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Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of grilling season and the California Department of Public Health wants everyone to have a delicious and safe BBQ experience. This video features Food Safety Chief Pat Kennelly providing grilling safety tips to keep you and your family healthy all season long! Ensuring that the food you serve is safe is as simple as following these practical approaches:

  • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • Make sure your utensils and food contact surfaces are clean.  Never put fresh vegetables or ready to eat foods on cutting boards or platters used for raw meat or poultry unless the surfaces have been thoroughly washed with soap and water.
  • Thaw your frozen meat and poultry in a refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter.  Make sure that juices from thawing meats cannot drip onto other food in the refrigerator.

Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

Folsom Chili Cook Off Supports Diabetes Research

 Saturday - May 21, 2011 [ Tomorrow ! ]


www.folsomchilicookoff.com


We have 12 Teams each cooking 3-gallons of Chili

One Tequilla, Two Tequilla...

One Tequilla, Two Tequilla...

This year Cinco de Mayo lands on Thursday, May 5.  You know what they say: "Thursday is the new Friday".  So grab your maracas and get out to celebrate the Mexican's victory in the battle of Pueblo.  Starting at 6:30pm Sienna will open a full outdoor bar equipped with margaritas, sangria and Corona.  They will also be featuring the live music of The Rhythm Vandals and Tribute to Santana. 

Sienna
3909 Park Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
916-941-9694

Gold Hill Ranch Event May 21

Gold Hill Ranch Event May 21

Bring a picnic and a kite to fly.

Sample wines at 20 wineries for $20 on Mother's Day weekend

Sample wines at 20 wineries for $20 on Mother's Day weekend

Don't miss the 8th Annual El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire, Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8 (Mother's Day Weekend) from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Town Center, El Dorado Hills.

Twenty premiere El Dorado wineries will be gathered along the boulevard in Town Center, offering wine samples from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. More than 150 fine artists will display a fabulous array of art for sale, and live entertainment will be featured throughout the weekend.

A tasting glass is just $20, allowing you to sample 20 wineries during the day.

Taste Restaurant: The perfect way to end a day of wine tasting

Taste Restaurant: The perfect way to end a day of wine tasting

Fine dining in Amador County’s Plymouth? I would have never considered driving 45 minutes to Plymouth for dinner, but that was before I ventured into Taste Restaurant.