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Salutations Readers!

Kalamazoo has good food.
Great food, in fact. We have made it our mission to check out all the local eateries one at a time - and more for our own poor memories than any other reason, we'll be chronicling our adventures in food here. And some places float our boats way more than others, which is why we have developed the very scientific
five golden forks rating scale. Ok. It is not scientific at all. It is actually quite unscientific. But, it is something. And now, you can search all of our reviews by the forks rating. YAY!

But, wait! There's more!
Kalamazoo Foodies no longer just eat at restaurants then review them. There are recipes posted, some easy, some less easy, all delicious. There are, or will be, book reviews, the new
Foodie Movie Review-y which will focus on movies about food or ones that have a lot of beautiful food in them. There are other food musings, and hopefully soon contests and so much more. But, Foodie Friends, it is all about food. Because we love it!
And, we want to hear from you!

We want to hear your comments on our recipes and reviews. We want to know where you love to eat. And, we are looking for GUEST bloggers to broaden our horizons a bit. And, if you haven't found us on Facebook, you should do that too. Like our page for other fun Foodies stuff like photos, polls, and more.

SO KALAMAZOO PATRONS - where do YOU love to eat? Because we'd love to check it out and share our thoughts here. Give us a comment below, and quickly! Our tummies are grumbling in anticipation.

A Note from the Foodies about our typical fair:
So, you may notice as you read our blog that we often order the same thing wherever we go. OK, maybe not quite, but we do often order similar things. Kristin has her caprese salads and mushroom dishes. Kate has her baked goat cheese and things with tofu. Well, readers, we wanted to let you know that this is absolutely intentional. A) We love those things, so why not order what you love? And, B) It is a lot easier to compare apples to apples than it is to compare apples to comquats. So, we like to order similar things to have a good sense of how to compare them. Just wanted to let you in on that little secret. Bon appetit!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Foodies at Home: Twice Baked Goat Cheese Souffles

OK. First of all. My apologies for the long absence. I know the start of the school year is crazy for a lot of people. For me, it means 60+ hour weeks, a few of them. So, while I had the best intentions of blogging, it just didn't happen. So, again, I apologize. I should be back in the saddle now.

Secondly... WE GOT RAMEKINS!!!! Now, I know what you are thinking, 'They just got ramekins? Really? And, they call themselves foodies!?!' but, its true. We just got ramekins for $7.99 at Bed Bath and Beyond a few weeks ago. I have used them a few times now (I will post on the Apple Pie Breakfast cakes I made! YUM!) but, since I have been so anxious to make souffle for so long, it only seems appropriate that I post on these first.

Here is the recipe: Twice Baked Goat Cheese Souffles.
I didn't change it at all. Since it was a souffle, I felt I needed to follow the recipe to a tee. (Wait, which "tee" do you follow???). But, before I talk about it more, let me show you how they looked....

I have to say... I was REALLY pleased with how they turned out. The process was a bit arduous. I made them one evening after work, and it was one of those nights that we didn't eat until almost 8 pm. But, that's OK. Delicious meals take time.

Anyway, the flavor of these souffles is incredible. You have the tang of the goat cheese (which also adds some great creaminess). The mustard is a perfect compliment. And the fresh thyme, brings it all together.

The cream sauce in the recipe is, I think, necessary. It adds an extra dimension to the dish and softens the texture to perfection.

Plus, I served them with dressed arugula (dressed with a dijon vinaigrette of course) so it tied into the souffle and was a harmonious meal.

So, long and the short of it is, this dish takes time and attention. But, is so worth it at the end.

And, I MADE SOUFFLE! And, it turned out how it was supposed to! :D

OK, one more photo. I am such a proud mama on these...

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