Suzanne Elizabeth Anderson was born in Fort Lauderdale, attended the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship for swimming, and then worked on Wall Street. She left the bright lights of the big city fifteen years ago and traveled the world. Suzanne now lives in the mountains of Colorado, with three very large Newfoundland dogs, and pursues her dream of writing books.
Need a new menu for your Thanksgiving feast this year?
How about this one...
Truffled Turkey with White Wine Gravy
Wild Mushroom and Brioche Stuffing
Cranberry Apple Relish
Buttered Brussels Leaves
Spiced Pumpkin Creme Brûlée
If that sounds good to you, then run...don't walk to your nearest bookstore to buy Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai.
This unassuming cookbook is chock full of menus and recipes th
Sometimes we just need to change our perspective...
a complete change of view from where we have been...to help us figure out where we want to go next...
and sometimes our minds need a rest, so that our imaginations can soar to new heights.
Here is a meal that the entire family can enjoy preparing together, has infinite varieties to suit everyone's taste and it's fun to make!
This recipe was inspired by a recipe for stuffed pumpkin from Dorie Greenspan's wonderful cookbook: Around My French Table. I've adapted the recipe by using individual sized pumpkins and using different ingredients for the stuffing.
But that's the beauty of this recipe...you can change the stuffing ingredients to what you have in the pa
Try this: write down your question on a piece of paper, in the form of a letter to God.
Then sit quietly in meditation and prayer and speak your question to God, as if you were speaking with a friend.
Then, open up your Bible and see what God has to say to you about your question.
Can you find a message that He wants to share with you, to give your guidance, comfort, and the answer you're looking for?
At first, I hesitated to order the MEAT AND POTATOES cookbook because over the course of the past six months I've changed my diet to a 'mostly vegetable' based diet. Where I used to eat meat seven days a week, I now have meat twice a week.
Which is not to say that I dislike meat...I love a good steak. Or a grilled veal chop. And bacon is still my friend....
However, my changing the frequency of eating meat has elevated its place. I expect more from the experience, I wan
It's a perfect autumn day here in my corner of Colorado, so we're enjoying lunch outside on the deck.
I'm keeping it quick and light to match the feeling of the day. I had chicken fingers soaking overnnight in kefir (tastes just liike buttermilk, and you can use that as well to tenderize the chicken meat and give it great flavor).
Then I place about a cup of flour in a gallon-sized zip top plastic bag, added pepper, season salt, and all-purpose herb seasoning, mixed it all togt
There is something about breaking your first loaf of bread from 'scratch' that is confidence building and leaves you with the sense that you can take on more than you imagined.
At least, that was my experience after I baked my first loaf of bread.
And that first loaf of bread was thanks to Jim Lahey's 'No-knead' long-rise method of making bread. I believe that everyone should bake a loaf of bread from scratch at least once. And then teach the same technique to you
If you are a long-time reader of this blog, you know that I have been job hunting for a long-time without much luck. It's frustrating because I know that I am qualified and that if given the opportunity that I could be an outstanding contributor to a company.
My first love is writing. I am proud of the books I've written, because they represent a dream-come-true. When I left my investment banking job in New York, almost 20 years ago, it was to discover and pursue a career I loved. I sincer
This is my favorite slow-cooker soup of all time and so simple to make! You can literally throw together the ingredients in five minutes, turn on your slow cooker, and come home to a delicious rustic stew that your entire family will love.
3 carrots quartered and diced
1 shallot or small onion diced
1 small bunch lacinato kale chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 or 3 cloves of garlic - finely diced
2 bay leaves
1 rind of parmesan cheese
Do you ever feel embarrassed to share your faith?
Which is why I often write about my own doubts and insecurities in my relationship with God, rather than trying to convince anyone else to do things my way.
These verses from the Apostle Paul have changed my perspective.
No matter how inadequate I feel, I don't have to worry. If I am willing to get out of my own way, the Holy Spirit will work through me and take my inadequate words and make them into a Message that G
Whenever I'm about to start a new writing project, no matter how excited I am, or sure that it's a great idea, I am beset with insecurities.
For example, this week I decided that a six-week Bible study of Ephesians would be my next Christian living book. I'd been praying and seeking inspiration for a book idea for the last six months, but nothing sparked my imagination so strongly that I knew its excitement would stay with me through the long hours required to bring a book into existence.&
BRASSICAS by Laura Russell, is described as 'cooking the world's healthiest vegetables. I would describe it as a practical, entry-level cookbook that will encourage you to add these vegetables to your weekly cooking menus.
For this review, I tried out Laura's recipe for broccoli frittata with pepper jack cheese. In addition to the broccoli, I added mushrooms and some mixed 'super greens' (which included kale, spinach, and arugula) that I had in the 'fridge. The frittata turned out b
From time to time we will face difficult decisions that come out of the blue and leave us breathless. We don't know what to do, or even if we are capable of choosing the right way.
This is when we need to stop...and pray.
Sometimes it is better not to move too fast, just slow down and seek God's will and direction.
Take a moment, or a day, or a week, to sit back and just exhale and trust that our answer is on the way.
Turn to God in prayer. Seek His wisdom through reading
The Linear Nature of Time and the Deep End of the Pool
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
A MAP OF HEAVEN
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"But the fruit of the Sprit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." - Galatians 5:22-23
I didn't sleep well last night. I tossed and turned throughout the night, worrying about my career and everything related to that.
When I began my devotions this morning, I read the verse above from Galatians.
Oh, how I long for that peace.
Then, a snippet from the verse from 1 Corinthians popped into my he
Psalm 51 The Message (MSG)A David Psalm, After He Was Confronted by Nathan About the Affair with Bathsheba51 1-3 Generous in love—God, give grace!
Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.
Scrub away my guilt,
soak out my sins in your laundry.
I know how bad I’ve been;
my sins are staring me down.4-6 You’re the One I’ve violated, and you’ve seen
Two Months after Their Meeting in Paris
All the days ordained for me were written in your bookbefore one of them came to be.
He ran through the freezing rain, darting across the puddle-strewn street on the Lower West Side of Manhattan on a darkening night just on the cusp between spring and summer. He was late, and it was the opening of her exhibit.
Two months after she'd vanished without a trace, he received an invitation in
I saw this cover on a pre-made book cover site, probably a year ago...and now that I would like to order it, I can't find the site...
Do you know who the book cover designer of this is?
Please contact me.