Food & Wine

Quick and easy quiche

This spinach quiche recipe is one Wynona Buxton learned while living in Oklahoma. “I usually make it about once a month, especially when my grandson has late meetings,&rdqu ...

Spicy brown rice fritters have pop

If you make ham for dinner, it usually means yummy leftovers. This recipe is a twist on Italian arancini using California brown rice, ham, cheeses and Serrano peppers. Frying wit ...

Roasted beet carpaccio

For the roasted beet salad INGREDIENTS 4 medium red beets 1 bunch fresh basil ½ cup cashews (toasted and chopped) 1 cup English spring peas (removed from pod) ...

Subtly spicy fish tacos

One of my favorite trips was to Los Cabos, Mexico. Being gluten free is really simple when the majority of the foods there are rice, beans and corn. My husband and I took this ...

Sizzling, satisfying coconut tilapia

This light dinner option is perfect for the warmer days leading up to summer. Impress your guests with this coconut crusted tilapia and zesty fruit salsa. Place over a bed of s ...

Seared ahi tuna crusted with toasted quinoa and chia

Seared ahi tuna Crusted with toasted quinoa and chia Ingredients 12 ounce ahi tuna steak (2-inch thick x 3-inch wide) 1 tablespoon canola or grape seed oil 1 red jalap ...

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 ...