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Father’s Day Recipe: A Grown-Up Twist on Deviled Eggs

Father’s Day Recipe: A Grown-Up Twist on Deviled Eggs

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Classic deviled eggs are always scrumptious, but this updated version kicks the pickle relish to the curb and replaces it with lemon zest and fresh herbs.

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How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

How Memorial Day Started — and Why It’s Now About BBQ

| May 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Before you heat up the grill and celebrate with a cold one, here’s a look at the history of how Memorial Day became the summer-kick-off, food-focused holiday it is now.

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Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

Bay Area Bites Mother’s Day Brunch Menu: 6 Springtime Recipes

| May 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

This Mother’s Day menu, which weighs heavily on springtime produce, has something for everyone: a fruity cocktail, a yummy vegetarian frittata, a hearty savory bread pudding, some little muffins, a glammed-up potato dish (everyone loves potatoes), and a fruit component that can act like dessert.

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Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

Fresh Rhubarb Fizz Cocktail

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Bray, England I sampled a stunning rhubarb champagne cocktail and was determined to re-create my own (simpler) version at home.

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Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

Savory Sausage, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Bread Pudding

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chock full of sausage, sweet bell peppers, and melty cheese, this savory bread pudding is the most brilliant thing you can make ahead for brunch.

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fancy Ranch Dressing

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fancy Ranch Dressing

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Crispy-creamy fingerlings with homemade ranch dressing will take your brunch potato offering up a few notches.

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Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

Brûléed Grapefruit with Vanilla Yogurt

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hot grapefruit might not sound like where it’s at. But imagine it covered in a melty, crunchy, sugary crust and topped with a dollop of gooey vanilla yogurt. Do I have your attention?

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Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

Springtime Frittata with Asparagus, Leeks, and Herbs

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Eggs can be a problem when serving brunch for lots of people. Enter the versatile, amazing, and delicious frittata, all gussied up for springtime.

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Little Springtime Strawberry-Lemon Muffins

Little Springtime Strawberry-Lemon Muffins

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I love muffins. And I particularly love these adorable, super-fruity strawberry-lemon muffins, which are perfect for spring and your mom’s special day!

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Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

Earth Day 2014: What You Need to Know About Food and How to Celebrate in the Bay Area

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

On April 22, the Bay Area — and the rest of the country and, presumably, the planet — will celebrate the earth. Fortunately, celebrating Earth Day can be pretty tasty. BAB has gathered local foodcentric events and resources to help you participate in the festivities.

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Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

Food & Spirituality: A Visit to Charles Phan’s Home Kitchen

| April 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

We journey into the kitchen of Charles Phan, Vietnamese-American chef of The Slanted Door Group, to cook a dish served during Tet.

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DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

DIY Peeps: Embrace The Simple Sugary Pleasure of Homemade Marshmallow Peeps this Easter

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Think you’ve outgrown marshmallow Peeps? Think again. The homemade version offers just as much fun and far more flavor than the original. Kate Williams will show you how to make them for Easter.

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This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Homemade matzo isn’t complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

The country’s move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.

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