The Strand’s Grilled Peach Salad (With Praline Bacon!), At Home

Grilled Peach and Praline Bacon Salad

Peaches. I can’t seem to get enough of them (and, it seems, all other stone fruit) this time of year. Maybe it’s my semi-new status as a Georgia-adjacent-state resident (read: Florida). Or perhaps it’s because their sweet, summery smell is just impossible to resist whenever I wander through the produce department. Regardless, this salad is a spectacular way to showcase their flavor beyond in the usual cobbler.

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The Blushing Italian 75 (aka Be My Valentine Prosecco Punch)

Blushing Prosecco Cocktail

Just because New Year’s Eve was over a month ago (how is that possible?!) doesn’t mean you should retire the punch bowl or bubbly quite yet. This fun twist on the French 75 takes Champagne Prosecco cocktails to a whole ‘nother level. Crushed raspberries provide the blushing hue, making it an especially romantic sip that’s perfect for your Valentine’s day celebration!

Prosecco Pour

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P.F. Chang’s-inspired Chicken Endive Wraps (Gluten-free)

P.F. Chang's-inspired Chicken Endive Wraps

The next time you’re craving P.F. Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps, skip the restaurant run and whip up this crowd-pleasing recipe instead! Served in endive boats in lieu of iceberg lettuce leaves, you get a nice nutrient boost as well as an elegant, bite-size presentation. Whether you choose to enjoy them as an appetizer or main course, they’re sure to be a hit!

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Protein- and Animal-style Burger Bites: Think Outside the Lettuce Wrap, Part 1

Protein- and Animal-style Burger Bites

When a six-pound box filled with Belgian endive from California Endive arrived on my doorstep — a thoughtful, unexpected thank you for a recent Brit + Co. post I wrote — my first thought was, “that’s a whole lot of endive.” Not to worry, though, there are countless ways to use it!

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Garlic and Herb “Cream Cheese” (Vegan)

Garlic and Herb Vegan "Cream Cheese"

If you’re looking for a dairy-free alternative to an old favorite, garlic and herb goat cheese, give this vegan take a try. The “cream cheese” alone lacks the usual, slight tang of its Philly counterpart, but a touch of lemon juice is all you need to lend it that missing edge. A little bit of seasoning is all it takes to elevate an otherwise beige (literally and figuratively) product to something crave-worthy!

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