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Molly is a freelance food stylist, writer and recipe developer. She is one of the co-recipe editors of Gather Journal and has had her work published in various publications including Boston Magazine, Yankee Magazine, The New York Times, Food and Wine, Family Fun, The Boston Globe and Edible Vineyard, among others. Molly currently divides her time between New York and Boston.

smoked gouda twists

These Smoked Gouda Twists Are Irresistible

These elegant twists are easy to make and fun to serve – what’s not to love?

5 Cheesy Salad Recipes to Try this Spring

Protein, texture, and a healthy dose of cheese make vegetables pop. In these five recipes, we pair share our favorite ways to pair salad with cheese.

Caprese Salad

When a salad is composed of such simple ingredients, it’s well worth seeking out the best. Look for handmade mozzarella and ripe, firm tomatoes.

quinoa salad

Spring Vegetable Salad with Quinoa and Goat Cheese

This seasonal salad combines all of spring’s best ingredients in one beautiful, fresh dish. Be sure to toss the salad just before serving to ensure the vegetables retain their vibrancy. Photo Credit Lisa Monahan

lentil salad

Spanish Lentil Salad with Shrimp and Manchego

This salad is all about the lentils—cooked tender, they’ll be satisfying and filling alongside shrimp and savory Manchego cheese.

kale caesar salad

Kale Caesar Salad with Parmesan

Classic Caesar salad gets a modern twist with kale instead of romaine.

Panzanella Salad with Grilled Chicken

Panzanella Salad with Grilled Chicken

This recipe calls for a mix of rye and multigrain breads, but feel free to use up whatever crusty loaf you have on hand.

Seared Polenta with Garlicky Radicchio

For quicker assembly, make the polenta ahead of time—it will keep, covered with plastic wrap in the refrigerator, for up to 4 days. Leave out at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour before searing.

Cauliflower and Spinach Lasagna

Streamline efforts with frozen spinach and no-boil lasagna noodles—assemble ahead of time and bake when ready to serve.