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Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Apple toffee bars with brown sugar frosting

Nov 30, 2011
Recipe: Apple toffee bars with brown sugar frosting

There are approximately 750 light switches in my house. (Okay, I may be exaggerating a little. I haven't had a chance to count them all, so I was just guessing.) So, there are plenty of switches. But the problem I'm having is where they ...

Bamboo and More
Late fall at the UC Davis Arboretum

Nov 30, 2011
Late fall at the UC Davis Arboretum

The Arboretum on the University of California Davis campus is only a few miles from our house. I visit frequently and have written several related posts (1 2 3 4). Sunday was a gray day but temperatures were fairly mild so the whole family joined...

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The Grand Adventures of a Food & Wine Diva
First Impressions: Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar

First Impressions: Blue Prynt Restaurant and Bar

So looking for a quick lunch (this is a great lunch spot) I decided to try a local new hotspot still trying to overcome it's location: Blue Prynt. This location, previously Sophia's, is a hard sell after 6PM and the streets roll up at night. It's ...

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A Blog from the Doghouse
Holiday cards that help great causes

Holiday cards that help great causes

Did you know Americans spend an estimated $2 billion per year on greeting cards? That's a lot of money, a lot of money. I send out holiday cards every year, usually something cute or funny. In the past I've received a few cards that I noticed benefited...

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YubaNet.com
Sneak Preview of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Dec. 4

Nov 29, 2011
Sneak Preview of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Dec. 4

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Sacramento Sidetracks
Sacramento Holiday Fun Guide 2011

Sacramento Holiday Fun Guide 2011

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…and Sacramento has so many ways to celebrate!  I know that with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it is hard to find the time to search for fun events and so I’ve tried to make it super easy for you. Meet...

Sac History Happenings
Attend “Christmas Memories” at the Governor’s Mansion December 3 & 10

Attend “Christmas Memories” at the Governor’s Mansion December 3 & 10

The first two Saturdays in December (Dec. 3rd and 10th, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.), the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park will welcome visitors of all ages to celebrate Christmases long, long ago with "Christmas Memories." The mansion will be...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Homemade vanilla extract

Nov 28, 2011
Recipe: Homemade vanilla extract

Making your own vanilla extract might seem silly, but it is one of the most practical things to make yourself.  When you bake often, you go through a lot of vanilla.  Pure, high quality vanilla is expensive.  I would go through a bottle almost every other week.  When I saw that how easy it...

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Munchie Musings
Recipe: Leftover turkey kimchi fried rice

Recipe: Leftover turkey kimchi fried rice

The beauty and the danger of fried rice is that you can use whatever leftovers you have in the kitchen. I say danger because my mom once got food poisoning from eating fried rice when we were in Asia. Lesson learned - only order steamed rice when you a...

Bake It With Booze
Recipe: Banana rum upside down cake

Recipe: Banana rum upside down cake

Gobble GobbleHappy Thanksgiving!  Hope you are all enjoying your day with good food, great company and much love.  How many of you started cooking yesterday?  The day before?  This past weekend?  Over achievers, huh?  Well...

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