Suzi's Blog

Broccoli, Snow Peas, Green Beans and Bok Choy with Asian Spices

Incentive. You sometimes need incentive to get people to eat their veggies. We often resort to sweetness: carrots sautéed in sugar and orange juice. [Don’t be righteous, it’s good.] But it would be better if this culinary bribery could be accomplished on a more healthy note. Surprise, the surprise of Asian spices, is the fashion…

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Apples in the Mist from Diana Henry

We adapted this complex dessert from Diana Henry, who calls it Peasant Girls in a Mist. Here, we’ve added a layer of caramel to the mixture so there is plenty of sweet and crunchy and fruit, all proudly presented in a clear glass bowl. It’s one of those desserts where people do stop to look…

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Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole from Texas on the Table

  So, if you cannot say something nice, then, then invent something kind. It is hard to find a sweet potato that you would want to take home to mom. They are, candidly, just plain ugly. Perhaps that is extreme. They are certainly more than a little raw around the edges. All the edges. Of…

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Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Our friends gave a dinner party last weekend and asked us for the Alpha and the Omega. For a Mexican-themed dinner, my role was to supply margaritas and dessert. We knew the main entry, pork shoulder cooked for hours with spices and chiles, would leave people with mouths ablaze. Suzen and I needed a dessert…

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