Suzi's Blog

Puree of White Beans with Roasted Garlic and Rosemary

On a snowy Sunday, I found Suzen checking out our cookbooks. “What are you looking for?” I asked. I can be helpful. Sometimes. “Something interesting,” she said calmly. She’s not six feet tall so her hand was reaching up to manipulate the books on the top row. “Something chocolate?” I suggested. Suzen likes chocolate. “Go…

Read More »

Spicy Black Bean Dip with Chorizo

The countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII [aka 48] is upon us. In less than a week, it will be the Broncos and Seahawks playing in a very, very cold stadium. Suzen and I, given the ticket prices of $2000+, will sadly not be in attendance. We will be in our front room, warm, glued to…

Read More »

Homemade Blue Cheese Dip

Blue cheese dip is just automatically required for hot chicken wings. Absolutely. However, many versions of this dip compete with the wings. The blue cheese flavor is so intense that it can distract from the wings. This version is less intense — depending of course on the exact blue cheese you choose. For most blues,…

Read More »

Creamy and Cool Cilantro Dip

For our weekend party, we marinated 25 pounds of chicken wings in two quarts of Franks Red Hot sauce. I like people. I believe in mercy. I though some folks just, just might enjoy a dipping sauce that could counter all that heat. Suzen and I had homemade blue cheese dip for the wings, of…

Read More »