Chocolate Lovers Holiday Recipes

Holiday Truffles Ingredients   Ganache 1 quart heavy cream 3 pounds bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons Pinch of salt   Truffle flavorings 1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum, brandy, amaretto or whiskey 4 teaspoons pure peppermint oil 2 teaspoons instant espresso dissolved in 2 teaspoons water 1 … Read More…

Deck the Halls!

Are you the type to stress over the placement of the last ornament? Or are you more the type to throw a handful of tinsel at the tree and call it decorated? While there is no right – or wrong, way to trim the tree, there are several secrets that make it look like a … Read More…

Home Holiday Safety Tips

by Barbara Rice, Fire Marshal, Casa Grande Fire Department The weather is cooling off and here in Casa Grande, we are gearing up for the holidays. Not only are we preparing for the holiday season, we are enjoying our amazing weather. School is in session and there are endless events to enjoy. This is also … Read More…

PURR-FECT HOWLIDAY LIST

by Gigi McWhirter, Casa Grande Animal Hospital The winter holiday season is a special time, often filled celebrating with family and friends. With all the hustle and bustle it is easy to forget the pet-proofing measures set in place the rest of the year. To help keep your pets out of danger during the holidays … Read More…

Christmas Crafts For Kids

HOMEMADE GIFT WRAP Difficulty level: moderate, involves sharp knife Plain paper, white and colored Water-based acrylic paint, assorted colors Metal cookie cutters, assorted holiday shapes Paring knife Cutting board Shallow bowls Artist paint brushes One potato for every two shapes Cut the potato in half, lengthwise. Press the cookie cutter into the potato. Carefully cut … Read More…