Suzi's Blog

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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Candied Orange Peel for Cocktails and More

One of the major differences between dining at home and in a restaurant is staffing. At home, you are the staff. And you may have a few things on your mind besides the next meal: job, spouse, kids, bills, community issues, the unopened mail on your desk, the unopened emails on your computer. Your life…

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Big Top Candy in Austin Texas

“Nostalgia” is not the prettiest word. It actually comes from Greek words meaning “homecoming” and “pain.” It’s a feeling we cannot control, but sometimes we can satisfy. Candy is part of growing up, wherever you are. Problem is, you grow up, you move away, and you cannot find those sweets you remember. Regional candies have…

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Fabulous Fudge from Choclatique

I used to work with Navy fighter pilots who taught me the concept of scanning. How do they see a “bad guy” up in the sky? They visually scan the sky but in a very meticulous, systematic manner. You “see” detail with the middle of your eye but any motion is best detected peripherally. So…

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