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Sunday Spotlight

  This past week while sitting in the empty waiting room before my regular doctor’s check-up, an elderly gentleman about my grandparents’ age ambled in, signed in with the nurse at the desk, and sat down a few chairs away from me. He picked up a magazine before turning towards me and remarking, “Excuse...

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Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Bites

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar Bites

An easy recipe for naturally sweetened snacks made with healthy ingredients—and plenty of chocolate! So much better than store-bought ones!     During my senior year of high school, I jam-packed my afternoons with lots of extracurricular activities: marching band practices, our high school’s musical, teaching elementary school kids flute and piano lessons, taking...

Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

Aug 30, 2016
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

An easy recipe for peanut butter cookies with a vanilla cheesecake filling. Sweet, absolutely addictive & secretly healthy—just 54 calories!     At least once each summer throughout my childhood, my parents loaded our dark blue minivan with sleeping bags, roll-up mattress pads, a tent with stakes and collapsible poles, oversized plastic bins of...

Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Cocoa Pebbles No Bake Dessert

Aug 30, 2016
Peanut Butter Cocoa Pebbles No Bake Dessert

I know summer is winding to an end, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want a good no-bake dessert. This Peanut Butter Cocoa Pebbles No-Bake Dessert not only satisfies my craving, but it makes me feel like a kid again too! I did something really fun and unexpected last week: had a mom sleepover....

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Koi Musubi

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Aug 29, 2016
Koi Musubi

Koi MusubiI was inspired to make these cuties by a poem written by my lovely friend Frances, a most wonderful poet and author~ Fish Pond How still the waters. A red koi moves lazily. Pink cherry blossoms Slowly float to block my view. Oh, Mr. Koi, where are you? I...

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Cavegrrl
The Sacramento Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend!

Aug 29, 2016
The Sacramento Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend!

The Sacramento Greek Festival is back this Labor Day weekend and will be celebrating its 53rd anniversary! Come experience the culture, traditions and fabulous food of Greece right here in Sacramento. All of the food at the festival is homemade by volunteers and is derived from authentic recipes passed down through generations directly from the...

Foods for the Soul
The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Mini Muffins

Aug 28, 2016
The Ultimate Healthy Chocolate Mini Muffins

An easy recipe for dark chocolate muffins full of rich chocolate chips. They taste like you’re eating brownies for breakfast—and they’re just 39 calories!     Every December throughout high school, our marching band climbed onto five huge charter buses and drove down the I-5 highway from Northern California to Anaheim. With our suitcases...

Crazy for Crust
Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

Aug 28, 2016
Fudgy Pumpkin Brookies

Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars Pumpkin Gooey Bars Coconut Brookies Sweets from friends: Brookies Cookies by Life in the Lofthouse Brookies by Buns In My Oven Red Velvet Brookies by Something Swanky

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Foods for the Soul
Sunday Spotlight

Aug 27, 2016
Sunday Spotlight

  My brother’s birthday fell in the middle of this past week, and because many of his friends and family were on travel or had to work, including himself, all of us couldn’t gather together on that specific date to celebrate with him. However, my mom and his best friend treated my brother to...

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Cavegrrl
A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

Aug 26, 2016
A Tale of Two Lodi Wineries

By Andy Harris Opening night of the 2016 Wine Bloggers’ Conference kicked off at Mohr-Fry Ranches, with locally catered food and live music by Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, a bluegrass band. All in the backyard of fourth-generation Lodi grape farmers Bruce and Peggy Fry. Coincidentally, the Frys were not only...

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