Food & Wine

The traditions and origins of tamales

Back in the late 1930s and the early 1940s, my parents would often drive to Montebello in California to buy tamales from a market where the building was shaped like a giant tamale. ...

Nuts about ‘cheesecake’

Who says dessert has to be unhealthy to taste good? This was by far the most delicious “cheesecake” I had ever had despite the fact that it was 100 percent vegan and re ...

Slow cooker recipe features the best of North Carolina BBQ

After Thanksgiving, you’ll probably be getting tired of turkey soon. I know I can get bored with the same old meat this time of year. While I’m all about using generous ...

Recipe contestants make most of mountain mandarins

They didn’t make our job easy. The entries into the Mountain Mandarin Festival's mandarin recipe contest were creative with great attention to detail. How about some ...

Cider roasted chicken suits a smaller crowd

Not every holiday meal calls for a turkey dinner. Some dinner parties truthfully just aren’t big enough and you’re left with an immense amount of leftovers. Now don&r ...

The holiday table: Tossing in a colorful salad - Acorn squash, pomegranate brightens up this veggie mix

Amid the heavier albeit tasty foods that surround the holidays, it is always nice to throw a salad into the mix. It makes us feel a little less guilty when we reach for the second ...

Peanut sauce makes Thai chicken tempting

Going back to a recipe I developed more than 20 years ago is like seeing a dear friend. Lately, I’ve been re-visiting recipes from my first cookbook, “Desperation Dinne ...

A colorful, tasty tart

Cooking with colors is one of my favorite things to do – especially when those colors are fall colors. Deep purple, green, and orange will brighten up any dish and entice wit ...

November is sweet potato month

The sweet potato, a root vegetable, is one of the most nutritious foods in the vegetable group. Often confused with yams and labeled as such in grocery stores, sweet potatoes are m ...

Rev up your morning with eggs in rice baskets

Looking for a fun brunch recipe or a grab-from-the-freezer breakfast? Try making ahead a batch of rice baskets, and that’s one less thing you have to do in the morning. T ...

Create a delicious dessert for holiday celebrations

Lavish meals are a large part of holiday celebrations, with many people indulging in dinners and desserts throughout the holiday season. This is a time when many families display t ...

Create a delicious dessert for holiday celebrations

Lavish meals are a large part of holiday celebrations, with many people indulging in dinners and desserts throughout the holiday season. This is a time when many families display t ...

A new spin on pizza pie

Vincent DiLeo is better known in the Auburn area for his fine art photography, but his close friends call him Chef Vinny. “I’ve been a home chef for many years, ever ...

Carrots and cabbage pair well with sautéed scallops

You might not think scallops go with cabbage, but I urge you to try today’s easy Scallops Sauté entree. In less than a half-hour, you will have a delicious, home-cooke ...

Gumbo warms up any tailgate party

For many fans who love to see their favorite sports in person, tailgating is as much fun as the event itself. And no tailgate is complete without ample amounts of food. Those who w ...