Cookbook Review: Searing Inspiration

Cookbook Review: Searing Inspiration

Utterly delicious. Searing Inspiration was published in 2018 and I got an early copy. And then stuff happened and I lost track of the book. I uncovered it this weekend and truly regret the delay in telling you about this most important book. The subtitle here tells...
Duck Confit Quesadillas

Duck Confit Quesadillas

For the Super Bowl, we did have guacamole and chips but passed on the nachos. We had duck confit in our kitchen and Suzi wanted to go upscale: quesadillas filled with that duck, two kinds of cheese, caramelized onions, and a dash of hot pepper relish. This was...
Merry Christmas from Cooking by the Book 2019

Merry Christmas from Cooking by the Book 2019

  Suzi and I wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. We’ve had a great year of food and recipes and cookbooks. We’ll finish off December with a flourish and then dive into 2020. We did have turkey for Thanksgiving. And our super turkey recipe, from...
Christmas and Eggnog, oh, What Eggnog

Christmas and Eggnog, oh, What Eggnog

For Christmas and New Years you need a holiday beverage of distinction. Here it is. I’ve posted this before, and I will again. This is the best, the very best eggnog you will ever have. Forget those cardboard cartons in the grocery store. Make this, imbibe, and...
Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones

Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones

“I have cranberries. I want scones. Find a recipe.” Thus commanded my wife. It was a pleasant command. She knows how to bribe me. I went to the web and quickly found this recipe with an extra benefit: the scones have the zest of an orange and then a light orange...