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

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

Blueberry coffee cake sweetens the deal on Mother’s Day

It can often feel like a lot of pressure to put together a meal for … Read more

Wine, food festival will benefit Rotary projects

A festival to celebrate the bounty of the gold country in August will also raise … Read more

Breakfast quesadilla offers a good start to a busy morning

Made in a big batch, these freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches are your solution to an easy … Read more

Adios, takeout!

This chipotle-flavored burrito bowl recipe is even better than takeout and just as fast. Loading … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for April 25, 2017

Foster youth benefit from breakfast An Omelette Breakfast on Saturday will benefit foster youth in … Read more

Egg sandwich has tangy zest, crispy pancetta

This egg salad recipe is spiked with dill and lemon zest. Crisp pancetta adds texture … Read more

Food Notes for April 18, 2017

Taste of Calaveras Saturday in Murphys The annual Taste of Calaveras will be held from … Read more

Oatmeal: Think outside the box

These baked oatmeal cups are not your average oat muffin. Crack into the thin, crispy … Read more

Bountiful meatloaf is loaded with veggies

This healthy meatloaf recipe uses ground turkey — which has a higher percentage of healthy … Read more

Nutritionist shares tips to help prevent osteoporosis

Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk … Read more

Quick and easy recipes begin with pasta

There are times when even the craziest of cooks, such as myself, haven’t the time … Read more

Time to wok ’n’ roll

This healthy pepper and pork stir-fry recipe has a citrusy mojo sauce. Because stir-fries cook … Read more

Mac and cheese upgrades nearly endless

It’s hard not to love boxed macaroni and cheese — it’s fast, cheap, and it … Read more

Teas helpful for weight, insomnia, immunity

Store aisles are full of herbal brews claiming to do everything from boosting your immunity … Read more

Health Notes for March 28, 2017

Annual cioppino dinner set for Friday The Sonora Lions Club will host its annual Harvey … Read more

Quick, easy, healthy salmon

In this quick dinner recipe, the delicious garlicky-mustardy mayo that tops baked salmon is very … Read more

Brighten up breakfast with strawberries

Springtime signals warmer temperatures, singing birds and an onslaught of spring produce like ramps, fava … Read more

Wines from the Bordeaux region return to excellence

“California vineyards have it too easy. To make good wine, the grapes need to struggle.” … Read more

Dinner in one dish

In this healthy dinner recipe, a cast-iron pan does double duty by searing the steaks … Read more

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