Food & Wine

Bring on the heat with enchiladas

When I was living in New Mexico I grew fond of the Hatch green chilis grown in the region. Ever since then green chilis and cumin have become a staple in my kitchen. I don’ ...

More recipes from the serious sauce series

Last week I talked about the five mother sauces and this week I am continuing my focus on sauces. I made an amazing lobster mac and cheese recipe that is a meal in itself. I made i ...

Dill pickles with a bite

Wynona Buxton has another trick up her culinary sleeve with a new twist on spicing up store-bought dill pickle chips. “They’re hot and spicy. I call them spicy sweet ...

New style in Old Town: Carpe Vino celebrates a decade of dining

The effervescent glow of evenings in Old Town Auburn are reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Café Terrace on the Place du Forum.” The painter’s ...

Feeling saucy: Swordfish with béarnaise sauce and herb-lemon risotto

Sauces can take a dish from good to great, wonderful to wow, marvelous to magnificent … . I think you get the picture. Mac and cheese is really just macaroni in a cheese s ...

After yard work: Something light but hearty

As you know it was a very, shall I say, warm weekend. I had plenty of yard work that needed to get done since I missed doing my chores last weekend due to rain. So, warm or not, I ...

Cool and creamy coconut cake

Wynona Buxton, pictured, shares with us a coconut cake recipe she has been making for many years. The recipe was passed down to her from her aunt. “It was always my husba ...

New York strip seared steakhouse style

I don’t eat red meat often. So when I do I choose a nice thick lean cut cooked to juicy perfection. This 1 pound, custom-cut 2-inch-thick New York strip was just what I neede ...

One honey of a salad

Hey cuties! Let’s mix up some rice and yummy, juicy mandarins. In this brown rice salad recipe, the rice was cooked in water seasoned with olive oil fused with blood orange ...

Simple eats, easy cheats

A coworker said, “Hey, I want you to try this really yummy egg thing my wife made.” He brought me a piping hot egg and ham muffin cup creation. I was pleasantly surpr ...

Wynona Buxton’s banana bread bursting with flavor

Preheat oven to 325 F Bake time: About 1 hr. In large mixing bowl combine: 1 cup sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ...

Growing food from scraps

Here is a list of some of the foods you can re-grow: Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage Lettuce, bok choy and cabbage are relatively easy to grow from scraps. Instead of throwing ...

Sometimes perfection just happens

I was thinking about ways I could spring new life into my left over corned beef and cabbage. I thought with all the rain we have been having, a nice warm soulful corned beef and ca ...

Whip up a luscious lemon meringue pie

Wynona Buxton whipped up some luscious lemon meringue pie this week to share with Auburn Journal readers. Next week she is sharing her banana bread. So buy your bananas soon, as ...

Corned beef and cabbage: More than a tradition

Reene is short for Maureen and my maiden name is McCarthy, so no one ever asked me where my father was from. Being raised by an Irish father, corned beef and cabbage was often se ...