Suzi’s Blog

Cookbook Review: The Icing on the Cake

Have you looked and looked for a cake decorating book that you could enjoy? I have and I’ve had a hard time finding a book that I could understand and follow. Cake decorating books seem to fill a special publishing niche. There is a certain style and format for the books that I find confusing.…

Read More »

Sauce Gribiche

One central reason for the beloved quality of French food is the sauces: the range of flavor and intensities is a treasure trove for us. There is, sadly, a little reluctance to go treasure hunting. Truth is, we are all too often in a fast food mood. We are having salmon tonight? Oh, let’s open the…

Read More »

Coffee Walnut Cake: A British Classic

This cake is iconic. British iconic. It first appeared in the 1920’s or 1930’s in Britain and has remained a staple of home cooking ever since. You’ll find it in many British cookbooks and now in many variations on the web. The reasons for this cake’s endurance and longevity are simple: taste and beauty. The…

Read More »

Cookbook Review: Southern Pies by Nancie McDermott

This is not a brand new cookbook, 2012, and it’s still far too young to be a Throwback Thursday offering, so I’m just tossing this out to you because it’s so very delightful. And, officially, it’s fall. For many of us, fall is pie season. We may avoid spring berry pies and summer custards, but…

Read More »

Cinnamon Sugar Scone from One Bowl Baking

They are there. And they are not moving. Last night’s rain has weighed down the falling leaves and a rake, not the wind, will be the solution to a messy looking yard. Before you go outside, something warm and sweet would give you just the incentive needed to put on gloves and start swinging that…

Read More »

Red Curry Noodles: A Very Asian Recipe

  I am not being disparaging when I say this: Asian recipes can have a lot of ingredients. That’s a complement and actually a statement of longing. American food culture is built around fast food. Not just McDonalds and Burger King. Look at the popular cookbooks and the television shows. In 30 minutes, they’ll show…

Read More »