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7 Sensational Spring Side Dishes

7 Sensational Spring Side Dishes

Megan Myers

Steamed Artichokes with Creamy Walnut Dip

Although many of us look forward to the show-stopping main dish that anchors the table during spring celebrations, side dishes are the way to explore a wide variety of flavors.

Now that we’re shaking off the last vestiges of winter and digging in to the first produce of the season, it’s a wonderful time to provide a variety of dishes on the table.

Whether you go for the simplicity of roasted veggies or are looking to add a twist to old standbys, we’ve got the recipes for you... Read More

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Sacramento Wedding Industry to Honor Leaders

Sacramento Wedding Industry to Honor Leaders

If any group knows how to throw a party, it's wedding professionals!  Tuesday, April 7, 2015, the Sacramento Association for Wedding Professionals will hold it's 15th Annual Awards Gala - "Fire & Ice" - at Arden Hills.  This event celebrates the members of the wedding industry and recognizes its leaders.

The Professional of the Year, Associate of the Year and Mixers of the Year (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) are selected by the membership of the association through a ballot system.  No social media campaigns nor any solicited votes are included in these elections.  Merit is the deciding factor. Other awards, selected by the association leadership include the President's Award, Volunteer of the Year, Team Spirit and Distinguished Service.

Bella Vista track team surprises, honors paralyzed teammate


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Even though one of their members can no longer compete, the Bella Vista track team hasn't forgotten him.

One year ago, Andy Wu was on the team and ran in the big Arcadia Invitational in Southern California.. It was his goal to compete there again this spring but last summer, Andy was injured in a diving accident at Folsom Lake and is now quadriplegic.

Thursday, Andy's track teammates surprised him at his home with a $2,000 check so he can go to this year's Arcadia Invitational with them. The track team and Bella Vista community raised the money in just a few days.

5 Meatless Entrees That Aren’t Pasta

5 Meatless Entrees That Aren’t Pasta

In looking for meatless recipes these past few weeks, I’ve come to find that no meat means “pasta” for many of us. It’s no surprise—who doesn’t love pasta? It’s easy, versatile and delicious. But, let’s be honest, the sweet creation that is pasta isn’t exactly the most forgiving food if you’re looking to maintain your waistline! Here are a few meatless recipes from some of my favorite sites that look beyond pasta.

What are some of your favorite meatless recipes?

Cheesy Quinoa Vegetable Bake
Cook time: 15 min.
Serves 4... Read More

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Kids Art

Kids Art

FREE- Kids Art Festival

Saturday, April 25th, 10am-3pm

Village Park, 4238 Main St. Fair Oaks

Youth and teen of all ages ae invied to join The Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District, San Juan Unifed Scool Ditrict and Sacramento Public Library: Fair Oaks bach, for a community focus on creativity. Event will feature hans on wokshops, take wa stations, music and dance performances, art show, food trucks and more!

For more informaton on performing, sponsoring or volunteering please email events@fairoakspark.org.

 

 

mini reviews of some books

mini reviews of some books

Jess is a party girl and has some issues at home. She does something stupid and her dad puts her to work at a homeless shelter. Flynn is a boy she met one night , and she ends up seeing him more at the shelter. They are attracted to each other. I loved the cast of characters and loved that Flynn is diverse. I would have loved to see him on the cover. They both have family issues that they are working through.

Book Review= 1... Read More

Tips and Recipes for Spring Potlucks

Tips and Recipes for Spring Potlucks

Alice K. Thompson

Antipasti Salad

Spring brings terrific new reasons to get together: Outdoor gatherings and picnics beckon as the weather warms, some great family holidays (Easter and Passover!) are on the way, and a whole new season of produce is tempting us cooks.

Potlucks are a favorite way to celebrate, spreading the cooking duties around to minimize the stress on a single host and maximize the enjoyment for all.

Keeping it simple and yummy is the key. Here are my top strategies for hosting and attending, plus a dozen recipes that can make you a potluck hero... Read More