Suzi's Blog

Maple Spice Cookies from Ken Haedrich

“Delicious,” Suzen said. Coming from my wife, on a scale of 1 to 10, that’s an 11. To my shock, she reached for another. Now we are up to a 12, an appropriate number actually for baked goods. You see, Suzen does not like cookies. At all. If we sat down with a plate of…

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Maple Pecan Fudge with Bourbon from Sweet Things by Annie Rigg

From Sweet Things by Annie Rigg comes this perfect fall holiday recipe: Maple Pecan Fudge made with just a touch of bourbon. I can imagine serving this treat along with the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. Or maybe as December treat while trimming the tree. Suzen and I have not yet tested this recipe, but it comes…

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Best Baked Beans Period

When our friends Cynthia and Robert asked if we could come to dinner, Suzen automatically said yes. And I was so happy. Robert is gentleman, with a talent for sangria. Cynthia is an exceptional party cook. Everything, and I mean everything, at her meals is wonderful. This Saturday there were spiced cashews on the first…

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Vermont Maple Syrup Frosting: The Clementine Paddleford Project

By now, this year’s batch of maple syrup has arrived at the farmers markets. Fresh, new and with the same questions of vintage and terroir that accompany the arrival of any wine. What hath a warm winter wrought? And what to do with that syrup? A frosting, of course. Here is one from a woman…

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