Posts Tagged Recipes:

Mar
31

Just in time for BBQ Season

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Local cookbook author Dina Guillen has a great new cookbook out that’s perfect for your al fresco dining plans, Plank Grilling: 75 Recipes for Infusing Food with Flavor Using Wood Planks. We interviewed Dina when her first cookbook came out, so when Plank Grilling came across my desk, I couldn’t wait to try some of […]

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Mar
29

COMPOST COOKIES

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I love to bake, so a few years back, my thoughtful husband bought me the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook which I was excited to dive into. However, I was immediately intimidated. The measurements were in grams, it included ingredients like glucose and freeze-dried corn powder, and there were multiple recipes within recipes (often a turn […]

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Mar
20

Warm Orzo Salad

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It’s officially spring which means it’s time to convert from the cozy comfort foods of winter to the bright and airy flavors of springtime! I recently came across this recipe for Warm Orzo Salad in the spring issue of Good Housekeeping and immediately knew I was going to love it. Now, don’t be fooled—pasta might […]

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Jan
21

Tortilla Español

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This year for our holiday party, the SacFoodies opted for a Spanish Tapas Party at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. With instructor Ame Harrington at the helm, each team learned how to make one of six Spanish tapas and I chose team Tortilla Español. Despite its name, it is not a tortilla at all; well, […]

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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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Nov
25

Homemade Tomato Soup

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With Thanksgiving just three days away, I decided to take a late Sunday night drive to the grocery store to try and pick up everything I might need for turkey day. Knowing how much cooking was in my near future, I also wanted to whip up a light and easy dinner that was fresh and […]

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Sep
24

Watermelon Pico de Gallo

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I’ve finally found the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and the ingredients have been right under my nose this whole time. In fact, I decided to try this new recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman. As you know, the theme of our 6th Annual SacFoodies Potluck was […]

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Aug
12

I Want S’more Muffins!!

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Photo courtesy Taste of Home In case you missed it, Saturday was National S’more Day, an annual celebration of one of the most delicious summertime staples.  With that in mind, this SacFoodie sought out an interesting twist on an old favorite with this fun “I Want S’more Muffins” recipe from Taste of Home. The recipe […]

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Jun
10

How to make mouthwatering Sichuan Wontons (it’s easier than you think!)

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With an active 20 month old running around the house, my husband and I are constantly on the hunt for easy-to-make and quick recipes for dinner.  He found this amazing recipe for Sichuan Wontons from a favorite food blog and the rest is history.  While making wontons may sound daunting at first, it’s not as […]

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May
16

A Salute to Simplicity with Creamy Basil Potatoes

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When working in food communications, it’s easy to get caught up in the latest fad. You know what I’m talking about. Those highfalutin ingredients and dishes that sound just as good rolling off the tongue as they taste rolling on it. Truffle-infused such-and-such. Organic trendy-berry compote. Grass-fed dodo eggs, 17 ways. It’s easy to forget […]

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