Community Recipes

These recipes, submitted by Oakland North readers range from the traditional to the wildly innovative. Try them out and tell us what you think! To submit your own culinary favorites email: lillian.mongeau@oaklandnorth.net Subject: RECIPE!

Mama’s Persimmon Bread

Serina Elliott is a graduate of the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program of St. Vincent de Paul. She was previously featured in a video on OaklandNorth.net about the culinary program’s Guest Chef Series and...

Curried Bananas

I’ve been enjoying Thanksgiving with a group of good friends for the past thirty-some years. We all cook, and the various members’ contributions range from the traditional to the exotic. I myself took the yummy...

Rustic Rice

I found this recipe in a magazine about 15 years ago. I think it was in Gourmet but I’m not 100 percent certain. I adapted the original recipe a bit and have been making it...

Nana’s Famous Peanut Butter Chews

This recipe was submitted by Chef Michael Stamm, the Executive Chef Instructor for the Kitchen of Champions, a culinary training program offered by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County and a...