Lifestyle Picks

Editorial picks featuring lifestyle posts–food, travel, pets, bicycling, film, etc.

Guava Rose
Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

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Mar 16, 2015
Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon

Pot of Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Bacon, close upHere’s something to hit that sweet and sour craving. My csa boxes have been filled with cabbages for many months now, and this easy recipe I came up with has become an addicting favorite. Equally good with red or green cabbages....

Girls on the Grid
Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

Mar 16, 2015
Women Making History: Nilda Valmores, My Sister’s House

By Erica Root   It takes twenty seconds of courage to change a life. Earlier this month I sat down... read more

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52 Kitchen Adventures
Samoas Truffles

Samoas Truffles

After Thin Mints, Samoas (they’re actually called Caramel deLites here now, but I’m so used to saying Samoas!) are my favorite flavor of Girl Scouts cookie. After I made these Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes, I wanted to honor this slightly less popular, but still awesome cookie. Last year, I made Samoas Macaroons, which were inspired by...

Sacramento Vegan
Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

Mar 15, 2015
Ruffhaus Hot Dog Co.

Each of the last three Fridays, I've managed to combine two of my favorite activities -- browsing in bookstores and finding vegan food to blog about. This past Friday, these activities took me to El Dorado Hills, where I spent some quality time in Fac...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Back from Hawaii – Aloha! ☺

Mar 15, 2015
Back from Hawaii – Aloha! ☺

For the past year, I've been feeling an insatiable sense of wanderlust.  Most recently my inner travel bug was screaming:

 
 
So Mr. S and I took a little adventure (sans kidlets) to the magical island of sand, hula girls and malasadas last week. Since he had never been to the Land...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

Thin Mints S’mores Cupcakes

It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaar…no, it’s not Christmas – it’s Girl Scouts cookie season! Like most people, I can’t resist a box of Thin Mints. And there’s only one thing better than a plain Thin Mint: a Thin Mints s’more. It’s one of those desserts that’s so simple to make yet...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: March 13th – 15th

Weekend Top 10: March 13th – 15th

See your favorite super heroes battle the villains to save the universe in MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE at the Sleep Train Arena. Friday – Sunday Wear green and watch the annual ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE in Old Sacramento. Saturday FREE Come face to face with live reptiles at W.O.W. Science Museum’s REPTILE ROUNDUP. Saturday  Learn...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Marvel Universe Live Review

Marvel Universe Live Review

IT WAS A FIGHT FOR THE UNIVERSE…and it was AWESOME! Marvel Universe Live has come to Sacramento! It’s playing at the Sleep Train Arena tonight through this Sunday, March 15, 2015. Favorite Marvel characters come to life in this live-action arena show. Iron Man, Spiderman, Captain America and so many more of my boys’...

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Girls on the Grid
In Honor of Pi Day: Individual Fruit Pie Recipe

Mar 13, 2015
In Honor of Pi Day: Individual Fruit Pie Recipe

By Mary McCune  

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Girls on the Grid
Two Week’s Notice: Making the Big Move

Mar 13, 2015
Two Week’s Notice: Making the Big Move

By Yessenia Anderson “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where... read more

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