Happy Halloween! As we celebrate this spookiest of holidays, we’ve asked some of our Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to join in the festive fun by sharing their favorite Halloween costumes from their childhood.
Fourth of July fireworks may be fun, but they can also be dangerous. Reduce the risk at this year’s celebration by following these safety guidelines: Read more
In past December newsletters, I’ve shared recipes from my family’s Christmas Eve dinner that features Swedish meatballs, the heated adult beverage Swedish glögg and Green Goddess salad dressing. Now it’s time to tell you about the bread I make every year called limpa bread.
This Scandinavian bread was originally made from fermented brewer’s wort, a byproduct of beer making. While some recipes include stout beer as a key ingredient, mine uses molasses, orange rind, fennel and cumin seeds. Limpa is traditionally served at Christmas Eve smörgåsbords. Read more
This year, more Bay Area residents than ever before will be staying home for the holidays. With COVID-19 numbers continuing to rise throughout the region, local officials are urging people to put off large family gatherings and celebrations. While festivities may be smaller this year, it’s still important to take steps to ensure the safety of your household. Read more
In the wake of widespread economic woes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s “season of giving” comes at an especially crucial point for those who are in need. To help you make the most of your charitable giving in this needful time, we’ve reposted (and updated) the following article from 2017. Read more
It’s that time of year again—time to deck the halls (or, more accurately, the walls of your home) with holiday lights and décor. While this is a great way to celebrate the season, it’s important to take precautions when decorating your home exterior. If you aren’t careful, you could potentially injure yourself or create unsafe conditions on your property. To avoid problems, follow these safety tips: Read more
Given the hardships so many of us have experienced this year, the idea of giving thanks can be a tough pill to swallow. The fact that many families will spend this Thanksgiving separated from their loved ones further underscores this. However, in difficult times like these, it’s all the more important for us to identify the good in our lives and express our gratitude. While 2020 is certainly not a year of abundance, we nonetheless have plenty to be thankful for, even if it’s not immediately obvious. In the spirit of such persevering gratitude, we’re resharing this post from last Thanksgiving. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday. Read more
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