Slow(cooker) but easy recipes

For most of us, the busiest time of the year is approaching. With decorating, shopping … Read more

Celebrate Hanukkah with a festive blueberry crostata

I am big on fried potato pancakes (latkes) to celebrate Hanukkah. They never disappoint! But … Read more

Holiday guac adds a dash of fun to festivities

The holiday season is a busy time of year, with dining in and out, having … Read more

Quick dips can spice up holiday

It’s now November, and we have entered the tastiest time of the year! But it … Read more

Pumpkin roll not as tricky as you think

This delicately sweet and warmly spiced pumpkin cake tastes just as good as it looks, … Read more

A crash course in crash hot potatoes

I’ve been praising the versatility of eggs for as long as I can remember, but … Read more

Dining in

There are times when even the craziest cooking extremists, such as myself, don’t have the … Read more

Blueberry galette celebrates the season

A ritual included in my annual sojourn to my favorite blueberry U-pick farm — it’s … Read more

I am not a patient cook. I use lettuces without washing them because it takes … Read more

Right now, as high summer hits, and with it, an abundance of fresh, vibrant tomatoes, … Read more

Do you remember the first lunch you made for your child? Maybe it was bittersweet. … Read more

Get ready, it's burger time!

Even though we can get a good burger anytime of the year, there seems to … Read more

Up your burger game with homemade buns

To any real fan, a hamburger is never just a burger. Rather, it’s a work … Read more

A sweet salute to the red, white and blue

One of my favorite annual traditions is making this super-simple flag cake with my daughter. … Read more

Cucumbers play it cool in summer

Cucumbers are capable of much more than crunching up salads and soothing puffy eyes. They … Read more

An icebox cake casts its spell on strawberries

Coal-black cocoa wafers, dry and crumbly on their own, are layered with vanilla whipped cream … Read more

Lemony chicken wings soar above the rest

Served at a bar or at a casual summer gathering, chicken wings are crowd pleasers, … Read more

Steak on the grill ranks as one of the best summertime meals ever. Heck, best … Read more

Citrus Pudding Cake a bit of magic

A pudding cake is a mashup of a souffle and a cake, and it conveniently … Read more

Food Notes for June 12, 2018

Sonora Lions to hold Omelet Breakfast The Sonora Lions Club will hold an Omelet Breakfast … Read more

Herb by herb

If a pinch of fresh mint or basil makes any dish more fragrant, imagine what … Read more

Healthy eating can taste good, too

People often ask me what is your favorite cuisine — a difficult question for me … Read more

Hash out the breakfast details

Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, … Read more

Sweet facts about honey

We all know bees make honey, but you may be surprised to learn that honey … Read more

No-salt-added recipes can still be full of flavor

It is often said, “all things in moderation,” and that is a good suggestion; especially … Read more

Bagel pockets help ease the breakfast struggle

Weekday breakfast needs to be functional, right? Something that’s been made ahead that you can … Read more

Seasonal asparagus makes a tasty side

In this fast asparagus side dish recipe, hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese are mixed with breadcrumbs … Read more

4 ‘health’ foods that are bad for you

Healthy living can be harder than it sounds. You know you should exercise more and … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for April 17, 2018

Ladies Night Out will benefit Sober Grad A Ladies Night Out Dinner and Bingo set … Read more

Fabulous fry sauce

Last year my family relocated from Atlanta, Ga., to Boise, Idaho. Idaho, of course, is … Read more

A simple lemon cake that helped create a legend

When Craig Claiborne discovered Maida Heatter in 1968, she was already a bit of a … Read more

A top Texas butcher shares how to make beef jerky at home

Shawn Knowles is a self-described “old-school butcher” and owner of Old Town Market in Lewisville, … Read more

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