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CAL FIRE provides tips for safe Christmas tree & holiday decorations

Sacramento – Twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the fresh smell of pine are signs of the approaching festivities. While decorations can be a beautiful addition to your home and celebrations, CAL FIRE and firefighters across California are asking everyone to be fire smart as you deck the halls this holiday season. One of every...

The Girl With Moxie
Achievement Unlocked: Keith Morrison Reads Grinch

As many of you may remember, I have been campaigning for a few years on Twitter to get Jimmy Fallon to have Keith Morrison from NBC’s Dateline to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on his show. I actually had buy-in … Continue reading

The Girl With Moxie
Achievement Unlocked: Keith Morrison Reads Grinch

As many of you may remember, I have been campaigning for a few years on Twitter to get Jimmy Fallon to have Keith Morrison from NBC’s Dateline to read “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on his show. I actually had buy-in … Continue reading

Foods for the Soul
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

Dec 18, 2014
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Truffles

The easiest truffles you’ll ever make! Just 5 ingredients mixed together in a bowl & chilled. They’re dark, rich & festive for the holidays!     About a month ago, my guy barely made it home to California from New Jersey. The East Coast had experienced severe flooding all weekend, creating small lakes out...

Sac Foodies
12 Beers of Christmas at zpizza

Dec 17, 2014
12 Beers of Christmas at zpizza

If you don’t already have plans for this Friday evening (or feel like skipping the seventh holiday party on your calendar), consider heading over to zpizza in the Pocket area to sample the “12 Beers of Christmas” during their Lagunitas tap takeover event. Beers on tap will include some Lagunitas Brewing Company favorites including...

Sac Foodies
12 Beers of Christmas at zpizza

Dec 17, 2014
12 Beers of Christmas at zpizza

If you don’t already have plans for this Friday evening (or feel like skipping the seventh holiday party on your calendar), consider heading over to zpizza in the Pocket area to sample the “12 Beers of Christmas” during their Lagunitas tap takeover event. Beers on tap will include some Lagunitas Brewing Company favorites including...

Cavegrrl
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: Domaine Chandon’s Limited Edition Blanc de Noirs, Holiday 2014

Dec 17, 2014
12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover: Domaine Chandon’s Limited Edition Blanc de Noirs, Holiday 2014

The countdown rolls on with day four of 12 Days of Christmas Picks for the Food and Wine Lover! For day four, I’ve selected Domaine Chandon’s Limited Edition Blanc de Noirs, Holiday 2014. Wrapped in chic winter-white and emblazoned with the golden phrases “The Party Starts Here,” “Pour on the Fun” and “I Am...

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Foods for the Soul
Classic Fruitcake

Dec 16, 2014
Classic Fruitcake

An easy recipe for a tender loaf filled with brandy-soaked dried fruit. A healthier version that isn’t dry at all. It’ll change your mind about fruitcake forever!     Almost 50 years ago, my grandma started the tradition of baking fruitcakes for the holiday season, the kind packed full of iridescent red and green...

Robert's Sister
Note to Self: Get it Together!

Note to Self: Get it Together!

For the past few days I have been trying to write this post in such a way as to not come across as an ungrateful, spoiled brat. 

Hard to do when I have been exactly that.

As everyone knows, I love to decorate for Christmas. (If you don’t know that then...

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Sac Foodies
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

Dec 15, 2014
Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on...

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