Author: auntmomos

Asian Chicken Bites

Asian Chicken Bites

When I am preparing for an event at the winery I first find out what wines we are serving … this is a huge help in what I want to create, and figure out what ingredients. White grapes have very little tannin, red grapes have […]

Mom’s Cheesy Anaheims

Mom’s Cheesy Anaheims

Oh my goodness … this recipe is almost embarrassing; it’s so easy. Which makes sense why my mother created it … not only was she a physician, she was also a mother of four children, owned a cattle ranch, a vineyard and helped run a […]

Drunken Chicken Pate

Drunken Chicken Pate

The reasons why I created this recipe … ease, taste, and storage. Ease … the best thing about chicken livers is you can find them in most super markets; unlike other poultry livers. Trust me; I have tried. The other great reason why to make […]

Deviled Tomatoes

Deviled Tomatoes

The only thing that is difficult in this recipe is having the patience for everything to be done and cool down — yes, you are reading correctly … the cooking time is three-and-a-half hours. Many of my recipes are ones you can make in advance […]

Mom’s Cheese Sandwich Pie

Mom’s Cheese Sandwich Pie

You are in for a treat … especially if you love cheese. The cheese sandwich pie is something that has to be tried to believe. It is incredible. I love serving it because of the reactions I get from guests. One of our friends after […]

Poached pear arugula salad with hazelnut

Poached pear arugula salad with hazelnut

My sister Carrie turned me onto the wonders of hazelnut oil and arugula. Seriously, all you have to do is mix the two together for something fun to top a sandwich or use as a side dish. Did you know that in other countries arugula […]

Crab stuffed Porties

Crab stuffed Porties

I developed this recipe for one of my dearest friends … she was new to cooking, things with bones freak her out, it had to be quick and she loves seafood and mushrooms. She wanted something fancy to make for a fella; I told her […]

Firecracker shrimp

Firecracker shrimp

These appetizers get their name from the fact when they are fried they look like an old-fashioned firecracker. I’ve been making these for a while, especially once my nieces discovered that they loved shrimp. Now the pairing with the Taco Shop Avocado Sauce¬†http://auntmomos.com/taco-shop-avocado-sauce/ was a […]

Taco Shop Avocado Sauce

Taco Shop Avocado Sauce

Salsa believe-or-not is another word for sauce. Wait … what? Yeppers, and it doesn’t have to have tomato in it either … The best thing about salsas? They are easy! That’s why I always make sure during barrel-tasting events as well as other smaller events […]

Gram-gram’s peach upside-down cake

Gram-gram’s peach upside-down cake

It’s my Gram-gram’s birthday week! Who is Gram-gram? She was definitely a force of nature and my fiercely loyal grandmother. I always know that her birthday is coming up because it was during Summer solstice week. She always told me that God wanted her to […]