Southern Summer Risotto in a Pressure Cooker: with Corn, Tomatoes and Bacon

All the Treasures of Summer in the South, in a Risotto: Southern Summer Risotto is simply an Italian-style rice dish, made in the easiest way I’ve ever made risotto: with a pressure cooker. I made this recipe up myself, by taking a basic risotto recipe, and changing up a few ingredients. It’s made with some […]


Smoky Chipotle Barbecue & Bacon Baked Beans

This recipe for Smoky Chipotle Barbecue and Bacon Baked Beans is so EASY, and so delicious, that I almost named them Susan’s Magical Baked Beans. The amount of flavor that’s in them IS magical, however, considering that so little effort is involved in making them. How These Baked Beans Got Their Name I didn’t name […]


Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]