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Marian Cooper Cairns Headshot

Marian Cooper Cairns

Marian Cooper Cairns is a food stylist and recipe developer based in Los Angeles with 20 years of experience in the food industry. Originally from Alabama, she still sports a southern accent and is known for making really bad food puns on social media and can make you a darn great buttermilk biscuit, just ask. When she is not poking at food with tweezers she loves to talk all things Pimento Chz Club, her small batch pimento cheese company. Her passion for food styling and recipe development serves clients for ad campaigns, product packaging, cookbooks, and commercials. Clients include Jack in the Box, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart, Sams Club, Damn Delicious, Southern Living, Food and Wine, and Good Catch Foods, and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute to name a few.
Pan-Seared Flat Iron Steak
Rating: Unrated
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Have your hood fan on high—there will be some smoke.
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This homey apple pie may look traditional, but it has a game-changing secret ingredient: roasted Granny Smith apples.
It's time for tomato pie!
Lavender-Plum Shrub Recipe
Rating: Unrated
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A shrub is a tangy, fruity, vinegar-based drink that's made a comeback in recent years.
Sweet coconut and earthy pumpkin are a match made in Thanksgiving heaven and this dessert proves it.
This savory pie crust is reminiscent of crunchy flakey Parmesan cheese straws.
Try this creamy tart for a cool dessert this summer.
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This is the ultimate grilled cheese.
These fuss-free drop biscuits come together in 35 minutes and are delicious.
Try this creamy tart for a cool dessert this summer.
This is the ultimate grilled cheese.
These fuss-free drop biscuits come together in 35 minutes and are delicious.
These savory grits make your classic shrimp & grits even better with some country ham.
Buttermilk adds a subtle, creamy tang to these stone-ground grits.
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Don't get all hot and bothered. Contributing editor Marian Cooper Cairns rolls out her fuss-free blueprint for how to keep your kitchen cool all summer long.
Learn how to take care of this Southern kitchen staple in five easy steps.
Your layer cakes are ready for an encore with our secrets, tips, and a favorite tool.