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DIY Halloween candy evokes Almond Joy and Candy Corn

10/20/2014 05:35 PM EDT
Throwing a Halloween party? Need a bewitching hostess gift? Make your own Candy Corn-esque sweets and candy bars. 
Two forks: Arroyo Grande's Ember and Comfort Market
10/17/2014 10:59 AM EDT - Arroyo Grande got a hefty dose of farm-to-fork fare last spring with the launch of two new bistros, including one helmed by a Chez Panisse alum.  

4 glorious pumpkin breads and cakes
10/10/2014 03:47 PM EDT - Autumn is upon us and suddenly pumpkins are everywhere. Here are four delicious riffs on the pumpkin bread theme. 

Four great Monterey restaurants
10/02/2014 03:13 PM EDT - From Pacific Grove's chic Jeninni's to Cannery Row's newest bistro, this quartet of dining possibilities offers something for everyone. 

Aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train with chef Kelly Macdonald
09/23/2014 08:04 PM EDT - All aboard, wine-loving gourmets! Chef Kelly Macdonald dishes on what it's like to cook creative, seasonal gourmet fare in the narrow confines of the Napa Valley Wine Train's rolling galley. 

Four great Santa Cruz restaurants
09/18/2014 02:43 PM EDT - Santa Cruz is rapidly turning into a dining destination, thanks in large part to the team behind Penny Creamery, Assembly and the Picnic Basket.  

Wine country getaway: Four stellar Amador restaurants
09/11/2014 06:12 PM EDT - When it comes to wine country dining, these four restaurants -- Plymouth's Taste, Volcano's Union, Jackson's Stanley's Steakhouse and Sutter Creek's Hotel Sutter -- are guaranteed to delight. 

Tasty tagines spice up dinner time
09/02/2014 12:20 PM EDT - Easy Moroccan dishes add color and flavor to the concept of stew. 

Five great breakfast ideas for back-to-school school mornings
08/29/2014 11:14 AM EDT - School days usually translate to slapdash breakfasts. But these five breakfast dishes -- acai berry bowls, bento boxes, a Spanish tortilla and more -- will liven up the breakfast table and provide hearty, delicious fare. 

Former Chez Panisse chef pens 'French Roots' cookbook
08/21/2014 04:12 PM EDT - Jean-Pierre Moullé and his wife Denise have written a memoir and cookbook that traces their transcontinental culinary life, from Berkeley and Sonoma to Bordeaux.  

New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. Full Story
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'Orphan Black' star Tatiana Maslany eyes stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Tatiana Maslany, the star of "Orphan Black," will be finding a temporary home on an off-Broadway stage. Full Story
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s has some plastic surgery.