Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

I made this in the fall and found it to be the best, best savory dish I had made all year. That is still true and I think you'll find this a crowd pleasure during this holiday season. It's rich tasting, beautiful to behold, and surprisingly easy to make. It can scale up easily, so…

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Jalapeno Simple Syrup

I have often suggested that simple syrup be incorporated in cocktails as a “hidden” but on so important component. Simple syrup can, for example, elevate a margarita from okay to superior. Yes, your local bartender already knows and if you really, really love his margaritas, I’ll wager his secret ingredient is simple syrup. To put…

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Corn and Jalapeno Jam Muffins from Texas Home Cooking

What was your first “surprise” food? If you are like me, it was a Hostess cupcake: chocolate frosting with a vanilla swirl on top over chocolate cake with that gooey white filling. I admit that after the first 100 or so, I stopped being surprised but I was always pleased. I still am. Here’s a…

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