Archive for November, 2008:

Nov
30

Daring Bakers November Challenge: Caramel Cake

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Some people call themselves chocoholics. Well, I guess you can call me a caramelholic. The blend of brown butter and sugar is such a magical duo and one that is truly perfect in every dessert. Ice cream and caramel? Yes! Apples and caramel? Yes! Chocolate and caramel? Yes, yes, yes! One of the most popular […]

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Nov
26

Holiday Events In and Around Sacramento

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Tis’ the season to get out and about! The SacFoodies will be scouting out the very best of Sacramento’s holiday fun and have compiled a quick list of the happenings below. Will we see you there? Take a moment to let us know what’s on your holiday itinerary. Any fun events that we might have […]

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Nov
25

Local Thanksgiving Dining Options

This Thanksgiving, and always, we Sac Foodies have a lot to be thankful for. The list is long, but at the top we have family, friends and – of course – FOOD! If you find yourself wanting to stay out of the kitchen this Thanksgiving, try one of the local establishments below and leave the […]

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Nov
24

Homemade Cranberry Sauce – It’s Easier Than You Think

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If you’ve never made cranberry sauce from scratch, you’re missing out on one of the simplest ways to add a grace note to your Thanksgiving table. I’ve made several versions over the past 15+ years. My first batch came from a fantastic, free little cookbook published by Williams-Sonoma around 1992. My sister-in-law assigned the recipe to […]

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Nov
21

The Shack: Wednesday Night Sparkler

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On Wednesday evenings The Shack hosts a weekly “sparkler” event where they host a DJ and serve a sampling of sparkling wine.  Between the two of us (Jenna and Christine) we have a serious weakness for bubbles, so we decided to make it a date!  The Shack hosts this event every Wednesday, and each week […]

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Nov
20

True Confessions of Pure Pie Panic

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It seems like I’ve written about pie before. But this time I’m writing about making pies. ‘Tis the season, after all, right? Well, no. It all started when my pie-making abilities were called into question, and by my daughter no less. Truthfully, all she asked was, “Mommy, can we make some pies?” But the insinuation […]

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Nov
19

Fun Foodie Event

Looking for a fun way to kick off the holiday week? While perusing K2 in Sacramento we came across the “Holiday in Carneros” event taking place this Saturday and Sunday. More than 20 wineries in the Carneros Valley will open their doors for this special open house event. Wineries will feature food and wine pairings, […]

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Nov
19

Quick Bite: Chocolate Three-Way

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You either are one or you know one. Locally, you might find them hanging around Rick’s Dessert Diner , the Cookie Connection or Ginger Elizabeth’s. They can name every varietal in a box of See’s and will fight to lick the whisk at the end of a brownie-baking marathon. They’re chocoholics. And let’s be honest – […]

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Nov
16

Easy Hostess Gifts and Gingerbread House Tips

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I’m thankful I don’t have to host Thanksgiving this year, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be whipping up a gift for the hardworking host.  I think a homemade treat is the best way to return the favor for all the effort a host puts into pulling off the most famous meal of the year.  […]

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Nov
12

HELP! Where should I dine in Sacramento?

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We received the below email today from a reader who will be traveling to Sacramento for an interview tomorrow. I think we’ve all found ourselves in a new city at one time or another wondering where to grab a bite to eat or a quick glass of wine, right? How nice would it be to […]

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