Suzi's Blog

Creme Fraiche Scones from Sweet by Valerie Gordon

    I recently blogged Sweet by Valerie Gordon, describing the book as a “goldilocks” gift. That ideal baking book that is not too simple, not too complex, but is just right. Just right for you to succeed and create wonderful baked goods [and candy, too!]. Before we blog a book, Suzen and I do…

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Oven-Fried Lemon Chicken

I am about to change your life. Below is the recipe for the best fried chicken recipe ever. Oh, I’m sure that claim will rattle the edges a tad. By what right can I make such a claim? Sixty years of fried chicken experience. When I was 8 [yes, you can figure it out], my…

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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes

From the back of the book, you learn that Roger Pizey is a renowned baker and patissier. His experiences in Great Britain, in top restaurants and television food shows, have given him eminent skills. But as you turn the pages of World Class Cakes, his latest book, none of that matters. All that you will…

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Heirloom Tomato Jam with Lemon from Miriam Rubin

I was in an upscale cheese store in Midtown. A great store we know well. A jar labeled “Tomato Jam” caught my eye. I knew that I could convince Suzen to take it home since it said “tomato” and the “jam” part would just slip past her. Particularly if I mumbled over the right syllable.…

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