Suzi's Blog

Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes: The Ultimate Creation

    I cannot imagine a Thanksgiving meal without mashed potatoes. After a few decades of Thanksgivings, I have reached the stage where I can swap out the turkey for duck or maybe a stuffed pork roast, but there absolutely has to be mashed potatoes. I actually put that into my marriage contract with Suzen.…

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Thanksgiving Appetizer: Warm Maryland Crab Dip with Lemon Panko Topping

If your Thanksgiving Day feast is a long one, starting in the early afternoon and extending deep into the evening, then you’ll reach a point where an appetizer or two is in order. It’s a day for culinary richness, and this crab dip — although it comes from Maryland — seems to be from Fort…

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Sweet Potato Souffle for Thanksgiving

I first posted this blog in February when we enjoyed it with an early spring meal of pork chops topped with a chipotle sauce. You see that deep red/orange flavor in the background of this picture. Speaking of colors, that's how to cook this souffle: all "orange" ingredients. Sweet potatoes, brown sugar, orange zest, apple…

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Creamy Maple Syrup Dressing

  You always want delicious. To achieve delicious and have it be super simple is quite extraordinary. There are times when the ordinary vinaigrette, though splendid, becomes a tad boring. And there are times when a cheese dip for your crudité is just too “same old thing.” We owe thanks, therefore, to the Ontario Maple…

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