Posts Tagged Baking:

Dec
09

Lemon Curd Tart

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As we approach the holidays, we mustn’t forget the important things—it’s peak lemon season! As I picked several grocery bags of lemons off of the tree in my backyard last weekend, I knew I had to make use of them—and quick. I successfully made Ina Garten’s recipe for a Lemon Curd Tart. The tart filling […]

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Mar
28

1000 Vegan Cupcakes for Charity: Farm to Cupcake

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On April 6, “Farm to Cupcake” will bring together eleven local bakers to compete and bake 1000 vegan cupcakes, all to benefit four different Sacramento-area charities. Presented by Sacramento Vegan Challenge and hosted by Chef Clay Purcell of Tower Bridge Bistro, Farm to Cupcake will challenge these renowned vegan bakers to bring their best flavors […]

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Jan
17

Healthy Carrot Muffins

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With a 15 month old that is exploring different food groups and rapidly realizing he isn’t the biggest fan of vegetables, I’m always looking for clever recipes to make sure he gets his daily serving of veggies.  I’ve found through trial and error that muffins can be a wonderful solution for such a problem.  They’re […]

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Nov
12

Baked Apple Doughnuts

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This weekend I was delighted when my friend passed on this recipe for baked apple doughnuts. Baking not only saves the hassle of hot oil, it lightens up the fat content as well (taking away about 30 calories per mini doughnut). Plus, the cute mini size is the perfect portion for a sweet snack without […]

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Oct
17

Wordless Wednesday- Danny’s Mini Donuts

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“Made Hot on the Spot!”  The slogan doesn’t lie.  I watched as the mini donuts were fried to perfection, then coated to order – chocolate, powdered sugar, glazed – you name it!  It’s an easy stop on the way to the dozens of downtown offices.  I brought in a variety and they were a hit, […]

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Mar
21

Wordless Wednesday: Taylor’s Kitchen

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Sunday brunch at Taylor’s Kitchen is warm, nuanced and punctuated with charm. Not unlike the ever-changing basket of homemade pastries from Pastry Chef Jodie Chavious! Think: Guinness black bottom cupcakes, apple and sour cream muffins with streusel, and the life-changing Hummingbird Bunt Cake (plucked from a Depression-era Southern recipe book).

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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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Jul
01

Red, White, and Blue Trifle

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During the past year I’ve experimented with making a couple trifles. My weakness for custard is what originally got me intrigued, and I’ve found that they are always a crowd pleaser! For our “All American” potluck I knew I couldn’t go with the traditional trifle, since, well… it’s not American!  But when I came across […]

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Jun
28

Macaroni and Cheese

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Potluck recipes- as promised! My approach to potlucks has changed over the years. Previously, I would use the party goers as my guinea pigs to try new recipes I found interesting. However, after many failed dishes, I’ve changed my strategy and have tried to hone in on a few signature dishes that work well in […]

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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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