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A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Spicy curry chicken salad

Recipe: Spicy curry chicken salad

This past weekend I was at a party and my buddy Eric and I happened to get in a conversation about food. He mentioned that he had been making curry chicken salad fairly frequently lately. My first thought was, "Curry chicken salad...yum! But ugh, I wou...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Mini cheesy spinach quiches

Oct 24, 2012
Recipe: Mini cheesy spinach quiches

October is party month: birthday parties, Oktoberfest parties and lots and LOTS of Halloween parties. Parties require party food. My favorites are cute-bite sized treats that your guest can pick up with one hand so they don't have to put...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Creamy swamp dip

Recipe: Creamy swamp dip

Creamy Swamp DipStart to finish: 10 minutes Serves 16 INGREDIENTS 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup chopped black olives 1/2 cup...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Texas love dip

Oct 14, 2012
Recipe: Texas love dip

Every year, Mr.S. and I usually throw a big summer BBQ. This summer, however, somehow time got away before we could get one planned. So since the weather was still warm and my birthday was coming up, we decided to host a birthday fiesta. We o...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Fava-bean crostini

Start to finish: 30 minutes Serves: 8 Recipe from "Gourmet Italian: All-Time Favorite Recipes" INGREDIENTS 1 cup shelled fresh fava beans or shelled fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive o...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Healthy pumpkin pie dip

Sep 29, 2012
Recipe: Healthy pumpkin pie dip

We have a lot of parties and get togethers at my house. My love language is cooking for people, so I love having lots of friends and family for dinner. I try to do it at least a few times a month. Usually that includes a lot of children too. The key to having...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Peppery pear salsa

Makes six 8-ounce jars This recipe is from "Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving" by Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine (Robert Rose, $19.95, 448 pages). INGREDIENTS 1 cup white vinegar 8 cups coarsely chopped, cored, peeled pears ...

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Pretty pasta bites

Recipe: Pretty pasta bites

There are quite a few things I totally stink at. I’ve tried really hard to become better at these things but most of the time my efforts remain to be just that, efforts. For example I am terrible at loading

Baked Bree
Recipe: Slow cooker bean and cheese queso

Sep 24, 2012
Recipe: Slow cooker bean and cheese queso

I have been making a variation of this bean and cheese queso for years and years. Seriously, I think that the original recipe came from a crinkled up Gourmet magazine from the early 90s. I have made it so many times that I do not need to look at the recipe, I know it...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Zucchini hummus

Recipe: Zucchini hummus

Zucchini hummusPrep time: 5 minutes Makes 2 1/4 cups INGREDIENTS 1 large or 1 1/2 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped (2 1/2 to 3 cups) 1/2 cup tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice ...

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