Author Archives: Maria

Make It or Fake It

In a time crunch? If you need a great dessert to finish out celebrating the holidays, go to Scandia Bakery (Looks like the the rest of the world did, judging by the table piled high with fulfilled orders at Sonoma’s … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life

Some just get lucky. Others assume it is their God-given right.

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Crisp, White and Beloved the World Over

No this is not another Armenian riddle. These little fried strips of dough that are dusted with powdered sugar apparently make frequent celebratory appearances under different names on Norwegian, Russian, Italian, and Austrian dessert tables. I recently embarked on a … Continue reading

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Yum!

It got eaten so fast, only the glasses remained! My newly created recipe for rice pudding is so easy and so delicious, it was over before I could get the camera out. I wanted to make a comfort dessert to … Continue reading

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Turkey with Applesauce?

We’re so programmed to pair turkey with cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving celebrations, I wonder how many have considered applesauce as a side instead? Yes, I know cranberry sauce is pretty tasty, especially if it’s homemade, and that the apples may … Continue reading

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Turkey Ordered?

Pop’s Thanksgiving Turkey As far back as I can remember, Pop was in charge of the Thanksgiving turkey, long before the bird came anywhere near the oven. He took this responsibility seriously starting with the purchase of the bird honored … Continue reading

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The Brown Derby Revisited

I’ve been enchanted with the Brown Derby ever since I was 16 and went to visit a friend of mine in Anaheim, California. We were old enough to drive, so with her father’s permission to use the family car, we … Continue reading

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Thousand Kernel Corn Chowder

As summer wraps up, the kids are back in school, but you’ll still find bushels of corn piled high at Safeway! It’s been a great crop this year, and one of the tastiest soups in season can be corn chowder. … Continue reading

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The Most Magnificent Plums

Their season is short, their taste imbeds in your memory forever! Developed by Massachusetts transplant and world renown botanist, Luther Burbank, the Santa Rosa Plum is perhaps the most aromatic of all the plums on the market. It’s delicious to … Continue reading

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Spunky Spoonburgers

It’s been so hot in Sonoma that even grilling on the barbeque seems like too much work. At this point I vote for some of Marilyn Morton’s Spoonburgers- quick, easy with the aura of a real burger if you broil … Continue reading

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