Gary Gilligan

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 ...

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 ...

Festival of flavorful asparagus

Well this last weekend was the official kick off to the festival season, San Joaquin Asparagus Festival kicked off their 33rd year. Serving up everything asparagus including aspara ...

Break into spring with a fun brunch frittata

Good day kids, we have made it past the halfway point in April. Taxes are paid, or extended, Spring break is over and the weekend is supposed to be great — warm weather. We ...

Brunch trio bursts with flavor

Well with Easter and Passover long gone for this year, we have officially licked off the season of brunch! The weather is starting to warm up, the trees and garden is bursting with ...

Tortellini, Italian Tuscan, baked potato and pasta e Fagioli soups

Well here we are, the fourth month of the year. One-quarter of the year has past. We have welcomed spring and had great barbecue weather the last week, but this weekend is going to ...

Egg-cellent recipes for one happy feaster

Well here we are the end of the third month of the year and only a few days away from Easter. Clean the kitchen and get the ovens warmed up. Here are some of my favorite recipes fo ...

Jazzing up the old leg of lamb

Happy Spring! Just don’t look outside because it is still winter outside. Where is the time going? We just finished with our Irish holiday and don’t blink because Easte ...

Four leaf clover, three beef corned

Well we have two days to get our Irish ready. How can we not cover Corned Beef? We have made it an American thing and, well, let’s just embrace it. If you’re thinking i ...

Irish classic dishes

Week two of Irish recipes. It is 17 days of food, fun and green beer. These two recipes I found in a storage tub under my house. We were cleaning out and getting rid of junk and ca ...

A feast for festive month

Well hello March. It’s my favorite month of the year. Not only is it my birth month, it’s also an Irish festival for the first half. With a last name of Gilligan, St. P ...

When life gives you lemons

Well this week has brought to my attention that everyone has lemons. My sister-in-law delivered me six shopping bags of lemons a few weeks ago, my neighbors are offering lemons, ...