recipes

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 ...

Swiss chard in springtime

Swiss chard has to be one of the most beautiful vegetables I have ever seen. Its large, green leaves are ribbed with veins of pink, purple or red that run down to the pearly white ...

Get to know your leafy greens

How well do you know your leafy greens? Bundled on shelves at the farmers’ market or grocery store, they may look similar. But each kind has a distinct flavor. Pick one, som ...

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 ...

A toast to artichokes

You’ve heard of avocado toast, but what about artichoke toast? This may be your new guilty pleasure — regardless of whether or not you fall in a certain millennial age ...

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, ...