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Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu: 8 Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

Bay Area Bites Thanksgiving Menu: 8 Scrumptious Holiday Recipes

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This eclectic Thanksgiving menu is just the ticket to stir things up this year. The star of the show is a gorgeous, smoke-scented, mahogany-browned turkey fresh off the grill. The beauty of cooking the bird this way is that it frees up your oven to bake crunchy-sweet cornbread stuffing (two versions: regular and gluten-free!), tender caramelized roasted Brussels sprouts with toasty hazelnuts and cranberries, and a scrumptious pear-almond tart for dessert. Balancing out all the richness are a tangy cranberry-orange compote and a fresh, seasonal raw shaved root vegetable salad with pistachios. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Crunchy, Nutty, Fruity, Sweet: Pear Almond Custard Tart for Thanksgiving

Crunchy, Nutty, Fruity, Sweet: Pear Almond Custard Tart for Thanksgiving

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is hands-down one of my favorite autumn desserts, and I make it as soon as fragrant pears arrive in the market. It’s a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert buffet!

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Decadent Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

Decadent Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

| November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Just because you (or your guests) are gluten-free doesn’t mean you don’t get to enjoy all the classic Thanksgiving dishes, especially stuffing. Try this one, you won’t even know the difference.

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Sweet and Savory Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

Sweet and Savory Thanksgiving Cornbread and Red Pepper Stuffing

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you love cornbread, then you are going to love this colorful and scrumptious stuffing, perfect alongside a BBQ turkey. Fresh herbs and sautéed peppers balance the richness of this dish.

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Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

Boo! Cute (and gluten-free) Ghost Meringue Cookies for Halloween

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

These lighter-than-air ghosts might be no more creepy than a kitten, but they are still perfect for Halloween and they will delight – not fright – the kiddos.

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Halloween Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

Halloween Treat: Fiendish Roasted Butternut and Goat Cheese Mummy Tartlets

| October 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Scrumptiously delicious, and stuffed with sweet butternut squash and salty goat cheese, you might not want to share these ominous little mummified pastries with anyone but yourself.

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Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

Bay Area Bites Guide to 10 Favorite East Bay Bagels

| October 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Don’t listen to what the New Yorkers say: you can find a good bagel in the Bay Area. Here are ten bagel options in the East Bay.

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Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

Halloween Treat: A Pile of Cheesy Breadstick ‘Bones’

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Want to have some Halloween food fun? Make a pile of these crunchy, cheesy bone-shaped breadsticks, then watch them disappear.

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Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

Sweet: Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two major doughnut chains have bowed to consumer pressure to better police their palm oil purchases. Environmentalists say it’s a win for consumers, trees and animals.

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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

| September 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chocoholics of the Bay Area, rejoice! A new tasting tour from Edible Excursions takes you behind the scenes of 5 Mission District chocolate hot spots, shares the neighborhood’s history, plus samples of drinking chocolate, chicken in mole, a cacao smoothie and exquisite hand-molded confections.

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Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

Samuel Fromartz Explores the World of Bread in his New Book “In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey”

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Search of a Perfect Loaf is not a cookbook, although it does contain a handful of recipes. It’s first and foremost a tale of one man’s journey, both personal and investigative, into figuring out what goes into creating a really good loaf of bread. Lucky for us, he happily shares his discoveries and tells a good tale along the way.

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Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

Ignore the Fog and Make Your Own Ice Cream Cones and Sprinkles

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Homemade ice cream cones and sprinkles are fun enough to transport even Outer Sunset dwellers to a place with fog-free summers. Kate Williams will show you how.

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Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

Bet You Can’t Stop Eating These: Vanilla Pavlovas with Summer Nectarines, Berries, and Cream

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-chewy meringue nests envelop whipped cream and vanilla-scented summer fruit for an ethereal, and gluten-free dessert that is impossible to stop eating.

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Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

Improve Your Summer Camping Trips with Sweet and Savory DIY Snacks

| July 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Improve your summer camping trips with fun, customizable DIY snacks like savory beef jerky and sweet homemade “Lara Bars.” Kate Williams will show you how.

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