Archive for October, 2009:

Oct
30

A Spooktacular Treat: Pumpkin Bars

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In the fall of 1993 my mother made sure I went away to college with all my favorite recipes.  Today, her homemade cookbook is my most referenced amongst my collection of titles including names like Ina, Giada and Tyler.  This recipe is one of my favorites from mom because it’s easy and delicious (similar to […]

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Oct
29

Spooky Raisin Spiders

Are you gearing up for a weekend filled with ghosts and goblins?  So are we… and sometimes working with clients, like the California Raisin Marketing Board, we come across fun ideas we just can’t help but share. Case in point – this recipe for adorable Spooky Raisin Spiders. Aside from carving pumpkins, what could be […]

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Oct
28

The Big Nosh is a Big Success

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On Sunday, Sac Foodie Brittany and I decided to undertake the Big Nosh challenge: hit 25 Midtown Sacramento foodie locations on foot in just 5 hours time and try a bite, a beverage or both at each local. We were forewarned to skip breakfast and I was glad I did – by around our third […]

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Oct
26

Bread Baking Season

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As the weather cools (although this past weekend was glorious!), my thoughts always turn to baking: bread, cookies, scones – you name it. I look for any excuse to pull out a cookbook and make a real mess in the kitchen. Last week, my inspiration for baking was not only the weather, but some extra […]

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Oct
23

The Big Nosh for a Better Sacramento

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The Big Nosh for a Better Sacramento Ever wished you could do something you love and benefit a good cause at the same time? Well for this food-loving blogger, The Big Nosh for a Better Sacramento just might be the answer. The Big Nosh is a food and pub crawl where participants can eat and […]

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Oct
21

Pasta Giveaway at Fuzio

Fuzio’s weekly pasta and wine deals are pretty hard to beat, and some restaurants might stop the savings there.  Not this Italian hot spot. In recognition of National Pork Month, Fuzio will be giving away their Firecracker Pork Fusilli all day tomorrow, Thursday the 22nd, with the purchase of one beverage.  That’s right, free pasta! […]

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Oct
20

Tightwad Tuesday: The Melting Pot

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Everyone has one of those restaurants that they save just for those really special occasions.  Whether it’s a little too pricey or just too big of a production to enjoy on a regular basis, there’s always that one on reserve. For me, that place has always been The Melting Pot.  The food, service and ambiance […]

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Oct
19

Courtyard Dining Wrap-up

Last week we wrapped up our Courtyard Dining series as Liz and Maria dined with Rick Kushman on the patio of Aioli Bodega Espanola.  Rick deputized the Sac Foodies on a Courtyard Dining mission and, for a few weeks, we indulged in great outdoor atmospheres and delicious food at some locally hidden gems.  Our visits […]

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Oct
16

Just Millin’

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Are you a coffee snob? You know, one of those people whose mission in life is to make and drink the perfect espresso or cup of coffee? In your world, the coffee must be ground to a particular standard, the water filtration must be just so, and even the method by which the coffee is […]

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Oct
15

Honey Lavender Ice Cream

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Okay, summer’s gone, I know.  But ice cream is good year-round, right?  Right!  I received an ice cream maker last Christmas and have been experimenting with it all summer. I’m a fan of non-traditional flavors when it comes to ice cream, so when I saw a recipe for honey lavender ice cream, I couldn’t resist. […]

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