Suzi's Blog

Mexican Meatball and Pasta Soup

I, uh, wanted something unhealthy for dinner. Not really terribly unhealthy. Just a lot of cheese and some meat and … “No.” Suzen said. She took the magazine from me, sat, turned pages, stood up and showed me a picture. “You’ll like this. I’m making it.” Now, at that point I had choice of actions,…

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Michele’s Favorite Tortilla Soup

My daughter-in-law Michele grew up in Kansas City. But she went to college and graduate school in Texas and now lives in Austin. She is very proud of this soup. And I will say rightfully so. You remember how French Onion soup seems so satisfying. Well, this is a serious rival. The broth and chicken…

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Hot Fish Soup

  This is a recipe for a very authentic Southeast Asian soup. That authentic character means this is a multistage recipe, building to a sumptuous conclusion. There are a lot of ingredients and the preparation time is going to be about 3 hours.  Now, there is a tradition of fish on Christmas Eve. If you…

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A Meal for Mothers’ Day: Rice and Cabbage Minestra

Mothers’ Day approaches. Fathers and children are perplexed. You would love to cook a wonder for Mom, but, let’s face it, the kitchen is her domain. Her cooking skills are better than yours, much better. Now what? Time for a history lesson. Before there was a Rome, Central and Northern Italy had a wonderful civilization…

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