Holy Guacamole: Thank You, Zack Berger!

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we have another fun family recipe to help you celebrate this Mexican holiday in style. We are so lucky to be surrounded by a family full of foodies, and my cousin Zack Berger is no exception. Zack is big, bold, clever and funny, and his recipe for “Rough…
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Sue Asp’s (Grandmother’s) Date-Filled Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Contest Recipe

The entry phase of our Holiday Heritage Recipe Contest has come to a close, and it’s time to start narrowing down the selections. Tony and I will be spending the next 48 hours +/- reading through each contestant’s entry and story to choose our favorites and with almost 40 recipes entered we know that we…
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Grandma’s Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies: A Holiday Heritage Recipe From Susan Hanson

Today the Contest Spotlight is shining on Susan Hanson and her mother’s recipe for Old-Fashioned Soft Sugar Cookies. When Giovanni saw the photos Susan sent us of these colorfully festive holiday sweets, he put his hands to his cheeks and with wide eyes proclaimed, “Award-winning cookies!” While he alone will not determine our contest’s winner,…
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Holiday Heritage Contest Recipe: Donna Kelly’s (Family’s) Joy To The World Balls

Many of our readers have asked us to extend the entry deadline in our Holiday Heritage Recipe Conthelostitaliantest as the late Thanksgiving this year has set back the holiday baking schedule. In the spirit of Christmas, we are extending our entry deadline to give you one more week to get your baking done and send…
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Even-Better Fish Tacos!

My sister and her family were visiting us over the Fourth of July, and we had an amazing three days together of food, family and fun. We enjoyed several of the summer recipes we’ve featured recently in our weekly newspaper column and even made a local update to our Baja Fish Tacos. We featured this…
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