Susie Iventosch

Tasty Morsels: Pulled pork treat is worth the wait

I had such a fun morning on Monday. It started by taking all the holiday trash to the Meadow Vista Auburn Placer Disposal transfer station. It’s such a great feeling to clean out ...

Tasty Morsels: These green beans will have you toasting the roasting

You may think I have green beans on the mind lately, and it’s true — I do! One reason is because they are really pretty easy to prepare (you just need a willing pair of hands t ...

Tasty Morsels: Breakfast casserole is easy holiday fix

You know how you get those newsy letters from real estate agents and chambers of commerce? Well, I always like to give them the once-over, because often they have some nugget of in ...

Green bean dish is season’s greeting

This is a festive dish for the holidays and an easy way to get the veggies on the plate. The colors couldn’t be more perfect for Christmas dinner. The green beans look like holid ...

Sweet talking in the kitchen

Auburn’s Darlene Kotey is a candy maker from way back. For more than 50 years, she’s honed her toffee and peanut brittle skills and has always enjoyed giving candy to friends a ...

Tasty Morsels: Holiday tart gets extra crunch from area-grown walnuts

This is the time of year to load up on walnuts. Though it’s a time-consuming proposition, it’s kind of a fun to gather in the kitchen to shell the little treasures. And if you ...

Tasty Morsels: Sweet potatoes get savory treatment

Just like Congress, we have a divided family when it comes to certain issues. And around Thanksgiving, one of those issues is certain to be sweet potatoes. I love them, but my husb ...

Tasty Morsels: Sage, wheat germ add even more comfort to macaroni and cheese

Each fall, the first cold rains steer me directly to the kitchen for some new comfort food concoction. And though a good beef Burgundy and mashed potatoes are cozy foods, there is ...

Tasty Morsels: Pecan-crusted salmon flavors Canada visit

A few weeks ago, I received an enticing e-mail from Home & Garden editor Gloria Young. In it, she described a most wonderful dish she’d had while vacationing in Victoria, British ...

Tasty Morsels: Salad puts Brussels sprouts in new light

For most of us, there’s at least one vegetable we’d rather shove in our pocket than down our throat! My “pocket” vegetable is definitely beets, but for my older brother it ...

Tasty Morsels: Prize-winning dish is recipe for good eating

Who says it doesn’t pay to learn how to cook? Auburn’s own Jasmine French, 11, discovered on Saturday not only is cooking fun, but financially rewarding, too! In fact, she won ...

Tasty Morsels: Choice of apples makes the difference in pork chop dish

The Auburn Community Festival harvest recipe contest is just around the corner — this Saturday — and I can’t wait to see what delectable treats community members bring to the ...

Tasty Morsels: For a great tasting treat, just think purple

Having just returned from a visit to my younger brother who is a priest in Corsica (the Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born), I was a little stumped on what grea ...

Tasty Morsels: Chili sauce vinaigrette adds spice to fried calamari salad

Over the summer, our good friends celebrated the wedding of their oldest daughter. The festivities took place in Dallas, but since our flight arrived too late to participate in the ...

Rice dish would make great leftovers for kids’ lunches

Our good friends Dave and Debbie Krizman, she a counselor at Del Oro, and he a veteran English teacher at Placer High School, invited us to dinner early in the summer. The whole pr ...