Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake

The website Food52 is a resource that you simply must visit. It’s a site beautiful both for its recipes and its visualizations. Suzen made this cake, and began boasting to me. As the family dessert maven, I took no offense. But I wondered if she had changed medications, or even doctors. After all, my wife…

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Cocoa Mint Crisps from The Complete Cookie

When I want a good cookie, I make it. Packaged cookies in the store can be okay, but they are often hard, rock hard. They have to be to survive a truck journey of hundreds of miles from factory — not bakery — to your store shelves. If those cookies were delicate, you’d end up…

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Butter Crumb Coffee Cake from Carole Walter

If it is Sunday morning, and we need coffee cake, there is just one place to go: Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More by Carole Walter. This is THE definitive guide to get you through Sunday. Or Monday, or any day where breakfast needs to be better. Carole is a perfectionist. You can…

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Dark Chocolate Brownies from Caramel by Carole Bloom

In her book Caramel, Carole Bloom calls these Caramel Layered Dark Chocolate Brownies. Simple calling these Decadent Chocolate Brownies might have been a tad more accurate. These are exceptional. And I do bet you can just eat one. Do not make these if you need to sleep sometime in the next eight hours. I know. I…

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