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Published on March 15th, 2023
Irish Soda Bread a perfect staple for St. Patrick's Day
It's just so much fun working with fellow Lamorinda Weekly writers who love to cook and discover new recipes as much as I do. Sora O'Doherty is just one of those, and she is always sending me fun recipe ideas for dishes that have caught her attention. This latest ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on March 1st, 2023
These delicious heart healthy crackers pack a protein-rich punch
We were a little late to the seed cracker party, since no one in our family is sensitive to gluten, but I was intrigued by a package of them at a local cheese shop, and decided to give them a try. I love seeds and nuts of all kinds, but had never had a cracker full of ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on February 15th, 2023
Time is the secret ingredient in this French Onion Soup
Last week, when temps dipped across the country, and ice storms persisted, I decided there was no place like home, and no better time for French Onion Soup! There is nothing like a steaming bowl of hot soup to warm a winter's day, and classic French Onion Soup is a ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on February 1st, 2023
Colorful carrot concoction wows with shallots and cranberries
I cannot get over the splendor of all of the colorful carrots available in the markets these days. My very favorites are the maroon carrots with the orange center, which are now available in bunches all by themselves. They tend to be just a tad bit sweeter than regular ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on January 18th, 2023
Enjoy the soothing scent of baked apples in these delicious buttermilk muffins
This is another one of those recipes that a friend gave me years ago, and it has sat in my to-do pile for probably the past 15 years or so. Yikes. Sometimes you just need a bit of motivation to pull out the mimeographed pages and start whipping up recipes. I had ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on January 4th, 2023
This souffle-like loaf is perfect as a side or cut into savory bites
This savory olive dish resembles a loaf of bread, but is really more like a combination of bread and quiche. The consistency is kind of like a fallen soufflé, but it slices like bread. While it's a little hard to describe, it's super easy to eat (a lot) of the ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 21st, 2022
What's better than a Bundt with a perfect toffee crunch?
This dark chocolate Bundt cake is the perfect holiday dessert, complete with brown butter icing and bits of English toffee scattered over the top. Whenever I think of toffee, I think of holiday cookie baking and candy making, and English toffee is one of my favorites. ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on December 7th, 2022
Pass the plate with these fabulously festive holiday crostini
`Tis the season for holiday gatherings and here are a few festive crostini ideas to pass around your crowd! I just love the colors in these little appetizers and the flavors are so good, but each very different. Roasted cherry tomatoes pair beautifully with turkey ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on November 23rd, 2022
Get ready for cookie season with these over-the-top Oreo Krispie Treats
Cookie season is coming and I have to admit, there's almost nothing better than a good old fashioned Rice Krispies Treat! This one, made with brown butter and Oreo cookie crumbs, is the perfect addition to your holiday cookie exchange. Rice Krispie Treats are super ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on November 9th, 2022
Great taste, less time with this banana bread redux
Do you ever have overripe bananas? It always happens to us, because it seems that whenever I buy bananas, we never eat all of them before they start to get mushy and brown. What do you do with mushy bananas? That's when I freeze them for banana bread, which does get ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 26th, 2022
Make these mini Jack-o'-Lantern stuffed peppers, perfect for Halloween
We love a good Halloween project and this one is deliciously edible! Carve orange bell peppers with cute little pumpkin faces and then stuff them with whatever filling you like, from rice and veggies to meat and cheese. Bake them in a casserole dish until the filling ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on October 12th, 2022
Bubbly goodness of Butternut Squash Lasagna perfect for fall
A friend of mine made this butternut squash lasagna for us about 10 years ago and it was so delicious that I asked her for the recipe. I'd never had a lasagna quite like it before. She emailed it to me right away and there it sat in my "recipes to try" pile for the ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 28th, 2022
Roasted Tomato and Pepper Romesco Sauce perfect for pasta or pita chip dip
Romesco sauce is a perfectly delicious roasted tomato and pepper sauce originating from the Catalonia region in northeastern Spain. It's most commonly used as a sauce to accompany fish or meat, but we also love it over roasted veggies, or as a sauce over pasta, ...By Susie Iventosch


Published on September 14th, 2022
A 'Pear-fectly' delicious dessert, ripe for the season
Our Lamorinda Weekly publisher, Andy Scheck, sent me this pear cake recipe and it sounded very intriguing. Made with fresh pears, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, quick oats, blond raisins, and a wee bit of whisky or rum, it is a fun one to try! Andy enjoys cooking, and ...By Susie Iventosch



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