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New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 27, 2014

New Year’s Party Recipe: Sweet Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Sweet, lemony pea-flecked pancakes are the perfect foundation for salty smoked salmon and tangy crème fraiche. Serve these at your next party and everyone will thank you.

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

beverages | Dec 26, 2014

Inside The Indiana Megadairy Making Coca-Cola’s New Milk

Posted by NPR Food

Coca-Cola got a lot of attention in November when it announced it was going into the milk business. In fact, its extra-nutritious milk product was invented by some dairy farmers in Indiana.

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 26, 2014

New Year’s Party Appetizer: Mini Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese Bites

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Serve these savory little nuggets of mac and cheese—embellished with earthy mushrooms and nutty gruyere—at your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed (except by how quickly they disappear).

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

baking and bakeries | Dec 23, 2014

The Ultimate Bay Area Bites Christmas Steakhouse Menu

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

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.

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

baking and bakeries | Dec 23, 2014

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

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

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

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

farmers and farms | Dec 23, 2014

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They’re Cracked Up To Be

Posted by NPR Food

Egg cartons these days are often plastered with an array of terms that can confuse and even mislead consumers. Here's a glossary of carton jargon for the wannabe informed egg buyer.

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 23, 2014

A New Twist on a Steakhouse Favorite: Creamed Chard with Buttery Breadcrumbs

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Swap out seasonal chard for spinach in this decadently delicious updated version of creamed spinach. Perfect alongside any roasted meats on the holiday table!

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

christmas recipes | Dec 21, 2014

DIY Pâte de Fruit Makes an Elegant Holiday Gift

Posted by Kate Williams

Pâte de Fruit candies are often served as after dinner treats at high end restaurants. But there's no reason you need to shell out big bucks for a few bites of these chewy, fruity treats. They're not much harder to make than a simple pot of jam, and the jewel toned candies make wonderful gifts. Learn how to make your own with Kate Williams.

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Bay Area Bites Food + Drink | Dec 21, 2014

Forget Mashed Potatoes, This Root Vegetable Mash is the Bomb

Posted by Kim Laidlaw

Take mashed potatoes to the next level by making a gorgeous white root vegetable mash; excellent alongside winter’s hearty stews and braises.

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