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Preserved Home: Homemade dip can be answer to ‘fake news’ snacks

Preserved Home: Homemade dip can be answer to ‘fake news’ snacks

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

October 10, 2018


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

One of my favorite snack recipes is layered Greek dip, which makes a substantial number of servings. Homemade hummus is topped with layers of vegetables, whole Greek yogurt, olives and feta cheese.

Preserved Home: No wonder why one-pot dishes are deliciously easy

Preserved Home: No wonder why one-pot dishes are deliciously easy

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

March 6, 2018


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

Today’s busy cook is veering away from just quick, to quick and healthy. It’s my opinion the days of the blue and green dinosaur shaped chicken nugget are coming to an end. People want real food.

Preserved Home: Mexican-style rice recipe recalls fond memories of Fidel’s

Preserved Home: Mexican-style rice recipe recalls fond memories of Fidel’s

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

October 19, 2017


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

It’s possibly nervy thinking I have anything to serve up Southern California’s community in terms of a Mexican rice recipe, but I absolutely do. I might not have an abuela who passed down authentic Mexican recipes, but I grew up in Southern California, and know what good Mexican rice tastes like. The standard for me was set years ago at Carlsbad’s Fidel's Mexican Restaurant. It’s now called Norte, but to some of us, it will always be Fidel’s.

Preserved Home: Dumplings, grits make for old-fashioned deliciousness

Preserved Home: Dumplings, grits make for old-fashioned deliciousness

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

June 5, 2017


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

Thumbing through the yellowed recipe cards from years back, I can see glimpses of times gone by — the ingredients, the lingo, and the simplicity. I loved the stains and crinkles on the cards, thinking of busy hands pulling them out of the box, hurrying to get dinner served on time. My grandmother ate poor man’s soup, but there is only a richness in the care, creativity, and even worry people faced, and still face today, about nourishing their families.

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