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Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

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 filling, but involved minimal work in the kitchen. This sounds like a tall order, but I actually found a great recipe for tomato soup that I just had to share with you all as its perfect for dinner during cold fall nights! I came across Michael Chiarello‘s super simple and delicious recipe for homemade tomato soup on FoodNetwork.com so I figured—how hard could it be? I’ve only ever tried the Campbell’s Soup version, so it’s probably about time I broaden my tomato soup repertoire.  Try this perfectly simple and delectable recipe for tomato soup: 

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Mushroom and goat cheese crostini paired with bubbles

Mushroom and goat cheese crostini paired with bubbles

Savory and delectable sautéed mushrooms pair beautifully with sparkling wine which cleanses your mouth of the creamy goat cheese. Impress your guests at your next dinner party with a lip-smacking crostini paired with crisp and zesty bubbles!... Read More

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

The number one question I hear this past week at Bootcamp was "Do we have Bootcamp on Thanksgiving?" 

The short answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The long answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day BUT you can, and should, still get a workout in!!

This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Tough Turkey Express Workout! It will only take a few minutes, and its a great way to start off your holiday weekend.

Here's the set (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively):

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)

Butt Bumps (20, 25, 30)

Wall Sit (60 seconds for all levels)

Thanksgiving dinner recipes roundup

Thanksgiving dinner recipes roundup

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? No worries. You've got this. To help, we've gathered recipes for your entire Thanksgiving meal, from the turkey to desserts and side dishes to drinks... Read More

Mexican-American Lodi Thanksgiving with Vinedos Aurora’s Anaya family

Mexican-American Lodi Thanksgiving with Vinedos Aurora’s Anaya family

The Anaya family: Gerardo, Don Victor (grandfather), Armando, Leticia, Ramon and Victor Jr.

Thanksgiving is a special day for the Anaya family, who own and farm 90 acres of top quality wine grapes in Lodi’s Clements Hills AVA.  They also own Viñedos Aurora – a winery that has become one of Lodi’s brightest new stars since the release of their first vintage (2009s), a little less than three years ago... Read More

Bacon lovers rejoice

Bacon lovers rejoice

Mark your calendars and start hitting the gym, the third annual Bacon Fest Sacramento is near!

Bacon Fest Sacramento III will take place from Jan. 20 to 26, 2014 at various restaurants in the Sacramento area.

The event includes Sacramentos most excellent chefs and restaurateurs, plus all the bacon lovers from the region and beyond.

Bacon Fest's mission is to celebrate this region's awesome culinary scene! All our chefs make their bacon in house with top-tier ingredients. The events are affordable so that Sacramentans of all income levels can participate. It's farm-to-fork and you don't have to fork over a ton of dough.

Plus, it's bacon!

FIND OUT MORE: Details on the week's main events will be released online at at www.facebook.com/SacramentoBaconFest and on Twitter at @SacBaconFest in early December.

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' - and the Winner is?

With 'Breakfast in My Neighborhood' News10 viewers get a chance to decide where News10 Good Morning co-anchor Dan Elliott will be live during the following Friday's 5 and 6 a.m. newscasts.

Voting began on-air last Friday morning Nov. 15 and ended Tuesday Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.

The winner was announced Wednesday Nov. 20 on News10 Good Morning.

This week's picks were in Vacaville and they were:

Joe's Creekside Cafe

Wren's Cafe

Viewers chimed in and OVER 44,000 votes were cast.

We want to thank the viewers, Joe's Creekside Cafe and Wren's Cafe for participating in our poll.