Recipes

Stealth Cooking
Watermelon Lemon Fresca

Jul 24, 2014
Watermelon Lemon Fresca

Refreshing! That's what they'll say about this drink. It's got watermelon, lemon juice, a hint of mint, and sparkling water. Substitute champagne for the sparkling water for a refreshing version with a punch.Ingredients:1/4 cup water2 Tbs. sugar4 cups ...

Crazy for Crust
Lime Curd

Jul 24, 2014
Lime Curd

I have a slight addiction. It’s called homemade curd. Lemon curd, lime curd, whatever. I can eat it with a spoon. Instead of paying $4 a jar and breaking the bank, I decided to make my own. Now you can too! Have you ever had lemon curd? Chances are, you’ve seen it used in a...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Watermelon Gummy Bear Popsicles

Watermelon Gummy Bear Popsicles

Tweet Here’s my PSA for the day – a short list of foods that are surprisingly delicious straight out of the freezer: Cherries Grapes Mangoes (cubed) Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Gummy Bears Have you ever tried any of these? If not, you should. They’re all super refreshing snacks on...

Foods for the Soul
Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Jul 23, 2014
Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Two classic summer treats combined into one! Lightened up strawberry shortcakes with a dark chocolate drizzle & toasted marshmallow. So irresistible!     Last month, my sweet blog friend Jane invited me to join her for a Draegers cooking school session to celebrate our birthdays. To promote her new dessert cookbook, Jeni of Jeni’s Splendid Ice...

Tates Kitchen
TK dinner ~ July 2014

Jul 23, 2014
TK dinner ~ July 2014

A while back I was told "you live a magic life". I can't remember who said this to me but I didn't really give it much thought beyond my reply of Thank You. Then this past weekend we had the monthly dinner and this photo was taken.I have named this the...

Sweet Baked Life
Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

Jul 23, 2014
Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

Are you craving something sinfully rich, hot and delicious to pour generously over your lonely bowl of ice cream? If so, get ready for this super quick and devilishly good Easy Caramel Sauce. And be warned, it will be gone before … Continue reading

Undercover Caterer
Nana Recipe Wednesday–Almond Salad

Jul 23, 2014

I can’t believe I haven’t made this salad already.  Somehow I’d never seen the card.  It has all the qualities I like in a recipe.  1) It’s easy.  2) I don’t really have to cook anything.  3) It’s easy.  4) It involves both fruit and vegetables.  5) It’s easy.  6) It tastes good. I...

Crazy for Crust
Perfect Whipped Cream {5 ways}

Jul 23, 2014
Perfect Whipped Cream {5 ways}

Whipped cream is probably the easiest thing to make. With these step by step photos and the perfect recipe, you’ll never have to buy canned again. Plus, did you know how easy it is to make flavored whipped cream? I made 4 other flavors from the base recipe. You need these in your life,...

The Sacramento Bee
What’s Cooking: Jam, the secret ingredient

It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the magic that is a nearly empty jar of jam.

Until then, I’d always hated those sticky-knuckle moments of scraping the dregs of the jar, hoping I had enough to add that sweet balance so needed by the otherwise leaden smear...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Readers’ recipe requests

Jul 22, 2014

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Does anyone have the recipe for the reddish-brown enchilada sauce served at Theresa’s Mexican Restaurant? It was delicious. Her family-run restaurant was very popular with the media and the old Kings players. Her restaurant was first located on Northgate Boulevard in Natomas. She then moved to an old Chinese restaurant...

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