Tag: Lent

Pear & Pomegranate Salsa

Pear & Pomegranate Salsa

Hey all, I decided to take a pause with blogging because of what was happening in the wine country with the fires and it just didn’t seem right and trivial to post recipes during such a crisis. With the encouragement of my sister Carrie and […]

Aunt Joan’s bread

Aunt Joan’s bread

There are many of my recipes that just the scent of them in the kitchen brings loads of past memories and fun times into my head. In the summer my family used to rent a houseboat and tour around the many lakes and rivers California […]

Fig caviar

Fig caviar

One of my favorite memories of my childhood was my grandparent’s huge mission fig tree. My grandmother had made a little play area under the shade of the tree for her grandchildren. She had found a small old iron stove and put it under it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Sesame Green Bean Salad

Green beans always bring back memories of sitting next to my Gram-gram with a colander on my lap and one on hers, between us an empty bowl and a larger bowl filled with fresh green beans. While watching her favorite soap opera we would snap […]

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

A sweet potato by any other name is just … a yam. Well … not exactly. In northern America sweet potatoes are referred to as both, so if you are standing at the produce section the sign advertising sales on yams … chances are if […]