rachel chaddock

Rachel's Recipes: What can you do with extra egg whites?

My recently published recipe for lemon bars required the use of four egg yolks. I find that sometimes people shy away from using that kind of recipe because they don’t know wha ...

Rachel's Recipes: Lemon bars are a sweet, yet tart, treat

Lemon bars aren’t a traditional holiday cookie in my family, but I think they might become one. This all started because the lovely Dottie Michelis of the Gold Country Rose Soci ...

Ranger cookies evoke holiday memories

I know that in this holiday season our thoughts are turned to visions of sweets – this is also a great way to show family and friends how much you care without breaking the bank! ...

Rachel's Recipes: Don’t avoid pork because of swine flu scare

I know, it’s another pork recipe! I promise to do something different for my next column. I tend to come up with recipes based on what’s on sale at the store that week, and po ...

Pork chops with apple glaze is seasonal treat

Pork chops and applesauce are a classic combination (and I never even watched the Brady Bunch!) and this is a twist on an old favorite. Apple cider vinegar gives a nice tang, and ...

No need to fear the larger cuts of meat

I am so glad that cooler weather is here. We redheads just aren’t made for 100-degree days, and as much as I love cooking out on the grill, I also love the comfort food of fall a ...

Crock-pot beans are easy, tasty and cheap

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about cooking on a budget lately. Granted, a few weeks ago I ran an ice cream recipe that contained 10 egg yolks but I normally don’t cook like t ...

Roast chicken a multi-purpose, affordable meal

One of the first meals I ever made entirely by myself was a roast chicken. I am fairly certain I saw the recipe in a teen magazine and this was the recommendation for “date nig ...

Bell peppers are perfect for stuffing

I used to think of stuffed bell peppers as a retro, sort of nasty dish. I think I remember my mom making it for us when I was younger, and I think I didn’t like it back then. I ...

Seafoam-green ice cream is minty fresh

Mint is one of my very favorite herbs. I could walk around with a bouquet of mint and just breathe it in. I’ve done just that in the past at the farmer’s market. Mint is in abu ...

Balsamic chicken is a simple, yet delicious dish

We eat a lot of chicken at our house (obviously! I think next week might be chicken, too), and I’m always trying to come up with new ways to serve it. Time is also of the essence ...

What are you going to do with all those zucchini?

Sunday, Aug. 8, was National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch night. And I missed it! I found out about this after the fact. The story is that this day was created ...

It's OK to go bananas over this ice cream

Ever since we first met, my husband has talked about growing up around his great grandmother in central California, and about the fact that while the other cousins would go out and ...

Heat bringing you down? Chill out with this cool soup

When I talked about this recipe, all my co-workers either gagged or rolled their eyes. When I brought it in, however, all I heard was “yum!” I love soup any time of the year, b ...

Spring means it’s time for asparagus and leek soup

It’s here! It’s here! Spring has arrived. Actually, a couple of weeks ago I thought we’d skipped spring entirely and gone into summer. With spring comes asparagus season. I ...