Archive for November, 2007:

Nov
13

Holy Tamale!

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Tamale-making is an important ritual in the Mexican culture during the holidays.  Women traditionally gather in the kitchen during the holidays to make dozens and even hundreds of tamales to be shared with family and friends at Christmastime. As Mexican immigrants brought their customs to the United States, many Americans have become interested in exploring […]

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Nov
08

Mom’s Baklava

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If you’re craving something sweet that has a wonderful crispy-light and nutty texture, try my Mom’s baklava recipe. It makes a great addition to the holiday dessert table. Enjoy! Mom’s Baklava Ingredients: 4 cups California walnuts (1-16 oz. package), finely chopped ½ cup sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 pound phyllo 1 cup butter, melted […]

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Nov
07

Italian Kale Soup

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1 lb smoked Italian sausage (I recommend spicy, it adds a kick!) 2 yellow onions, chopped 12 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tsp dried crushed red pepper 1 cup dry white wine 8 cups vegetable broth 2 cans diced tomatoes in juice 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 2 carrots, diced 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and […]

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Nov
07

My Cravin’, Jonesin’, Hankerin’ Life

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Do food cravings ever seize you in a vise-like grip, not letting go until you’ve indulged them? In our house, I’m somewhat embarrassed to report, this is a weekly occurrence. My husband craves Dos Coyotes, my son loves an In ‘n Out cheeseburger, and my daughter is a huge fan of California Raisins (and I’m […]

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Nov
02

Craving Caramel Walnut Crunch Cake

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Like most offices, we at FH Sacramento love an excuse to throw a party. Promotion? Let’s celebrate! Baby? Party time. Anniversary? Break out the piñata. Therefore, every month we celebrate the birthdays of our colleagues with an afternoon pick-me-up that comes in the delicious form of cake from Freeport Bakery. It’s an office tradition to […]

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Nov
01

11.01.07 – Tonight at the Shack

Happy November!  In celebration of “dia de los muertos,” tonight the Shack takes you to Mexico: Chili Verde Chicken Enchiladas Green Chili & Cheese Enchiladas Rice & Beans Homemade Chips, Salsa & Guacamole Mexican Chocolate Mousse Open at 6pm, food and music around 7pm. The Shack 5201 Folsom Blvd 457-5997

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