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Herbed Ricotta Eggplant Panini

Sep 10, 2014


Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Dip

Sep 10, 2014
Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Dip

Oh. My. Gosh. YOU GUYS. This dip! It’s peanut butter. It’s brownie batter. It’s got PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese. It’s, like, the perfect party food!! September is in full swing. Football has started, everyone is in school, TV shows are coming off hiatus. You know what that means? The holidays are just around the corner. Don’t...

The Sacramento Bee
A Rosh Hashana dish with roasted vegetables

Though tsimmes (a.k.a. tzimmes), a traditional part of the Rosh Hashana meal, generally is considered a sweet stew of carrots and other root vegetables, we decided to take our version in a slightly different direction.

We kept all the essentials – carrots bolstered by parsnips, beets and a sweet potato...

The Sacramento Bee
What’s Cooking: Cookies for everyday

Whether or not the weather cooperates, September marks the beginning of fall baking season. It’s also the perfect time to try some recipes for “ordinary” cookies – good enough for a weekday lunch but not tied to any major holiday.

For folks on a gluten-free diet, we found a flourless chocolate...

The Sacramento Bee
Eat chia and don’t ever feel cheated

For so long the chia seed, though a nutritional powerhouse, was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters.

That is, until recently. Americans have come to realized that chia seeds have a lot to offer a healthful diet. Just a tablespoon of chia seeds crams in tons...

The Sacramento Bee
Is the harder way to cook a dish worth it?

Every now and then, you might want to make a meal that, as Tina Turner said, is nice … and easy.

If you come home from work worn out and bedraggled, the last thing you want to do is spend hours in front of the stove creating some sort of culinary...

The Sacramento Bee
Mesh strainer is secret to poaching egg for Lyonnaise salad

Several years ago, Lyonnaise salads were quite the rage in New York’s French bistros. Then the fad faded and I forgot all about them. That is, until this past summer, when I had the happy opportunity to teach some classes in Lyons and reacquainted myself with this regional delight.

The...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

Skinny Chai Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)

A super easy recipe for a refreshing & healthy cinnamon-spiced drink. Save time & money by making your own at home!     Every weekday, my mom sets an alarm for 4:30 am. She rises before the sun, pulls on running shoes, and pounds the pavement in the dark and quiet calm of the...

Baked Bree
Jif Hazelnut Spreads Giveaway

Sep 9, 2014
Jif Hazelnut Spreads Giveaway

My kids get home from school much later than we are used to. It is great for our mornings since this girl is not a morning person. But, it makes afternoons a little hairy. The kids get home, super hungry, and we need to get in the car and get to after school activities....

Cavegrrl
Nevada City Uncorked: Walk this Way for a Unique Food and Wine Tasting

Sep 9, 2014
Nevada City Uncorked: Walk this Way for a Unique Food and Wine Tasting

Last Saturday, Andy and I went up to Nevada City for a food and wine event called Nevada City Uncorked. It was held in historic downtown Nevada City and featured a robust sampling of local Foothill wines and food studded along 40 local businesses all within walking distance. We didn’t hit all the stops,...

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