Suzi's Blog

Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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Spiced Lamb Shanks from Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes by Brendan Collins

  In Cooking, Blokes & Artichokes: A Modern Man’s Kitchen Handbook chef, and now author, Brendan Collings provides guidance to all men. Including the kitchen-challenged. This lovely recipe is typical of the ones lacing the pages of the book. Colorful, flavorful, and really easily done. Imagine bringing this platter to the table and saying to…

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TBT Recipe:  Chilled Cucumber-Melon Soup with Radish-Mint Salsa

  For refuge from the summer heat, here's a recipe I first posted in 2014. A summer delight. In your first taste you will know that this soup is something special, something deliciously special. This soup has a dreamy quality: some body, yet still thin, the subtle flavor of cucumber but layered with melon, and…

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Peppery Cheese Rounds from Jean Anderson’s From a Southern Oven

    Weekends often see us scrambling for appetizers for a social gathering. You need something now. Something quick. Something good. And here it is. It is even something simple, too, but the flavor is quite powerful. When you combine all the cheese here with ground hot pepper, you get a true thrill that stands…

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