Suzi's Blog

No Small Breakfast Potatoes

That top picture may remind you of something you’ve seen in the produce section of your grocery store: a bag of smallish potatoes with a rainbow of colors. What to do with them if you take them home? You cannot bake them and stuff with sour cream, butter, and chives. No, these small ones have…

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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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