Suzi's Blog

Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake from The Cardamom Trail

When you open the pages of a new cookbook, that first recipe can make an important statement. That certainly happens in The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. This upside-down cake is a beauty to behold, exotically rich to the eye and surely to the palate. I happen to be a sucker for upside-down cakes. I’m…

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TBT Recipe: Molasses Banana Cobbler

  For this Throwback Thursday recipe, I dug two years back to a cold February in 2014 when Suzi and I tried this. You'll like it. Double down with an Irish coffee and suddenly, all the troubles drift away. There is more to molasses than gingersnaps and baked beans! There was no way I was…

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Gingerbread Loaf from Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Warm Bread and Honey Cake is lovely book with two components: interesting recipes from around the world — ones I’m sure you won’t have seen before — and very detailed background histories on each treat in the book. Take gingerbread. This cake is not served as often now as in the 1950s and 1960s but…

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