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2019 Salsa Contest

September 7 at the Redding Farmers’ Market Ready to present your bestest-most-loved salsa recipe? Enter your salsa in the 2019 Salsa Contest at the Redding Farmers Market on September 7th. Farmers’ Market Schedule 7:30 am – Market opens 8:30 am – Fresh Salsa demonstration presented by Chef Cal DeMercurio 8:30-9:15 […]

Bread and Butter Pickles

When a recipe is handed down from person to person to person, you know it’s a keeper. This recipe came from a neighbor, to my dad, to me, then to my husband, who then used them in his restaurants on the burger menu. This is a simple recipe for preparing […]

Cooking with Doni

Well, we did it! Dinner for 8 is in the books! If you’re a local reader, you are all too aware of the Carr Fire that raged through the west side of our city six months ago. That never ending night of Thursday, July 26th brought our entire community to […]

Cabbage to the Rescue

Chef Husband: “I picked up some corned beef to make Reubens. Do we have any sauerkraut in the fridge?” Mrs. Chef: “No, but we have cabbage and I can make a quick kraut!” After a year of learning at the side of my skilled and experienced husband, I can absolutely […]

Taking a Waldorf Salad in a New Direction

I was having a hankering for a classic wintry salad, the Waldorf. I gathered together my apples and celery, but oops, no walnuts were on hand. Not a total game changer, but it opened up the possibility of taking the salad in a slightly different direction. Chef Husband brought to […]

Heck of an Anniversary

This last weekend marked a big annual event for us…our wedding anniversary. It’s usually an occasion we go out of our way to celebrate, especially with food and wine. However, this year fell into the unusual category. We are currently celebrating three weeks post surgery for Chef Husband’s shoulder, which […]

Florentine Tacos

If you’re not afraid of butter and sugar…this recipe is for you. I have recently added to my skill set the ability to make and mold Florentines (almond lace cookies). On our most recent adventure, Chef Husband had the idea to take Florentines, mold them into the shape of a taco shell, […]

All in a Day’s Work

I simply couldn’t believe it, it was exactly two weeks to the day. This last Thursday, Chef Husband and I were on our way to Fall River to cater a four-day weekend retreat for a small group, about an hour and a half away from Redding. As we drove along Hwy […]