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

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

Food & Drink Notes for April 10, 2018

Old tradition revived in Angels Camp A Whiskerino Dinner Dance, a kick-off event leading up … Read more

Stuffed peppers easy and delicious

Stuffed peppers are what dinner dreams are made of. They can be filled with any … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for April 3, 2018

Old tradition revived in Angels Camp A Whiskerino Dinner Dance, a kick-off event leading up … Read more

Yes. Chocolate for breakfast

No matter how much cream and honey you pour into your bowl, no matter the … Read more

How to cook perfect salmon fillets, always

When it comes to simple, quick weeknight meals, salmon fillets always have a place in … Read more

Brighten up Passover table with modern dishes

Passover is the annual holiday that commemorates the Jews’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. It … Read more

Food and Drink Notes for March 27, 2018

Annual Cioppino Dinner set for Friday The Sonora Lions Club will present it annual Harvey … Read more

Mayonnaise a base for tasty dips

Shakespeare once wrote, “Time cannot wither, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” He was referring … Read more

Turn to dark chocolate for a heart-healthy treat

The mighty Mayans touted it as the “Food of the Gods,” and ever since millions … Read more

Stuffed cabbage recipe is weeknight friendly

Stuffed cabbage is a comforting winter dish that also makes a complete meal. The traditional … Read more

Ancient ingredient still used today

One of the oldest foods we enjoy and cook with today was domesticated by Native … Read more

#
The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.