Suzi's Blog

Bourbon and Marmalade-Glazed Drumsticks from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When acclaimed author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand she meant chicken, the whole chicken, and nothing but chicken. It’s a single topic book: chicken. It’s the best chicken book I have ever seen. This was the first recipe Suzi and I prepared: Bourdon and Marmalade-Glazed Drumsticks. She is the bourbon person. I…

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Duck à L’Orange from The Duck Cookbook by James Peterson

Cliché is, of course, a French word. And you may think that it is centuries old, but it is not. The word only appeared in the mid-19th century and did not accelerate in use until around World War II. So cliché is relatively young. On the other hand Duck à L’Orange is definitely not a…

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Cinnamon Swirl Buttermilk Pound Cake with Orange Zest from Tish Boyle

Everyone seems to love pound cake. When there is a secret player of cinnamon streusel, the love only deepens. You will know this cake is perfect long before you bake it. How? Just taste the batter. In Step 4, author Tish Boyle of The Cake Book has you beat sugar and butter for an extended…

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Florida Cocktail Cordial from Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

How you gonna spend the weekend? The calendar says that winter is almost gone. Here in the Catskill Mountains, winter really never came. Our driveway was plowed once. We never had enough snow to use our snowshoes. Suzen is smiling. Not a winter girl much anymore. More of a tropical girl each year. From the…

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