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Sac Foodies
Sacramento Restaurants Open for Christmas

Dec 24, 2013

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, Sacramentans were hungry for dinner but no restaurant could be found. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink– lucky for you, here’s a list of Sactown places open on Christmas so you won’t have to think! Restaurants are filling quickly...

Foods for the Soul
24 Easy & Healthy Christmas Treats

Dec 23, 2013
24 Easy & Healthy Christmas Treats

Delicious skinny, low-fat recipes for holiday cookies, candy, cake and breakfasts that require minimal time and effort to make!     With one person’s present left to buy, all of my gifts left to wrap, and a suitcase left to…

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Foods for the Soul
Fruitcake Cookies

Dec 22, 2013
Fruitcake Cookies

Soft and tender cookies studded with bits of brandy-soaked dried fruit. An easy recipe for skinny, healthier cookies.     For the last 58 yeas, my grandma visited at least 4 different grocery markets in her little town during the…

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Chronicles of Nothing
Christmas Tradition: Dinner with the gals

Dec 22, 2013
Christmas Tradition: Dinner with the gals

One of the things my sister, mom, and I have done since I moved to Sacramento is go out to dinner, just the three of us, some time just before Christmas.  We usually go somewhere nice like Ruth’s Chris or … Continue reading 

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Crazy for Crust
Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops

Dec 22, 2013
Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops

These Peanut Butter Cheese Ball Pops are perfect for a last minute appetizer or dessert! My daughter volunteered to wrap all the stocking stuffers for all our family members, except her...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Mocha Fudge

Dec 21, 2013
Skinny Mocha Fudge

Rich, creamy coffee-flavored fudge that’s practically guilt-free. An easy recipe made without a candy thermometer!     After helping with last week’s incredibly successful (and addictive!) eggnog fudge, my dessert-avoiding guy practically begged to make more. He started dreaming up…

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Chronicles of Nothing
Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Warm Woody

Dec 19, 2013
Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Warm Woody

This is a very simple hot beverage that is popular at a restaurant up in Lake Tahoe, Riva Grill.  It’s called a “Warm Woody” probably because their other popular cocktail is called a “Wet Woody”.  It has to do with … Continue reading 

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Cavegrrl
Wellshire Farms Holiday Ham: Herbed Orange Ham Recipe

Dec 17, 2013
Wellshire Farms Holiday Ham: Herbed Orange Ham Recipe

Having a ham on the table during a holiday gathering is pretty much a tradition in my family. Especially on Christmas Eve. They are great on their own, with a side of mustard, or my favorite is leftover ham chopped into cubes and reheated in a saute with onion and kale or chard and...

Foods for the Soul
White Chocolate Funfetti Christmas Cookies

Dec 15, 2013
White Chocolate Funfetti Christmas Cookies

An easy recipe for soft and chewy festive holiday cookies. Despite their rich buttery flavor, they’re still secretly skinny!     Early on in our childhood Christmas careers, Mom and Dad established a “Wake Up Rule.” My brother and I…

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Foods for the Soul
Skinny Eggnog Fudge

Dec 13, 2013
Skinny Eggnog Fudge

Smooth, creamy eggnog fudge that tastes just like the drink! An easy 4-ingredient low-fat recipe.    In freshman year of high school, I planned a Friday night slumber party with my two chocolate-loving best friends. After the girls arrived and…

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