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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

We made these to go along with our spring green salad. Maybe not the best combination, but it worked. I think these are meant to be served as a side/appetizer for like an easter brunch or something. They sure make an impressive presentation. They were quite good, we’ll definitely be making them again, but they...

Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette

This was a nice, refreshing salad. A change from our typical croutons and balsamic salad. Spring Green Salad with Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette Makes 8 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh blood orange juice or fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 2 teaspoons (packed) grated orange peel 1 teaspoon...

Kabob-less Lamb Kabobs with Mint Pesto

These were supposed to be kabobs, but we didn’t want to deal with soaking the skewers or our miniature grill or the hassle of cleaning the caste-iron grill pan, so we just sautéed them all together instead. There was a lot of liquid in the marinade (that we *cough* only marinated for 20 minutes), so...

Green Garlic Soup

I’m not a big soup fan, but I enjoyed this one. Especially dipped with sourdough bread. It was not overwhelmingly garlicky in flavor, surprising considering the amount that goes into it. Though it was quite the ordeal to make it… it took us almost 2 hours. Good for a chilly spring weekend maybe. Also, whatever...

Scallops with Asparagus and Shiitake Mushrooms

So we’ve had some iffy recipes in the past few weeks. This one makes up for all of those. One of the best things we’ve eating in a while! The mushrooms practically melted in your mouth. Mmmmm! We will definitely be making this one again. Taylor wants me to remind you to be sure to...

Spicy Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Rolls

These were so so. Edible, definitely, but we don’t know if we’d make them again. Taylor says too much lime, I say too hard to eat. Taylor suggests using a traditional Vietnamese fish sauce instead of the lime sauce, which could be good. Also be sure to get real butter lettuce – we used some...