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Barbecued Onions with Goat Cheese and Fig and Honey

I feel a little guilty. I just ate a steak with a wonderful side dish, a barbecued onion topped with goat cheese and fig and honey. The recipe came from Vegetarian Grilling: 60 Recipes for a Meatless Summer by Karen Schulz and Maren Jahnke. I hope the authors don’t mind, but I do want them to know:…

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Figs and Goat Cheese

  Here’s a dish to surprise your dinner guess. The chicken breast is wrapped with bacon so visually each person knows what to suspect when they take that bite. Of course, as they cut that bite, there will be something squishy in the middle: that’s the first hint of the bounty to come. When they…

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Suzen’s Duck Breast Crostini

Yesterday I suggested an intriguing appetizer: roasted olives with herbs, orange zest, and vinegars. You can’t start a dinner party with just one appetizer and finding something to complement those roasted olives requires some imagination. Suzen has imagination. Here’s a delightful duck breast recipe that makes a super appetizer. It’s almost a mini-meal in its…

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Duck Breast Tostadas with Chipotle-Fig Sauce

One rule of life is that there are exceptions to every rule. One of my rules is that to make great food takes time. The leading restaurants of Paris have staff working 7 X 24 to embrace your palette with those velvety sauces. How can great ever be quick? This recipe is the exception, a remarkable one.…

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