Suzi's Blog

Planning Ahead for Thanksgiving

Once the snow disappears, and that was just a month ago, we watch the emergence of wildlife upstate. We have three acres, hundreds of trees, and many animal visitors. There is a family of wild turkeys that patrols our neighborhood. At any time, anywhere from one to seven turkeys can appear on the meadow in front…

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Cookbook Review: Home Baked Comfort by Kim Laidlaw

I suppose it’s only natural to call this Kim Laidlaw Week. There will be three reviews of her books here this week: Tuesday it’s Home Baked Comfort [Revised!] Friday it will be Quick Slow Cooking Saturday you’ll see Dessert of the Day: 365 Days for Every Day of the Year All three have been published…

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Tamale Pot Pie with Variations

The Big Book of One-Pot Dinners by Betty Crocker is a treasure chest of ideas for quick and satisfying dinners. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to create multiple dishes: a main course, a salad, a side or two. Sometimes, we just want to put all the “stuff” together in one container, turn on…

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Cookbook Review: Raw Energy in a Glass by Stephanie Tourles

This is a countertop book, one to sit right next to your blender. Author Stephanie Tourles has toured the landscape of natural and healthy foods before in her books Raw Energy and Organic Body Care Recipes. Here she offers 126 recipes to take care of a daily need we all have: each day we lose…

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