The Sacramento Bee
For a party, tap into tapas

The idea of tapas, skewered pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) and the oh-so-appealing practice of late night sips and small plates on the patio is tailor-made for relaxed entertaining.

From the party host perspective, it can be a delightful level of commitment – or rather, noncommitment – as well. Chilled wine, fizzy cocktails,...

The Sacramento Bee
The Mailbox: Reader requests for muffins, salad dressing

Muffins just peachy

Ikeda’s Fruit Stand has some of the best muffins I’ve tasted, especially their peach muffins. They are moist with chunks of ripe, juicy peaches. Any chance someone has this recipe or one close?

Mary Ann Robinson, Davis

Emma’s dressing is...

Foods for the Soul
Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

Jul 29, 2014
Fudgy Salted Caramel Brownies

An easy recipe for rich & fudgy brownies topped with gooey caramel & sea salt. With how decadent they taste, nobody will believe they’re secretly skinny!     Last week, a few bloggers friends and I drove down to San Jose for the annual BlogHer Conference. Since most of us focus on food, Dorothy,...

Cowtown Eats
Dining News: Reminder – Only 5 Days Left Before Doughbot Closes

Jul 29, 2014

Consider this a friendly PSA from Cowtown Eats. Doughbot will close for good whenever they run out of donuts on Sunday, Aug. 3. And don't dilly dally. If you follow them on Twitter, you know they're usually out of donuts...

The Sacramento Bee
Awash in zucchini? Try 10 fun ways to use it up

Zucchini bread is fine and all, but when you’re staring down a mountain of summer abundance, how much of it can you really eat?

Convinced we could find more – and more creative – ways to use up a bounty of zucchini, we decided to explore out-of-the-box ideas for summer’s...

Just Paint It
A Dog is Like a Box of Chocolates

Jul 29, 2014
A Dog is Like a Box of Chocolates

This bulldog painting is for a friend of our who adopted this guy a year ago. You never know what you're gonna get when you adopt a dog.

The post A Dog is Like a Box of Chocolates appeared first on Just Paint It Blog.

Bulls bar and restaurant sold to new owner

Bulls rides into the sunset, closing its doors after four-year ride.

Sean Ferguson’s Corner of the Universe
Comic-Con 2014: Dreamworks Animation Panel

Comic-Con 2014: Dreamworks Animation Panel

Panel moderator Craig Ferguson takes the opportunity to crack a few jokes at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s expense. Spielberg and Geffen escape...

A Year in Wine
Mike Dunne on Wine: Greek wines

OK, let’s get this out of the way high up: Greek wine is, well, all Greek to me. What a card.

But I have plenty of company in the deck. Greek wines never have developed much of a following in the United States, and the reasons for that are many.


American Breakfast Tomato Cups

Jul 29, 2014

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