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Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

Oct 20, 2014
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Apple Crumble

A cozy fruit crumble, full of cinnamon and ginger and molasses, that’s perfect for chilly fall evenings—and yet still healthy enough for breakfast too!     Almost every single day during elementary school, I found a bag of apple slices when I unzipped my lunch bag. Always Gala, always half (my younger brother received...

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Rediscover Roxy Restaurant and Bar

Oct 17, 2014
Rediscover Roxy Restaurant and Bar

By Amanda Frew, Tricia Juanitas and Jake Ferguson A Sacramento staple for more than eight years, Roxy Restaurant and Bar is known for its tasty food, stylish décor and popular weekend brunch. However, with the help of Roxy’s new manager (and award-winning mixologist) Chris Rosas, it’s time to add robust happy hour to the list....

Foods for the Soul
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

Oct 16, 2014
Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich Cookies & “Dessert Mash-Ups” Giveaway!

A fun mash-up recipe of chocolate sandwich cookies & cheesecake! They taste like soft-baked Oreos with a cheesecake filling. SO irresistible!     Last year on September 20, I met Dorothy from Crazy for Crust. Now, before you think I’m incredibly creepy for remembering the date… It was the day before her birthday, and...

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New Roma Bakery

Oct 16, 2014
New Roma Bakery

Donut lovers take note—New Roma Bakery is still a must-stop shop for real brick-oven fresh baked donuts and other baked goods. I recently moved to midtown and was pleased to find that this long-time Sacramento classic is just around the corner from my apartment. I’ll be honest, at first I was thrilled and then...

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Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

Oct 14, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Parfaits

An easy recipe for peanut butter pudding parfaits with chopped chocolate peanut butter cups. A peanut butter lover’s dream—for barely 100 calories!     Last week, on the same day I planned on baking these cookies, the electrician showed up. Originally built in the 1950’s, our house had one of the craziest layouts he’d...

Foods for the Soul
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

Oct 12, 2014
Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cookies

An easy recipe for rich chocolate cookies studded with diced peanut butter cups. Secretly lightened up without sacrificing any rich flavor!     One summer during elementary school, my friend’s mom invited me along to the pool with her three daughters. We drove to their favorite location in the next town over, closer to...

Foods for the Soul
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

Oct 10, 2014
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

A fun twist on carrot cake! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of sweet carrots & cinnamon. They’ll disappear in a single day!     Two weekends ago, my mom started craving carrot cake. She talked about it at lunch, mentioned it at dinner, and finally caved at 9 pm and drove...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream

Sweet pumpkin pie bars with a spicy gingersnap crust. Topped with the best lightened-up whipped cream, they’re the perfect easy fall dessert!     Throughout childhood, we spent most of our Thanksgivings at my grandparents’ house in southern California. After driving down a little earlier in the week, we spent the holiday watching the...

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Home-Run Cake

Oct 3, 2014
Home-Run Cake

With the World Series around the corner, this is the time of year for baseball fans! Get in the spirit of your favorite team with this baseball-inspired cake. Here are a few tips: 1. Use food as decoration – the baseball stitching is done with fresh- cut strawberries, small thin slices work best 2....

Foods for the Soul
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Sep 29, 2014
Peppermint Drizzled Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Dark chocolate brownies with a sweet peppermint drizzle. These literally taste like you’re eating fudge, but they’re secretly healthy!     Growing up, I thought that all brownies came from a box. That was the only way we baked them, whether for a random Tuesday night dessert or a special slumber party treat. While...

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