Suzi's Blog

Really Simple Guacamole

What makes a great guacamole? Brian and I don’t have a single favorite, but we do like a spicy version that uses hot pickles and the pickle juice instead of jalapenos. The pickles are southwestern and as incendiary as any jalapeno, just sweeter. In time for Super Bowl parties, Brian and I are happy to…

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Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Pepper and Watermelon Salad

I cling to summer. It seems the shortest of seasons. Winter must be six months longer. And while I do love my snowshoeing, I can wait. I treasure the idea of enjoying grand summer meals for just another month or two. I can’t win this war of the seasons. But we can all still win…

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Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Rice

Because I have corporate cooking events every day, and tests recipes, and tests cookbooks, my husband Brian exposed to a lot of food. Good food, I must say. And sometimes outstanding food. This southwestern dish is just incredible. The recipe, as presented below, fashions a side dish of substance. Or, you can serve a double…

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Roast Peppers in a Basic-Garlic Vinaigrette

It might surprise you, but but my husband does not alway succeed in the kitchen. And when he fails, I just love to help. “Did you rush again? Were you impatient? Did you measure that liquid in a dry measure cup?” I’ll query him to find out the truth and after twenty-five years together he’s…

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