Coconut French Toast: Mama G reinvents a breakfast favorite

Coconut French Toast Mama G reinvents a breakfast favorite.   This simple and unique French toast recipe lives up to its full potential. Unlike traditional French toast, this delectable breakfast dish utilizes coconut milk for an inventive twist and ground coriander for a beautiful nutty aroma. Coupled with savory cinnamon, the flavors are irresistible. I created this quick and easy recipe by accident ...

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Mama G. shares a tasty holiday recipe––Christmas Eve Corn Bread

Christmas Eve Corn Bread Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) shares a tasty holiday recipe with a kick. It’s no surprise that the style of Mexican cuisine most typical of Arizona originates in Sonora. Beef, cheese, sour cream, masa, yellow corn, roasted green chilies, beans, and more distinguish this cuisine. The possibilities to tie all these delicious foods together is endless. After World War II, young families ...

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Pecan and Cherry Irish Soda Bread

Pecan and Cherry Irish Soda Bread  Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) on the sweet history of a delicious family staple.   Irish soda bread is a prized recipe that’s usually passed down from generation to generation. A quick bread made with baking soda as a leavening agent instead of the more common yeast breads, traditional Irish soda bread recipes started showing up around the 1840s. From the earliest time ...

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Mama G.’s onion ring recipe

Onion Rings Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) offers up an indulgent onion ring recipe. With lazy summer days, Labor Day, and barbecue top of mind, it’s the perfect time to fry up some savory onion rings, or as I fondly refer to them, vegetable doughnuts. My thick-cut onion rings are made from beautiful whole white onions and battered with a subtle blend of spices that allow the onion’s natural sweetness to shin ...

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Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) woks up a healthy stir-fry dish in North Valley Magazine

Asian Beef and Peppers Stir-fry is a fantastic, healthy cooking method because it emphasizes vegetables and places less focus on the meat and uses minimal oil. Plus, the high heat prevents more delicate nutrients from being destroyed. Oils that are used for stir-frying are generally lower in saturated fat. An entree will generally yield 350 to 400 calories per serving in contrast to a restaurant stir-fry th ...

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Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) woks up a healthy stir-fry dish in North Valley Magazine

Asian Beef and Peppers By Leann Grunwald   Stir-fry is a fantastic, healthy cooking method because it emphasizes vegetables and places less focus on the meat and uses minimal oil. Plus, the high heat prevents more delicate nutrients from being destroyed. Oils that are used for stir-frying are generally lower in saturated fat. An entree will generally yield 350 to 400 calories per serving in contrast to ...

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You Can Do What with Melons? Mama G. (aka Leann Grunwald) whips up a fresh idea in North Valley Magazine

Fresh Melon Sauté Sautéing, from the French sauté meaning “jumped” or “bounced,” references a method of tossing while cooking. It uses small amounts of fat—in this case, heart-healthy fat—in a heavy, wide pan with sloped sides over moderately high heat. For optimal sautéing, ingredients are cut into uniform shapes and sizes to facilitate fast and even cooking. Size does matter when sautéing, so take your ti ...

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