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

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

Vegan ‘chowder’ as creamy as the real thing

This vegan sweet potato chowder delivers everything you want in a warm fall soup. It … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for November 7, 2017

Native Daughters to host annual vets’ dinner Ruby Parlor No. 46 of the Native Daughters … Read more

Cranberries an autumn favorite

Ah, autumn. Beautiful red, yellow and orange leaves on the trees, and colorful cranberries on … Read more

An appetizer so good it should be served for dinner

By Melissa Clark New York Times News Service When you’re invited to a friend’s house … Read more

Meatless chili full of zesty spices

By Danielle Centoni Tribune Content Agency This vegetarian chili has a fragrant touch of cinnamon … Read more

‘Swampy’ punch perfect for adult Halloween

By Diana Yen Tribune Content Agency Murky, green and swampy, this punch is sure to … Read more

A sweet treat, with no tricks

Author Jamie Schler has a sure-fire hit with her new cookbook, “Orange Appeal: Savory and … Read more

It’s hard to imagine, but in the near future, the temperature will drop and we … Read more

Vegetarian Taco Tuesday

In this vegetarian taco recipe, cauliflower is tossed with a smoky-tangy sauce made with honey, … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for October 17, 2017

Turkey Drive will help with holiday dinners The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency Food bank will … Read more

By JULIA MOSKIN New York Times News Service L ast fall, an aberrant chocolate chip … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for October 10, 2017

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

A weeknight meal that needs no introduction

In a hurry for dinner? Last-minute guests, perhaps, or just no time to dither? You’ve … Read more

Copycat shake is just for the grown-ups

At Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, the Seattle shop famous for deceivingly small chocolate cakes … Read more

Pack a better lunch your kids will actually eat

Snacking has taken over the way we eat and, given our propensity for unrelenting schedules … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for October 3, 2017

Golden Regiment to benefit from Big Macs The Golden Regiment Band on Wednesday will hold … Read more

Cake lets figs strut their stuff

Figs are showy fruit. They can’t help themselves. Even the plainest, drabbest fig will reveal … Read more

Basil a fresh and healthy addition to recipes

One of my most favorite herbs is basil. This pungent relative of mint has been … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for September 19, 2017

Golden Regiment Band will benefit from Big Macs The Golden Regiment Band on Oct. 4 … Read more

With these cookies, it's love at first bite

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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

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