recipes

Pastas of the seven seas

Well, this week I celebrate with you my one-year anniversary doing the recipes for the Auburn Journal. It started out as a chance to promote the Mandarin Festival with recipes but ...

For the love of the doughnuts

Well, I can no longer hold out, summer is over. Please don’t tell the weather person that because after a pretty nice few weeks the heat is back. But now is time to let the b ...

Summer salads and slaw

Well, I am not ready to give up on summer yet. Pay no attention to the stores piled with Halloween candy, decorations and commercials on TV have turned to fall and Halloween. Today ...

Gingered Zucchini Marmalade

This unusual marmalade makes a great gift. Label it “Mystery Marma-lade” and see who can guess the secret ingredient. Ingredients 2 oranges 2 lemons ...

Back to school, snack to school

Well, school starts in just a few days and today we offer back-to-school recipes. Kids get tired of the PB&J sandwiches so it is time to expand our list of lunch box items. &n ...

Zuke rush

Well, with this heat, the gardens are in full bloom. Time for the zucchini rush to take over the world. Everyone will be offering zucchini from their gardens and what will we do wi ...

With the fair comes the fare

Well we are in the middle of summer and there is so much going on. California State Fair opens on Friday and this is always the highlight of summer. Some of you fear the adventure ...

Perfectly peachy summer

Well summer is in full bloom and that means the local farmers’ markets are bursting will summer treats. Peaches are my favorite fruit and they are ready to eat. I have alrea ...

Summer Solstice Preserves

This luscious preserve shouldn’t be limited to toast or PB&J sandwiches. Serve it over pancakes or French toast, or use it as a cake or crepe filling. Ingredients: ...

The day of the donuts

Well, last week we had National Donut Day and so this week I wanted to share my favorite homemade donut recipe. Rachael Ray’s Adult donuts are out of this world. And with the ...

From local farm to flavorful forks

Happy June! The year is half over and where did it go? Well today our recipes are inspired by the local farmers’ market. Every Saturday in Auburn or every Tuesday in Rosevil ...

Barbecue Pork Chops and Huli Huli Chicken

Well, I want to start off by thanking everyone that stop by the cooking stage at the Auburn Home Show and said hello. It was great hearing from everyone that enjoys the recipes. W ...

Rhubarb Strawberry Pie Filling

This tart and sweet pie filling is a delicious way to enjoy these early spring offerings. Use Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonagold, or other cooking apples for the best texture ...

Morsels for Memorial Day

Well this month is just flying by. We are almost ready for Memorial Day weekend and graduations. Let summer begin! May is official Barbecue Month and this week I challenge you to t ...

Three berry good recipes

This weekend the BerryFest is being held @ The Grounds in Roseville. This is Placer County’s first food festival of the year. Local strawberry farmers will be selling baskets ...