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You don’t need to go to a restaurant to get gourmet stuffed Brie; it’s very easy to make in your own kitchen! Any combination of fruit and nuts is delicious, but this apricot Chambord Brie recipe adds a special dimension to the filling – the fruit is roasted. The result is a fantastic, subtle caramel flavor that contrasts nicely with the soft, warm-from the-oven, savory Brie. Serve it as-is - en croûte - or with toasted baguettes for an unforgettable appetizer.
This roasted beet salad is a wonderful, healthy dish to make anytime you have access to fresh beets. It’s a whole beet salad because the entire beet – root, stem, and greens – can be used in this recipe. Any vinaigrette or citronette dressing can be used to garnish this versatile salad, but blood orange dressing really makes the flavors pop. Add rustic artisan bread and a pureed soup, like butternut squash bisque for a filling, nutritious meal.
Try this spinach and green apple salad recipe for a refreshing post-main course salad. The light, crunchy texture and subtle flavoring complements many styles of dishes, from omelets to roasted poultry to sandwiches.
This cream of roasted tomato soup recipe tastes great with cheese and a fresh baguette. The slightly smokey flavor of the roasted tomatoes can be accentuated to perfection with a petite garnish of creme fraiche and a sprinkle of your favorite chopped, fresh herbs. Serve the roasted tomato soup warm for a soup course or chilled in small cups for a savory appetizer.
Chicken a la Maryland is none other than famous fried chicken. This chicken Maryland recipe is a loosely adapted take on Escoffier's version in Ma Cuisine, in which he dredges the chicken in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, and then fries it in butter. Escoffier's version, and countless others, include some form of banana garnish, because bananas were one of Baltimore's prime imports around the time this dish became popularized.
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This ratatouille Nicoise recipe caramelizes vegetables, including the slightly non-traditional butternut squash. Tossed with an easy-to-make roasted garlic oil and tangy capers, this ratatouille from Nice is deliciously Mediterranean.
Marinating budget-friendly chicken pieces in herb-laced lemon juice, white wine, and oil allows this succulent rosemary chicken recipe to stay juicy through the cooking process. Simple grilled or baked potatoes, a fresh chopped salad, and a plate of fruit turn this into a complete, wholesome meal.
These caramelized apples are meant to be slightly sweet, not overpowering and sugary, so they’re versatile in nature. Spicy-tart and thoroughly warming, these apples are a fabulous addition to crepes or homemade ice cream. They’re equally at home as an unexpected garnish for mildly spicy grilled chicken or a tropical menu from Martinique.
Clean flavored lavender and a hint of vanilla give this lavender creme brulee recipe its signature flavor. The perfume of the flowers is what really gives this special dessert the feel of Provence. Try it with a bunch of lavender from your garden, or your local farmer's market. Make sure to buy only lavender intended for culinary uses.
This peach tart recipe has a wonderful combination of summery, bright-tasting peaches and smooth almond cream, also known as frangipane . These tasty peach pastries can be prepared and on the table in less than 45 minutes, so they're the perfect homemade treat for last minute guests.
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