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...
Naverre-Style Trout

Naverre-Style Trout

  I love trout. I think the shape is as slick as the best fighter jet. My love does not prevent me from catching them. Or cooking them. Pan-fried trout is just something I never tire of. Technically, this is a spring recipe as you’ll see, but trout are...