Sacramento Connect: Best of Food & Wine blogs

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 9, 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:

www.sacramentoconnect.com.

Crazy for Crust cups some cookies

Two ingredients – that’s all you need to make these cookie cups. I mean, it’s almost embarrassing that I’m calling this a recipe. But I am, because it’s probably my favorite cookie in a very long time: Junior Mint chocolate chip cookie cups!

Read more: crazyforcrust.com

Making graham crackers and history

Sylvester Graham, a Presbyterian minister, invented homemade Graham Crackers, also known as graham wafers, in 1829. They started out as an unsweetened or a mildly sweetened food. The fun part about homemade graham crackers is they were originally created as a health food, specifically to suppress what Graham considered to be unhealthy carnal urges. (He) thought these urges were a source of many health issues. He believed that these ill-health-causing urges were the direct result of consuming crackers as a child. Among his many beliefs was you could curb one’s sexual appetite by eating bland foods … seriously.

Read more: findingourwaynow.com

Stealth Cooking whips up a summer frittata

A frittata is similar to a quiche without a crust. It’s cooked slightly differently, started on the stove top over low heat, then finished under the broiler. Frittatas usually include vegetables or meats and this one includes some of summer’s finest and sweetest vegetables, corn and peppers. Unlike quiche, the cheese is added as a taste note on top of the eggs instead of being incorporated throughout the dish. I like this version for meatless evenings in the … summer.

Read more: www.stealthcooking.com



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