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Jul
09

Sacramento BLT Week

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   You know you’re a bacon-lover if…. 1. You have a side of eggs with your bacon for breakfast 2. You buy Costco packs and stock up your freezer… the thick-cut hickory style stuff, of course! 3. You’re more afraid of bacon shortages than power outages 4. Your childhood nickname was “Porky” 5. You already […]

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May
16

A Day in the Life of a SacFoodie: Tasty Adventures in San Antonio

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As a SacFoodie I have the opportunity to travel to many delicious cities across the country and San Antonio, Texas is my most recent stop. I had the pleasure of attending a conference at the beautiful Culinary Institute of America campus in San Antonio on behalf of a client and got the chance to take […]

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May
16

Smells like Sweet Summertime on Capitol Mall

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There are few things I look forward to more than the Thursday Farmers Market on Capitol Mall. Every Thursday, now through September, Capitol Mall employees come out from behind their desks and cubicle walls, and flood the streets in search of food truck eats and feel-good, California-grown goodies—flowers and produce! With all of the action […]

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May
13

Summer Cocktail: Moscow Mule

By Stephanie Rudy Comprised of only five ingredients, the Moscow Mule is as simple as it is refreshing. Traditionally served in copper mugs (I bought mine here!), the Mule was originally introduced in 1939 to help promote vodka during an era when gin reigned. The drink faded out in the 1960’s, but is back by […]

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May
09

In Season: Local Strawberries

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One of the things I love about Sacramento is stumbling upon a corner of earth, right in the middle of our urban landscape, that some lovely soul has decided to farm. It’s a beautiful thing to see acres of fruit trees in the middle of a residential neighborhood, or a strawberry patch nestled between a […]

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May
08

Avocado, Mango & Tomato Salsa Recipe

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I love everything about a perfectly ripe mango. From its vibrant sunset colors, to its rich, subtly sweet and slightly tangy flavor – mangoes are my all-time favorite fruit.

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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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Apr
21

Review: Sac Beer & Chili Festival

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This past Saturday, I got to check out the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival in Fremont Park. You can read more about this event on SacFoodies here. After a whirlwind hour or two of beer and chili tasting, my favorites from the day were: Chili – Industry category: the spicy hot chili from Blackbird Chili – […]

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Jun
25

Festive Frozen Yogurt Popsicles for Fourth of July

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With the oppressive Sacramento summer heat bearing down on us, frozen treats can provide a welcome and cooling relief.  I was inspired by this PARENTS.com recipe for Confetti Yogurt Pops and decided to give this treat a try.  Sure, it is fun for kids but adults can enjoy this simple recipe too! (Courtesy Parents.com) Not […]

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May
29

BBQ Throwdown: A Primer for the Rest of Us on Cooking the Best Ribs “Evah”

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Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a good old fashioned barbecue competition.  In my neighborhood, our entire block gets together, dusts off our grills and spends all day Sunday concocting competition-worthy ribs.  The payoff?  The winner gets bragging rights and the honor to host the festivities the following year.   As you can imagine, techniques […]

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