Suzi's Blog

Grilled Asparagus with Chili-Lime Butter

It may be September but somewhere the asparagus, a springtime treat, is still sprouting. When I see a spear of asparagus, I start looking around for a lurking T-Rex. Asparagus is positively prehistoric looking. And then you taste it, and that confirms that your portion must be prehistoric. That flavor. Nothing like it. I’ll have…

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Classic Coney Sauce

Have you ever orchestrated a surprise for your spouse, a big surprise, and had it not work out exactly as you had fantasized? I flew Suzen 3000 miles, rented a car, and drove her to a sacred place. Near my boyhood home was, and is, the greatest hot dog stand on the planet. Now known…

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Red Chile Fried Chicken

All of us have comfort foods. Rarely, very rarely, is our comfort food healthy. There is something curious about the human desire for comfort and self-destruction. I do not intend to be philosophical here. No, I’m going to be practical. If you are going to eat a comfort food, and it isn’t the healthiest thing…

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Charro Beans with Blackened Tomatoes

Mark Miller is one of the most prominent Southwestern chef and cookbook authors. If you visit Santa Fe, then the Coyote Café is a festive spot for his delectable beverages, appetizers and full meals. The wide stairway lined with pink stucco leading you to the second floor makes you feel welcome from the first step.…

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