Birthday “Pup” Cake

Making food for your family pets is easy and pet- healthy. Ellie, our  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, is celebrating her second birthday! This Birthday PupCake is made with all natural ingredients…including A Tavola Together Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Cook, […]

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Pizza Dough Mix at the Bethlehem Bakery

Prior to Christmas, parishioners of St Peter Lutheran Church of Lodi, CA produced their annual Journey to Christmas – featuring a walk-through of six live scenes with witness actors and animals depicting the birth of Jesus. Attendees enjoyed an interactive […]

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I Love Veggies!

I plan to bring 3 vegetable side dishes to our Family Thanksgiving this year – as well as plenty of Focaccia! Here’s an easy Roast Vegetable Combination that features a variety of winter vegetables. Mix them up to your liking. […]

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Ginger Snaps

Yesterday, my daughter called and hinted that she has not had my Ginger Snap Cookies in such a long time. Sensing an urgent request from a homesick college freshman, I immediately set out to bake a batch to send to […]

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Let Them Eat Cake

Last night, Mary Graham Children’s Foundation and The Lucas Winery hosted their first annual Vineyard Toast – Wine Tasting and Food Pairing, benefiting the Mary Graham Trade School and College Scholarship Program. Chef Warren Ito prepared delicious, melt-in-your-mouth braised short […]

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Spaghetti with Meatballs

  Since the days of Café Luna, I have been in search of the ultimate Meatball recipe. In Italy, food is very regional and in Tuscany, where I come from, we do not eat meatballs with pasta. To be exact, […]

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Tortilla Soup – Good for a Rainy Day

I can’t think of a better rainy day recipe as the 2nd of three storm systems continues to drop so much rain that our pool is almost overflowing! This is one of those “shopping in my pantry” meals – so […]

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Tomato Sauce with Elk Sausage

Some close friends recently gave me some elk sausage, as they are quick to share their game bounty. I made a crowd-pleasing spaghetti sauce. (Elk meat is leaner and higher in protein than beef or chicken.) Tomato Sauce with Elk […]

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Butter Lettuce Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

Our most recent cooking class at the Draeger’s Gourmet Cooking School featured this delicious salad as a perfect fall starter. It combines familiar ingredients of lettuce, cheese and nuts with a surprise guest – butternut squash. Butter Lettuce Salad with […]

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