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Candied Pineapple Chunks for Cocktails and Nibbles

When I made these, I had every intention of using them as garnish for cocktails. But they sat there, in that bag, on the shelf just to my right. I nibbled. I admit it. I nibbled away and soon they were gone. And soon, there will be more. I don’t blog about candy very often.…

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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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