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Pesto vegetable salad with chicken

Serve this bright main dish warm or chilled.

Local Teachers Take Orders For McTeacher's Night

If you go to McDonald's this week - a familiar face may be taking your order. The restaurant chain is celebrating McTeacher's night - allowing local teachers to take orders and greet customers, while raising money that will go straight to their school.

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12 best meat cities in America

With the possible exception of smartphone technology, nothing's seen more practical advances this millennium than food.

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Persona Pizzeria Awards One Customer With Pizza for a Year

A Santa Barbara downtown worker got quite the surprise when she was showered with confetti inside a restaurant. Megan Monroe was customer number 250,000 at Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria this afternoon and won a grand prize.

Santa Maria Losing Stinky's Grill

If you driven down South Broadway in Santa Maria you've probably seen the sign with the skunk in a referee suit by the side of the road.

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

New Cookbook Addresses Allergy Concerns

Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies. Now, these recipes can make lives easier for them.

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Rocket Fizz Sweetens Up Downtown Santa Barbara

Rocket Fizz has uncapped a new store in downtown Santa Barbara.

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Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce aisle of a grocery store. But Whole Foods wants to help.

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No 'pink slime' here: McDonald's defends its food

McDonald's is getting the word out: There is no "pink slime" in its McNuggets or hamburgers. And, yes, its food does rot -- and that's a good thing.

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Wine Harvest Weathers Drought in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County winemakers are not as worried about the drought dry conditions in the state despite red flags throughout the agricultural community.

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World Championship of Guacamole Claimed by Mark Schniepp

The "World Championship of Guacamole" has been claimed by Mark Schniepp in a contest held Sunday during the California Avocado Festival in Carpinteria.

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Georgia Brown Elementary School Receives New School Garden

Georgia Brown Elementary School in Paso Robles received a new school garden this week donated by Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast, Sunset Magazine and Visit San Luis Obispo County.

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Which organic foods are worth the switch?

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

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Five 'healthy' foods that may not be

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

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Nightly munchies don't have to bust diet

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

Main Courses

Bell peppers stuffed with rice and currants

It's a new twist on stuffed peppers, and one you'll want to repeat!

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Chicken tortilla sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise

Let this tasty treat satisfy your tastebuds.

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Asian chicken burgers

Break out the soy sauce and leave the ketchup in the fridge for this one.

Appetizers

Salsa dip

Tomato-corn salsa

Get your chips ready -- tomato-corn salsa is on the way.

Hummus

Grab your pita bread and get dipping!

Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Try this restaurant favorite at home!

Drinks

Cocktail drink

Hurricane cocktail

Ring in the summer with this classic cocktail.

Lemon

Limoncello

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

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Scientists may resurrect beer from 1840s shipwreck

If you've ever wondered what beer from the mid-1800s might taste like a group of…

Desserts

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Apple-cherry crisp

Use fall apples to make this treat!

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Tropical fruit with roasted cumin seed

Salty and sweet, this is a great dessert treat.

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Pear crumble

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

House and Home Headlines

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1 property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums…

'Gold is the New Green' Signs Available in Santa Barbara

Residents who have been saving water during the four year drought have also seen…

Message In Bottle Washes Ashore Near Pismo Beach

Message in Bottle Washes Ashore Near Pismo Beach

For David Wilson and his family, an ordinary Sunday afternoon fishing trip turned…

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