Author: Melissa

Grilled Bratwurst with Spicy Mesquite Peppers and Onions

Ingredients Serves: Makes 10 servings. 1 cup ketchup 1 cup beer 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 package McCormick® Grill Mates® Mesquite Marinade 2 packages (20 ounces each) bratwurst sausage 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 extra large onions, sliced into thin strips (about 7 cups) 2 large green bell peppers, cut into thin strips (about 4 cups) 10 hoagie rolls Directions Prep time-15 mins Cook time- 25 mins 1. Mix ketchup, beer, Worcestershire sauce and Marinade Mix in small bowl. Set aside. 2. Grill sausages on medium-high heat 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from heat; cover and keep warm. 3. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add mesquite sauce and sausages. Simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on hoagie rolls....

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Double Chocolatey Chip Cookies

Ingredients: * ½ cup butter (1 stick) softened * ½ cup brown sugar                                                  * ½ cup white sugar * 1 tsp vanilla extract * 2 large eggs * 1 tsp baking soda * ½ tsp salt * ½ cup cocoa powder * 2 cups flour * 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 2. Beat together your butter and sugars in a large bowl until creamy. 3. Add in...

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Ridin’ Wild- Racing Schedules

By Melissa Wynn Spring has sprung in NorCal and that means racing has returned to Mountain Valley Living country.  Pack up your friends and family and enjoy the roar of the race track at these local favorites. American Valley Speedway – 204 Fairground Rd, Quincy 3/8 Mile Dirt Track Upcoming Events April 15, Play day all classes – starts at noon April 29, IMCA modifieds, Hobby Stocks, pure mini stocks & IMCA sport mods, dwarf cars May 5, Friday night dwarf nationals – IMCA sport mods & hobby stocks May 6, Saturday night dwarf nationals – IMCA modifieds &...

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Spring Antiquing In Northern California

As Spring returns to NorCal it is time once again to visit the antique shows, shops and markets in search of that perfect something to spruce up your space for the season. April and May bring some of our favorite annual events where several vendors collaborate to offer the best of the best from miles around. Whether you are an antiquing novice or a dealer wishing to participate these gatherings are an excellent way to see what’s happening in the market this year. The fun begins April 7 & 8 at the Roses and Rust Vintage Market in Anderson. Every year friends, neighbors and visitors from afar gather at the Shasta County Fairgrounds to buy, sell,...

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Time Throughout Time, Antique Time Pieces

By Melissa Wynn Since the first sundial measured the passing of a day, clocks of all kinds have been an integral part of home and garden decor. The clocks in our homes are pieces we look at several times every day and therefore have the opportunity to really enjoy. Available in an endless variety of shapes, sizes and degrees of fancy, there is a clock to fit every style and personality. Whether you prefer a tall Grandfather clock with a hypnotically swaying pendulum and clean sleek lines or an entertaining Cuckoo style clock that serves up a show every hour on the hour, your local antique stores are...

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