About Marie Simmons

Marie Simmons

Marie Simmons is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking teacher. A longtime columnist for Bon Appétit and the Los Angeles Times, she has also contributed to Cooking Light and Food & Wine. Simmons is the author of more than two dozen cookbooks, including Fig Heaven, The Amazing World of Rice, and the James Beard award-winning The Good Egg.

Green Bean, Tomato, and Potato Salad with Almond and Basil Pesto

Pasta may be the most classic use for pesto, although it’s definitely not the only application. Here we swap spuds for pasta for a swell summer salad.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
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Buckwheat Crepes with Sauteed Apples and Gruyère Cheese

These crepes, straight from Brittany, are made with richly flavored buckwheat flour and filled to bursting with Golden Delicious apples, onions, and ham.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2 H
  • 6

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese

An elegant yet easy chicken dish that seems much fancier and fussier than it actually is, fortunately for both you and your guests.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Dried Figs and Apricots in Vanilla Wine Syrup

Dried figs and apricots come together in a vanilla-bean-and-cinnamon white wine syrup.To dress it up, serve it with whipped cream and toasted almonds on top.

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  • 20 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
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Cream Cheese Spread with Smoked Salmon

A simple recipe for a delicious cream cheese spread filled with dried figs, smoked salmon, and walnuts. It’s spooned into endive boats for a killer nibble.

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  • 15 M
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