Suzi's Blog

Smoke Ham, Leek and Mushroom Pie

This recipe comes from a book titled Pies, Glorious Pies and glorious is what it is. Author Maxine Clark invented this dish for Christmas almost 20 years ago using her Scottish savory pie heritage. Suzen and I spent an afternoon quietly making the pie, decorating it, egg washing, baking, smelling, and finally, finally tasting this…

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Ann Nurse’s Ham

Do you want to have the perfect ham? The best on ever? The destined for your best family meal or party? Read on. Ann Nurse is beloved figure in the New York food community. As to Suzen, Ann has become a second mother. Ann’s history of teaching, helping, giving and charity activity are boundless. She…

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Sincronizada: Ham and Cheese and …

Breakfast in Texas offers opportunities for diversity. First, find a good, really good Tex-Mex spot. Like Curra’s Grill in South Austin. Then peruse the menu, find something you’ve never heard of, and give it a fling. Like a sincronizada [yes, “synchronized”]. It looks like a quesadillas but only a Tex-Mex amateur would confuse the two.…

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Stir-Fried Vinegary Potatoes with Ham and Hot Chiles

When I am in our upstate house, by myself because Suzen is working in the city, I work, too. I’m in kitchen experimenting mode. I can make a mess, even have a modest disaster, and no one knows but the cleaning lady. I slip her an extra twenty and Suzen never suspects that the burners…

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