Suzi's Blog

Chili Mocha Frosting

Sometimes life does get better. And easier. For example, a couple of years ago, a Starbucks opened on our block. It’s around the corner, to be true, but in a short walk of 400 feet we can have our java anytime we want. There is no excuse, no matter how wet or snowy or windy,…

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Still and Forever: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie

How many times have you made chocolate chip cookies?  Honestly?  Yes, you have to start counting from childhood, when you tugged on Mom’s apron and got one big serious lick of cookie dough.  That’s when our common addiction started.  Long after Mom is gone, that craving for dough, for the smell of baking cookies and,…

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Kris Kringle’s Christmas Chocolate Crinkles

Try to say this post title five times, swiftly. Heck, just one swiftly. But Santa is packing up the sleigh and deservedly should be given treats on his journey. These cookies would be your best contribution to his busy night. In 1978 I bought a copy of Chocolate Cookery by Mable Hoffman, published by HPBooks.…

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Buttery Hazelnut-Fig Biscotti

    Biscotti come in various forms. Some are so hard you could use them to pave a freeway. And some are just perfect. These are delightfully perfect. And, they have a double life. This recipe calls for all-purpose flour. If you have family or friends with Celiac disease, then you can substitute gluten-free flour…

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