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Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Figs and Goat Cheese from Fig Heaven by Marie Simmons

  This post is appearing early on a Saturday morning, offering you plenty of time to think about weekend meals. How long has it been since “chicken” inspired you? Seriously? I do know that barbecuing chicken can, with the rubs and sauces, and then blackening, can give you a renewed chicken experience. But summer is…

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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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Corn, Jalapeno and Goat Cheese Tartine

There is a new cookbook about to hit the stores: Le Pain Quotidien by Alain Coumont and Jean-Pierre Gabriel. If you know about the Le Pain Quotidien stores [restaurant, bistro, coffee shop all in one], then your curiosity is already stirring. If you never had the pleasure of dining at the long communal table that…

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Individual Goat Cheese Souffles from James Peterson

On Valentine’s Day, Cooking by the Book featured a special Bubbles and Bites menu with all the dishes coming from James Peterson’s Glorious French Food. “Glorious” is the right adjective for the armada of wonderful dishes that parade across the pages of this book. For our menu, we offered: Individual Goat Cheese Soufflés Roast Duck…

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