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Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Kids are back in school and the quest for healthy lunches they'll actually want to eat has begun again! Share your creative lunch ideas with your fellow moms and you could get help with your grocery bill! 

The mom who wins will receive a $200 gift card from Raley's!

 

Submit a photo of your creative school lunch idea along with a detailed description of the items.

 You can enter until 5 p.m. September 12. Enter the contest ...

Tuesday's News10 Good Morning: Chef Jon Wheeler on making fun, affordable school snacks

Tuesday's News10 Good Morning: Chef Jon Wheeler on making fun, affordable school snacks

You've just packed a great lunch box filled with nutritious snacks for your kids, but how do you know they're even eating the stuff at school?

On Tuesday's News10 Good Morning from 5-7 a.m., Jon Wheeler, local chef and public school instructor of culinary arts, will share his tips for making healthy, affordable and fun snacks for your kids. He'll also tell you how to safely pack your snacks so they don't spoil.

After you see Wheeler's segments with News10's Dan Elliott and Keba Arnold, your kids will think a real chef is preparing their snacks and brown bag lunches.

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes

Hey, remember when I said I’d be posting healthy recipes in July? Ha! Since then I’ve shared recipes for mojito popsicles, chocolate cupcakes, blood orange sorbet, and now chocolate Nutella cupcakes (also, next up: carrot cake cupcakes). So, lesson learned: don’t listen to me and don’t expect anything healthy when you visit this blog!

Friday Night at the Winery

Friday Night at the Winery

Remember when Friday night meant it was pizza night?  Now, there is a great place to enjoy a Friday pizza night as an adult...with an adult beverage or two and some gourmet wood fired pizzas.

Don't tell anyone about this because I don't want it to get too popular, but Charles B. Mitchell winery in Fairplay, CA hosts an all you can eat wood fired pizza night. When the weather is balmy, the pizza is served right under the oak trees just outside the winery itself. When the weather is a bit chilly, they set up tables inside the warehouse where the barrels & stills are...do they use stills in wine making? Whatever they are called, they are these big shiny metal contraptions that make wine.

What's really great is that you can do a little wine tasting before dinner. Just sashay up to the counter and pick out the bottle you'd like to buy with your food. The tasting room closes to non-pizza eaters at 5:00 PM.

Wine and sign event set for July 20

Wine and sign event set for July 20

EL DORADO HILLS - The California Welcome Center is proud to announce the first "Wine and Sign" on Wednesday, July 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is designed to showcase local wineries to the community and spotlight our local authors.

Meet Cindy Sample, author of Dying for a Date, Gaelyn Whitley Keith, author of The Father of Hollywood and Debbie Preston, author of 48 Dog-Friendly Trails in California’s Foothills and the Sierra. Wine tasting will be provided by Mount Aukum Winery, Boeger Winery, Colibri Ridge Winery and Lava Cap Winery.

The event will take place at the California Welcome Center, located at 2085 Vine Street, Suite 105 in El Dorado Hills.

For more information, contact Amanda at the El Dorado Hills California Welcome Center at (916) 358-3700 or amanda@eldoradohillschamber.org.

El Dorado County Wines Shine with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals!

El Dorado County Wines Shine with Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals!

The California State Fair Wine Competition has been judging California wines since 1854 - it is 157 years of evaluating the wines of California winemakers.

This year's 2011 competition should go down as a proud moment for all the wineries in the Sierra Foothills Appellation - more importantly...for the wineries in El Dorado Wine Country.

"An interesting observation that should bring a sense of pride to every Sierra Foothill winery is Napa had 23 red wines (Golds and Double Golds) being tasted for Best of Region. Sonoma had 19 reds, South Central Coast had 12 reds, and California appellation had 25 reds. SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAD 51 GOLD AND DOUBLE GOLD RED WINES!

Tour de Mourvedre: My Totally Expert Wine Tasting Review

Tour de Mourvedre: My Totally Expert Wine Tasting Review

I like my wine like I like my men: full-bodied, fermented and rich.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what any of that means, so I just go with what I like, and say, “Yeah, that’s good. I’ll take some of that. Say, are these cheese nibbles free? Do you have any of those goldfish crackers?”

Because guys like a woman who can carry on a decent conversation.

News10 invited some local bloggers to a preview tasting of the Tour de Mouvedre, which takes place all Independence Day weekend long at participating wineries in El Dorado County, CA.

Check out more photos and continue reading.