Author: auntmomos

Cream of Mushroom soup with Marsala

Cream of Mushroom soup with Marsala

In the early 1900s there was a chemist Kikunae Ikeda who discovered a fifth taste we have inside our mouths called umami–now mind you there may be more tastes inside our mouths, but that’s a WHOLE ‘nother story and longer blog. In 1908 Ikeda produced […]

Maureen O’Sullivan’s Lemon Curd and Berry Pie

Maureen O’Sullivan’s Lemon Curd and Berry Pie

Lemon curd … oh how I love thee … for the tartness and the speed and ease of making thee … What … making lemon curd is easy? I know I am often writing about my recipes being easy, but this one is and it […]

Super Easy Poached Salmon

Super Easy Poached Salmon

It’s salmon season here in the bay area and I have to admit it’s my favorite time to shop for fish, as well as hear fishing stories from family and friends. Growing up on the ranch pretty much after we learned how to tie our […]

Aunt Momo’s Caters!

Aunt Momo’s Caters!

After years of customers requesting that I cater events outside of the winery, I have now started up a platter delivery business. All of my dishes are created for the ease of serving your guests. Everything is ready to unwrap and serve. Our trays are […]

What to do with all the Pears (???) Soup

What to do with all the Pears (???) Soup

I swear pear trees are related to the zucchini vine somehow because they are both so prolific. As with most of my recipes for events I always raided my parents’ garden before I came up with ideas what to serve folks. Dad and Mom purposefully […]

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 […]

Peeling pomegranates is easy!!!!

Peeling pomegranates is easy!!!!

Wait? What did that headline state? Yeppers it sure did! You will never get frustrated, loose fingernails and give up peeling a pomegranate again! First you make incisions near the blossom tip it will look like a hexagon; make sure you cut deep enough to […]

Mom’s Ricotta Doughnuts

Mom’s Ricotta Doughnuts

I was about seven when my mother got herself a Fry Daddy. I remember standing on the red kitchen stool and watching her take it out of the box. She winked at me and whispered, “You know what this makes? French fries.” My goodness my […]

Mom’s Caraway Brussels Sprouts

Mom’s Caraway Brussels Sprouts

My goodness Brussels sprouts have hit every restaurant menu … roasted, shaved, fried … you name it. Though to me the classic Brussels sprout recipe is the one that I grew up with. It’s pretty simple, and what I like the best is that the […]

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 […]