Archive for July, 2009:

Jul
30

Cooking Class Round Up

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I love cooking, but I’ll be the first to admit that my skills could use a little coaching. Granted, there are times when I take that first bite of a hard-labored dinner, and I’m just about convinced that I could open my own restaurant in New York City. Then, there are those other nights (probably […]

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Jul
29

Hanalei Heaven

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I’ve been to several of the Hawaiian Islands, but Kauai is in a league of its own.  Last month my husband and I got the joy of experiencing the island, and of course its food.  We made a mission out of finding the “best of” spots for food during our entire trip.  Here’s a run-down […]

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Jul
28

Tightwad Tuesday: Our Favorite Happy Hour Spots

What could be better for a Tightwad Tuesday than our favorite happy hour suggestions? Here are a few of our local favorites for the occasional after-work drink and appetizer. We’d love to hear about yours as well, so leave us a comment below if you’ve got one to share! Christine Schunk – “My favorite is […]

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Jul
27

All-time Great Food Slogans

As part of a recent brainstorm, we were asked to think of a few all-time great food slogans. It was really no surprise when “a few” actually turned into almost 50! (Hey, we are the Sac Foodies after all). Here are a few of our favorites: • Rrrrruffels have rrrridges • Guinness. It’s good for […]

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Jul
24

Potluck Recipes: Baked Brie

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Finally all the food was set out and we were gathered around the table in anticipation. The pastry crust was sliced open and the cheese began to ooze out. Oohs and ahhs were heard throughout the group as we filled our party plates with the buttery, cheesy goodness. That’s the Sac Foodies for you – […]

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Jul
23

Weekend Lineup

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The weekend is almost here and there is so much going on this weekend that you have no excuse for showing  up to work next week without something to report. Try checking out one (or both!) of these great family-friendly, all-about-food events.  Capay Tomato Festival 2009 – If you like tomatoes, picnics and music, then […]

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Jul
22

Potluck Recipes: Lemon Ricotta Cookies

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Believe it or not, I am half Italian.  I joke because people more often guess Scottish or Irish with my red hair and fair skin.  So needless to say, when my husband suggested this lemon cookie recipe with an Italian twist, I could not pass it up!  The ricotta cheese looks intimidating but it adds […]

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Jul
21

Tightwad Tuesday: Frugal Cooking Blogs We Love!

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Okay, so even though we’re constantly hearing about all the great foodie deals around town, let’s face it: we can’t eat out every night! That’s why we’re loving these two blogs about how to cook at home on a budget. Poor Girl Eats Well is written by Sacramento resident Kimberley Morales and we are consistently […]

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Jul
20

Long Monday? Take advantage of these deals and kick-start the rest of your week!

Grange Restaurant & Bar is calling your name after work on Monday nights with their “IOU Happy Hour.” Beginning tonight through September 7th, if you visit Grange on a Monday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., you can enjoy beer, wine, cocktails and appetizers for up to 60% off!  To make things even better, you […]

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Jul
17

On the road again…

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I love a good road trip. As a kid growing up, I spent a lot of time in the car heading to see relatives across the country. I always got a kick out of the games we’d play along the way (think “I Spy” and counting red cars), but my favorite part about road trips, […]

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