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Baking shortcuts for time-pressed entertainers

Photo by Metro Graphics

Baking shortcuts for time-pressed entertainers

‘Tis the season for baking cookies, cakes and other treats. However, during the holiday rush, it’s easy to get side-tracked or tired, and perhaps even a little bit overwhelmed by all the things to do in such a short period of time. Holiday baking doesn’t have to add to seasonal stress. With these tips and shortcuts, there will be plenty of sweet treats for the family.

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Fresh strawberries and rich, dark chocolate give this quick dessert an air of sophistication, but the recipe’s simplicity is what will make it a winning holiday staple. Photo from Metro Graphics

Tis the Season

The holiday season is synonymous with many things, including delicious foods. While Thanksgiving turkeys or Christmas geese will be found on many a table this holiday season, baked goods and desserts are what many people look forward to this time of year.

Wordless Solstice

Texas-Oregon folk musician, masterful wordsmith, and all-around cool person, Brian QTN. Photo by Erik Stalheim

Wordless Solstice

Though Brian QTN makes his home in Eugene, Ore., these days, the long-time Texas folk musician will host a virtual Wordless Solstice event this Sunday to commemorate the passage of what feels to many people like the longest year in history.

Heart to Heart Christmas: A grand idea in the making

Above, Heart to Heart caladiums are perfect as holiday decorations wherever you might use a poinsettia or Christmas cactus. Photo courtesy of Garden Answer. Right, this close-up of Heart to Heart Fast Flash caladium displays the incredible colors of Christmas perfect for holiday decoraing. Photo by Norman Winter

Heart to Heart Christmas: A grand idea in the making
Heart to Heart Christmas: A grand idea in the making

Heart to Heart Christmas: A grand idea in the making

The floral world has been turned upside down in 2020 and thankfully not from COVID-19 challenges, but to an idea a long time in coming to fruition. I’ll call it a Heart to Heart Christmas. Indoor decorating for Christmas 2020 has been given a new jolt in plants and that appropriately involves a plant that has long been known as the Heart of Jesus plant.

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Above, El Jefe Mexican Restaurant's Jalapeno enchiladas — two chicken enchiladas topped with El Jefe’s jalapeno sauce, fresh jalapenos, Monterey jack cheese and served with rice, beans, lettuce and tomato. Below, El Jefe's puffy tacos: two beef puffy tacos, beans and cheese. It was served alongside refried beans, rice, lettuce and tomatoes. Daily Record photos by Nick Castillo & Lance Winter

Foodie Friday: El Jefe Mexican Restaurant

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