Archive for December, 2010:

Dec
29

Crocker Cafe, Sacramento

The Crocker Café was recently named one of The Sacramento Bee’s 10 Brightest Lunch Stars for 2010. And it’s no wonder. The eatery, run by restaurateurs Bobbin and Patrick Mulvaney (of the farm-to-table fresh, Zagat-rated Mulvaney’s B&L), boasts an expansive dining space across the light-flooded Friedman Court in the Crocker Art Museum’s recent $100 million […]

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Dec
28

Greek Salad with Grilled Lamb

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One of my new year’s resolutions is to learn how to cook with different herbs and spices, specific to Greece, India and Spain. I want to understand the staple flavors that make each ethnicity so unique. Yes, I know most people want to lose weight in the new year. But for a foodie, that’s practically […]

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Dec
27

Local Events for New Year’s Eve 2010 and New Year’s Day 2011

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Still not sure how to kick off 2011? Maybe we can inspire you. We’ve put together a quick list of some local events happening this upcoming weekend in the Sacramento area to help you kick off the New Year. Leave a comment and let us know what your New Year’s plans are. Any fun local […]

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Dec
23

Chocolate Chip Scones

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I’m a big fan of breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, muffins, omelets and scones are just some of the breakfast foods at the top of my favorite foods list. I consider myself to be pretty good at making all of the food I just mentioned, except for the scones. I never thought I could recreate the delicious […]

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Dec
21

Tightwad Tuesday: $10 Bottomless Mimosas at R15 Bar and Monkey Bar, Sacramento

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In case we haven’t made it obvious yet, we love brunch. Better yet, we love brunch with bottomless mimosas. We’ve already scoped out a few bottomless mimosa weekend brunch offerings in the Sacramento area, including Capitol Garage and Bistro 33, and are excited to add two more great options to the list! Start your weekend […]

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Dec
20

Pecan Turtle Bars

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Every holiday season, in preparation for my marathon baking weekend with my mother-in-law, we pull out our recipe cards and books to decide what we’ll make again and what we’ll likely do differently than years past. For added inspiration this time around, we dusted off a 2007 issue of Southern Living Christmas at Home magazine […]

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Dec
17

The Frosting Queens – It’s all about the Frosting!

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Take two Sacramento-area sisters, Annette and Angela Del Biaggio, who have a love of frosting and an inclination toward all-natural products and the taste of homemade; throw in dashes of delish, quality and flair – and you have The Frosting Queens. You all know my hankering for sweets, so you can imagine my taste buds’ […]

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Dec
15

Dec 16: Friends & Family Night at Capitol Garage

‘Tis the season of giving—and receiving! Give a gift and get some free food in return tomorrow (Thursday) evening at Capitol Garage’s Friends & Family Night. From 5-8pm, bring a packaged toy to Capitol Garage for donation to Toys for Tots and enjoy complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials while listening to your favorite […]

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Dec
14

Giving Back This Holiday Season

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It’s important to give back to the community and those in need, especially during the holiday season.  So, we’ve compiled a list of a few non-profit organizations that could use your help!  Don’t have the funds to donate?  That’s okay! Go online or call one of the organizations below and donate your time. SacFoodies is […]

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Dec
13

Hot Buttered Rum

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Hot adult beverages are one of my favorite things to enjoy on a cold winter night. While there are many mixes on the market, there is nothing quite like a homemade Hot Buttered Rum to make the season a little brighter. I found this recipe from Emeril Lagasse a few years back and it doesn’t […]

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