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On the move this Christmas? How to make a home for the holidays…

Dec 13, 2014
On the move this Christmas? How to make a home for the holidays…

“We’re almost home!” my daughter texted me, letting me know she was on her way back from her friend’s house. We were visiting California for Thanksgiving and my husband Mike had just gone to pick her up. When I saw her text, I smiled. Because we weren’t actually home; we were staying in a...

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

Dec 13, 2014
Skinny Christmas Sugar Cookies

An easy & fail-proof recipe for buttery sugar cookies! Cut into festive shapes & decorated for the holidays. A new family tradition!     As much as I adore holiday baking now, my family only attempted special Christmas cut-out sugar cookies one year when I was in middle school. We may have baked a...

Sac Foodies
Seasonal Sippers from Café Bernardo

Dec 9, 2014
Seasonal Sippers from Café Bernardo

When it comes to holiday beverages of the non-alcoholic variety, one might automatically think of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte or a Peppermint Mocha. However, thanks to the folks at Café Bernardo, you can broaden your holiday pick-me-up horizons and try two of their new seasonal creations available at all five of their locations throughout...

Sac Foodies
Seasonal Sippers from Café Bernardo

Dec 9, 2014
Seasonal Sippers from Café Bernardo

When it comes to holiday beverages of the non-alcoholic variety, one might automatically think of a Pumpkin Spiced Latte or a Peppermint Mocha. However, thanks to the folks at Café Bernardo, you can broaden your holiday pick-me-up horizons and try two of their new seasonal creations available at all five of their locations throughout...

Sac Foodies
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Dec 8, 2014
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I have to admit, before making these blackberry beauties, I was very intimidated at the idea of making cheesecake. The Springform pans, the homemade crusts, those dreaded crevasses and cracks down your cake! So much could go wrong! I had resigned to eat store bought cheesecake for life – until I found the recipe...

Sac Foodies
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

Dec 8, 2014
Blackberry Cheesecake Squares

I have to admit, before making these blackberry beauties, I was very intimidated at the idea of making cheesecake. The Springform pans, the homemade crusts, those dreaded crevasses and cracks down your cake! So much could go wrong! I had resigned to eat store bought cheesecake for life – until I found the recipe...

Foods for the Soul
Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Eggnog Snickerdoodles

Chewy snickerdoodles flavored with lots of festive eggnog. Covered in spiced sugar & positively irresistible—they’re sure to be a big hit!     Every winter break, my high school marching band boarded five big charter buses and drove south for a trip. One year we participated in the Rose Parade; another two, we competed...

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Smoked pork crown roast for the holidays

Smoked pork crown roast for the holidays

We love “low and slow” barbecue and were intrigued by this: A smoked pork crown roast with sausage stuffing and peach habanero from Bad Bones BBQ in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Foods for the Soul
Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy cookies full of chocolate chips and mini M&Ms. Rich, buttery and so easy to make—plus they’re actually healthy too!     During my childhood, the Safeway grocery store downtown sold a 16-count variety pack of jumbo cookies for $5. The box contained four each of oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, chocolate chip, and M&M...

From Dates to Diapers
Visit Walmart this Saturday for Some Great Fun Including FREE Photos with Santa!

Visit Walmart this Saturday for Some Great Fun Including FREE Photos with Santa!

Your local Walmart may be hosting some great holiday fun for y’all this weekend! Walmarts around the country are having their largest-ever in-store Holiday Event featuring free pictures with Santa, a test-drive of the hottest holiday toys and gadgets, as well as holiday food sampling and recipes. Where are these holiday events taking place? Austin, Dallas/Ft....

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