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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 ...

Bake It With Booze
Recipe: Balsamic onion pull-aparts

Recipe: Balsamic onion pull-aparts

Easy beer bread turned into something extra special using locally-made Marinated Balsamic Onions from The Rustic Fork in Folsom, California.  I meet Sonya, the owner of The Rustic Fork, at this year's Raley's Grape Escape in downtown Sacramento.&n...

Awake at the Whisk
Recipe: Five pepper salsa

Sep 12, 2012

If I could only eat one type of cuisine for the rest of my life I would choose Southwest food largely because of salsa. Tangy, tomato-y, spicy—salsa makes everything taste [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, oth...

Pretty Yummy Foods
Recipe: Ranch dip and veggie squares

Recipe: Ranch dip and veggie squares

Here’s the scene: You’ve just walked into a party where you know a few people but not everybody. You make your way over to the hostess and thank her for inviting your family to such a lovely soirée. After a

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Avocado bruschetta

Recipe: Avocado bruschetta

After being away for four days on vacation and eating such nutritious snacks as Hostess Ding Dongs, chips-n-onion dip and Slim Jims, my system's in full DEFCON Level 1 mode and revolting against itself. So to appease my angry belly, I decided...

Awake at the Whisk
Recipe: Green tomatillo salsa

Jul 24, 2012

Salsa! America’s number one condiment is a fabulous way to use summer’s bounty. As tomatillos and peppers ripen, throw a fast batch in the food processor and you’re minutes away [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full ...

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