Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Chili Nuts

“What are you blogging today?” my wife Suzen asked me. I don’t get asked every day and when I am asked, it comes in two forms. There is the “I’m curious what you are going to please people with today” voice that I love. And, then, of course, there is the “One more cocktail or…

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Candied Walnuts and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

    Yesterday’s post featured Cinnamon Pecans. And a picture of two others treats, Honey Candied Walnuts and Crispy Roasted Chickpeas. That’s them pictured again in the two spoon-sized portions above. The walnuts, from Alice Waters, are divine on their own but Alice mentions all the potential uses. They pair well with fruit and cheese,…

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Brian’s Spiced Nut Bark

I love spiced nuts, a staple for many of us during the holidays. Whether as a feature on the appetizer table or coming as a present in a tin box, spiced nuts can warm us on the coldest winter nights. My recipe below will surely put some sweat on your brow. This is the first…

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Coffee-Walnut Layer Cake [Except I Used Pecans] from Retro Cakes and Cookies

    So darned good. I took one look at this cake, in Retro Cakes and Cookies by Wendy Sweetser, and I had to make it. Coffee flavor and nuts. Oh, this is an English recipe and they want walnuts. Suzen is not anti-English – she’d live in London – but she’s not a walnut…

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