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Published on January 19th, 2022
Super healthy Mediterranean charcuterie board just in time for the Super Bowl
Charcuterie boards are all the rage lately, and with good reason . they are beautiful, festive and delicious, with an assortment to please anyone's palate! I recently saw a board that was the size of a six-foot-long banquet table. That one was amazing and so i ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on January 5th, 2022
Crispy, fluffy air-fried falafel perfect for New Year's resolutions
We love falafel, but since most falafel is fried in oil, we have rarely eaten it . until now! That's where the magic of the air fryer comes in. It's a game changer in my opinion, because it doesn't need all of that extra oil to make the falafel crispy. We are so happy, ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 22nd, 2021
The perfect pastry pairing for a morning coffee pick-me-up
I love it when cafes offer rugelach among their pastry selection, because they are the perfect sweet bite to pair with coffee. They've always reminded me of the cinnamon roll-ups my mom used to make with leftover pie dough, but rugelach dough is made with cream cheese ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on December 8th, 2021
This delicious delicacy helps folks dive into decadent sauces
We love a good naan and it's hard to beat when you go to a restaurant that has this delicious item on the menu. Hot out of the skillet, naan is the perfect implement for scooping up sauces - especially curry sauces, but really any good sauce that's worth savoring ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on November 24th, 2021
Simple way to bring delicious vitamin-packed winter squash to the table
Maybe we should first start by explaining what the heck is a carnival squash? It's a relative newcomer in the squash world, developed in 1991. Although not as commonly seen in the markets as its cousins, acorn, delicata, butternut, or other more familiar squashes, it ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on November 10th, 2021
Strawberry fans will fall in love with this luscious layer cake
I recently had a visit with one of my friends, who had just come from a bicycle tour in Natchez, Mississippi. She asked me if I'd ever had strawberry layer cake. Apparently it is a famous dessert in Mississippi (I've yet to visit Mississippi), and she couldn't get ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on October 27th, 2021
Sage brown butter sauce accents fall flavors in this gnocchi dish
This is a fun dish to make, especially at this time of year when cranberries and pumpkins are in season and the fall flavors are all the rage. We love brown butter in almost anything, but this sage brown butter complements the pumpkin and cranberries so well, I ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on October 13th, 2021
This spiced pumpkin butter is perfect for fall
Fall is in the air and that means it's time for pumpkin recipes! So how about some pumpkin butter? It's really just like apple butter, only made with pumpkin pur‚e, brown sugar, pure maple syrup, spices, vanilla and a little splash of apple juice. It's tasty with ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on September 29th, 2021
Finely ground nuts a perfect swap in gluten-free salmon cakes
These salmon cakes are so tasty - and gluten-free, too. No one in our family has gluten issues, but being a food columnist, and cooking for a large group this past summer with a variety of dietary restrictions, I realized that I needed to step up my GF game! I haven't ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on September 15th, 2021
Energy bites pack flavorful punch
These little nuggets are full of energy, made with so many delicious nuts and seeds! They are crunchy and creamy, and salty and sweet, and tasty and healthy and easy . oh my! They are super flavorful, made with almond butter, oats, raisins, dried cranberries, toasted ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on September 1st, 2021
Moist and flavorful quinoa cakes fit the veggie burger bill
In July, my daughter, Courtney, and I were in Vermont to be the camp "chefs" for an adventure cycling tour. We somehow managed to cook breakfast and dinner for 24 hungry riders . in campgrounds! Let me just say, that was probably the hardest either of us had ever ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 18th, 2021
Chicken & Herb Sausage for seniors - or discriminating diners of any age
Local reporter Sora O'Doherty and I share a love of cooking and we email back and forth about food and recipes quite often in between issues of the Lamorinda Weekly. Sora is an avid cook and always has fun recipes, cooking tips, and interesting websites for me to check ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 4th, 2021
Tackle summertime sizzle with refreshing fruit-filled rosˇ sangria
We love a good summery cocktail and there is almost nothing more refreshing for an afternoon in the backyard than a pitcher of fruity sangria. With hints of strawberry, orange, grapefruit, lime, cucumber and mint, this drink is sure to make you and your guests happy! ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on July 21st, 2021
Hint of salt makes these bittersweet chocolate cookies sing
I have been eyeing this recipe in my old metal recipe box for a couple of years now, wondering who in the heck gave it to me. I don't recognize the handwriting and there's no one's name on it. Also, the 5x7 card is in immaculate condition, indicating that we'd never ...By Susie Iventosch

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