Suzi's Blog

TBT Recipe: Suzen’s Apple and Rye Stuffing

I first posted this recipe three years ago. We've had our Thanksgiving turkey and that "standard" stuffing. With Christmas and New Years approaching, many of us will double down: the final turkey of the year is destined for our table. But, and this happens to me, a second round the regular stuffing does not have…

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Colorado Beef Burgers with Mesquite-Smoked Salt and Chiles from Bitterman’s Craft Salt Cookbook

In his wonderful new salt tome, Bitterman’s Craft Salt Cookbook, you’ll find ideas for using flavored salts for every aspect of your meal. Yes, salt can make your margarita better and salt on top of marshmallow frosting will make the Devils’ Food Cake intensely better. However, let’s be real. Meat. Salt is designed for meat,…

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Potato and Zucchini Enchiladas with Habanero Salsa

  “We’re doing enchiladas tonight,” my wife Suzi announced. She smiled and there was no hint of deception there. Little did I know. Later that night, I was given a first course plate with two enchiladas covered in sauce. I cut one open, notice something green, assumed it was a chile, and took a bite.…

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Chocolate Comfort Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

Someone reminded me that I owe you this recipe, this perfectly perfect recipe from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. This is the ultimate combination: luxury in the chocolate cake and then this creamy, almost fudgy frosting. My mother made this style of frosting, a long time ago, and I had forgotten about it. But one…

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