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Cheese crackers taste just like store-bought

By Meghan Splawn Tribune Content Agency Cheese crackers, whether they are square or shaped like … Read more

Food & Drink Notes for September 12, 2017

ArtsHarvest Dinner slated for Saturday The Manzanita Writers Press will hold its annual ArtsHarvest Dinner … Read more

Fresh veggies brighten chowder

Whole milk, chicken broth and ham offer a decadent counterpart to fresh squash, potatoes and … Read more

Amped up sloppy joe features lamb ragu

T hough my Labor Day menu is typically centered on the grill, I have no … Read more

Food & Drink Notes for August 29, 2017

Barrels, Brews and Bites set Oct. 14 The Sonora Sunrise Rotary Club will present Barrels, … Read more

Meal planning: Structure over spontaneity may lead to better eating

When the clock approaches 5 p.m., do you start thinking about what’s for dinner? Many … Read more

Enjoy grilled corn two simple ways

One of summer's culinary high points is enjoying just-picked corn with its garden-fresh sweetness. I … Read more

Go bananas! Popular Asian ‘herb’ a healthy addition to recipes

These days, one of the most popular fruits in the bowl is the banana. But, … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for August 15, 2017

Arnold Lions to serve pancakes The Arnold Lions Club will hold its 28th annual Labor … Read more

Salad meets grill

This salad of grilled vegetables and beans tossed with lemon and dill tops grilled portobello … Read more

Humble corn a great base for tasty recipes

If you like corn (and who doesn’t), you have a lot in common with our … Read more

Avocado and tomato salad brightens a light luncheon

When faced with her husband having Type 2 diabetes, and her own struggles with weight, … Read more

How to make a better 'burger'

I used to cook portobello mushroom burgers all the time, but that went out the … Read more

Classic Italian sandwich a flavorful lunch or dinner pick

There’s a reason why you’ll find a Caprese panino at every autogrill in Italy. This … Read more

Slow-cooker brisket allows more time to socialize

Make your barbecue or cookout easy with this slow-cooker beef brisket recipe. Rauchbier, a smoky … Read more

The right sauce can make a barbecue better

With the thermometers soaring up through the 90s, it’s time to get out of the … Read more

Fourth of July ice cream pie is a no-fail summer treat

Desserts can be tricky for a Seriously Simple cook, especially as the temperature goes up. … Read more

A taste of the Big Island

Grilled pineapple tops flavorful turkey burgers to give this easy slider recipe Hawaiian flair. … Read more

Cocktail inspired by Popsicle is the bomb

The ice cream truck may have shunned the streets of the deep-woods neighborhood I grew … Read more

Accidental discovery led to favorite ingredient

I’ve got the bleus! Ooops! I mean I’ve got the blues, and lots of them … Read more

Step it up with French-style pudding, spectacular and rustic

Cherry season and white peach season usually coincide. I look forward to their relatively short … Read more

Fried chicken biscuits dripping with honey are a party pleaser

Fried chicken on its own? Perfection. Fried chicken and waffles? Double perfection, which means fried … Read more

Food Notes for June 13, 2017

Fast food orders benefit band The Sonora High School Golden Regiment Band will hold a … Read more

Put a Greek spin on a favorite lunch staple

Tuna salad that’s loaded with mayo and stuffed between two slices of wheat bread doesn’t … Read more

Oft-eaten rice the centerpiece of tasty recipes

With the world filled with so many people, cultures and traditions, it may seem difficult, … Read more

Surprise dad with grilled swordfish

Each year on Father’s Day I want to surprise my husband with something unexpected that … Read more

Cafe con leche pops put pep in your step

You can’t talk about breakfast in Cuba without talking about coffee. Be it cafecito or … Read more

CalaverasGROWN farmers’ market begins Thursday

The monthly CalaverasGROWN certified Farmers Market will begin June 8 at the UCCE Master Gardeners’ … Read more

Watermelon: Great on the grill

We’ve all had our fill of cold, refreshing watermelon in every form imaginable, but there’s … Read more

Sweet potatoes full of flavor and antioxidants

You know that rust colored vegetable we call sweet potatoes? Well, they are not potatoes … Read more

Classic pasta dish a good way to win mom over on her big day

It’s nearly impossible for me to see a plate of pillowy gnocchi without thinking of … Read more

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