Recipes

Maple Creme Cookies

36 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon McCormick® Maple Extract 2 3/4 cups flour MAPLE CREME FILLING 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 teaspoons McCormick® Maple Extract 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon water PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cookies, beat butter, brown sugar and salt in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and maple flavor; mix well. Gradually beat in flour on low speed until well mixed. Roll out dough on...

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Family Pot Roast

-8 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 1 pound baby carrots 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 1 rib celery, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 1/2 pounds lean boneless chuck roast, well trimmed 2 packages McCormick® Brown Gravy Mix 1 cup water 1 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves PREPARATION Place carrots, potatoes, onion and celery in slow cooker. Place beef on top of vegetables. Mix Gravy Mixes, water and thyme in small bowl. Pour over top. Cover. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Remove beef and vegetables to serving platter. Spoon some gravy over beef and...

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Spice Cupcakes

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups cake flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground 1 teaspoon McCormick® Allspice, Ground 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ginger, Ground 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract 1/3 cup sour cream 1/2 cup whole milk Autumn Colored Cream Cheese Frosting 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened to room temperature 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to...

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Road Trips

Nakoma Golf Resort – The Dragon

By Rick Barlupi Photos by Rick Barlup & Nakoma Resort In 1923, Frank Lloyd Wright conceived Nakoma’s stunning clubhouse design.  Nakoma is a Chippewa word which means “I do as I promise.” It took six years to adapt the drawings to a full set of plans, obtain permits and construct the building, with a dedication ceremony held in 2001. It took three years to complete the golf course designed by Robin Nelson of Mill Valley, California, who also designed the famous Dunes at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The owners of Nakoma, at that time, wanted a commanding and impressive course,...

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A&E On The Road to Tahoe – Crystal Bay Casino

By Melissa Wynn Few vistas are as spectacular or as well known around the world as that first glimpse of stunning Lake Tahoe. Late this Spring Molly Barber and I  treated ourselves to not only those unforgettable views of the lake but also to an amazing dinner and Kongos concert at Crystal Bay Casino just ten steps over the California state line at 14 State Highway 28 in Crystal Bay. We took the scenic route through Quincy and Graeagle along Highway 89 since we both love seeing the railroad bridges, St. Bernard rock and the rushing Indian and Spanish Creeks as well as the Feather and Truckee...

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Hotel James, Wine Time & The Lost Dutchman Taproom

By Melissa Wynn On a beautiful Spring day in early April, my friend Molly and I decided to treat ourselves to a weekend of shopping and adventure in Chico. The drive down Highway 32 was stunning,  framed with  moss covered rocky walls weeping with runoff and bubbling underground springs. Running along side, Deer Creek was rushing with spectacular force after a long awaited, exceptionally wet winter. Chico greeted us with temperatures in the high seventies under sunny skies and we couldn’t wait to get to the mall. After our shopping spree we wandered up the Esplanade in search of Hotel James,...

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Health and Wellness

THE LINK BETWEEN PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE & CANCER

By Dr. Michael Herndon, DDS, AF Early symptoms of many systemic diseases manifest themselves in the oral cavity months or even years before their detection through various medical tests. Many conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, low-birth-weight complications in pregnancy and pulmonary disease have been linked to periodontal disease. Lately, a link between periodontal disease and cancer has been suggested through several studies. Chronic inflammation has been the rationale behind the association look at specific types of cancers and gum disease. Cancers that have been...

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Saving Lives, One Mammogram At A Time

Before mammography, one-half of breast cancer patients died from the disease.  Now the 5-year survival rate is 99%, when breast cancer is detected early before it has spread.  Mammography was recommended as a screening tool in 1976 by the American Cancer Society and has been shown to markedly reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer.  Analysis of the 2014 data from the National Cancer Institute shows that there has been a 38% drop in deaths from breast cancer since 1990. This amounts to 274,765 breast cancer deaths averted since 1990! This is largely attributed to the increased use of...

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CLEAN EATING FOR ORAL HEALTH: THE WORST & THE BEST FOOD AND DRINKS

By Dr. Michael Herndon, DDS, AF We all want to have a nice clean smile and the food and drinks in our diet contribute to whether we have healthy, white or yellow-colored teeth with possible tooth decay. As you have heard before, we are what we eat. As for snacks, crunchy fiber-rich vegetables such as carrots, celery, etc. are way better than starchy chips or crackers and sugary snacks are especially harmful. Indeed, it appears that emerging science recommends not worrying about fat so much or counting calories, but to cut out the sugary snacks and carbohydrates. This not only helps with...

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Outdoor Adventure

Shasta Dinner Cruise & Caverns

By Christy Milan The aquamarine water sparkles with the sun’s rays as you relax with family and friends. The smell of tasty food fills the air as the spectacular view of Mt.Shasta looms in the distance with hints of snow from the winter past. Take in the serenity and enjoy the ambience of Shasta Lake on the Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise. Shasta Lake is just north of Redding along interstate 5. It is part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and has 350 miles of shoreline and about 400,000 surface acres. The average depth is about 400 feet, making this lake a prime vacation spot in Northern...

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A Trip Into The Trinity Alps

By Christy Milan There is something to be said for a day that ends with pastel pinks, purples and blues. The limbs of the trees stretch upwards toward the dim light and shadows begin to dance among the skyline. Sunset has come to the Trinity Alps Wilderness. These are California’s very own Alps, with peaks rising to 9,000 feet and over 500,000 acres; this is truly a wilderness adventure. Alpine lakes are scattered among canyons created by glaciers thousands of years ago. Sparkling clear streams meander through the lush green mountain meadows. The wilderness comes alive with blacktailed deer,...

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Running Wild In NorCal

By Molly Barber Photos Courtesy of Tributary Whitewater Tours There’s a part of your soul that’s made to run wild. A part that craves freedom and adventure. For some, just being out in nature will fulfill this need. For others, we crave something a little more adventurous. Either way, Northern California seems to be a birthplace for wild souls. Whether you’re a transplant to the area or born and bred here, this environment is unparalleled soul food. The rivers, lakes, mountains, and valleys that encompass this region allow for as many adventures as the mind can conceive. Hiking trails run...

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Home and Garden

Fall Project: SLIME

1 bottle (4 ounces) white school glue 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon water McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors & Egg Dye McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye Your favorite McCormick® flavored extract 1 teaspoon contact lens solution PREPARATION Mix glue and baking soda in medium glass bowl until well blended. Stir in water and desired food color(s) and extract(s) until well blended and you get the color and smell you want. NOTE: Do Not Eat. While this slime looks and smells yummy, it is not edible. The addition of extract(s) is for scent only. Stir in contact solution...

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Maple Creme Cookies

36 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 tablespoon McCormick® Maple Extract 2 3/4 cups flour MAPLE CREME FILLING 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 teaspoons McCormick® Maple Extract 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon water PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cookies, beat butter, brown sugar and salt in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and maple flavor; mix well. Gradually beat in flour on low speed until well mixed. Roll out dough on...

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Family Pot Roast

-8 SERVINGS INGREDIENTS 1 pound baby carrots 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 1 rib celery, cut into 1-inch chunks 2 1/2 pounds lean boneless chuck roast, well trimmed 2 packages McCormick® Brown Gravy Mix 1 cup water 1 teaspoon McCormick® Thyme Leaves PREPARATION Place carrots, potatoes, onion and celery in slow cooker. Place beef on top of vegetables. Mix Gravy Mixes, water and thyme in small bowl. Pour over top. Cover. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Remove beef and vegetables to serving platter. Spoon some gravy over beef and...

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Business Corner

McCloud General Store, McCloud Ca, 530-964-2200, Gifts, Hardware, Sporting Goods,Wine, Candles, Historic Attractions

[media-credit name=”MVL” align=”alignleft” width=”800″][/media-credit]The General Store seems to be something we only see on old reruns of Little House on the Prairie, a dying breed. But not in the quaint mountain community of McCloud Ca. The McCloud General Store is a visit to the simpler days of old when you have a one stop shop full of friendly conversation. At this unique family owned and operated gem you can pick up the hardware for your latest project along with some candles and a bottle of wine to relax when you are finished. Have a seat at the...

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Ranchito Motel- Relax and Rejuvenate- Quincy, Ca

Visiting Quincy is always a treat. Many quaint shops and fine eateries lie in Quincy. The Plumas National Forest surrounds the small town, with plenty of adventures to be had. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with nice folks to meet, you’ve found another good reason to visit Quincy. This lovely little spot welcomes you. Ranchito Motel owners, John and Tracy Wixted, have been improving the place ever since they bought it. Located in virtually a “private forest,” they are also within walking distance from the fairground. We came July 1st when things were pretty busy with the High...

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Clear Pathways, Redding CA, +1.530.768.1556, Learning Services – Tutoring, Learning Disability Help, Dyslexia help, Learning Assessment Testing – WebDirecting.biz

Children are wonderful and unique in how they soak up the world around them. It’s a never-ending adventure for students learning new concepts and build strong foundations of knowledge to last a lifetime. Do you find that your child is bright but is struggling with learning in school? Pathways Learning Services in Redding, CA, helps students who strive to learn but struggle with many types of Learning Issues such as: Reading/Spelling/Writing, Focus and Attention, ADD, ADHD, Speech, Dyslexia, Comprehension, Memory, Auditory or Language Processing Disorders, Sensory Processing, Test...

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