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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Sep 17, 2014
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles

Extremely rich dark chocolate truffles filled with fresh pomegranate arils. So simple to make & actually healthy too!     I treat grocery shopping the same way many girls approach the mall. I slowly wander up and down the aisles, frequently pausing to inspect the items on the shelves. I’ll hold a package of...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
Sweet Pumpkin Dip

Sep 17, 2014

Hybrid Rasta Mama What if I told you that you could roll the flavors of fall into one delicious, nourishing dip? What if I then told you that you could use this dip for more than just dipping. Spreading? Check. Topping? Check? Eating off the spoon? Che...

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Crazy for Crust
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Sep 17, 2014
Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

If your kids beg for pancakes but balk at the thought of banana pancakes, make these. They have chocolate chips, which is a guarantee that your kids will eat them. Plus: chocolate for breakfast? That’s the start of a really good day. You know what is not the start of a really good day?...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: A reader request for cookies with coconut

Soft macaroons

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Makes about 6 dozen

Fran Rider of Carmichael likes to make a variety of cookies to give to friends and family at Christmas. She was looking for cookie recipes that call...

The Sacramento Bee
Dried beans are worth the extra effort

I didn’t appreciate the numerous lovable qualities of dried beans until my college years, when I was living on my own in a house with several other women, all of us strapped for cash. As soon as we discovered that beans are a tasty, economical and nutrient-rich alternative to animal-based protein, they began turning...

The Sacramento Bee
This baked white fish is healthy and tasty, too

Here’s the thing about baked white fish, such as haddock or cod: We know we should eat more of it because it’s such a healthy choice. Trouble is, we also know that most baked white fish is dry and tasteless.

And I speak from experience. I hate to throw my...

Cavegrrl
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Sep 16, 2014
Farm to Fork Wine Dinner Series: Supper Club Fine Catering Presents Todd Taylor Wines–The Digest

Last Thursday evening turned out to be pretty uncomfortable (weather-wise) at the start of the Todd Taylor Wine Dinner at Vierra Farms, but soon enough The Supper Club Fine Catering refreshed guests with a slightly chilled Tempranillo (2012 “Holland Landing” to be exact) and a trio of appetizers: Delta Crawfish Corn Dogs with Lemon...

Foods for the Soul
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

Sep 16, 2014
Banana Gingerbread Muffins

An easy recipe for spicy gingerbread muffins topped with sweet slices of banana. The epitome of cozy fall flavors—yet still secretly skinny!     Once or twice a month, my dad drives across town to cook with my grandma. He stops by Trader Joe’s on the way and picks up a few bags of...

Guava Rose
Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup (Cold)

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Sep 16, 2014
Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup (Cold)

Cold Strawberry Vanilla Dragonfruit Soup in Dragonfruit halfDragonfruit are such unusual and stunning looking fruits. The red fleshed ones make a beautiful pink colored dragonfruit smoothie. I found some great white fleshed ones here at Grocery Outlet of all places, and they were a steal at only $1.50 each. Normally at other...

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Stealth Cooking
Cashew Chicken

Sep 16, 2014
Cashew Chicken

This stir fry is simple to put together, yet blends all of its flavors beautifully. The colors can be as bright and varied as you choose. Cooked quickly then eaten immediately, it features a crunch from the individual vegetables, offset by tender chunk...

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