Posts Tagged Christmas:

Dec
15

Soft Amish Sugar Cookies

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I love baking any time of the year, but there is something about baking around the holidays that is extra special. My 4-year-old has been begging to make Christmas cookies for weeks, so I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple enough for him to really help. I found this recipe on the […]

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Dec
24

Sacramento Restaurants Open for Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town, Sacramentans were hungry  but no restaurant could be found. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or a drink– lucky for you, here’s a list of Sactown places open on Christmas so you won’t have to think! Restaurants are filling quickly so reservations shouldn’t […]

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Dec
19

Sacramento-Area Restaurants Open for Christmas

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Sacramento-Area Restaurants Open for Christmas If December 25 rolls around and you are fa la la la-ed out, then perhaps you can find some yuletide cheer at one of Sacramento’s many restaurants open this year for Christmas. Reservations are filling up fast, so check Open Table to see what’s still available. Benihana 5489 Sunrise Blvd., […]

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Jan
02

Turducken

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I was thrown for a loop a few weeks ago when my Grandma (hi Oma!) announced that we would be having Turducken for our Christmas Eve dinner. This time it wasn’t her thick German accent that was throwing me off – “Yeah, TUR-DUCK-EN” she enunciated and quickly explained: a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed […]

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Dec
25

1st Day of Christmas: Our Christmas Tree Tradition

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Growing up in Colorado Rocky Mountains, it was a long-standing tradition that my family would literally take the “road less traveled” to find our Christmas tree. It was not enough to go merely to the local tree lot, instead we would trek deep into the White River National Forest and cut down our own. This […]

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Dec
24

2nd Day of Christmas: Non-Traditional Traditions

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For the past 10 days, you’ve read a lot about the SacFoodies’ family holiday food traditions. Well, you won’t be getting that from me. Sadly, I don’t have one. No gingerbread house marathons. No spiced cider while caroling through the neighborhood. Not even a secret family cookie recipe. You see, it’s Christmas Eve, and while […]

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Dec
23

3rd Day of Christmas: Lobster-Eating Lessons

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As New Year’s eve approaches, expectations abound, pressures mount and kids yearn to stay up until midnight. For Bob and me, ringing in the New Year in style means staying home, building a cozy fire and sharing a delicious feast with great friends. With family on the East Coast, trips to Boston are frequent, as […]

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Dec
22

4th Day of Christmas: Steaks on the BBQ

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During the holiday season it seems like everyone has some sort of tradition that they follow every year. I ask, why not spice it up a bit? Why not try something that you wouldn’t normally do during the cold of winter? Every year on the weekend before Christmas my friends and I like to take […]

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Dec
21

5th Day of Christmas – The Angel Tin

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One of my earliest childhood memories involves sneaking into the dining room hiding place where my mother stored her Christmas cookie tins. My sister and I would wait for the opportune moment when mom was upstairs and dive into the cookie tins looking for our favorite Christmas cookie; the one with the chocolate Hershey kiss […]

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Dec
20

6th Day of Christmas: Deck the halls with Gingerbread Houses

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Harkening all the way back to the 11th Day of Christmas… as Maria noted, “’Tis the season for new traditions,” and I must second that. After all, a tradition had to start at sometime, right? Aside from the many existing holiday traditions my family has, this year, I’ve had the pleasure of participating in the […]

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