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

Bacon Cauliflower Salad 4.8 (15)

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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 4.8 (44)

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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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Bleu Cheese Pignoli Salad Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Bleu Cheese Pignoli Salad 4.7 (19)

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I’m not sure this bleu cheese pignoli salad actually counts as a recipe… it’s more of an inspiration. I love to grow alfalfa sprouts, and they crown this salad beautifully. Great flavor doesn’t have to be complicated. Know what you like, and bring together those combinations. If you love bleu cheese, a few crumbled ounces can add a burst of flavor to a salad, a burger, or even open-faced sandwiches. Get creative!

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Avocado Feta Sandwich Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Avocado Feta Sandwich 5 (3)

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I could live on this avocado feta sandwich. In May of 2015, I discovered this delightful treat in a coffee shop called Cava, up in Millers Point, Sydney, Australia. The young lady made it right in front of me while her friend brewed my coffee. It doesn’t get any fresher than that! I took it outside and found a sunny bistro table to soak up the sun and soak up the flavor.

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Crustless Quiche Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Crustless Quiche 4.7 (34)

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This crustless quiche has a beautiful back story. During the summer of 2016, our friend Teri invited us to her lovely vacation home on Lake James. No need to ask us twice… we packed our bathing suits, grabbed a few bottles of wine, and hit the road in our convertible.

One delightful morning Teri and I made a traditional Quiche Loraine for breakfast, and it was perfect. Baked in a pie crust, it was savory decadence. At home, I make a leaner crustless quiche, baked in little ramekins. Leftovers not only look great but reheat well in the microwave.

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Kale with Glazed Chicken Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Kale with Glazed Chicken 4.8 (40)

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This Kale with Glazed Chicken was inspired by a salad that Mark and I enjoyed at Peli Peli in the spring of 2018 between visiting friends in Houston, Texas. Guava has a flavor that is a cross between strawberry and pear. If guava preserves are too hard to find, strawberry works just fine. Sometimes we like to add a little crumbled goat cheese.

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