GOTG Recipes

Strawberry-Basil Granita Recipe

By Brianna Nathan Summer is officially here! Whether you love or hate the heat, I think it’s fair to say that no one wants to bake in the summer. Why turn on the oven when it’s already 100 outside? That said, my sweet tooth certainly doesn’t go away just because it’s too hot to function. […]

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4th of July Recipes with a Twist

By Cristina Guccione “Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back!” This 4th of July the San Francisco Giants are playing the San Diego Padres at 3:40 p.m.  If you don’t have plans to be in San Diego […]

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Macaroni Salad: the Perfect Memorial Day BBQ Side Dish

By: Shawna Malvini Redden It’s the unofficial start to Summer. Around Sacramento, that could mean anything from wicked triple digit highs to pool party preventing lows. But along with parades, memorials, and camping, Memorial Day often requires barbecue. And what’s better than grilled delicacies? If you’re carb crazy like me, the side dishes! One of […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Pie

By Lyndsey Reefer Prep time:  30 mins Total time:  30 mins Serves: 12 Ingredients Graham Cracker Crust: 1½ cups finely crushed graham crackers (about 1½ packages of graham crackers) ⅓ cup sugar 6 Tablespoons melted butter Pumpkin Cream Pie: 1 cup pumpkin (pureed) 2 cups cold milk 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding (3.5 oz. size) 1 tsp. […]

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(Sort of) Healthy Banana Dark Chocolate Bread

By Kellie Edson So I really like baking. I’m that annoying coworker who brings you treats you can’t resist when you are on a diet. That’s because, while I like baking, I don’t like the extra calories involved with EATING all my baking. Another thing…we eat a lot of bananas…but a lot of bananas also […]

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Corned Beef & Cabbage ala Crock Pot

By Lyndsey Schnabel Don’t put your crock pots away just yet ladies, there is nothing like the smell and taste of corned beef and cabbage made in the crock pot for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. I have the perfect recipe for you and it’s a healthy version, even better! Ingredients: 2 lbs lean corned […]

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5 Pinterest Food Recipe Wins

By Kellie Edson With the holidays closing in on us, chances are you have some last minute holiday parties that you need to bring a dish to.  And/or you are probably so stressed out that cooking is the LAST thing on your mind, and you’d like to throw something easy together on those busy weeknights.  […]

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Did Someone Say Avocado Season?

By Kira Heinrichs My thumb is far from green, but if there’s one thing I know about agriculture it’s the timing of California Avocado Season. Right about this time each year the avocados in the grocery store actually look edible, they’re at the Farmer’s Markets, and on Sundays around 11 (just as football season starts) […]

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It’s Cherry Time!

By Ashley Bradley That’s right, the farmers’ markets are back in town. There are few things that signal the arrival of summer as clearly as a visit to the farmers’ market. It’s hot and crowded, but you almost don’t notice as you stroll along all of the colorful locally grown produced while snacking on a juicy strawberry – […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Sweetie Meaties

By Jamee Sims The fact that I am giving out this recipe must mean one of two things. I am crazy or I am kind. Either way, you can thank me later.  This appetizer has turned into a cult classic in my circle. If I am attending a party, I must bring sweetie meaties or […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Strawberry Jam – in the Bread Machine

By Mary Beth Barber My latest favorite experiment in the kitchen has been Strawberry Jam, using ultra fresh strawberries from the local farmers markets (you can get discounts on day-old or damaged ones) and making it in my bread machine. Yes, you read right – the vast majority of the medium and high end bread […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Feta and Basil Orzo Salad

By Lisa Page Serves 4, but easily doubles, triples and quadruples!  Ingredients:  1/4 cup olive oil 2 Tb fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp salt more if needed 1/8 tsp pepper more if needed 1/2 tsp sugar 1 cup of orzo 1/2 cup of pine nuts 1/4 cup […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Caprese Tomato Bites

By Lyndsey Schnabel Everybody loves the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. This is a new twist which is bite size. Ingredients 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced 6 fresh basil leaves 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Instructions Scoop out and discard […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Layla Kiffin’s Backyard Caviar

By Amelia McLear This recipe was given to me by my friend and neighbor (and eligible bachelor!) Brian Gregory. In 2009, Brian worked at the CBS affiliate news station in Knoxville, Tenn., and they had a daily morning cooking segment.  For fun, they invited Layla Kiffin, the wife of the University of Tennessee football coach […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Fresh Fish Ceviche

By Marlissa Hernandez This is a favorite at my house. It’s not only delicious, but low cal. It’s refreshing and can be prepared a day in advance! Fresh Fish Ceviche Serves 6 as an appetizer   Heat is not used to cook the fish in this dish—the acid in the citrus juice cooks it. Ingredients 1 […]

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Memorial Day Recipe: Simple Baked Beans

By Ashley Bradley My family has been making these beans for BBQs since I was just a kid – and now I make them for my BBQs. Since this is a “pinch of this and a dab of that”  kind of recipe, I’ve tried to gauge all of the ingredients accordingly. This recipe is meant to […]

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