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Rosemary Grape Agrodolce With Prosciutto Crostini Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Rosemary Grape Agrodolce With Prosciutto Crostini Recipe

Around here we're always in search of recipes that are minimal on prep and big on flavor.

Especially when it comes to cocktail party appetizers. To us, the ultimate cocktail party has a variety of bold bites like these Roasted Sweet Potato Chips With Whipped Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hu...

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Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Chips with Whipped Goat Cheese Recipe

One of the truisms we've learned about cooking? That things don't need to be complicated to be delicious.

Take this sweet potato appetizer: it's essentially crisp sweet potato chips scattered across whipped goat cheese. It may just sound like a healthy plant-based appetizer that'll check the box ...

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Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus With Toasted Pepitas Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus With Toasted Pepitas Recipe

If fall were a dish, we're pretty sure this homemade pumpkin hummus recipe would be it.

We know, there are a lot of pumpkin recipes out there from smoothies and pumpkin muffins to curry noodles, agnolotti, and dessert, but this is another that's a very worthy contender.

Though we don't get the mo...

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Toast The Weekend with this Lillet Lemonade Spritzer Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Toast The Weekend with this Lillet Lemonade Spritzer Cocktail Recipe

Easy, light, and subtle, this Lillet Lemonade Spritzer is the ideal warm-weather cocktail. It's bubbly, just a touch sweet and refreshing, made with Lillet Blanc, gin, lemon, honey and soda water.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Flank Steak with Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Recipe

Nothing quite elevates a grilled flank steak like a great sauce. And this balsamic fig salsa is just that. It'ss super simple, and, though it's fabulous as is, feel free to switch it up as you please -- add chopped hatch chiles if you want to embrace summer or toss in blue cheese if you wanna go indulgent. 

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Where To Sip Rosé Before Summer Ends | https://saltandwind.com

Where To Sip Rosé Before Summer Ends

These are the places we dream of drinking rosé: some are alfresco, others chic, and some laidback but all are the kind of place you could sit back, sip rosé, and wish summer would never end.

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Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Grilled Peach Panzanella Salad Recipe

A super simple twist on classic Italian Panzanella salad made with grilled stone fruit, garlicky crusty crostini bread,  and tons of basil, this is the ultimate no-cook summer dish. 

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Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra | https://saltandwind.com

Unplug In California's Eastern Sierra

One of our favorite places to unplug and unwind right here in California? The Eastern Sierra! Here are four chill ways to do exactly that. 

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The Top 10 California Wine Regions for Wine Lovers   | https://saltandwind.com

The Top 10 California Wine Regions for Wine Lovers

California is known not only for its sunshine but its diverse and fruitful wine regions. Visit these top 10 California wine regions for a taste of that sunshine in a glass.

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Your Most Pressing Big Sur Drive Questions, Answered | https://saltandwind.com

Your Most Pressing Big Sur Drive Questions, Answered

Of all the many road trips in this state, the one we get asked about the most is the drive along California Highway 1 to Big Sur. So, we’re sharing the answers to the top questions here.

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Green Herb Falafel Lettuce Wraps Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Green Herb Falafel Lettuce Wraps Recipe

These falafel wraps area a crowd-favorite meatless dish that we turn to time and again. Made with chickpea flour, spices, parsley, they come together for a quick weeknight meal. 

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Bourbon Peach Citrus Smash Cocktail Recipe | https://saltandwind.com

Bourbon Peach Citrus Smash Cocktail Recipe

The best way to toast the height of summer? Around here we think it's with this twist on a classic Bourbon Smash Cocktail where we add in loads of fresh mint, not one but two types of citrus, and the ripest peaches you can find!

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