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Easy to Make for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest

Easy to Make for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

This large, fragrant loaf–studded with currants and zesty orange–will feed plenty, and is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day Brunch.

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Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

Amid a Feast of Foodie Videos, 6 Unusual Cooking Channels To Try on YouTube

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cooking on YouTube has become big business for audience views and chef revenue – but there are still a few truly quirky originals out there for foodies to watch.

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Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

Sweet Treat: PieTisserie Gets a Storefront in Oakland

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

PieTisserie offers nine original pies, in both whole and mini sizes, made fresh to order each morning and delivered straight from PieTisserie’s industrial kitchen in Hayward.

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tender dark chocolate cookies press lovingly against sweet strawberry ice cream to make these fun, heart-shaped treats, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Say I love you/want you/need you with this deep dark chocolate bark studded with salty-sweet pistachios and chewy candied orange.

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Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

Finally! ManresaBread to Open Soon in Downtown Los Gatos

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

ManresaBread’s retail shop in downtown Los Gatos will open on Saturday, February 21. Besides the additional locations mentioned below, breads and pastries will be available beginning March 1 at the three Verve Coffee Roasters locations in Santa Cruz.

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What’s the Great Fuss About ‘The Great British Baking Show’?

What’s the Great Fuss About ‘The Great British Baking Show’?

| February 6, 2015 | 9 Comments

No drama, no drumrolls: just twelve people baking in the middle of a field in England. So why is The Great British Baking Show the food TV success story of 2015 so far?

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The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love a bit of decadence for the holidays? And this feast brings it. Inspired by a steakhouse, this menu takes it a notch above that will leave your friends and family in awe.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

Tender, Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls for Christmas Dinner

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fluffy, supple, and feather-light, these versatile pull-apart rolls deserve a place at your next celebration.

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Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

Bake Homemade Cheese Crackers for Holiday Gift-Giving

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forget store-bought Cheez-Its. The best savory, cheese-filled nibbles are made at home with plenty of real cheese. Homemade crackers seem intimidating, but they’re basically just savory cookies — something anyone can make. Plus, a jar of these crackers makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift for the holidays. Kate Williams will show you how.

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No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

No More Gift Cards: 10 Local Food Gifts For Your Holiday Season

| December 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Surprise everyone on your list with picks from this collection of local, delicious gift ideas, from cheesemaking classes to custom tea blends.

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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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