Suzi's Blog

Parsnip Fries from Eat Drink Shine

I recently posted a review of Eat Drink Shine, from authors who are triplets and who share the Shine restaurant in Boulder. They strike a great balance in this book, offering healthy ideas, without sacrificing culinary happiness. And the book has bright ideas to expand your recipe repertoire. Try these parsnip fries as alternative to…

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Caramel Ice Cream from Carol Bloom

When I was growing up, if you said “caramel” then everyone knew just what you meant. In aisle 3 or 4 of every supermarket, you found the candies and there would be that big bag of Kraft caramels, individually wrapped in the cellophane that seemed quite unwilling to yield to your fingers. Sometimes, someone would…

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Sautéed Spinach

This is one of the meals Suzi is offering this season at Cooking by the Book: Pan-Crisped Chicken in Dijon Mustard Sauce with Cauliflower Gratin and Sautéed Spinach. I’m going to post the meal in stages, beginning with the “bright” spot on the plate. The sautéed spinach is actually key to the success of this…

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Black Sesame and Lime Cake from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan

Sometimes you see a picture in a cookbook, and you know right then you have to make it. So the top picture here is from The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. She started life in India but ended up a finalist on cooking shows in England. She always loved baking and she grew up with…

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