Archive for July, 2011:

Jul
27

Bad Dog! Taqueria, Atlanta

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On a recent trip to Atlanta, a friend introduced me to Bad Dog! taqueria near Emory University. With its long bar and exposed brick walls, this taqueria is the perfect casual spot for grabbing a bite while studying, socializing or just plain scarffing. For $2.99 each, we had our pick from nine delicious taco combinations, […]

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Jul
25

One Pot Dinner

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When I think of potlucks, the first thing that comes to mind is comfort food that can be easily prepared in advance and that will be appetizing to a variety of palates.  One of my favorite go-to recipes utilizes my favorite cooking technique (aka the “set it and forget it” crock pot).  It also satisfies […]

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Jul
22

Chorizo-stuffed, Bacon-wrapped Dates

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Spend one day in our office and you’re sure to hear a reference to “Cecily and her crazy caveman diet.” It’s true. For the past year (maybe even two now), I’ve been an off-and-on follower of the Paleo Diet. Without boring you with the details, Paleo is essentially a very “clean” diet of lean meats, […]

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Jul
20

Pigs in a Blanket

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Pigs in a Blanket, Franks in Jackets, Devils on Horsebacks, Biscuit Dogs – regardless of what you know them as, these crescent roll-covered sausages sure do hold their own among the grilled cheese sandwiches, potato salads and pot pies of the world. When we landed on an All-American theme for the SacFoodies potluck, I thought […]

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Jul
15

Great-Grandmother Murphy’s Potato Salad

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There are potato salads, and there are potato salads. This is, undoubtedly, the latter. It is italicized and underscored, highlighted and bolded. It’s the type of potato salad that would wear white to another potato salad’s wedding, knowing full well how awesome it is and blithely unconcerned with how insignificant other side dishes may feel […]

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Jul
12

In a pinch for a pie? Try TreyBcakes.

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I admit it, I cheated. We were supposed to make a recipe from scratch for the 3rd annual SacFoodies potluck. I had full intensions of baking the apple pie when I signed up on the kitchen white board. What’s more all-American the apple pie, right?  I thought I was brilliant. But the potluck was on […]

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Jul
08

Yelp Eats!

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If you love dining out AND a great deal, then you’ll love Yelp Eats!, which kicks off July 11 in Sacramento. Five fantastic restaurants from the region are participating in this seven-day “event” which concludes July 17. Here are all the details: July 11 to 17: 7 days. 5 restaurants. A special 1/2-off menu of […]

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Jul
08

Quick and Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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When challenged to come up with an All-American entrée for our recent Sac Foodies potluck, I must admit I was stumped. I thumbed through all my recipes two times over and finally stumbled upon a Chicken Pot Pie recipe I never made before. While I hesitated to make a dish I’d never made before for […]

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Jul
07

Quick & Healthy Greek Potato Salad

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I selected this non-traditional potato salad recipe for the SacFoodies potluck because it’s a healthy and delicious twist on a classic potato salad (and it also happens to be one of my favorite client recipes). It’s made with creamy non-fat Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise so you can have seconds with no guilt. Fellow SacFoodie […]

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Jul
06

Gooey Butter Cookies

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On a recent trip to St. Louis, I sampled some Gooey Butter Cake. Well, if I’m being honest, I did more than sample it – I couldn’t stop eating it! I had forgotten how unbelievably delicious this cake is. As its name implies, Gooey Butter Cake is a gooey confection that’s both buttery and sweet. […]

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