Susie Iventosch

New cookbook whisks together recipes and taxes

A local writer’s new cookbook is about more than creating delicious meals. It’s also food for thought. Columnist Susie Iventosch’s “Tax Bites & Tasty Morsels – Who’s B ...

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: Sweet treat sure to put zest into Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is around the corner and there are lots of fun local adventures to take “Mom” on that weekend. You can opt for a whirlwind studio tour of several well-known loca ...

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 ...