Lifestyle Picks

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

Guava Rose
Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe

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Dec 8, 2014
Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe

Hawaiian Sweet Bread Ice Cream Bombe, top side viewI was thinking about British Christmas Puddings one day recently, when I got the idea of making a Christmas Ice Cream Bombe instead. To make it extra easy and yummy, I used King’s Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread. Like so many households in Hawaii, these rounds...

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A Girl And Her Fork
Sopapilla Cheesecake

Sopapilla Cheesecake

This weekend I took Kidlet #2 to see Big Hero 6. Have you seen it yet? It's such a cute movie with some great themes running through it- coping with grief, being a "nerd" is cool and how to take the high road instead of exacting revenge - just to name ...

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Girls on the Grid
Trail Hunting: A GOTG Guide to NorCal Hikes

Dec 8, 2014
Trail Hunting: A GOTG Guide to NorCal Hikes

    By Leia Ostermann   Sacramento is close to so many of nature’s great secrets – lakes, waterfalls, forests... read more

Sacramento Vegan
Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek

Road Trip! Ike’s Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek



I had lunch with my mom a few days ago at Ike's Love & Sandwiches in Walnut Creek. My son had been raving about the sandwiches, and since there are several vegan options on the menu, I'd been wanting to try it out.


As it turned out, there were so many...

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Baked Bree
Chocolate Rum Balls

Dec 7, 2014
Chocolate Rum Balls

I’m getting ready to watch William in the Christmas Parade, but I wanted to share this recipe with you. I made these Chocolate Rum Balls for Dixie Crystals and I have to be honest, I was surprised how popular they were at my house. My husband ate all of them. He normally...

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Girls on the Grid
Holiday Spirit this weekend at the Turn Verein’s Christkindlmarkt

Dec 5, 2014
Holiday Spirit this weekend at the Turn Verein’s Christkindlmarkt

By  Erica Root (Guest Contributor) It wasn’t a coincidence that my boyfriend and I moved into an apartment just a block... read more

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Janna Marlies Maron
MS & Choosing Normal: Two Years in Reflection

Dec 5, 2014
MS & Choosing Normal: Two Years in Reflection

A year ago I wrote about finding my new normal. It’s now been two years since I started the Damn Diet, and all the changes that I have made seem, well, normal. A year ago I was reflecting on the changes I had experienced in the previous year. I was remembering the devastation of...

Sacramento Sidetracks
Weekend Top 10: December 6th – 7th

Weekend Top 10: December 6th – 7th

Ride the SANTA TRAIN, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and have your picture taken with Santa! Saturday, Sunday Travel the World of Lights, see acrobats and martial artists, and go on rides at GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND. Saturday – Sunday Sing about animals with the POODLUMS at the Robbie Waters Pocket Library. Saturday Get your...

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Girls on the Grid
Older … but no wiser

Dec 4, 2014
Older … but no wiser

By Kearsten Shepherd This month I will celebrate my 35th birthday. While I have no real qualms about the fact... read more

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Vegetarianized
Winter Squash Fideua

Dec 3, 2014


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