Welcome!

 

I love where I live. With Sonoma’s breathtaking beauty among her rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and the close-knit community I am blessed to call home, it's easy to say I love what I do. As a real estate professional and food writer, Sonoma Dish endeavors to share with you my enthusiasm for living the wine country lifestyle.

 

Enjoy!

Simple Roast Turkey

Simple Roast Turkey Serves 8 1 10-12 pound whole turkey salt and freshly ground black pepper halved lemon quartered onion fresh thyme...

Plank Cooking

Cooking food outdoors over an open flame is the oldest form of food preparation known to man. The caveman was using fire out of...

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The iconic seasonal treat prepared at home with just pennies on the dollar. And pure deliciousness without the artificial flavors and...

Fried green Tomatoes

Serve up with a bold dash of hot sauce and buttermilk dressing alongside. Fried Green Tomatoes Serves 4 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon...

Perfectly Grilled Steak

Perfectly Grilled Steak Serves 4 4 1 ½ inch thick boneless New York strip steaks (about 12 ounces each) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup Serves 4 to 6 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 tablespoons freshly grated ginger 2 pounds...

Savory Bread Pudding

Savory Bread Pudding Serves 6 8 leftover dinner rolls, torn into 2-inch pieces or 4 cups bread stuffing 12 ounces roast turkey, shredded...

Brandied Fruitcake

Brandied Fruitcake Makes 2 cakes butter for pans 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground...

Caramelized Roasted Root Vegetables

Caramelized Roasted Root Vegetables Serves 6 carrots, parsnips, celery root, turnips, rutabaga, onions 12 garlic cloves, peeled ¼ cup...

Hearty “Ghoulash” Soup

Hearty “Ghoulash” Soup Serves 6 ½ cup flour salt and ground black pepper 3 to 3 ½ pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes...

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese Serves 8 16 ounces dried elbow macaroni 4 cups chicken broth 3 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ teaspoon Dijon...

The Best Beef Burgers

The Best Beef Burgers Serves 4 1 ½ pounds 100% ground beef chuck 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard 2...

Fresh Mozzarella In 30 Minutes

30 Minute Mozzarella Yield: 1 pound ¼ teaspoon liquid rennet 1 ½ teaspoon citric acid 1 gallon whole milk 1 teaspoon salt 1. Mix the...

Grilled Peaches with Feta and Basil

Grilled Peaches with Feta and Basil Serves 4 3 peaches, halved and pits removed 4 ounces feta, crumbled 10-12 basil leaves, shredded...

Green Juice

The best green juice contains something earthy tasting (the greens), something slightly sweet and slightly tart. And a few water-worthy...

How to Eat an Artichoke

Steaming is the preferred method of cooking the globe artichoke. A tug on a leaf that comes away cleanly signifies a tender—and properly...

St. Patty’s Day Celebration Dinner

Tender beef finished with a caramelizing hot-sweet glaze tempers the spiciness with perfection. The horseradish cream sauce complements...