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bacon stuffed chicken breast recipe

37 Minutes To A Delicious And Simple Chicken Recipe – Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breast

June 6, 2016 @ 8:04 am
by e.neil
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Surprise yourself.  You can make this delicious chicken breast recipe - in about half an hour! Here's what you need: 2 Tablespoons of  olive oil 4 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 oz. goat cheese (crumble it up) 6 strips of cooked bacon (needs to be crispy, chop it up) 6 basil leaves, cut into slivers salt and pepper, to make your mouth go "mmmm" 1 cup balsamic vinegar - that dark, sweet and sour Italian diva Get to it: First, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Butterfly the breast.  (Cut through thickest part of breast, horizontally, but [...]
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The Secret to Perfectly Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

May 17, 2016 @ 3:53 am
by e.neil
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WARNING – What you are about to read may alter your life. Prepare at your own risk. All other grilled chicken becomes inferior. First, a confession: I’m a novice griller. I’ve been cooking for over 3 decades. But I’ve added the art of the open flame only recently. I admit every time I fire up the coals, doubt shadows my joy of playing with fire. I’m willing to earn my chops the old fashioned way – trial and error. So far, everything has been edible. Or the evidence has been destroyed by fire before anyone is the wiser. But you'd [...]
pastries in japan

Confessions of A Sugar Lover – How Japan Ruined Me on American Sweets

May 2, 2016 @ 6:12 am
by e.neil
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The Triple Chocolate Delight cake erupted out of the plate.  Molten fudge sauce flowed down the face of the chocolatey mountain.  A berg of vanilla ice cream steamed and melted in the glistening dark brown river oozing across the china.  My spoon mined into the vein of tiny chocolate chips.  I extracted a large core sample of frosting, cake, fudge, and chocolate chips. About to satisfy my months-long craving, my mouth watered with anticipation. But instead of rising up with exaltation, my brow furrowed. Too sugary I thought. What?  I looked around in confusion.  This had been one of my [...]
shin osaka cafes cafe tipo8 in shin osaka

Cafe Tipo 8 – Discover Great Food And Authentic Coffee In Shin-Osaka

April 11, 2016 @ 8:19 am
by e.neil
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White paper swaddled the package on the table in front of me.  A mystery ready to be unraveled, an adventure to be begun, I unwrapped one end and eased back the paper.  An object of beauty glistened back – a thick slice of bacon.  Sesame seeds punctuated the long bun cradling my bacon and egg sandwich… I finished up a meet-up in a part of Osaka that I don’t visit very often - “Shin Umeda” (“New Umeda) and found Café Tipo8 – a café and coffee roaster. As the pasta menu had closed for the day, I was left with [...]
omu rice with beef curry

Unravel The Mystery Of “Omu-Rice” – A Japanese Lunchtime Value Favorite

March 14, 2016 @ 7:44 am
by e.neil
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GRRrrr. Zzzuurrrrr. Mr. Tanaka glances around the-open concept office. Embarrassment flushes his face. Certainly everyone heard his stomach proclaiming lunchtime. No o-bento today. Our dear fabled sararii man has his mind set on a Japanese lunchtime favorite – omu rice. After a long morning of working hard, or at least trying to look the part, throngs of office workers head out for relief from the office. Some crack open their lunch boxes and have a home cooked meal. Others hit the coffee vending machine to grab a little can of coffee and go for a smoke, caffeine and nicotine to [...]
stove top pizza recipe

Stove Top Pizza An Epic Fail For You Too? Make This Tweak And You’ll Be In Pizza Heaven

February 29, 2016 @ 8:14 am
by e.neil
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Bouncing around on social media, I came across a life-changing recipe for stove top pizza without an oven. Or so I thought. It worked wonderfully for me… but only when I was using a non-stick pan. I tried it in a cast iron pan, and the bottom burned. Then I shared the recipe with friends and family. They had disastrous results. We're talking a total waste… burned pizza, crust needing to be chiseled off the pan… They, too, didn't use a non-stick pan. I wanted to use the recipe in a way that would result in a great pizza across [...]
Yakiniku - Authentic Dining In Japan

Yakiniku Delivers Authentic Local Experience And Glimpse Into Real Japanese Life

February 22, 2016 @ 8:36 am
by e.neil
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A thin slice of meat dangles from your chopsticks. Fat still sizzles on it. You dip the hot-off-the-grill slice of flank steak into a small dish of sauce. It hisses. You inspect it before plunging it into your mouth. Dark brown sauce clings to the steak. Red pepper flakes and sesame seeds dot the sauce. Memories of sweet dates and molasses float to the surface of your mind as the aroma drifts into your nose. You pop it into your mouth, chew, and can't suppress the smile from spreading across your face. You're in one of Japan's most beloved places [...]
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Hand Craft Your Own Cheese? It Only Takes 2 Simple Steps And Less Than 20 Minutes

February 8, 2016 @ 7:54 am
by e.neil
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Stand by for an embarrassing revelation. I’m a little goofy. Does that come as a shock? Let me prove it to you. Food moves my spirit. Eating, cooking, reading about it, taking pictures of it… I feel close to the universal force of purity, love, and beauty. It’s is a spiritual experience for me. Only two other activities come close… All three are states of ecstasy but experience has proved they are best enjoyed separately. That’s great, right? But what the heck does it have to do with making cheese? Cheese is a mystical process. Along with bread making and [...]
spicy crispy chicken burger at freshness burger

How Freshness Burger Delivered A Spicy Chicken Sandwich That Lived Up To Its Name

February 1, 2016 @ 8:04 am
by e.neil
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With a mental smirk, I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich from the clerk. “Spicy. Give it your best shot,” I thought, getting, as my mom used to say, a little big for my britches. I took the green plastic lambda shaped number he handed me and went to wait at my table as instructed. Other customers were digging in to their cheese dripping burgers, crispy onion rings, and eighth-cut cottage fries. For a scrumptious, juicy burger, it’s pretty hard to beat Freshness burger. I’ve never left with an empty stomach or clean hands. You get the real burger experience, complete [...]
Miyabi Cafe And Boulangerie, Itami, Hyogo

Miyabi Café and Boulangerie – Getting Local with Cafes in Hyogo – Itami

January 25, 2016 @ 7:49 am
by e.neil
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I dabbed at the corners of my mouth before I even opened the door. Having arrived a little late in the day, the dessert display case seemed to smirk at me for my tardiness, taunting me to come earlier next time. Among the slices of cake remaining, a singular egg tart called to me the loudest. Pastries and breads - mounds of joy - whispered at me from the take-away bakery section. Croissants, custard cream filled rolls, Danish, bread loaves begged me to take them. Located in a suburban neighborhood in Itami, Hyogo, Japan, Miyabi Cafe and Boulangerie makes for [...]