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May 9, 2010 9:41 pm 
Updated: May 10, 2010 12:16 pm
A VERY French Lunch :Soufflé Au Fromage (Cheese Soufflé) Mr. B. was very surprised when I told him I was quite nervous about this soufflé, he was shocked to hear that I had never made a soufflé before, sweet or savory. I always take risks when I entertain, trying new recipes on old and… MORE
A Quickly falling souffle
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May 7, 2010 8:36 am 
Updated: May 8, 2010 1:53 pm
A VERY French Breakfast: Oeufs a la Fondue de Fromage (Poached Eggs on Canapes with Cheese Fondue Sauce)       Canapés-Croutons (Plain or Sautéed bread rounds)            Beurre clarifie (clarified Butter)       Oeufs Poches (Poached Eggs)   I wanted to do an egg recipe and… MORE
May 5, 2010 3:43 pm 
Updated: May 7, 2010 9:04 am
I have a bit of a problem. I collect cookbooks and then I don’t actually USE them to cook with. I read them like a book from cover to cover and then they go to my cookbook shelf rarely to be seen again. I am a digital girl and I am sad to say that I enjoy digital copies of newspapers,… MORE
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Apr. 21, 2010 3:14 pm 
Updated: Apr. 22, 2010 4:42 pm
I first started thinking about doing my own granola a couple of years back for a brunch I was throwing for about 15 ladies. Traditionally (back on the east coast) my brunches were served with lots of bacon, waffles, maybe a mac and cheese, you get the idea…well I was not going to get away with… MORE
Mar. 5, 2010 8:31 am 
Updated: May 3, 2010 8:04 pm
Who is bored with banana bread? ME! Ever since I started going food shopping bananas are always in my cart. You can’t buy them in individual stages of ripeness, NO, you have to buy 1 bunch and hope that you get to them before they go bad. Well, I always have good intentions in finishing them… MORE
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Mar. 3, 2010 9:59 am 
Updated: Mar. 3, 2010 7:42 pm
I have always loved Chinese food. Where I grew up we had some amazing Chinese food restaurants. Every Wednesday growing up we went to the local Chinese food restaurant for the Pu Pu Platter and some Shirley temples for me and my sis. I couldn’t get enough of the appetizers. Not sure if it was… MORE
Crispy Orange Beef
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Fried Rice
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Feb. 25, 2010 9:56 pm 
Updated: May 8, 2014 6:24 pm
THE Bickford’s Apple pancake brings only good memories. Actually Bickford’s in general brings back great memories. I have spent many mornings there with family and many late nights there with friends. Bickford’s is the North East’s Cracker Barrel. I have to say though Cracker Barrel is realllly… MORE
Apple Pancake
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Feb. 22, 2010 11:18 am 
Updated: Feb. 22, 2010 4:01 pm
I was reading one of several blogs that I follow and noticed a fish sandwich and WOW that was such a blast from the past! I knew instantly that was on the menu as quickly as possible.   I was not the normal kid who went to McDonalds and got the happy meal and was thrilled with the free… MORE
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Feb. 14, 2010 7:15 pm 
Updated: Feb. 14, 2010 7:16 pm
Throwing a super bowl party has been a tradition of mine for about 12 years now. As soon as I got my own place I used every excuse to throw a party. The place wasn’t big so the parties were pretty intimate which is really what you want anyway. I mean, everyone needs to have a comfy seat to… MORE
Buffalo Calzone
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Apple Pie
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Spinach & Artichoke Dip
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Feb. 10, 2010 5:29 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 11:38 am
I have started to read some really great blogs and I am learning so much and getting a wee bit more daring in the kitchen. I had always considered myself to be a pretty cultured cook…well, not really. So many different foods scare the daylights out of me. Let’s see, Indian and Asian food along… MORE
Chicken Tikka Masala
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Susan Best

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About Me
I have been in the kitchen with my mother and grandparents from very little. Dinner and the holidays were something I looked forward to so that I could enjoy great food and my family's company. Not much has changed except I run the show (in my own kitchen anyway) and I entertain all the time for my friends.
My favorite things to cook
anything I can grill, from steak to pizza
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas and Thanksgiving, between the lasagna and the turkey or prime rib, your tastebuds go crazy!
My cooking triumphs
My great grandfathers sauce and meatballs and my grandmothers coconut cake!
My cooking tragedies
biscotti, I have tried the same recipe as my mothers in 2 different ovens and it never works. I cannot figure out what the problem is!
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