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Brown Thumb Mama
Make Perfect Bacon in the Oven

Apr 22, 2014

We love to have breakfast for dinner (B4D). Pancakes and oatmeal-cinnamon waffles are frugal and easy to make, and the kids get a kick out of “eating backwards.” Bacon is a critical component of B4D, but I don’t like to cook it on the stove with the kids around. The grease pops and splatters,...

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Foods for the Soul
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

Apr 11, 2014
“Table for Two” eCookbook Discount & Giveaway!

An exclusive 25% off discount for the healthy eCookbook “Table for Two.” Plus 3 lucky readers will win their own copy!     Shortly after my guy and I started dating, I quickly realized that he rarely ate leftovers. In fact, he usually ignores them—except for spicy turkey chili, which acquires more heat the...

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Chez Panisse veteran signs on as a guest cooking teacher at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley

Chez Panisse veteran signs on as a guest cooking teacher at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley

Alan Tangren, who spent his childhood summers on the family farm in Chicago Park, worked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley for 22 years and has contributed to books with the restaurant’s owner Alice Waters, is going to be a guest cooking instructor at Tess’ Kitchen Store in Grass Valley. ” I plan on utilizing his...

The Blue Muse
Thursday 13: Late winter life and times

Thursday 13: Late winter life and times

Let the world rejoice, it's almost Daylight Saving time! Okay, let those of us who work between California and Arizona rejoice, at least, because all of my calendars will be back in the same time zone for the next 8 months. (Do recall that idiotic inde...

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The Blue Muse
The secret to silky smooth homemade ice cream: "Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams"

Feb 24, 2014
The secret to silky smooth homemade ice cream: "Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams"

"Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home" is artfullydesigned and easy to read. And no, I'm not a paidsponsor, just a big fan.Raise your hands, homemade ice cream lovers... How many of you have concocted luscious ice cream flavors, only to have the consiste...

Hybrid Rasta Mama
I Wish I Was A Cave Woman

Feb 10, 2014

I wish I was a cave woman. Seriously? Yes Seriously. I mean no more shaving….come on that would be the best! But really…what I’m talking about is getting back to basics. Cut out all the crap we have inundated ourselves with from using our big fat brains for the wrong purposes. One of my...

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BriarPatch’s February cooking classes

BriarPatch’s February cooking classes

Give the gift of good food this February to someone you love with a cooking class, and since you’re just as important, make sure to sign up for a class or two yourself. Learn enticing recipes and discover aphrodisiac super-foods to make this Valentine’s Day special with “Aphrodisiac Foods.” Mielle Rose will teach the class...

The Blue Muse
Meal planning prep

Jan 19, 2014
Meal planning prep

How I do love a good Anne Taintor magnet! My meal planning researchsuggests that posting a weekly menu can cut down on persistent"what's for dinner" querying from the kiddos. Someone report back on that.Tacos, spaghetti, chicken and rice bake. Tacos, s...

Chronicles of Nothing
Recipe: Easy Chocolate Chip Scones

Jan 12, 2014
Recipe: Easy Chocolate Chip Scones

You know when you forget to get stuff for breakfast, but you want something yummy? That happened to me the other day. Then I saw a box of Bisquick in my fridge as well as an opened package of mini-chocolate … Continue reading 

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The Blue Muse
The quest for Grandma’s ham and bean soup: A for-now recipe

The quest for Grandma’s ham and bean soup: A for-now recipe

Not-quite-Grandma's ham and bean soup with kale and extra veggies.Roast beef. Campbell's chicken noodle soup. "Yellow meals" of box mac-n-cheese, hot dogs, tinned corn and cling peaches. Corned beef hash, from a can.When I reflect upon memorable meals ...



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