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Preserved Home: Spice up pumpkin with this Alfredo recipe

Preserved Home: Spice up pumpkin with this Alfredo recipe

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

October 25, 2016


Filed under NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

Fall is my favorite season, so I jumped on the pumpkin wagon. But instead of buying something pumpkin flavored, I wanted to cook something with actual pumpkin — something fresh and creative.

Preserved Home: Use your noggin and create your own eggnog

Preserved Home: Use your noggin and create your own eggnog

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

December 20, 2015


Filed under NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

My eggnog drinking experience reminds me of the “Three Bears” story — one is too sweet, one is too rich, and the other one is devoid of any warm notes of spice. Until making eggnog myself, I hadn't found one that was “just right.” The search for a seasonal jug of cheer was difficult, in ...

Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Laura Woolfrey Macklem

November 11, 2015


Filed under NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

One of the biggest challenges for the holiday host is spending time with guests while still meeting all the expectations of a holiday meal. And certainly, if you have out-of-town company, you aren’t just preparing one big meal, but several in between for your guests. The stress is enough to take the jingle o...

CARLSBAD: Rotary hosts 33rd Oktoberfest Oct. 3

September 24, 2015


Filed under Carlsbad, CURRENT EVENTS

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Rotary Clubs invite residents to the 33rd Annual Oktoberfest, presented by ViaSat, on Oct. 3 at Holiday Park from noon to 10 p.m. The event includes music, events and food — from the traditional German meal of bratwurst and sausage with potato salad and sauerkraut to grilled...

Preserved Home: Homemade pickled carrots make a tasty treat

Preserved Home: Homemade pickled carrots make a tasty treat

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

December 16, 2014


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

It’s always been my challenge to take a vegetable someone in my family doesn’t like and discover how to change their mind via an interesting recipe. I call them gateway recipes. For instance, I introduced my children to kale by making a cheesy kale gratin. Yes, it was laden with cream and cheese, but...

ENCINITAS: Fall festival returns Nov. 23

November 21, 2014


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Encinitas

ENCINITAS — The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association presents the 24th Annual Fall Festival on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In downtown Encinitas. Visitors to the fair, sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, can drop by more than 450 booths and dozens of downtown Encinitas merchants Fairgoers can also...

Preserved Home: Putting up with potatoes

Preserved Home: Putting up with potatoes

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem

November 18, 2014


Filed under Food, NORTH COAST TASTE, Preserved Home

There is a domestic urban myth that potatoes don’t freeze well. Most everyone I know is under that impression, and is amazed when I tell them otherwise. With the holidays upon us, and potato sales at their prime, I’ll tell you some creative ways to stock up on potatoes for several months, including...

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