Archive for November, 2010:

Nov
30

Oven-roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Stinky, boring, or even worse, healthy. Poor brussels sprouts – they get such a bad rap! When I found myself perusing the grocery store aisle on Thanksgiving morning after receiving a last-minute request for an extra dinner side dish, this often over-looked veggie came to the rescue for me.  After witnessing this quick and beyond-easy […]

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Nov
23

Thanksgiving Recipes: Autumn Vegetable Succotash

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One of the best side dishes is this colorful fall medley of vegetables, sautéed in butter and lightly flavored with fresh sage. My mother-in-law makes this wonderful succotash every Thanksgiving – and my only complaint is that there are rarely any leftovers to partake of post-feast! She found this recipe ages ago in Martha Stewart […]

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Nov
19

Revolution Wines Celebrates Midtown Grand Opening

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Beginning today, Revolution Wines, Midtown Sacramento’s only urban winery, will be raising a glass to its new digs on 2831 S Street.  The 5,600 square foot facility houses the winery’s entire winemaking process – from crush to bottle, and features a new indoor/outdoor tasting room and bistro with food by Executive Chef Simone McKinley. Grand […]

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Nov
18

‘Tis the Season for Giving Thanks – and Giving Back

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Those of you who follow our blog regularly know that we write about all things food – recipes that impress us, our own kitchen foibles, restaurant reviews, food trends – pretty much anything food-related that catches our fancy. Last year, we partnered with a food-related charity, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS), because thinking […]

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Nov
17

Panera Bread Bakery-Cafe

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Today, new menu items debut at Panera Bread Bakery-Café, along with some returning holiday favorites. On Monday, the SacFoodies had an opportunity to feast on these new menu items, which included the Natural Steak Chili with Sweet Cornbread Crumble, Cornbread Muffins, Mint Crinkle Cookies, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Frozen Peppermint drink, Holiday Bread and […]

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Nov
16

Thanksgiving Recipes: Cornbread-Sausage Stuffing

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There’s just something about stuffing. I rarely, if ever, eat it except during the holidays. So, when it comes into fashion around Thanksgiving, I make sure to get my fill of this delicious, savory concoction. One of the best stuffing recipes I’ve ever tasted is from a former SacFoodie, Alison Colarossi. She shared this recipe […]

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Nov
12

Tortilla Heights, San Francisco

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Not only am I a huge fan of Mexican food, but I also love taking trips to San Francisco, so when my friend decided to have her birthday party at Tortilla Heights I was there in an instant! Tortilla Heights is located in San Francisco with a menu loaded with delicious Mexican cuisine.  Since there was […]

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Nov
09

Sienna Restaurant, El Dorado Hills

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I rarely make it up the hill to El Dorado Hills, but I’d heard from a number of different people that I needed to venture out and try Sienna, a newish, beautiful restaurant in El Dorado Hills. Recently, I did just that. We hosted a baby shower in the Coriander Room of Sienna – a […]

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Nov
08

Smoked Cheddar Baked Mac & Cheese

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It’s funny how a rainy Sunday afternoon can cause one to bake. Yesterday I started off with a (very disappointing) loaf of pumpkin bread … but let’s not go there. I soon decided that dinner had to be something ooey, gooey and baked in the oven. With a wedge of smoked cheddar cheese in the […]

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Nov
05

Golden Bear, Midtown

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If you haven’t noticed from past posts, we’re big fans of The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives .  I must admit that I live vicariously through Guy Fieri and his ventures to the nation’s lesser-known restaurant gems.  So, when I heard that Guy would be making a visit to Midtown’s very own Golden Bear  […]

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