Picnic Time: Savory Cheddar Muffins

Cheddar-Bacon Muffins

This past summer the San Jose Mercury featured several recipes that we created specially for them, for picnics and pool time adventures.  In the Bay Area, the months of September and October bring us some of our best weather.  It has been so super hot on some days the past weeks few, that some of us have found ourselves (secretly) wishing for fog.  However, while it is warm, and before the rains come (fingers crossed), some of these grab-and-go snacks are great to have lying around.  These cheddar-bacon muffins are a fun cooking project to do with the kiddos on the weekend, before you head out on an adventure. Continue reading

It’s Picnic Time Again

picnic time

With the official first day of spring just days away and spring break drawing near, we’re in a picnic state of mind. We’ve been stalking the cherry blossoms in Golden Gate Park for weeks in the hopes of organizing our own little Hanami picnic (a Japanese cherry blossom viewing party), complete with bento boxes and handcrafted mochi from our favorite spot, Benkyo-Do in Japantown. Hopefully this year all our stars will align: the weather, our schedule, the blossoms….

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