Suzi's Blog

Zucchini, Tomato, Onion, Ricotta Salata and Bread Salad

Oh, it’s winter and grilling is something you probably cannot conceive of. For this salad, you need grilled veggies but you can do this indoors. Your stove may have a grilling section, or you can buy a simple grilling surface to fit over your regular burners. Why now, in the middle of winter? This salad…

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Brian’s Party Potato Salad

Ah, dinner party, uh? You’re having people over. Hot, no HOT, summer nights. What’s better than a crisp, cool potato salad? And so easy to make for 10 or 12 or 20 people. Just scale it up. Well, actually, there are a couple of stops here. There is someone who does not like hardboiled eggs.…

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Three Things to Do After the Chicken Comes Out of the Oven

    Congratulations. You’ve just cooked a chicken. You may be carving it up, prematurely because you are eager to get to the table. What’s the next thing you do? Clean that roasting pan while it is hot and before things begin to “clunk” on the bottom and sides? The Veggies No. Leave the pan.…

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Frozen Iceberg Lettuce with Champagne Vinegar

  There are people who do not believe in evolution or genetics. I think they are wrong. This recipe all started many years ago when I met Maria Guarnaschelli. CBTB was selected for testing The Joy of Cooking and Maria was the editor. At the time Maria told us of her daughter, Alex, who was…

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