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

Tates Kitchen
Recipe: Short rib stew with caramelized kimchee

Recipe: Short rib stew with caramelized kimchee

Let's be serious here...the title of this dish has the word "kimchee" in it...of Course I must make it! Was it worth it? Yes - absolutely. Even people who don't usually care for kimchee loved it served atop the beef. Giving the kimchee a quick little s...

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Our Wedding Magazine
Loved Bridal Fete and Showcase


Surreal Housewife of Amador County
Take a Number, Pal!

Take a Number, Pal!

Mom! It’s a simple, one-syllable word, yet approximately 50% of the time I hear it, I nearly bite my own tongue in half — intentionally. Why? Because there’s one of me, and four of them. Now, I’m no Jimmie the Greek, but that’s some shit odds...

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Appetizers
Many more Valentine’s dining options out there

Feb 8, 2013

We have a story in today's Ticket section taking a look at Valentine's dining. We looked at five restaurants and how they prepare for this very important day in the restaurant business. But there are obviously many more options out there. If you're se...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Double heart cookies

Feb 8, 2013
Recipe: Double heart cookies

Valentine’s Day is next week and to celebrate, the kids and I made some heart cookies yesterday after school. I really like to decorate for Valentine’s, which is kind of funny, because I really don’t decorate much for any other holiday. I think that I just really like pink, red, and hearts. Even...

Budget Travel Adventures
Cambodia travel guide for budget travelers

Cambodia travel guide for budget travelers

Angkor Wat may be the most popular tourist attraction in the country but this Cambodia travel guide shows that there is much more to this country than beautiful temples.   Budget Travel Guides help you save money and connect with places around the world.  This Cambodia travel guide will show you a side of...

Girls on the Grid
Red Hot Fashion picks for Valentine’s Day

Feb 7, 2013
Red Hot Fashion picks for Valentine’s Day

By the Editors Valentine’s Day (yuck – worst “Hallmark holiday” ever!) is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to treat yourself to a new dress, fun top or shiny object. Here are GOTG’s picks for all things red on the InterWebs and from our local boutiques: Little Red Dresses (LRDs) First...

Guava Rose
Recipe: Vanilla almond spongecakes

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Feb 7, 2013
Recipe: Vanilla almond spongecakes

I’ve been tinkering around in the kitchen again, and made these sweet little sponge cakes. The fragrance of vanilla bean paste and almonds swirled delightfully in the air.   I had been admiring another one of Quill’s drawings she made for ...

Girls on the Grid
From the Desk of Mr. Big: Response to Cosmo’s Relationship Tips

Feb 7, 2013
From the Desk of Mr. Big: Response to Cosmo’s Relationship Tips

By “Mr. Big” EDITOR’s NOTE: After we posted Cosmo’s Top 9 Worst Relationship Tips. Ever. this morning, one of our favorite “guys on the grid” sent us the following response. It was simply too funny not to post. Enjoy! I never trust the advice of any “women’s”  magazine. For all the talk of empowerment, they all...

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Make Your Own Valentines at the Library

Make Your Own Valentines at the Library

Love is in the air and our local libraries have created all kinds of opportunities to have some fun! Craft cards for family and friends, decorate cookies or party at one of these events! Thursday, February 7th: Make Your Own Valentines at Franklin Library Valentine’s Day Card Program at McClatchy Library Valentines at Valley-Hi...

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