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Suzen’s Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing

Some form of this salad dressing has almost surely graced your plate in the last year. Served on an iceberg wedge or over romaine, paired with onion or tomatoes or almost anything veggie, this dressing can only be described as invigorating. The ingredients vary from one recipe suggestion to another. Suzen’s version below uses the…

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Thanksgiving Idea: Smoked Beets with Charred Pecans and Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Crema

If you are seeking a side dish that is powerful in flavor, one that won't get lost amid the turkey and stuffing, then this is your choice. Elegant, sophisticated and probably the first dish on your table to be completely devoured. I do like beets, but it was not the “beets” word that got me…

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Blue Cheese [and Buttermilk] Salad Dressing from Alton Brown

Dinner was to be salad and the salad was almost ready. But the salad was naked, undressed. “Find me a buttermilk dressing,” Suzen said. She speaks, I obey. It just works better that way. I did a little Googling, and found “the recipe.” This recipe appears on many, many sites, most of which do graciously…

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Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Cocoa Glaze from Northwest Bounty

This cake was the very first dessert we ever made at Cooking by the Book. Back in 1988, the same year Northwest Bounty was published. We turn to this recipe at least once a year, and, if you make it, you’ll find it on your favorites list for sure. The flavor comes from that magical…

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