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Mother's Day treat: Homemade scones

I have never been a big fan of scones.  They have always been a bit dry for my taste.  That all changed thanks to Barbara Bowers of Rose Mountain Manor in Colfax, CA.  Barbara and her wonderful recipe were featued on News10 Midday and News10.net back in October of 2002.  From that point on, this recipe has been a staple for special events and just because. 

Ingredients 

  • 3 1/3 cups Bisquick
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tabelspoons softened butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fruit*

Directions

Blend Bisquick and sugar. Cut in butter to form a crumbly mixture.  Beat eggs and milk together and add to dry mix.  Stir with a fork until just mixed (do not overmix).  Drop into four piles onto a baking sheet.  Cut into four pieces each with about one-eight inch between.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 400 degrees for

Squeeze Inn opening next Tuesday in West Sacramento

Squeeze Inn opening next Tuesday in West Sacramento

West Sacramento is growing and residents and city leaders are very excited about the fact that Squeeze Inn will be the newest addition to its dining scene. Food Network’s Guy Fieri made Squeeze Inn famous when he raved about the infamous cheese “skirt” on “Diners Drive-Ins or Dives”. The “skirt” is Squeeze Inn’s twist on the classic cheeseburger.  Squeeze Inn is now the talk of the town in West Sacramento, the site of its newest location. Squeeze Inn will celebrate its grand opening at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 1350 Harbor Blvd.

La Bou Times Two

La Bou Times Two

George Chryssafis, owner of La Bou in West Sacramento, has opened his second location. His sunny little spot, La Boutique Cafe, sits within the large windows of the brand new West Sacramento Community Center building, just next door to City College (West Sac), on the corner of West Capitol and Merkley Avenues.  It's quick and it's delish!

Chamber still seeks certified farmers

Chamber still seeks certified farmers

West Sacramento and Yolo County farmers who are interested in selling at the West Sacramento Farmer's Market should call the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce at 371-7042 or e-mail marketinfo@wsfarmersmarket.com. The Chamber is managing the market, which opens May 19.

The market will be open from 4:30 p.m.until dusk on Thursdays through the end of September for a total of 20 weeks, said West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce chief, Denise Seals, adding that the market is patterned after the long-established Farmer's Market in Davis.

The new festival-style (live music, food booths) West Sac certified farmers market is located at 1271 West Capitol Ave. (ZIP, 95691) behind Walgreens and across from Safeway.

Mug Cake

 Mug Cake

5 Minute Mug Cake for 2

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend together dry ingredients in a micro safe mug.  Add egg, mix thoroughly.  Pour in milk, oil & vanilla, and then give it another stir.  If using chips, stir those in too.  Nuke it for 3 minutes (1000 watts).  Allow a little cool time, then tip n' slide.  

Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of ice cream or your favorite fresh fruit. 

Nugget Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Nugget Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

West Sacramento residents, hungry, it's early and you're in a hurry?   Consider the eggs, cheddar and pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayo, bacon and a thin strand of sweet purple onion on sliced sourdough bread!  After they throw a little heat on it to fuse those fantastic flavors, then top it off with beautiful grill marks, they'll hand you your Bacon Breakfast Sandwich for a mere $3.99 and you're on your way.  It's also fun to hang around the counter, grab a cup of freshly brewed breakfast beverage, read the paper, read the ingredients, read your tea leaves, and inhale fresh produce or simply people watch.  It's a fun way to start your day!

Raley's Supermarket customers can donate to Japan Relief Fund till this Monday

Raley's Supermarket customers can donate to Japan Relief Fund till this Monday

Customers of Raley’s Family of Stores can still give to the Japan Disaster Relief Fund till early next week.

The campaign has been running since the middle of March, but will be ending this Monday, April 18.

Raley’s had announced that it would designate all donations to checkstand collection boxes in its 133 Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods and Food Source stores. 100% of the donations will go directly to the American Red Cross to help the devastated area.

Raley’s will absorb all administrative costs to ensure that all donations reach the victims of the devastation in Japan.

“The impact of this disaster has been absolutely catastrophic,” said Ashley Zepernick, Raley’s Spokeswoman.