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Baked Bree
Recipe: Mango with basil sugar salt

May 2, 2013
Recipe: Mango with basil sugar salt

Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple. And there is nothing better, or more simple than this “recipe”. If you are planning a Cinco de Mayo celebration, this would be a perfect addition to your menu. It could be a starter, or a dessert. I bought these gorgeous

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Salsa ranchera and Tomatillo salsa

Sacramento Bee photographer Hector Amezcua shares his tips for making red and tomatillo salsa. "My family calls the red salsa 'salsa ranchera,' " he said. Amezcua said the key to this salsa is grilling. You can grill the tomatoes, onion, peppers an...

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The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Chando’s guacamole

Serves 4 Here's the go-to recipe for guacamole by one of Sacramento's most popular proprietors of tacos, Lisandro "Chando" Madrigal. He recommends using Roma tomatoes, which are less juicy than others, for this recipe. INGREDIENTS 3 avocad...

Crazy for Crust
Recipe: Sweet guacamole dip with pie crust tortilla chips

Apr 30, 2013
Recipe: Sweet guacamole dip with pie crust tortilla chips

Perfect for Cinco de Mayo, this Sweet Guacamole Dip will satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your avocado craving at the same time! Don’t run screaming. Please! You don’t want to miss this. Really, if you’ve followed my blog at all, you know how nuts I am for avocado. I am addicted to that...

Baked Bree
Recipe: White broccoli pizza

Apr 29, 2013
Recipe: White broccoli pizza

Whenever I go back to my hometown in New Jersey, I have to have a slice of broccoli pizza from Primo Pizza as soon as I get there. I dream about it, and it makes the long drive back to NJ tolerable because I know that I will soon have my...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Pimento cheese

Apr 19, 2013
Recipe: Pimento cheese

I read an interesting fact the other day. Do you know why some eggs have really bright yellow yolks and some have more orangey yolks? The resulting yolk color depends on what kind of feed the hens eat. Who knew? If you know me in real life, you would know that I...

The Sacramento Bee
Recipe: Swiss chard and fava bean dip

Recipe: Swiss chard and fava bean dip

Swiss Chard and Fava Bean Dip.Makes 3 to 3 1/4 cups Recipe from the Washington Post. Make ahead: The fava beans need to be soaked in cool water overnight. The dip can be covered in an airtight container, with plastic wrap placed directl...

Baked Bree
Recipe: Nachos with tropical fruit habanero salsa

Mar 29, 2013
Recipe: Nachos with tropical fruit habanero salsa

After I got home from Wisconsin, I was really excited to get into the kitchen and play around with my flavor trends. (You can read about my partnership with Sargento and my Flavor Correspondent assignment in my first post.) I have to be honest, I was a little afraid...

52 Kitchen Adventures
Recipe: Ranch hummus

Recipe: Ranch hummus

Tweet Hummus is one of my go-tos when I want a great snack. It’s healthy, tasty, and filling, plus it goes so well with so many things – veggies, pita bread, crackers, tortilla chips…the list goes on. I bake so much that I need regular breaks from sugar and make sure to eat healthy...

A Girl And Her Fork
Recipe: Radish tartines

Mar 19, 2013
Recipe: Radish tartines

Mmm, spring is in the air! Everything's blooming (I'm sure Allegra sales have sky-rocketed this week), the birds are out chirping and Sacramentans are dusting off their gardening tools and getting to work on their spring gardens. Look at thes...

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