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Nightlife & downtown: Aug. 12-18

Nightlife & downtown: Aug. 12-18

Nightlife & Downtown: Aug. 12-18
TheReporter.com
Here's a look at this week's local entertainment offerings: CITY SPORTS BAR & GRILL, 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville, 455-7827. 9 tonight: TBA. 9 pm Saturday: Murder of Crows. CLUB CABANA, 325 Main St., Suisun City, 429-5871. ...

Happy National S’mores Day!

Happy National S’mores Day!

It’s National S’mores Day! I have no idea who comes up with these random holidays, but s’mores are certainly a great thing to celebrate. I’ve done so many incarnations of this wonderful flavor combination that I thought I’d compile them all to commemorate today...

August event: Woodland Tomato Festival

August event: Woodland Tomato Festival

It's the Woodland Tomato Festival! It's harvest time, and Woodland, CA is celebrating its most plentiful crop with a festival on Saturday, August 13th...

S’mores popsicles (and an ice cream maker giveaway!)

S’mores popsicles (and an ice cream maker giveaway!)

This is giveaway #2 out of 4 for my August month of giveaways. To enter, scroll down to the Rafflecopter widget below. Be sure to come back the next 2 Mondays to enter the other giveaways!

I have a great use for homemade “magic shell” chocolate sauce that transitions us perfectly to an ice cream maker giveaway. A few weeks ago, my friend posted a status on Facebook: “popsicles or s’mores?” My reaction: time to find a way to combine these two great summer desserts!

 

 

Ribs, chili rule downtown Vacaville on Saturday

By Reporter Staff/ The thrill of the grill will be in the air Saturday in downtown Vacaville, where the annual Chili Challenge, with ribs thrown in, too, will be held. Contestants will begin preparing their recipes early that morning and judging will ...

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce

Homemade Magic Shell Chocolate Sauce

Have you entered to win a home canning kit yet? Hurry, the contest ends tomorrow night!

Have you ever had that magical chocolate sauce that hardens when it hits your ice cream? I remember trying it as a kid – getting it was such a treat. It cracks as you dig your spoon into the bowl, giving you a nice chunk of chocolate along with a bite of rich ice cream. Yum!

Turns out, it’s super easy to make. Melt chocolate with coconut oil and you’re done! Pour it on some ice cream and like magic, it turns cold and forms a hard shell of chocolatey goodness. Just like store-bought, without lots of hard-to-pronounce preservatives and other ingredients.

Follow the next 3 steps to reach happiness:

1. Fill a bowl with your favorite ice cream.

How to can apricot jam (plus a canning kit giveaway!)

How to can apricot jam (plus a canning kit giveaway!)

Special thanks to Cindy and Julia, 2 awesome women with lots of canning experience. They walked me through the process, giving me lots of tips to pass along to you, plus some delicious jam and zucchini bread to take home.

This post is dedicated to all of you out there who are intimated by canning. Every time I’ve posted a recipe for something that can be canned, I get comments from readers who are scared to try it. Today we’re going to work our way through your fears in a step by step photo tutorial. At the end of this, you’ll be able to can jam like a pro!