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The Sacramento Bee
For a party, tap into tapas

The idea of tapas, skewered pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) and the oh-so-appealing practice of late night sips and small plates on the patio is tailor-made for relaxed entertaining.

From the party host perspective, it can be a delightful level of commitment – or rather, noncommitment – as well. Chilled wine, fizzy cocktails,...

Foods for the Soul
Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

Jul 29, 2014
Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

An easy recipe for rich & fudgy brownies topped with gooey caramel & sea salt. With how decadent they taste, nobody will believe they’re secretly skinny!     Last week, a few bloggers friends and I drove down to San Jose for the annual BlogHer Conference. Since most of us focus on food, Dorothy,...

The Sacramento Bee
Awash in zucchini? Try 10 fun ways to use it up

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat?

Convinced we could find more – and more creative – ways to use up a bounty of zucchini, we decided to explore out-of-the-box ideas for summer’s...

Vegetarianized
American Breakfast Tomato Cups

Jul 29, 2014


Baked Bree
Steak and Roasted Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

Jul 29, 2014
Steak and Roasted Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

I seriously cut the top of my finger this morning and am having a really hard time typing, so this is gonna be short. Always the top of my finger on the hand that I write with. Grrr…. This salad is inspired by one that I saw Nancy Fuller make on her...

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Crazy for Crust
Key Lime Cheesecake

Jul 29, 2014
Key Lime Cheesecake

Did you know that June 30th is National Cheesecake Day? *Best Day Ever* Thanks to PHILADELPHIA, I’m starting the celebration early with my new favorite: Key Lime Cheesecake. Creamy, sweet, and just a little bit tart, this cheesecake is the perfect way to celebrate the best day of the year! Reasons why I love...

Undercover Caterer
Plum Mascarpone Tart

Jul 28, 2014

This is about the easiest dessert ever, unless you are just scooping a block of ice cream out of the cardboard container into a bowl, or perhaps eating Cool Whip out of the tub with a spoon.  It’s just a few ingredients, a few minutes, and BOOM!  You’ve created a nice baked good that...

Crazy for Crust
Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!

Jul 28, 2014
Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!

You know you need a Kitchen Aid Mixer. Already have one? That’s okay. You know you need 2! So why not come enter to WIN one?? It’s no secret that I love my Kitchen Aid. In fact, I love it so much that I have two of them. And they both get used almost...

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Foods for the Soul
Cheesy Sausage Scones

Jul 28, 2014
Cheesy Sausage Scones

Light & tender whole wheat scones filled with sausage crumbles & cheddar cheese. Low fat & packed with protein as an extra healthy breakfast!     Shortly before I left for college, my mom switched jobs. Her new office space offered a full-sized fridge and freezer for the employees, instead of the tiny dorm-style...

Crazy for Crust
Coconut Sugar Cookie Bars

Jul 27, 2014
Coconut Sugar Cookie Bars

I’m craaaaaazy for coconut. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I’m also a sugar cookie addict that hates scooping or rolling out cookies. My solution? Sugar Cookie Bars…with coconut! Make that TRIPLE the coconut: coconut oil, coconut extract, and shredded coconut! {Say that three times fast…} Oh my gosh, writer’s block just sucks. And you...

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