All posts tagged "holiday"

  • Food & Drink
    Quick and easy appetizers

    By Lori Mork Whether you use these treats as appetizers at your next holiday gathering, or for a quick snack, using wonton wrappers makes quick work of theses treats. SPANAKOPITA BITES INGREDIENTS: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped fine 3 green onions, chopped fine 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    New trends for the 2014 holidays

    By Lori Schultz Do the words “new trends” or “trendy” make you nervous? Are you afraid to invest in new, trendy items, only to have them be “out” next year? Here is my advice: If you are seeing these new looks in the furniture stores, then you know the trend is going...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Take a walk on the dark side of wine

    ‘Midnight’ and ‘black’ blends offer bold, sensual characteristics By Al Edenloff Here’s a way to sip through those long, darkened days of fall and winter: Try a “black” or “midnight” wine. These bold, dark blends of red wine, touted as seasonal or limited releases, are popping up more in local wine stores...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Make your photos stand out this Christmas

    By Lori Mork Christmas is one of the best photo opportunities of the year, so make it one to remember with some of these tips: 1. Skip the flash Turning off your camera’s flash brings out the warmth in your photos. Use as much natural light as possible, and if you need...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Naught nog

    By Crystal Dey Ah, the holidays. When spices spice up kitchens and cups of cheer are cheered. Eggnog was once a favorite of European aristocracy. The sweet milky nectar migrated into common folks’ mugs in North America in the 1700s. Although the spicy notes of nutmeg make the drink smell delightful, to...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Gratitude

    By Dr. Pete Pfeffer There are pumpkins, cornucopias and symbols of harvest everywhere. It is the time of year when happiness comes easy and we naturally count our blessings. Last issue, I wrote about meditation and mindfulness. These are easily linked to gratitude, and we are on the doorstep of the holiday...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Knick-knack paddy whack . . . don’t give the dog a bone

    By Dr. Florian Ledermann With the holidays approaching and lots of company, food and gifts to share, there is always a temptation for someone to want to feed the host family dog the leftovers, including chicken bones, turkey bones, pork bones or ham bones. Although bones have long been thought to be...

  • Home & Garden
    Decorate your table

    By Lori Mork You don’t have to own exquisite dinnerware in order to set a beautiful table for the holidays. Instead, take a look around and see what items you already have that can be used to decorate your table. Old, but not forgotten Take advantage of that old teapot or utensil...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Celebrate Independence Day in style with patriotic polish

    By Jessica Sly How will you be celebrating Fourth of July 2014? A picnic? Family day at the beach? Boating? Fireworks? While you’re at it, why not give your nails a patriotic paint job to honor our independence in all of its red, white and blue glory. 1. Apply a clear base...

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Hard-boiled egg recipes

    By Lori Mork Colored Easter eggs are a time-honored holiday tradition, but one that leaves you with an overabundance of hard-boiled eggs. You can peel and eat them as is, slice them into a Cobb salad, make your favorite egg salad for sandwiches or add them to your special potato salad recipe....

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