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David Byrd
David Byrd is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer for Raven Guru Marketing. Previously, he was the CMO and EVP of Sales for CloudRoute. Prior to CloudRoute, He was CMO at ANPI, CMO & EVP of Sales at Broadvox, VP of channels and Alliances for Telcordia and Director of eBusiness development with i2 Technologies.He has also held executive positions with Planet Hollywood Online, Hewlett-Packard, Tandem Computers, Sprint and Ericsson.
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Wedge Salad with Avocado


  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into quarters or sixths
  • Blue Cheese Dressing (see below)
  • 4 ounces double smoked bacon crumbles
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 to 2 avocadoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped


On each salad plate, place 1 wedge of lettuce turned on its side. Pour blue cheese dressing on wedge. Sprinkle with bacon crumbles, tomatoes, avocado and chives adjusting for either four or six wedges.


Blue Cheese Dressing


  • 4 ounces Maytag blue cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a medium bowl, mash the blue cheese until the pieces of cheese are finely broken up. Add the sour cream, buttermilk, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Add additional buttermilk if the dressing is too thick. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

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