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Pecan nuts

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Glazed pecans

This crunchy, sweet snack will delight any muncher and make a great garnish.

Turkey Donations a Holiday Treat for Struggling Families

A tradition that’s been going on for more than a decade, KCOY’s turkey drive is happening Thursday.

Hell's Kitchen Comes to Paradise with Visit to Santa Barbara

The lively Fox TV cooking competition show, Hell's Kitchen brought chefs and a crew to Santa Barbara's Stearns Wharf this afternoon.

Tino s Italian Grocery Store Reopens

Tino's Italian Grocery Store Reopens with History Dating Back to 1947

A slice of Santa Barbara's Italian history has not faded away. Family members have revived Tino's Italian Grocery store, after the death of Valentino 'Tino' Ziliotto earlier this year.

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in need this holiday season.


Organic Soup Kitchen Serves Up Free Meals to Veterans

Volunteers prepared and served up 200 healthy meals

SBCC Culinary Arts

Santa Barbara City College Serves Up a Tasty Classroom Experience

The next top chefs or restaurant owners could be coming right out of a local college kitchen that has triple the number of students than the class can accommodate.


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'Foodini' machine lets you 3-D-print meals

As further proof that you can now 3-D-print anything, a company called Natural Machines has introduced a 3-D printer for food.

Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in need of 800 turkeys.

Candy corn

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5 strange facts about candy corn

With National Candy Corn Day approaching on Thursday, here are some things you may not know about the polarizing confection.

Taco Bell app

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Taco Bell's new app to deliver fast food faster

Taco Bell is the latest company to jump into the app craze.

Endless Summer Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Bar

Classic 'Endless Summer' Movie Celebration Taking Place in Santa Barbara

An iconic surfing movie will be celebrated with a special event at the Santa Barbara Harbor tomorrow night.

Ask The Cook

Vegetables, farmer's market

Which organic foods are worth the switch?

Organic food has risen to become a major market over the past quarter century.


Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

You can find a health and fitness section in just about every newspaper, magazine,…

Open refrigerator

Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

Avoiding late-night snacks is best for keeping off weight. But if you must snack,…

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Pasta dish

Noodles with toasted wheat germ

This version of a classic Italian dish will have dinner ready in a jiffy.



This multi-tasking dish will fill many roles for you.


Spaghetti Puttanesca

Make this romantic red dish for a special dinner. Recipe Tip


Carrot patties

Carrot Patties With Orange-Sherry Sauce

Piquant patties drizzled with a sherry sauce make quite a meal!

Pita chips

Apple, caramelized onion pizza triangles

Here's an appetizer that will knock their socks off.

Cheese fondue with pesto

Pesto gives this dip its zip!



Can Starbucks delivery deliver?

It might seem like there's a Starbucks on every corner, but the company's…

Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.



Make this lemony liqueur as a gift, or to drink yourself.



Pear crumble

Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a taste of summer.

Fruit, cheese kabob

Rum-marinated fruit brochettes

Have a taste of the islands any time!


Strawberry Bonbon Soup

Strawberries and chocolate ... what else do you need?

House and Home Headlines


Carpinteria Plays a Big Role in Poinsettia Popularity for the Holidays

Carpinteria flower grower Jerry Van Wingerden says "We're ready," as he looks over…

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Cal Poly Poinsettia Sale

Poinsettias are for sale at Cal Poly University's plant shop open house on Friday…


The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint…

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