savory and little elegant. For me, it is duck. Show me a duck recipe and I’m ready to cook. Yesterday I published a cookbook review for the lasting Leon cookbook. This one, Happy…

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Graham Elliot’s Signature Caesar Salad with Cheese-Stuffed Brioche Croutons

Graham Elliot is a busy man. A TV personality, you may have seen him on one of the cooking shows he so amiably guides. Or, if you live in Chicago, you may have eaten at one of his restaurants. And now he’s an author with the book Cooking Like a Master Chef. My Huffington Post review…

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Shrimp and Caramelized Onion Salad

Here’s a list of good things: shrimp, caramelized onion, jalapeno, citrus, avocado, and corn. Take any two or three of these and you could concoct a good dish. Use them all in this salad and you have a sensational main dish. Light, refreshing and just a tad sharp to the tongue, this dish is not…

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Fennel Salad with Blood Oranges, Buffalo Mozzarella & Dill

During the holidays, we still need to eat but we can be in food overload and it can be refreshing to try something distinctively new. Blood oranges begin to be available in December and their very intense color is a happy addition to our winter tables. From Amber Rose in the lively new book Nourish,…

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