Pumpkin Gratin with Pistachios and Pistachio Oil from Patricia Wells

Yes, those little pumpkins you have used for decoration can be eaten, too. For this dish you can cook your own pumpkin or squash, or buy the ready-made puree. For a busy Thanksgiving meal, that can might be a time-saver! This dish comes from Patricia Wells so you know...
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Cookbook Review: Chasing Bocuse by Philip Tessier

This is a book about success and then even greater success. It is a story of culinary adventure, a diary of culinary competition, and a presentation of recipes that win first silver and then gold. And some slightly more home-friendly recipes that even you and I can...
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Braised Sour Red Cabbage with Pomegranate

Gizzi’s Seasons Eatings by Gizzi Erksine is a book I’ve reviewed here. Gizzi is British, actually British-Italian and her book radiates the holiday treats of both cultures. It is a bright, bright book. The colors, as you can see in the photo above, are quite intense....
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Brownies from French Patisserie by Ecole Ferrandi

Brownies, like fudge, are the great American contribution to the world of chocolate. So what in the world is a brownie recipe doing in French Patisserie from Ecole Ferrandi in Paris? Well, first this new cookbook, coming in at a meager 9 pounds, is the best dessert...
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Suzi’s Blog

Jalapeno Pepper Puree

I feel badly but I don’t know where I got this recipe. It’s from some book that Suzi and I have, but we have about five thousand cookbooks now and … It’s wonderful and I thank the creator. You know...

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TBT Recipe: Smoothie ala Tiny’s

I was in Seattle last month and again enjoyed a smoothie at Pike Place Market. Tiny’s makes the best smoothies ever. Just wonderful. Their secret? Fresh fruit always and apple juice as the...

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Fiery Cookbook Review: Mexican Flavors

Suzi and I are in Austin to see our grandchildren perform in band. High school band is a big, big deal in Texas. And the Vandergrift Vipers are state winners. Between musical events, we will be...

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Fiery Cookbook Review: Latin Twist

Suzi and I are in Austin to see our grandchildren perform in band. High school band is a big, big deal in Texas. And the Vandergrift Vipers are state winners. Between musical events, we will be...

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Cast Iron Herb and Cheese Rolls

  Southern Cast Iron is a magazine you want to consider in your life. I know, you have too many magazines. This one is deliciously important and different. Comfort food is a necessity. A true...

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Hot Crabcakes

I love crab cakes and the very, very best are to be found in Baltimore. The best of the best? Faidley’s in Lexington Market. I was able to find a very authentic recipe for them Chesapeake Bay...

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TBT Recipe: Chile Lime Cucumbers

  Here’s a recipe we posted way back in 2010. This time of year, you’ll find bins of “end of summer” cucumber at your farmers market. So many cucumbers. So little time...

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Fiery Cookbook Review: Death by Burrito

  Suzi and I are in Austin to see our grandchildren perform in band. High school band is a big, big deal in Texas. And the Vandergrift Vipers are state winners. Between musical events, we will...

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