Sacramento Connect: Best of food blogs

Kansas chopped salad with peppercorn ranch

I really love an all-American classic green salad. If I am being perfectly honest it is my favorite bacon, cheese and crouton delivery system. I love how crunchy and crisp it is. I like to make all of my own dressings and croutons. I like to make my own ranch; it is mayo-free so it is not entirely traditional, but I love it and make it all the time. Making croutons is also a great way to use some bread that needs a second life. I could eat this salad every day.

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Study: Calcium from diet, not supplements

Preferred advice for calcium intake for older adults in order to prevent osteoporosis may be to get the nutrient from their diet, rather than supplements, according to a new study review.

According to Dr. Douglas Bauer, professor of medicine at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine, calcium supplements are known to have several side effects, the most common being indigestion and minor constipation, and kidney stones are a rare complication. However, several recent studies have also suggested that calcium supplements can also lead to an increased risk of heart attacks.

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80+ Desserts to make with leftover Halloween candy

Snicker’s, Butterfinger, Candy Corn, and Milky Way, oh my! ... Raid your kid’s stash and make one of these delicious and decadent dessert recipes! Because we all know that putting candy into dessert makes everything better. And it creates negative calories!

(Find an aggregated collection of photos and recipes that include Snickers Caramel Apple Salad. )

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