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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...

Foods for the Soul
Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

Jul 21, 2014
Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins

An easy recipe for moist banana muffins studded with juicy strawberries. You won’t miss the fat in these lightened-up breakfast treats!     My first morning on our Tahoe family vacation last week, my eyelids groggily peeled open as my alarm sang out its annoying tune right next to my ear shortly after the sun...

Undercover Caterer
How to make Sonora hot dogs; yes, you will need bacon

Jul 21, 2014

Besides doing a lot of traveling, this summer has also involved a lot of baseball, and therefore, a lot of hot dogs. In fact, because I was at the ballpark most of the weekend, I ate a hot dog every single day.  Maybe my plan to put Sonora hot dogs on the menu was...

Crazy for Crust
Baked Chocolate Croissant French Toast

Jul 21, 2014
Baked Chocolate Croissant French Toast

Making french toast one piece at a time is so last year. Baked French Toast is where it’s at. Especially when you use Croissants for the bread…and add chocolate chips! Tomorrow is a special day: it’s my 13th wedding anniversary. I really can’t believe it’s been that long. I was such a baby! {If you...

Baked Bree
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Jul 20, 2014
Cowboy Bark Brownies

Have you tried the crazy addicting Cowboy Bark from Trader Joe’s? Well, if you haven’t, take my word, it is tasty. Dark chocolate, crushed pretzels, toffee, crushed Oreos, nuts, more chocolate, and my favorite bit – sea salt. I needed to bring a dessert to a friend’s house for dinner and came...

Crazy for Crust
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Jul 20, 2014
Call it chocolate lasagna. Call it delicious. It’s No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert

Who remembers Mocha Mud Pie? Show of hands? Anyone? How about Jamocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream? This No Bake Mocha Mud Pie Dessert is all of those combined. Call it a chocolate delight, a lush dessert, or a chocolate lasagna; whatever it is it’s absolutely delicious. Last week I almost burst into tears in...

Sweet Baked Life
Cotton Candy Daiquiri

Jul 19, 2014
Cotton Candy Daiquiri

Hey — do you know what today is? It’s National Daiquiri Day! So to honor this classic cocktail I created a fun and refreshing Cotton Candy Daiquiri to share with you! Cotton candy in a cocktail? Oh yes. I decided to put my … Continue reading

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Cavegrrl
Win a Pair of Tickets to Sactown Wings on August 23rd, 2014

Jul 19, 2014
Win a Pair of Tickets to Sactown Wings on August 23rd, 2014

Sacramento’s booming food festival scene now has a special day to dedicate to the ever popular party food: the chicken wing. That day is August 23rd at 2pm (until 7pm) at Fremont Park (16th and P streets). event flyer below I was very happy to team up with Xoso Sports to help promote this...

Crazy for Crust
Over 70 Ice Cream Desserts

Jul 19, 2014
Over 70 Ice Cream Desserts

If you love frozen desserts made with ice cream, you’re in the right place. I’ve collected over 70 recipes in one place! In case you’re new here, this past week was #icecreamweek. Ashton and I have been posting ice cream recipes all week long! One of the things I love to do with ice...

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Sac Foodies
Breakfast of Champions

Jul 18, 2014
Breakfast of Champions

I do love breakfast. I have friends who skip breakfast, some whose breakfast consists of a triple Venti nonfat latte, and others who wouldn’t mind a carton of eggs and a side of beef for breakfast. I like to start my day with a solid meal, plus lots of hot, strong coffee. My penchant...

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