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Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Enter the Yakult Think Outside the Lunchbox contest

Kids are back in school and the quest for healthy lunches they'll actually want to eat has begun again! Share your creative lunch ideas with your fellow moms and you could get help with your grocery bill! 

The mom who wins will receive a $200 gift card from Raley's!

 

Submit a photo of your creative school lunch idea along with a detailed description of the items.

 You can enter until 5 p.m. September 12. Enter the contest ...

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.

Tour de Mourvedre 'I love Wine' Sweepstakes

Tour de Mourvedre 'I love Wine' Sweepstakes

If you love wine, then this is your chance to tell the world about it, PLUS have the chance to win a wine gift from News10's My Neighborhood as well.

STEP 1: TASTE SOME WINE

El Dorado's Tour de Mourvedre is happening July 1 to 4. Each winery will have a special incentive or pairing for customers who come to taste their Mourvedre throughout the weekend. Find out more by visiting, the Tour de Mourvedre's website

STEP 2: TALK ABOUT IT
Now that you've tasted the wine and checked out what the wineries have to offer, it's time to tell everyone else about it by doing any of the following: 

--  Writing an article or blog about the event, wine or wineries. Entries can be up to 750 words. 

Kick off El Dorado's Tour de Mourvedre with News10

Kick off El Dorado's Tour de Mourvedre with News10

Mark your calendars!  News10’s next Wine & Tweet will be June 29… and this time it’s going to be even bigger.

Kick off the Tour de Mourvedre in El Dorado Hills with News10 and the California Visitor Center at News10's  wine and tweet.  

 The Tour de Mourvedre is July 1 to 4, but on June 29, you’ll get to taste the wine before everyone else.

5 of the worst "healthy foods"

5 of the worst "healthy foods"

Some menu items marketed as “healthy” by national fast-food chains are packed with more fat, sodium, or sugar than anyone should eat in an entire day, a new study says. On a list of the five worst “healthy” fast-food items released by the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are Wendy’s Baja Salad with more sodium than most people should consume in an entire day and McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal with more calories than a hamburger and more sugar than many candy bars. 

“Your health and your waistline will thank you for saying no to these so-called healthy foods,” says PCRM nutrition education director Susan Levin, M.S., R.D.

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Grilling safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of grilling season and the California Department of Public Health wants everyone to have a delicious and safe BBQ experience. This video features Food Safety Chief Pat Kennelly providing grilling safety tips to keep you and your family healthy all season long! Ensuring that the food you serve is safe is as simple as following these practical approaches:

  • Wash your hands with warm, soapy water before and after handling food.
  • Make sure your utensils and food contact surfaces are clean.  Never put fresh vegetables or ready to eat foods on cutting boards or platters used for raw meat or poultry unless the surfaces have been thoroughly washed with soap and water.
  • Thaw your frozen meat and poultry in a refrigerator, not on the kitchen counter.  Make sure that juices from thawing meats cannot drip onto other food in the refrigerator.

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