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Feb
09

Fab Feb: Blueberry Oatmeal Mini Muffins

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As part of our effort to make the entire month of February as fabulous as possible, I wanted to share an incredibly fast, easy and surprisingly healthy recipe for some fabulous Blueberry Oatmeal Mini Muffins. (Let’s see how many times I can say “fabulous” in this post!) I adapted these absolutely delicious mini muffins from […]

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Sep
19

Where Slow Food and Whole Food Meet

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Did you know that 46 million people in the United States deal with hunger issues? 12 million of them are children and 7 million are seniors. September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. A group of 30 passionate food bloggers recently put together […]

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Apr
25

Prosciutto and Mozzarella on Grilled Garlic Toast

By Stephanie Rudy Summer: ‘tis the season of endless days, hot nights and entertaining. I love having friends and family over to celebrate the long days and warm nights. I don’t, however, love racking my brain for simple, scrumptious appetizers. If you (like me) struggle when searching for the perfect hors d’oeuvre – fear not!  […]

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Jul
10

The Perfect Banana Bread

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Ingredients 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup canola oil 1 cup non-fat cottage cheese 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about 2 bananas – as brown as possible 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder Optional 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chocolate chips Makes 2 medium […]

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Jan
30

Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins

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I don’t care what anyone says—pumpkins aren’t just a fall favorite. They make a great ingredient year round. That’s why I’m a huge fan of RealSimple.com’s Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins, particularly because they’re easy to prepare, not too sweet and they make your house smell wonderful. Hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven muffins and cold, wintery days are a match […]

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Jun
07

Help A Fellow Sacramentan Win A Million Dollars!

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It’s time to show some Sacramento support! Leslie Navarra, Cal grad and Sacramento resident, is a semi-finalist in the 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. Her recipe for Apricot-Bacon Flatbread was selected out of tens of thousands of entries and is now going head-to head in a public vote against one other recipe for a chance to […]

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Mar
16

Spreading the Luck of the Irish

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Working in food PR is never good for the waistline, especially when you’re working on a project that features a delicious recipe! Such was the case last week when I was working on a St. Patrick’s Day project for our client, the California Raisin Marketing Board, which included a yummy Irish Soda Bread recipe. After […]

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Jun
29

Danish Braid (from Daring Bakers)

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DANISH DOUGH Makes 2-1/2 pounds dough For the dough (Detrempe) 1 ounce fresh yeast or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1/2 cup whole milk 1/3 cup sugar Zest of 1 orange, finely grated 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped 2 large eggs, chilled 1/4 cup fresh […]

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Jun
29

First Daring Bakers Challenge: Danish Braid

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While perusing some of my favorite foodie blogs, I stumbled across the Daring Bakers, an online group of recreational bakers looking for a challenge and a forum in which to share their successes, and sometimes failures. Without hesitation, I found myself e-mailing Lis and offering a multitude of reasons why I should be a Daring […]

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Jun
05

Banana Bread with Walnuts and Flaxseed

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I like to play in the kitchen, flip through cook books and test out new recipes. That said, I am also very much a creature of habit and often fall back to the known and comfortable.  There are a handful of recipes that I make at least once a month. I can practically prepare them […]

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