Suzi's Blog

Dick Taeuber’s Cordial Pie: A Banana and Blueberry Version

Looks good? Well, it tastes better. There is a story to this pie, but first a summary. This a chiffon-style pie with a liqueur-infused gelatin base folded into slightly sweetened egg whites and unsweetened whipped cream. Alright, I strongly sweetened the egg whites and I could not resist putting more sugar and booze into the…

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Blackberry Banana Margarita

There is an expression I dread to hear: “I’m over edge.” When Suzen says that, there is the threat of a tornado, flooding, or quake. Probably simultaneously. After a recent stressful event here, she looked at me and said, “I need a drink.” “Mojito?” I suggested her favorite. “No.” She said. “Margarita?” “No.” She said…

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Brian’s Frozen Banana Pineapple Calmer

To be fair, it was my fault. To be honest, he should have known better. Most evenings my kitchen is filled with 20 or more people cooking a meal together. Cooking by the Book is a leader in culinary team building, so we have firms from around the world coming to learn and laugh and…

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Banana Cake from Sweet Chic

  Constant communications confusion causes kitchen catastrophes. Say that five times quickly. Or, this one. Big banana bunches briefly bring baking bounties. Brian said something about getting bananas. As a favor, I did it for him. He did it for himself. We now had a bowl of rapidly aging bananas. Lots of them. And no…

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