Suzi's Blog

Candied Pistachios

Suzen’s cooking school in New York City is Cooking by the Book. For almost 30 years we have been doing events for corporations and private parties. People come together here, cook together, and eat the feast they have prepared. Thirty years is a long time and the key to that success is Suzi’s staff, most…

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Maple Pecan Fudge with Bourbon from Sweet Things by Annie Rigg

From Sweet Things by Annie Rigg comes this perfect fall holiday recipe: Maple Pecan Fudge made with just a touch of bourbon. I can imagine serving this treat along with the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Or maybe as December treat while trimming the tree. Suzen and I have not yet tested this recipe, but it comes…

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Astonishingly Simple Fudge

We think we live in a world of change, that nothing is constant or steady. But that’s not true at all. For example, the first fudge was made in Baltimore in 1886 and sold for 40 cents a pound. Fudge still tastes about the same and 40 cents in 1886 translates, inflation-wise, to about $10…

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Oreo Truffles: Easy, Delicious, Addictive

  It’s the weekend. A hot day. You’re tired and it’s still just the afternoon. The kids are demanding dessert for tonight and you have no idea even what dinner will be. Burgers on the grill would seem to be your destiny. But if you fail to supply a balanced meal — including some smashing…

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