Suzi's Blog

Pure Peach Frozen Daiquiri

Peach flavor is actually complicated. It can be very intense and yet there is an underlying subtlety that must be protected. Take the recipes for peach daiquiri. My recipe below uses peaches and just peaches. But other recipes call for peach liqueur, alone or in team with real peaches, and that can trigger disaster. Peach…

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Baking Bacon with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar

Most often, we cook bacon by reaching for the frying pan. It’s a fine technique and, after the bacon is cooked and removed, that bacon fat is there to cook with even more: potatoes, onions, carrots… Still, there is an important option. You can bake the bacon, on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.…

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Roasted Corn and Crab Dip: For the Peak of Summer

There is a month left in summer and, while I love summer, it's a tad warm. Over 90 here in the Catskills and the humidity hovers near 100. On a day like this, you want something refreshing and packed with flavor, something that can restore that smile on your face. Here's a recipe I first…

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Grilling Apricots

Summer fruits can be tricky. Peaches can go from rock hard to mushy in, it seems, a single day. That’s why, for many of us, it’s just safer to go with nectarines. And then there are those apricots. They too can begin life hard and almost tasteless, then transition to useless muck. The inherent apricot…

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