Sacramento Connect: Here’s a sampling of the best of the current food and dining blogs.

Published: Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am

The Sacramento Bee hosts a network of high-quality news providers and bloggers in the Sacramento region. Here is a sampling of the best of the current food and dining blogs. Check out the full postings:

Pretty Yummy’s baked mini farfalle

A few days ago, (before T-ball practice and after homework time) I had a pound of ground turkey, some random veggies, and a jar of marinara sauce that was begging to be thrown into my cast iron skillet. With the help of some mini farfalle and a few dollops of ricotta cheese, I had a meal so worthy of seconds, my boys were fighting over the last few bites.

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Stealth Cooking digs chanterelles with pasta

If you see chanterelle mushrooms, get them. They may look delicate, but they hold up well during both preparation and cooking. They do, however, have a delicate taste, so be sure to use them in a recipe that is light enough to showcase their spectacular flavor. I've cooked these in a dry white wine sauce (I used chardonnay), with few spices, so the flavor doesn't get too complicated.

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Sweet Baked Life’s no-churn mint chocolate-chip ice cream

I’m crazy for the combination of sweet chocolate and cool mint! What about you? If you’re like me, get ready to whip up a batch of this quick and easy no-churn mint chocolate chip ice cream and your taste buds will do a happy jig. You see, ever since I was a little girl, this was my all-time favorite flavor. To this day, I still adore the cool minty cream packed with rich semi-sweet morsels. And with the weather beginning to heat up around here (winter, what winter?), there is no better way to cool off than by enjoying a delicious frozen treat.

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