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Dining News: Thai Basil Sets the Standard

Dining News: Thai Basil Sets the Standard

There are a lot of Thai restaurants in Sacramento. Some blocks even feature more than one. But which one's the best? People commonly say Thai Basil, which now has locations in midtown, Roseville and Elk Grove. Sac News & Review's..... Read More

Pear, arugula and blue cheese flatbread pizza

Pear, arugula and blue cheese flatbread pizza

Not in the mood to cook a big dinner tonight? We totally understand and are here to help. With minimal effort and about 15 minutes of your time, you can have these pear, arugula and blue cheese flatbread pizzas and a side salad on the table and ready to eat. Serve with a glass of wine and dinner is done!... Read More

How to Host a Cookie Swap

How to Host a Cookie Swap

Megan Myers

Molasses Gingerbread Cookies

Baking is one of my favorite things to do, but it’s nearly impossible for me to make all the different kinds I love to snack on. Plus, I really don’t need more than a few of each recipe – who needs six dozen of the same type of cookies hanging around at one time? I want variety!

Whoever came up with the first cookie swap had the right idea. Make one or two kinds of cookies and trade with other bakers for a homemade cookie platter that will far outshine those boxed assortments. It’s the perfect way to taste a new flavor, stock up for long nights of gift-wrapping, and keep your own baking under control.

Here are some of my tips for hosting a cookie swap... Read More

Six Easy Holiday Snacks to Keep On Hand

Six Easy Holiday Snacks to Keep On Hand

The Editors at Food52.com

One of the biggest holiday luxuries is the freedom to indulge in decadent feasts to our heart’s content. While your guests are waiting around for the main event, sometimes you need a small bite here and there to keep everyone feeling festive and bolster any cocktails being consumed. From sweet and savory walnuts to smoky, crunchy chickpeas, here are six easily prepared snacks to keep on hand this holiday season.

Photo by Sarah Shatz

Recipe: Fig and Blue Cheese Savouries... Read More

Food Network Challenge winner Chef Ray Duey to visit Florin High School

Food Network Challenge winner Chef Ray Duey to visit Florin High School

Lucky Elk Grove Unified School District ROP Culinary Arts students will take advantage of an exciting opportunity to learn the art of food carving firsthand from master food carver Ray Duey on Thursday, December 5. 

Mushroom and butternut squash risotto with wine pairings

Mushroom and butternut squash risotto with wine pairings

Earthy and seasonal, mushroom and butternut squash risotto is the way to go this fall. Pair with the perfect wine for a nice dinner party meal to really impress your guests!... Read More

2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!

2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day!
2013 Weekly Challenge #48: Pick Your Day! Tis the season for parties, celebrations, get togethers...food is everywhere all the time this time of year, and it isn't always the healthy stuff.

The bad news: the average person expects to gain weight during the holidays, and does so.