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Souped-up chocolate is just as sweet

Chocolate lovers do not, of course, need designated holidays to celebrate the heady stuff. We eat it for breakfast, put it on toast, give it to our children, hoard it for emergencies – political, natural, emotional – and use it as currency of one kind or another.

Food & Drink

In winter, the onion has its moment

Winter is not my time of year. As seasons go, I rank it last, in the kitchen and everywhere else. I’m cold, there’s nothing fresh to cook, and it makes a curmudgeon out of me. But increasingly, I’m realizing that winter cooking has an upside.

Recipes

This easy sauce makes everything taste better

Here’s a plan of action that works for dinner any night of the week: Melt some butter; add in some minced garlic, herbs, spices and a squirt of lemon; then pour it over whatever you have your heart set on eating. With almost no effort, you'll have a sauce that makes anything taste better.

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California Family Fitness offers exercise class for cancer survivors

Exercise is an important part of cancer recovery, experts say, and California Family Fitness in Sacramento is helping cancer survivors recover through fitness.
Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com
California Family Fitness offers exercise class for cancer survivors 1:07

California Family Fitness offers exercise class for cancer survivors

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Which houseplants are easiest to grow?

Westminster dog show winner: from Rumor to best in show 1:32

Westminster dog show winner: from Rumor to best in show

CHP comes across kangaroos, zebras and other animals abandoned during the Oroville Dam evacuation 0:27

CHP comes across kangaroos, zebras and other animals abandoned during the Oroville Dam evacuation