Suzi's Blog

Super Bowl Food Ideas: Wings, Dips, Cocktails and Desserts

It is less than a week to the Super Bowl and you have two decisions to make: who to root for and what to eat. This post was first published four years. While the Super Bowl teams have changed, our need for super food remains high. There are great ideas here for Chicken Wings, Dips,…

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Remembering Clint, a True Culinary Cat

I haven’t blogged in a week. It was an end of year sabbatical. It’s January 1, 2015, and I’m starting up the New Year today, not with a recipe or a review but with a remembrance. Last week Clint, one of our two cats, succumbed to a long illness. You may not think a cat…

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Happy Holidays from Our Team to Yours [and a recipe!]

    Our Signature Brioche Chocolate Bread Pudding Yield: generous 8 servings Ingredients: 6 large egg yolks (room temperature) 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup granulated sugar 1-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp kosher salt One 1-lb loaf brioche (or challah), cut into pieces 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped Preparation:…

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Smoked Beets with Charred Pecans and Buttermilk-Goat Cheese Cream from Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey by John Currence

I do like beets, but it was not the “beets” word that got me here. The “buttermilk-goat cheese cream” is the magic phrase. I am a sucker for cremas, of all colors and intensities. I fully admit: I am a sauce addict. Using buttermilk and goat cheese to make a sauce coating smoked beets? I’m…

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