Suzi's Blog

Really Simple Homemade Croutons

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but a trip down the aisle of a megamart has left me no choice. There were dozens of varieties of croutons. All nicely boxed up, all manufactured with enough “additives” to let them last for years. They tend to be rock hard with distinctively chemical tastes. For example, if…

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Orange, Tomato and Chive Salsa

I don’t work at Barnes and Noble but I do shop there. When you first enter the store, there is often a rack of “special” books that you may overlook. They always have modest prices. They always have a distinct size or cover. You might pass right by, but if you see The Complete Mexican…

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Soft Shell Crabs with Onion Pepper Jelly and Roasted Garlic Sauce

“If you buy another jar of jam, I’m going to …” Suzen continued talking but this post may be read by persons who are easily offended. She was not happy but she was adamant. I was not offended. I had just built three more shelves in our panty to hold “stuff.” Pantry creep is not…

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Roasted Garlic Green Beans

I’m not crazy. I just need someone to talk to. So occasionally I see someone who gives me two things. A prescription pad filled out for happy pills and some advice. “Find balance,” he says. “Meditate. Don’t go overboard.” I actually find cooking to be a form of meditation. I have to be careful in…

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