Susie Iventosch

Polenta dish is perfect showcase for porcini mushrooms

It’s porcini season and if you look really hard, you can find these tasty mushrooms — fresh — in local markets from now through the middle of July. While dried porcini are us ...

Tasty Morsels: Savory stew strikes warming chord through the rain

This recipe comes from one of my favorite business owners in the area, a man who learned the dry cleaning trade from his French grandmother. While living with her in his late teens ...

Tasty Morsels: Kiwi sparks ideas for marinade, salad dressing

About two weeks ago I was on a mission to find something fresh and perhaps a bit unusual for a sauce to go with steak. Not after anything in particular, I drove down to Newcastle P ...

Tasty Morsels: Sandwich puts new light on eggs

I was in the Bay Area having an early dinner with a friend before my daughter’s show one evening in December and it was cold and blustery outside. To feel cozier, we sat near the ...

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: 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: Two Spicy Ladies’ flavors add extra zing to chicken dish

This easy chicken dish calls for a few herbs and spices, which reminds me … whenever you need to buy or replenish spices for your cupboard, think of Sher Jones and her business, ...

Tasty Morsels: Festive vanilla-chardonnay cupcakes are perfect for Fourth of July

July 4th vanilla-chardonnay cupcakes (Makes 16) Cupcakes 1½ sticks unsalted butter 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon salt 2 ...

Tasty Morsels: Sour cherry pie brings back sweet memories

Where I grew up in Michigan, I’m pretty sure no one ever heard of baking a cherry pie with sweet cherries. Instead, we always used the sour red cherries. My Aunt Cathy, who had t ...