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Narsai’s marinade with fresh, local lamb from the Sierra Foothills

Narsai’s marinade with fresh, local lamb from the Sierra Foothills

Editor’s note: Easter is a time to enjoy fresh, local lamb. Ours is from Sinclair Family Farms in Penryn or the James Ranch in Penn Valley. One of our favorite marinades comes from Narsai David, who ran a restaurant in in the small Easy Bay Area of Kensington when I was in college at...

Sacramento Connect
Sweet and savory muffin recipes for Easter brunch

Apr 15, 2014
Sweet and savory muffin recipes for Easter brunch

A collection of sweet and savory muffin recipes from Sacramento Connect food bloggers.

Foods for the Soul
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Apr 14, 2014
Lemon Cupcakes with Raspberry Vanilla Yogurt Frosting

Light lemon cupcakes piled high with creamy pink vanilla frosting. With how sweet they taste, you’ll never believe these elegant cupcakes are secretly skinny!     On Sunday afternoon, I tore myself away from baking and dashed across town for a quick trip to Target to stock up on a few essentials. I only...

Sweet Baked Life
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondie Pie

Apr 14, 2014
Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondie Pie

What’s your favorite kind of pie? Can I tempt you with a Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Blondie Pie? It’s fun and delicious and definitely my kinda pie! It has a wonderfully soft buttery base sprinkled with pretty peanut butter eggs and … Continue reading

Undercover Caterer
Jen’s Secret Mashed Potatoes

Apr 14, 2014

Once upon a time, about one hundred years ago, I used to go out with this guy that lived in San Francisco with his friend.  His friends’ girlfriend and I became friends and we’d both visit on the weekends.  The boys lived in a Victorian that had been divided into 2 or 3 flats–I...

Crazy for Crust
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Apr 14, 2014
Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes

Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes



I love cheesecake in any and all forms, but I especially love mini cheesecakes. Mini everything is better, don’t you think? These Mini Fruit Tart Cheesecakes are made perfectly using PHILADELPHIA cream cheese, and they’re...

Cavegrrl
Come Fly with Me at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half Marathon!

Apr 13, 2014
Come Fly with Me at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon & Half Marathon!

Calling all runners…Come join Andy and me for the 16th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon on May 4th, 2014! We’ll be running the half marathon for the third year in a row, and this year, I will be there as a guest of the race director and reporting on the race itself. I am...

Crazy for Crust
Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Apr 13, 2014
Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Soft Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies



These are the best cookies I’ve ever made. I know I say that a lot. I make a lot of cookies. But these? Really are the...

The Sacramento Bee
World eats: Russian region dairy products delight

World eats: Russian region dairy products delight


Finished paskha shows the pattern of the cheesecloth that lined the mold, a flower pot.

Of all the offerings in markets that cater to the Greater Sacramento area’s Russian, Ukrainian and eastern European populations, dairy products are a highlight for quality and richness.

Sour cream, butter...

Foods for the Soul
Fruity Easter Egg Smoothie

Apr 12, 2014
Fruity Easter Egg Smoothie

A skinny smoothie packed with 3 different fruits. You’ll love its pretty pastel layers and naturally sweet taste!     When I was 8 years old, my family flew out to Arizona to spend Easter with my mom’s parents. I packed lots of shorts, tanks, and summery clothes for our warm desert vacation, as...



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