Recipes

The Sacramento Bee
Bake a fall dessert with apples

Ever walk past a bakery with one of those impossibly elegant apple tarts in the window, the ones with the apple slices fanned out in the shape of a flower? Nothing you could ever make at home, right?

Wrong. It’s so much easier than it looks. That’s because all you...

The Sacramento Bee
Mandarin recipes

I buy at least 20 pounds of mandarins every year from one of our many growers in Placer County for eating and cooking. Most of the mandarins are eaten right out of the bag, but a few make it into salads, drinks, and as glazes or sauces. Experiment a bit and try them on...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Reader recipe requests for stuffed apricots, corn pudding

Apricots worth giving

I look forward to your column every Wednesday. I am looking for a recipe that was in the Bee last year around September, October, November or perhaps December. It was a dessert named almond stuffed apricots candied in amaretto syrup. I elected to put the finished apricots into...

Vegetarianized
Puffy Pancake

Oct 14, 2014


Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

Oct 14, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

An easy recipe for peanut butter pudding parfaits with chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. A peanut butter lover’s dream—for barely 100 calories!     Last week, on the same day I planned on baking these cookies, the electrician showed up. Originally built in the 1950’s, our house had one of the craziest layouts he’d...

Guava Rose
Crock Pot Kalua Pig on a Rack of Onions

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Oct 14, 2014
Crock Pot Kalua Pig on a Rack of Onions

Kalua Pig and onions, close up 1Now that the weather is cooling down from the 90’s this past week to the mid 70’s today, it seems like a good time to welcome fall by making some kalua pig (or kalua pork for the slightly more refined). Of course the best...

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Sweet Baked Life
Chocolate Toffee Blondies

Oct 14, 2014
Chocolate Toffee Blondies

Hey — it’s National Dessert Day! No better way to celebrate than with some incredible soft baked Chocolate Toffee Blondies! Yes, I’ve got a thing for blondies! They are my go-to dessert! As well, I can’t seem to live without … Continue reading

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Ward Off Colds, Flues, and Nasty Viruses With This Immune Boosting Soup

Oct 14, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama

Colds and flues and other nasty viruses run rampant this time of year. That’s why it is important to do as much as you can to strengthen your immune system. While there are a lot of herbs, teas, and supplements that you can pump your body full of, there are...

Vegetarianized
Grilled Fig and Olive Strudel

Oct 13, 2014


Vegetarianized
Smothered Spanish Greens with Aged Manchego

Oct 13, 2014


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