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Simple Cheese Pairings with Cheeses of Europe - platingpixels.com

Simple Cheese Pairings with Cheeses of Europe

Learn about Simple Cheese Pairings with Cheeses of Europe. Plus how to find these quality cheeses at a grocery store near you. This Simple Cheese Pairings guide is a sponsored post in partnership with Cheeses of Europe. All opinions are mine alone. Recently I attended the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. It’s the longest-running women’s professional tennis tournament...

Better for You Snacks that Fit Into a Healthy Lifestyle - platingpixels.com

Better for You Snacks that Fit Into a Healthy Lifestyle

These Better for You Snacks make snacking on the go easy. Plus learn about natural potato chips cooked in heart healthy oils. This Better for You Snacks post is sponsored by Boulder Canyon in collaboration with Blog Meets Brand. I’ll be honest, typically I keep my day-time snacking to a minimum. This is mostly because I don’t get hungry until...

Ways to Wind Down after a Hike - platingpixels.com

Ways to Wind Down after a Hike

This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra, but the content and opinions here are mine alone.  Hiking is one of my favorite activities. It combines things I like, fresh air, the outdoors and physical exercise into one complete activity that’s good for your body and mind. There’s plenty of trails in the Bay Area, so we hike at least every...

Spring Date Idea: Simple Patio Picnic - platingpixels.com

Spring Date Idea: Simple Patio Picnic

Looking for spring date ideas? Try a simple patio picnic. Enjoy a fun and romantic picnic right in your own patio. All you need is a few supplies, wine and food pairings. Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this simple patio picnic post. Elevate your occasion with Decoy wines. Most of my favorite activities involve being outdoors—everything from hiking, relaxing on...

Agave Food Pairings and Exploratorium After Dark | platingpixels.com

Agave Food Pairings and Exploratorium After Dark

What do agave food pairings, tequila, bats, science, gadgets and museums have in common? Quite a lot when you visit the Exploratorium After Dark in San Francisco. This post is sponsored by the Exploratorium, but the content and opinions expressed are my own. It’s a playground of technology, contraptions, art and cocktails (with a quality restaurant inside as well). As...

Best Sacramento Restaurants - Iron Horse Tavern | platingpixels.com

Best Sacramento Restaurants for a Weekend Visit

During my recent visit to sacramento for the IFBC 2017 conference, trying new foods was a top priority. Of course I was also there to learn new things, network and generally have fun. I’ve talked about the conference in a recent live food blogging post, and this one will focus on best Sacramento restaurants for a weekend visit. Sacramento is known as the...

Live Food Blogging IFBC Conference

Live Food Blogging IFBC Conference

One of my favorite things about food blog conferences, besides meeting fellow bloggers, is new experiences like Live Food Blogging IFBC Conference (International Food Blogger Conference). This year’s conference was the first of its kind for IFBC. What is live food blogging you ask? I’ll explain it as well as highlight some of the featured brands and companies in this...

IFBC Conference 2017 in Sacramento - www.platingpixels.com

IFBC Conference 2017 in Sacramento

I’m excited to announce the official start of IFBC Conference 2017 in Sacramento. Having been too long since my last conference, it’s a welcome treat to attend IFBC for the first time, and close to home at that. Sacramento is just a couple hour drive from the Bay Area, and I plan to explore this lovely city. It’s become a foodie...

New Seasons Market in Sunnyvale - www.platingpixels.com

New Seasons Market in Sunnyvale: A Unique Grocery Experience

This is a sponsored posts on behalf of New Seasons Markets. All opinions are mine alone. Whether you’re an avid food lover and blogger who shops multiple times a week, a parent planning for weeknight family meals, a health-conscious consumer, or the occasional cook, there’s something for everyone at New Seasons Market in Sunnyvale. While I focus mainly on sharing...