Sacramento Connect: Best of the food blogs

Stealth Cooking shares a tasty chicken stock recipe

Many of my recipes call for chicken stock. I usually indicate a low-sodium stock. And, truth be told, I often use chicken stock out of the box. If I had my druthers, I’d always use homemade stock. It’s easy to make, though it takes time on the stove. If you roast a whole chicken, make this stock. You’ll get about 3 quarts of flavorful stock from each whole chicken and will find that it imparts a subtle, yet intense flavor to your dishes.

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Sacramento Vegan shares handcrafted gift suggestions

It doesn’t feel like the holiday season until I’ve made the short drive up to Old Town Folsom. My favorite store in Folsom’s Historic District is Clouds, where they make and sell gorgeous pottery. In addition to the usual plates and mugs, Clouds makes teapots, garlic pots, toothbrush holders, pet dishes, spoon rests and many other unusual items for the kitchen and the bathroom.

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Finding Our Way Now offers wine suggestions

It’s that time of year and we’re all starting to contemplate our many holiday gatherings, parties and family feasts. Then we wonder, “What celebration wines should I serve? There are so many to choose from.” I find myself in the same quandary. I decided then and there I would compile a list. These are some of the wines I’ll have on hand this year. I hope you’ll find this list useful.

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