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Easy Ideas for Last-Minute Entertaining

Easy Ideas for Last-Minute Entertaining

Paige Schilt

When the weather gets colder and days get shorter, I’m all about the warm and fuzzy feelings I get from quality time spent with friends. From decorating cookies to binge-watching Christmas specials — I’ll find almost any excuse for an impromptu party.

To make sure I’m ready to host at a moment’s notice, I’ve compiled a quick list of no-fuss favorites.

Mons Truffle Camembert – French affineur Hervé Mons fills his classic camembert cheese with a decadent creamy French truffle center.

Principe Prosciutto – Air-dried with the cool breezes from the foothills of the Alps, this prosciutto is smooth on the palate with a delicate sweet taste and leanness. Made only with pork and sea salt, the package contains extremely thin, easy to separate slices. Excellent paired with hard cheeses, melons and red wine. Found in the specialty department... Read More

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Looking for some unique gifts this holiday season?

Looking for some unique gifts this holiday season?

Here's one idea:

The Sacramento Sheriff's K-9 Association has an online store featuring a number of specialty items including mouse pads, stickers, clothing, etc.  Proceeds benefit this non-profit organization that supports our four-legged canine deputies. For more information, please visit the Sacramento Sheriff's K-9 Association website.   

A Mom's Holiday Wish List

A Mom's Holiday Wish List

Momservation: Diamond earrings can’t replace the gift of no more bickering. But they sure help drown out the noise.

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Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Homemade for the Holidays: Gifts from the Kitchen

Megan Myers


Toasted Coconut Caramels

When it comes to gift-giving, sometimes I can get stumped about what to give my friends and family.

Given my prowess in the kitchen, however, it’s a natural solution to base my gifts in that area too.

From cookie mix to the friends with kids to dog treats for the pet owners, homemade gifts from the kitchen are a wonderful way to personalize the holiday long after the presents have been exchanged.

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My Modern Holiday Home

My Modern Holiday Home

The perfect holiday for me is one that is warm, cozy and festive and yet doesn’t add any unnecessary effort or stress to an already chaotic time of year. It should be more about the experience and less about over the top and time consuming décor that gets in the way of memory making and time with my family.

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29th Annual Crab Feed - Citrus Heights Community Center Awaits You!

 29th Annual Crab Feed - Citrus Heights Community Center Awaits You!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Enough about turkey and all the trimmings, it’s time to talk about beef!  

At the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, December 17, MS Nutritionist Irene Rolsch and Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield team up to share handling and cooking tips plus nutritional information about filet of beef.  This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.

For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining