recipes

Christmas cooking with Mom and Nana

Merry Christmas to everyone. This is the last Grazing with Gary before Christmas. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday with friends and family. For me, Christmas is always bitter ...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for three (recipes)

Well, less than two weeks until Christmas! Where has the year gone? There is still a lot of time for office parties, Christmas parties and cookie exchanges. When I use to cater for ...

Holly jolly holiday treats

How we love the holiday time of the year. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and if you have any leftovers in the fridge, it is time to toss it out. And the bad news keeps rolli ...

Oh ... fudge!

Well, it’s time to start making holiday gifts and this week and we offer nothing better than homemade fudge. The first one was my mother’s fudge recipe. She made it for ...

Tasty sides you'll give thanks for

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I hope you have a great day watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, watching football and eating great food. Just in case you are looking for s ...

Canning cranberries for the holidays

Whole cranberry sauce is a holiday staple on our tables. The texture and flavor of homemade sauce is perfect. Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce Makes about eight 8-ounce jars. ...

More mouth-watering mandarin recipes

We continue our mandarin recipes. It is all open season now. Today our recipe takes us back to the very first Mandarin Festival Recipe Contest. Way back when the festival was still ...

Mad about mandarins

Grazing with Gary Well, we made it to November and that means my hat changes to mandarins! Yes the first of the mandarins have made their way to the farmers’ market, The Man ...

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 ...