The secret to better Thai dishes may already be in your fridge

Thai red curry paste is the condiment that’s started a thousand meals in my kitchen. … Read more

Where has this been all your life?

You could be forgiven if you’ve never eaten a butter tart. There is no flashy … Read more

Dutch baby casserole a crowd-pleaser

With its puffed edges and eggy pancake-meets-popover texture, a Dutch baby pancake is guaranteed to … Read more

Vertical chicken a go-to Friday night dinner

I have had many a heated conversation over how to roast a chicken. I even … Read more

A dish for lovers of non-fishy fish

There are “fishy” fish, and then there are non-fishy fish. And with its mild, milky … Read more

Swap the chips for a different game day snack

Swap tortilla chips for pita chips in this Mediterranean nacho recipe. For a party, create … Read more

Take your taste buds on a trip to Greece

One of the easiest, tastiest sheet pan chicken dinners picks up big flavor from a … Read more

Freeze soup for an easy cold-day meal

With cold weather probably hanging around for some time, I like to have a variety … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for January 16, 2018

Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown set for Feb. 10 The annual Chocolate Lovers’ Hoedown, a community dance … Read more

Rich, spicy one-pan meal good for breakfast, lunch or dinner

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in … Read more

Since no one ever seems to invite me to a pig pull or a crab … Read more

A hearty salad for a month of healthy eating

Current dietary wisdom dictates that to mitigate all the indulgences of the holidays, January becomes … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for January 9, 2018

Chili cook-off set for Saturday in Soulsbyville Chili chefs are invited to participate Saturday in … Read more

Pizza ‘tarts’ get the party started

If it were up to my fiance, the only appetizer that would be served in … Read more

It’s all about the sauce

A quick Asian orange sauce gives this healthy salmon dinner recipe bright flavor. No broccolini? … Read more

A cheesy appetizer

The alpine cheeses in this recipe are known for melting smoothly, which is key in … Read more

Make gougeres for your holiday guests

By MELISSA CLARK New York Times News Service Caviar and truffles are all well and … Read more

Dinner can be just a flash in the pan

From Martha Stewart Living Distributed by The New York Times Syndicate What’s for dinner? Easy … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for December 19, 2017

Pancake breakfast will benefit YLI projects A pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Young Ladies … Read more

Celebrate the holidays with a family project

To the modern cook, making a gingerbread house may seem nearly as daunting as building … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for December 12, 2017

4-H offers family drive-thru dinner A Drive-Thru Dinner set for Jan. 22 will raise funds … Read more

Sweet fruit and winter greens combine for healthy salad

Salad dressing made from sweet and mellow white balsamic vinegar balances out the assertive greens … Read more

Chocolate the star in holiday recipes

For most of us, December is the busiest month of the year. Starting with putting … Read more

Paired up pears star in Christmas cake recipe

This Torino-born cake is simple to make, but its success is based entirely on the … Read more

Trouble with picky eaters? Here’s the cure

The way to stop fighting about picky eating is to stop fighting. And a good … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for December 5, 2017

Soroptimist Crab Feed slated for Jan. 13 Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will hold its … Read more

Pizza for breakfast, but not the type you think

Eating leftover pizza for breakfast is a time-honored tradition. Whether you prefer it cold and … Read more

The promise of crispy, juicy, oven-baked chicken is one that kept me rushing home as … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for November 28, 2017

Lions Club charities will benefit from breakfast Charitable projects of the Sonora Lions Club will … Read more

Creamy soup, turkey picadillo great use of leftovers

This time of year, we are often bound by tradition. Before we remember the actual … Read more

Steak frites is a French bistro staple. Here we swap roasted sweet potatoes for the … Read more

Make mushrooms the center of attention

I had mushrooms on my mind, like an insidious song going round and round in … Read more

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