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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

Published on August 31st, 2022
Ever-so-slightly tart Swiss jelly roll makes the perfect summer treat
We had this delightful raspberry dessert at a lodge a few weeks ago and it was so fabulous that I promised myself I was going to try to recreate it. What made this particular Swiss roll so delicious was that the filling was made with a blend of yogurt, whipped cream ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 17th, 2022
Fruity and fabulous Peach Plumb Crumb Pie
It's definitely fruit pie season, and with peaches and plums beautifully ripe at the produce markets, this is a good one to make right now. I make a lot of pies, but there are two new things I did with this pie that I'd never done before. First of all, I combined fresh ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on August 3rd, 2022
Garden gazpacho, served chilled, makes a perfectly refreshing summer soup
Garden fresh gazpacho is the perfect summer soup with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, poblano peppers, jalape¤o, cilantro, garlic, grilled red onion and fresh lime juice. Like a liquid salad, this raw veggie soup (served chilled) is so refreshing and delicious in ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on July 20th, 2022
Buttery scones the perfect breakfast treat
Scones are just an all around special breakfast treat. They seem so fancy! We love them with a bit of a shortbread texture . nice and crispy on the edges, but still soft in the center. What makes scones especially fun is the myriad ways you can make them - plain or ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on July 6th, 2022
Moist, chocolatey and delicious French almond flour cake
This gluten-free chocolate cake recipe comes via my younger brother, John Michael Paul, who is a Catholic priest and has lived in Europe for many, many years. One of his good friends, Isa Lefevre Pontalis, served him this delicious cake one day when he was visiting and ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on June 22nd, 2022
Homemade salsa the perfect color palate for Fourth of July festivities
I was trying to make a gluten-free chocolate cake, which would be great to share for Fourth of July gatherings, but it just wasn't coming together as planned. Sometimes this happens, and even though it can be frustrating, it opens the door for other ideas. So, at the ...By Susie Iventosch

Published on June 8th, 2022
Colorful, creamy pepper poppers make the perfect side dish
Back in the April 1, 2020 issue, we featured a recipe for homemade ricotta cheese. It's really fun to make and so delicious! Since then, we've used that recipe as an ingredient in many other recipes including these delicious pepper poppers.
By Susie Iventosch

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