Archive for December, 2015:

Dec
28

Peppermint Bark

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I won’t lie – one of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the endless supply of treats. Whether it is the homemade cookies from friends or the addicting caramel corn from my aunt, I can rest easy knowing something will be always be around to satisfy my sweet tooth. However, with family in […]

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Dec
22

A Holiday Treat for your Furry Friends

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Since Christmas is this week, I’m sure you’ve gotten all your holiday shopping done (unless you are a major procrastinator like me). But, have you remembered everyone on your list? I’m betting there might be one (or a few) that you’ve forgotten… that’s right, your dogs! This year, make sure your four-legged friends feel special […]

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Dec
21

These are a few of my favorite (food) things

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‘Tis the season for flipping through catalogs and dreaming of some new kitchen gadgets. No one asked for my wish list this year (hint: someone forward this to my husband!) but these are a few things I wouldn’t mind under the tree come Christmas morning. Vinturi Champagne Opener. Take the work and fear out of […]

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Dec
21

Traditions Old and New

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Growing up, Christmas was the most anticipated holiday of the year. Much of this was due to my Mom, who really went all out on Christmas, from decorations to baking – always with celebrating the true meaning of the season in mind. She was an original DIY-er before it was cool to be one! We’d […]

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Dec
18

Behind the Scenes of Sac Foodies

By: Samantha Fugate It’s the Holiday season, and we have been busy with everything from our Holiday Party and buying gifts for all our foodie friends to photographing all our holiday favorites for clients, such as the Pistachio Health Institute. Check out these delicious, in-shell pistachios smiling big for their holiday close up! Here in the […]

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Dec
18

SacFoodies Take K Street

By: Sara Ortega and Brittany Gillmor ‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings, and as you would imagine, the annual SacFoodies holiday celebration isn’t just your average potluck. We like to spice things up a notch (often literally), and this year was no different. Last week, the SacFoodies crew paraded down K Street with our Local […]

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Dec
17

Nana’s Eggnog

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I was feeling a little festive last week, finally getting into the swing of the season, and decided to tackle an eggnog recipe in advance of the SacFoodies holiday party. I stumbled upon Nana’s Eggnog recipe, courtesy of Nugget Markets, which seemed fabulously festive and easy on the prep and cook time. First things first, […]

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Dec
17

Millie Armato’s Christmas Eve-and-After Steak Soup

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When I was in high school, as the Christmas break was winding down and just before we had to get back to our normal schedules, the last act of the season was the removal of the Christmas tree. This always involved my friend Mike coming over to help me take it out. Mom would give […]

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Dec
16

Wordless Wednesday

By: Tricia Juanitas Some people look forward to donning their wackiest outfits on Halloween. For me, it’s Christmas.

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Dec
15

Wishing You A Merry, Cherry Christmas

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My sweet tooth and I just love this time of year. One of our family’s favorite treats is homemade chocolate-covered cherries. Like the jolly old elf himself, they show up just once a year – making them extra sweet and special. Here’s a tip…they are tasty the day they are dipped, but the longer they […]

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