• 5 Indoor Hobbies to Try This Winter

    Who doesn’t love snuggling under a warm blanket while you catch up on the latest movies or dive into a new book? And the idea of hibernating, especially during snowstorms and freezing rain, often sounds preferable to...

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  • Chef Gordon Ramsey & Daughter Share Family Love of Food

    By Bonnie Carroll− Award winning chef, television host and producer Gordon Ramsay released an exclusive Facebook 360 video that brings fans in to his newly renovated kitchen. In the 360 video, produced by immersive entertainment studio, Surreal,...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Host a Cooking Party

    By Jessica Remitz for What’s Cooking− Even if you’re a dinner party veteran, you know that cooking for a crowd can be both stressful and time consuming. It requires simultaneously cooking, serving and mingling, which can be...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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    Mother’s Day Home Brunch

    By Holly Clegg – I hate going to a brunch on Mother’s Day as the restaurants are always crowded and the menu is usually set.  I understand your days are extremely busy, so when a special occasion...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Cooking Fix: Surprise Substitutions

    By Jenn Fowler for Ideas That Spark Nothing can ruin a cooking session like a missing ingredient! Sure, we all know you can swap out butter and margarine, cracker crumbs for breadcrumbs, or garlic powder for garlic...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    Fun Fall Food

    By Palma Hansen – This baked stuffed squash is fun to make, serve and eat! It is a wonderful fall side dish and a conversation piece for a dinner party. You can use any medium-sized squash that...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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    5 Foods to Eat in August

    By Meredith Kimelblatt – Although August is definitely still a warm-weather month in most places, it’s also the month where everyone starts preparing for the transition from summer to fall. Before you put away your sundresses and...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Glorious Pasta of Italy

    Who could resist a dish like the one on the cover of Domenica Marchetti’s latest cookbook, The Glorious Pasta of Italy? It’s been out for about a year, but I am finally getting around to perusing it and making some...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • The Way to Your Lover’s Heart is Through Their Stomach

    By Holly Clegg – If you have someone special this Valentine’s Day, why not take heed to that old saying, “The way to your lover’s heart is through their stomach,” but now we know it is “through...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Happy-Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes

    Submitted by Sandi Thompson – Spicy Sweet Potatoes Serves 6-8 Preheat oven to 425F Ingredients: 2 large jewel or garnet yam, cut in 1” cubes Seasonings:3-4 Tbls. olive oil 
½ tsp. ground chipotle pepper
 (or more to...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Pumpkin Streusel

    By Jennifer Cote, Chef at The New Deli , Pinole, CA– It seems to come as a package deal with the approaching holidays: Planning menus, arranging dates, organizing parties. One thing I don’t want in that package:...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • An Italian Dinner Party

    By Palma Hansen – Host your own Italian dinner party! 1. Invite guests who will enjoy participating in the cooking process. Ask them to wear red or green. When they arrive, give them an apron, some wine,...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Get a Vegi with Your Pie

    Submitted by Rhonda Sauls –   Zucchini Pie (1 serving of vegetables, 1 serving of dessert) 4 cups zucchini (peeled, seeds removed. Use BIG zucchini) ½ cup of water 2 T lemon juice Dash of salt Cook until...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Thanksgiving in Sonoma

    By Erica Galindo – As believers we carry in our hearts the sacred truth that the Lord God fashioned the entire world and everything in it. This foundational fact of our faith has a way of stirring...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    By Holly Clegg – Research seems to support that old wise tale, “An apple a day keeps the doctor’s away.” Apples are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber and also a good source of...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • It’s September Already?

    By Gooseberry Patch, Vickie Hutchins and JoAnn Martin – As usual, the summer has flown by and here we are in September. It is back to school time for kids of all ages and their parents as...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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