Hoppin John Recipe-Confident in the Kitchen-Jean Miller

Hoppin John 4.8 (42)

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Hoppin John is a Southern tradition. The peas represent coins, and the greens represent dollars… and serving with cornbread symbolizes gold. Eating it on New Year’s Day is believed to ensure luck and prosperity for the whole new year. This year Mark and I officially became Southerners with our first batch of Hoppin John! We made it the night before to enjoy it first thing in the morning.

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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

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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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