Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Spaghetti Carbonara

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Authentic spaghetti carbonara is easy to make, but the ingredients and technique are pretty precise. Guanciale (GOO-on-cha-lay) and pancetta are close enough in nature to interchange because they are both cured in a smoke-free environment. Guanciale is salt-cured pork jowl or cheek, deriving its name from guancia, which is Italian for “cheek.” Its salt curing process traditionally includes curing the pork jowl or cheek with a variety of spices. Pancetta is pork belly cured with salt and pepper.

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Authentic spaghetti carbonara is easy to make, but the ingredients and technique are pretty precise. Guanciale (GOO-on-cha-lay) and pancetta are close enough in nature to interchange because they are both cured in a smoke-free environment. Guanciale is salt-cured pork jowl or cheek, deriving its name from guancia, which is Italian for “cheek.” Its salt curing process traditionally includes curing the pork jowl or cheek with a variety of spices. Pancetta is pork belly cured with salt and pepper.

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Bacon Cauliflower Salad Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Bacon Cauliflower Salad

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In the spring of 2018, we fell in love with this cool, refreshing bacon cauliflower salad. The crispy, curly leaves of Romaine lettuce provide a beautiful contrast, but we also love it with chopped broccoli florets. We lightened up the dressing with plenty of whole milk yogurt, which adds a pleasant, fresh tang. Hearty enough to serve as a main, it plays nicely as a side for steak or chicken. Versatility is a must in the Miller kitchen!

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Baby Spinach Feta Salad Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Baby Spinach Feta Salad

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Baby spinach is wonderful. Growing up, the only place we could find it was in our garden. Thankfully, it is now available at any grocery store, and so unless I am making a Ceasar salad, I typically ignore the iceberg lettuce and head straight for the “real” greens. The feta plays satisfyingly well against the crunch of the peppers and the roasted onions. Serve it as a light lunch, or as a tasty side.

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