Archive for February, 2012:

Feb
29

Wordless Wednesday: Dad’s Kitchen

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Deep Fried Garbanzo Beans are $4 on the weekend brunch menu at Dad’s Kitchen.  Who knew garbanzo beans could taste this amazing? Move over, hummus.

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Feb
27

Busy Mom Dessert

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I have always had a sweet tooth and as a new mom, my window of opportunity to sit down and bake something elaborate is no longer a reality. When I found this fun, simple recipe that was a cute riff off of the classic rice krispy bars, I couldn’t wait to give it a shot! […]

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Feb
23

Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival – and a Giveaway!

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Who doesn’t love beer and chili? But eating a variety of delicious chili, while sipping local beer to the tunes of area musicians, is even better when you’re doing it in the name of charity. The 1st Annual Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival kicks off on Saturday, March 3, towards the end of Sacramento’s third […]

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Feb
21

More Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

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Last week, we posted a chocolate-covered strawberries recipe from Pinterest, and this week, another SacFoodie shares her version of this classic, sweet treat! Chocolate Covered Strawberries I’ll be the first to admit it – I don’t spend as much time in the kitchen as I’d like to. But let’s be honest, with only 24 hours […]

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Feb
17

Snickerdoodle Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

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Ever since I got my first Betty Crocker Boys & Girls Cookbook, I’ve been addicted to baking. I took kids cooking classes, entered cookies and cakes in the county fair and became the primary baker in our house at the ripe old age of nine. I’ve brought this love of baking into my adult life, […]

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Feb
15

Wordless Wednesday: Cafe Bernardo

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The Three Cheese Lasagna, made with housemade pasta, mozzarella, ricotta and parmesan cheese with a béchamel tomato basil sauce at Cafe Bernardo. Part of the “Dinner for Two” special available Monday – Thursday from 5-9pm, you and a dining partner can each enjoy this lasagna, a side salad and a carafe of wine to split […]

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Feb
14

An Easy Valentine’s Day Treat: Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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I’ve never been one to go overboard on Valentine’s Day, so fancy dinner reservations and expensive gifts are out for me. That’s why when I recently spotted chocolate-dipped strawberries on Pinterest (speaking of which, did you know the SacFoodies are on Pinterest?), I was inspired (and hungry). The Pinterest photo led me to a super […]

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Feb
10

Mulvaney’s B&L

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Some dining experiences involve great food. Others, impeccable service. There are those with charming décor and nuanced detail, inventive menus and effortlessly executed panache. And then there are some that do it all. And do it well. Sacramento’s Zagat-rated Mulvaney’s B&L is just that place. My SacFoodies cohort Liz Conant has written about this local […]

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Feb
08

Wordless Wednesday: Costeaux French Bakery

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The Breakfast Sandwich with applewood smoked bacon, avocado, egg and cheddar cheese at Costeaux French Bakery on the square in Healdsburg, CA.

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Feb
06

Soba Soup

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I never play favorites. Except when choosing Japanese noodles, and then I always favor soba. Soba is a brown noodle made from buckwheat flour. I adore the nutty flavor, and its dense texture makes it a hearty addition to any soup. Soba is much sturdier than its thin, curly ramen counterpart, and it is much […]

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