Blogging Schedule in April for Suzi and Brian

Blogging Schedule in April for Suzi and Brian

Hello, I just wanted to explain some April changes you will see in the pace and content of blogging here. Normally, I try to post five cookbook reviews and seven recipes a week. I need to step back just a tad for the next three weeks. Suzi and I are going on spring...
TBT Recipe: On Pastry Cream

TBT Recipe: On Pastry Cream

  The core of many desserts is pastry cream. It’s that “elegant goo” that makes you begin to think about having seconds, before your wife stares you down. I did this comparison a few years of “pastry cream” and I discovered that it...
Happy New Year from Cooking by the Book

Happy New Year from Cooking by the Book

Suzi and I wish you all the best possible 2019. We’ll be here testing recipes, reading cookbooks, and blogging the best in books and recipes for you. That picture? It’s caponata from our trip last April to Sicily. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow....
Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Last year, our Christmas Day began with a few inches of snow. We live on a mountainside with ridges to the east and west. So morning direct sun takes a little time, but there is this wonderful blue tone to the first moments of the day. The air was still and all the...
Yes, Butterball, and It Is Perfect

Yes, Butterball, and It Is Perfect

If you google “how to roast a turkey” there are now about 30 million hits. Probably too much for you to consume as you the annual search for how to get a perfect turkey. Here’s an easier path. These pictures are from last Christmas when Suzi and I...