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Chocolate Red Hot Cookies

Jan 21, 2015
Chocolate Red Hot Cookies

Decadent brownie-like cookies studded with pieces of cinnamon candy. They’re like a cross between chili-spiced chocolate & brownies—and SO addictive!     Last year, my guy basically forgot about Valentine’s Day. In his defense, he volunteered every Friday night that year, regardless of the month or day, so… It was just his luck that...

Sac Foodies
National Hot Toddy Day

Jan 13, 2015
National Hot Toddy Day

I love recognizing obscure food holidays as much as the next girl, but I rarely get the motivation to actually participate. This past Sunday however, was National Hot Toddy Day, and I only felt it fitting to partake. After spending the bulk of the day on the slopes, nothing sounded nicer than curling up...

From Dates to Diapers
The Holidays Have Come and Gone

The Holidays Have Come and Gone

If you are anything like me, you hate to see the holidays go. After all of the planning, prep, fun, and excitement, the regular everyday busyness of life takes over again and the holidays become just a memory. This year, mainly because of our pending move, but also maybe because we bought a dead live...

Sac Foodies
Sacramento Christmas Day Dining

Dec 24, 2014
Sacramento Christmas Day Dining

We know not everyone plans to whip up an elaborate meal and eat at home on Christmas Day and for those interested in restaurant fare on December 25th, it can be quite a challenge to find a local restaurant that is open. So, to make the process a bit easier, here is a list...

Sac Foodies
Travel the World in One Night at Global Winter Wonderland

Dec 23, 2014
Travel the World in One Night at Global Winter Wonderland

Sac Foodies, did you know that right now at Cal Expo you can visit the world’s most well-known landmarks all in one evening? Well, it’s true! Until January 4th, Global Winter Wonderland, one of the largest travelling lantern shows in the country, will be presented at Cal Expo. This amazing light extravaganza features a...

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12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Duo

Dec 23, 2014
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Duo

It’s day ten of my 12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover and today’s pick comes from Josh Cellars. It’s their duo of Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. These are inexpensive to mid-priced wines, and a great gift for your boss, co-worker or neighbor. They are also wise choices to...

Foods for the Soul
Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze + Madhava Natural Sweeteners Giveaway!

Dec 22, 2014
Baked Gingerbread Donuts with Maple Glaze + Madhava Natural Sweeteners Giveaway!

Tender gingerbread-flavored donuts with a sweet maple yogurt glaze. They’re baked, not fried so you can eat more—and still stay healthy during the holidays!     Nearly every week, my guy wants to go to his favorite burger joint. With a huge emphasis on their ground beef patties, their other menu options leave a...

From Dates to Diapers
Getting Your Home Ready for Christmas with Total Home

Getting Your Home Ready for Christmas with Total Home

There are only days left before our favorite Holiday of the year. Are your presents wrapped? Is all your baking done? What about your home – is it all decorated and clean? Total Home, a CVS/pharmacy exclusive line of home care necessities, is helping me get ready for our Christmas Day celebrations. At up...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Peppermint Bark Fudge

Dec 20, 2014
Skinny Peppermint Bark Fudge

Decadent dark chocolate fudge topped with a white chocolate drizzle & crushed candy canes. The soft & fudgy version of the popular holiday treat!     Last December, I enlisted my guy to help me make fudge. I created recipes for skinny eggnog and skinny mocha flavors, but instead of going the easy route...

Sac Foodies
Holiday Merriment at Paul Martin’s

Dec 19, 2014
Holiday Merriment at Paul Martin’s

Recently SacFoodies was invited to try the holiday menu at Paul Martin’s American Grill in Roseville. Never having dined there, I quickly raised my hand! From now until January 3, plan a night out to try their holiday selections of Southern Fried Game Hen, Linguine and Clams and Grilled Lamb Sirloin. If those dishes...

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