I see the world through food.  So here it is, my food journal.  Good eats and treats that bring me closer to friends and family.  So many of these recipes come from my sisters, and together we try to make the world a happier place, one meal at a time.

The goal of this blog is to share my favorite recipes with friends and family.  Someday I hope to have all my favorites ready here for my kids when they leave home.

I absolutely love to be in the kitchen and love learning new cooking techniques.  My husband and four kids are the best food critics and are constantly providing feedback as to what works and what doesn’t work.

Sometimes I make it outside the kitchen, but I feel a constant pull back into my “laboratory.”  As soon as the dishes are washed and the counters are clean I start dreaming of what is next.

I sell decorated sugar cookies locally in Salt Lake City on a very part-time basis.  Occasionally I ship to family or friends, but encourage those looking for decorated sugar cookies to find someone local.  Pricing depends on quantity ordered and complexity of design.

You can contact me through facebook:  or keep up to date on instagram.  Thanks for stopping by!

26 thoughts on “About me

  • August 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm
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    Hi Suzanne!

    I absolutely love the website!!! You are one talented person! I’m going to try some of your cookie recipies….I can never get my cookies to turn out!

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    • August 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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      Thanks Anna! Everything you make is perfect! I think cookies just can’t be rushed. Take care!

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  • September 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm
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    Ah Suz, you are making my mouth water with every single recipe! You do such a great job, thanks for sharing.

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    • September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm
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      Thanks for looking. I’m hoping to get all our family tried and true recipes on here. Right now they are a big mess on little scraps of paper – so hopefully I have the time to keep this up! More to come :)

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  • September 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm
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    I stumbled upon your BYU cookies when I was searching Pinterest for BYU party ideas. This seems like something you’re just really, really good at and do for fun. Do you do special orders by chance?? I would LOVE, love, LOVE some of those BYU cookies for BYU/Utah game day!!

    Please let me know. Thank you so much!
    Sheri

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    • September 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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      Sheri, I sent you an email. I do take special orders if it fits into my schedule. If you didn’t get it you can email me at spaylor@msn.com
      Thanks for looking.

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  • September 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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    Suz.
    I followed a link from Pinterest for the pretzels and realized that this was your website. Awesome. I hate to cook, but maybe I’ll try harder, and why are you so skinny? :)

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    • September 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm
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      KAren, I’m glad pinterest brought you here amiga. Cooking is not hard, it just washing all the dishes that is a pain. These pretzels are a labor of love but my kids love them. It’s one of their favorites.
      I’m not so skinny, the picture is deceiving – it was taken last year post marathons. Since then I’m back to my old self.
      Cuidate!

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  • October 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm
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    Hi Suzanne!! I love your site. You are so stinkin cute and talented! Do you sell/ship your cookies?

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    • October 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm
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      Hey Karen! Anyone can decorate cookies, it just takes practice! Yes, I ship and sell the cookies. Riley is so cute, it’s fun keeping up with everyone on Facebook. Thanks for looking. Sorry about the weeknight meals on here, my kids are using it as a reference. They just never photograph right! -Suzanne :)

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  • November 7, 2012 at 1:11 am
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    Hi Suzanne,
    I am so in love with these cookies! And wanted to know how much and are you willing to make 24 of them and have them shipped to Pa? Thanks hun! Lisa Marie

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    • November 7, 2012 at 2:36 pm
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      Lisa Marie,
      I’m not sure which cookies you are asking about! Please attach a link or email sweetsbysuz@gmail.com
      Thanks for looking!

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  • May 14, 2013 at 10:40 am
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    I have just made your Hello Kitty cookies (biscuits for English me) with 11 seven year old girls at my granddaughters birthday party.
    What a success!
    I did not add any raising agent to my cookie mix, as I find that they keep their shape better.
    I used white chocolate on the cookie, which sets very quickly and so the girls could take them coo home.

    Many thanks.

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    • June 14, 2013 at 2:38 am
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      What a great idea!!! White chocolate – yum!!! I need to try making my cookies without the raising agent. I’m just used to the flavor that way. I’m so glad these were a success! We love Hello Kitty too!
      Thanks for looking!
      Suzanne :)

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  • October 13, 2013 at 11:23 pm
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    Hi Suz,

    I really liked your Nightmare Before Christmas cookies!!I would like to surprise my best friend she is obsessed with that movie. I was wondering how much would it cost for you to make about 12 of them?
    Thanks so much!!!

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    • October 14, 2013 at 4:11 pm
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      Madison, I sent you an email from spaylor@msn.com – I’d love to help if it fits into my schedule.

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  • December 31, 2013 at 4:44 pm
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    I was looking for bakeries that sell fancy sugar cookies and this blog came up. I don’t think you sell your cookies, right? I wanted to get some fun cookies for a Downton Abbey themed tea party? Do you have any ideas? Thank you so much. Gretchen

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    • January 13, 2014 at 10:02 pm
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      Gretchen,
      I hope you enjoyed the Downton Abbey teacup cookies!
      Thanks for the order!
      Suzanne

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  • January 4, 2014 at 12:50 am
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    Hi Suzanne,

    Thank you for sharing wonderful recipes! I love your site!!! and a good thing is that Nicole loves to cook, she is not like me;) she loves to make us a good breakfast lunch or dinner, and cookies etc….so It is fantastic to find out about your site, I can’t believe I didn’t see this before. To bad we are not close for ordering some cookies from you!!! good luck with all!!!

    Muchos besos from Mexico City:)

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    • January 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm
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      Alessandra,
      I’m glad you found the site. I am just cooking for fun, and every now and then I take a custom order for friends or for family!
      We miss you guys! Let’s keep in touch~
      Suzanne

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  • February 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm
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    i want to know if you can make some cookies for a princess birthday and if you can send the cookies and how can i pay you

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  • May 14, 2014 at 11:19 pm
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    I am racking my brain on how to package my cookies, can I ask where you get your bags, for your Hello Kitty Cookies… Any help will be welcomed.

    Thank you!!

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  • August 25, 2014 at 6:14 am
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    Hi!
    I’m Lorenza and I’m a decorated cookies addicted from Itay …
    Congrats for your works, they’re amazing!
    Here in Italy we usually decor cookies with fondant, but I’m trying to learn USA tecniques with royal icing.
    I’ve not found yet a good recipe for the two different kind of consistence: stiffy and flood. Could you please help me about this? And for how many days can the royal icing resist when you’ve already prepared it?
    Thank u so much for the info
    Have a great day
    Lorenza

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    • August 26, 2014 at 5:01 am
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      Lorenza,
      Royal icing just takes practice. For stiff icing (outlining) think of maybe a toothpaste consistency – or thinner. The icing should hold a very soft, flowing peak. For a thin consistency the icing should flow like honey, and not hold any peak. If I get a chance I will make some videos. The best thing is just practice. It really depends on the particular design you are doing. If the icing is too thin it will flow off the cookie. If the icing is too thick it will be difficult to work with. Have you tried to make royal icing yet? My favorite lately is my royal glaze icing (google search; suzdaily royal glaze icing)
      I store royal icing in cleaned sealed container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks maximum. I know some people store it longer, but I like to be safe.
      Best of luck. Thanks for looking!
      Suzanne :)

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