Central Market Annual Hatch Chile Festival

I was recently asked by Central Market to check out their Hatch Chile Festival.  Being new to Texas, and to grocery stores that actually CARRY things like Hatch Chiles, of course, I said yes. I live just outside of Houston, in a suburb called Spring.  Downtown is only about 15-20 minutes away, depending on the […]

Croissant Doughnuts… I’m Taking on the “Pull Off the Ultimate Pastry” Challenge from KitchenAid

For a year or more, I have been wanting to try my hand at making the trendiest trend in all of Food Land… the Cronut. But, time tends to slip away from me, and to be honest, a recipe as challenging as that just never seemed RIGHT. I needed a reason to contain myself in […]

Thanksgiving Food Safety…Keep Everyone Healthy!

I can’t promise you that everything you eat tomorrow will be fantastic.  Perhaps your cat hoarding Aunt Mathilda made that bread pudding again that’s chock full of Persian Furballs.  Maybe your newly married cousin experimented with an Éclair Cake recipe but didn’t know the difference between powdered sugar and regular sugar.  Perhaps grandma can’t taste […]

It’s a Guy (Fieri) Thing

Last week, believe it or not,  I had the privilege of speaking with Guy Fieri over the phone. Yes, me, Susan Whetzel, talking to THE Guy Fieri, host of several Food Network programs, including our household favorite, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  We love that show, and the recipes from it.  It seems that Guy is […]