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Susan Bronson

location-pin Rhinelander, WI

School: Indiana University

Expertise: Recipe development; cooking techinques; baking; beer, wine & cocktails; product testing; gardening & plant care; grocery shopping

Susan Bronson

  • 10 years of professional food-writing experience
  • Writer for Taste of Home, Tripadvisor, USA Today, eHow, Birds & Blooms and Wcities
  • Food content contributor for WXPR public radio
  • WSET Level 2 Award in Wines in 2023


Susan is a food and wine writer and editor based in northern Wisconsin. In 2010, she created the food blog A Less Processed Life, which features made-from-scratch recipes that highlight locally grown ingredients. As a contributor for Taste of Home, Susan has written about twists on classic cocktails like apple cider sangria and maple old-fashioneds. She also shares tried-and-true cooking techniques and re-creates and reviews recipes from notable chefs, including Julia Child and Ina Garten. She lives on a small family farm with her husband and son, and loves tasting all that the Upper Midwest’s culinary landscape has to offer.


  • University of Dayton, bachelor's in biology
  • Indiana University, master's in journalism and public affairs

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Articles & Recipes

How to Freeze Tomatoes the Right Way

Want to savor your summer harvest year-round? Learn how to freeze tomatoes, plus which recipes are best for cooking with frozen tomatoes.

Brioche French Toast

If you like a sweeter breakfast over savory, this brioche french toast will hit the spot. Using soft, buttery, sweet brioche bread instead of regular Texas toast creates a heavenly, decadent bite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Gin Rickey

Club soda is added to a splash of gin and freshly squeezed lime juice to make a refreshing cocktail. It's a drink that's easy to switch up, too—try using different soda flavors or alcohol for a blend of flavors. —Susan Bronson, Rhinelander, Wisconsin