Balls of snickerdoodle dough kept in the freezer is a gift to Future You, photographed on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Memories of snickerdoodles

I asked my grandma if she had her mother’s snickerdoodle recipe.


Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion 
Homemade ice cream steeped with chai spices and churned with local honey is frozen and ready to be enjoyed, on Monday, Oct. 5, in Anchorage.

Churning ice cream at home

Winter is a great time to break out the ice cream machine


A plate of fried fish is photographed in this undated photo. Frying up cod or halibut in a beer batter is a delicious way to enjoy Alaska’s catch. (Photo by Victoria Petersen)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: A secret ingredient for fried fish

Victoria Petersen serves up beer-battered halibut with a not-so-secret ingredient.


Kachemak Cuisine: Gathered raspberries, mushrooms inspire recipes

See what’s being cooked up in Teri’s kitchen

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Use what’s in your kitchen to whip up delicious, creative meals. Salmon, greens, an assortment of spices and condiments can be used to make patties that will go inside a wrap or a pasta bowl. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Raiding the freezer: Raiding the freezer

Basic salmon patties can be used in an assortment of meals.

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