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10 Ways to Use White Pumpkins at Weddings

10 Ways to Use White Pumpkins at Weddings

(You’ll have to forgive me for a non-food post while I reminisce a little about my wedding. Tune in for some cookies, cupcakes, and a food travel post coming up soon!) Hello, autumn! I can’t believe it’s this time of year again. I had a lovely autumn wedding last October and after chatting with...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Labor Day Weekend Top 10: Aug 30th – Sept 1st

Labor Day Weekend Top 10: Aug 30th – Sept 1st

Listen to live music, climb aboard a vintage bus and learn how to carve wood at the Old Schoolhouse Museum during AMERICANA IN  OLD SACRAMENTO. Saturday – Monday FREE Be amazed at the sidewalk chalk art, listen to live music and check out the kids’ activities at the annual CHALK IT UP FESTIVAL in...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Chalk it Up Festival 2014

Chalk it Up Festival 2014

The annual Chalk It Up Festival is this weekend! It’s a great place to spend time as a family over Labor Day Weekend. Check out the amazing sidewalk chalk art, live music, and kids activities. This is always a super fun, FREE event! When: Saturday August 30 – Monday, September 1; 10am – 6pm...

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Girls on the Grid
How the GRID saved my Summer

Aug 29, 2014
How the GRID saved my Summer

By Traci Hines                     Transitions… What happens when you find yourself in the middle of change, a lot of change? It can be so unsettling and debilitating if you let it. This summer I found myself in the middle of tremendous change… lots of endings...

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Girls on the Grid
How to get a Date

Aug 28, 2014
How to get a Date

By Guest Blogger, Jenn Brian   How do I get a date? A common question with a not so simple answer.  Let’s break down the science of why we date to begin with.  Oh yes, it is simple; we either want companionship (also known as find someone to be in a relationship with), to get laid...

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Dr. Melissa Arca
For a Healthy School Year, Focus on These

For a Healthy School Year, Focus on These

Summer, it seems, has passed by in a flash and here we are…back to school. The morning rush is on. Kids are scrambling out the door, forgetting lunch boxes and homework on countertops everywhere. And though we may welcome the routine and earlier bedtimes, back to school can also mean an uptick in illnesses and...

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Vegetarianized
Tomato Strawberry Jam

Aug 27, 2014


Tates Kitchen
mint & cumin spiced lamb chops

Aug 27, 2014
mint & cumin spiced lamb chops

 This...or These actually...the Lamb Chops.Wow!This was our main course for the July TK dinner. These are amazing! There does seem to be a lot of ingredients needed to pull the marinade together but actual hands-on time is minimal and the res...

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Girls on the Grid
Sacramento Improving Birth Rally

Aug 27, 2014
Sacramento Improving Birth Rally

Kellie Edson Giving birth to my first child in February drastically changed my views on childbirth and maternity care. You don’t really think about it until you are living it. You go out and buy all the books and do all the research.  You desperately ask your mom friends about their experiences.  And most of...

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Undercover Caterer
Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Aug 27, 2014

Last year during Hatch chile season, I posted a recipe for breakfast tacos using a roasted Hatch chile that I’d gotten from my local grocer.  Soon after, I received a comment on that post asking me if it was a “real Hatch chile”.  Well, I didn’t know.  The commenter was a nice person from The...

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