Suzi's Blog

Christmas Breakfast Chocolate Sour cream Crumb Cakes from Marcel Desaulniers

Christmas breakfast. How about a Chocolate Sour Cream Crumb Cake, piled as deep with flavor as your tree is high. Chocolate and cinnamon are a wonderful combination. Who can resist a crumb topping. And sour cream cake, with buttermilk too, is always a breakfast winner. Everything comes together in this stocking stuffer of a breakfast…

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Devilish Delights from Better Homes and Gardens Ultimate Cookie Book

As 2015 ends there is an opportunity to look back to a wonderful book from 2014. Better Homes and Gardens published the Ultimate Cookie Book, a volume you can spend years wandering through. Well, wandering, baking, and tasting. This cookie is described as the perfect gift for coffee lovers, so I think the intent was…

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Rocky Road Brownies from Nancy Baggett

Around this time of year, there is a tendency to “go for it” when it comes to desserts. That chocolate roulade or the extra-dense pumpkin pie topped with cinnamon flavored whipped cream. Even our cookies get a holiday coating of extra stuff. Here, there are three extras: marshmallow, nuts, and chocolate chips. This a true…

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Brownies from Classic Cookies with a Modern Twist

“Where is the 8 by 8 pan?” Suzen asked me. “There, right there, in that stack in your hand,” I answered. She was holding a big collection of baking pans. She had a frustrated look on her face. “Ya think!” she responded with angst. God, sometimes I have to prove everything. I got the ruler.…

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