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Kitchen Talk

Turn up the heat on home cooking

Crock around the clock with pork

For most families in Sonoma County, this week marks back-to-school time.  It seems unfair that our kids have to head back to the classroom just as the weather warms up outdoors, but such is life on the West Coast this summer.  When kids are running from school to soccer practice to homework, it’s always a bit more hectic for mom and dad as well. So busy families who want to eat right may want to plan ahead and throw dinner into the… Read More »

Student eats on the cheap

As college kids get ready to return to campus this fall, many of them are packing up for their first apartment and brushing up on their cooking skills. Along with the Tupperware and the frying pan, grab  a copy of “$5 A Meal College Cookbook: Good Cheap Food For When You Need To Eat” by Rhonda Lauret Parkinson and B. E. Horton (Adams Media, 2010) The soft-cover cookbook costs just $9.95 and offers more than 300 money-saving meals, plus a… Read More »