Author: Melissa

Easter Bunny With A Bow Tie – Cake Recipe

  Ingredients Cake 2 Sticks unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 cup milk 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 2/3 cups flour Frosting 2 – 7oz jars marshmallow cream 1 8-oz. block cream cheese warmed to room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Decorations 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut Pixie Stix. thin rope licorice and any other candies you like Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Coat 2 round eight inch cake pans with cooking spray, line with waxed paper and spray the paper too. Beat butter, sugar baking...

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Grow A Kitchen Herb Garden

By Melissa Wynn Most families have a group of herbs that they use on a regular basis so why not grow them right in the kitchen? Chives, oregano, sage, cilantro, parsley, rosemary and thyme are a few popular and delicious herbs that easily thrive indoors. The plants are pretty, smell good and all plants help to purify the air, everything is a win. Growing your own kitchen herb garden is simple and inexpensive. First choose a spot like a kitchen window sill where your herb garden will get at least four to six hours of sunshine each day. Next...

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Plant A Growing Salad Bowl

Growing A Salad Bowl Garden By Melissa Wynn Salad bowl gardening is a great way to enjoy fresh leafy greens all year-round. Generally easy to grow, salad greens come in many varieties and flavor profiles. The most colorful tend to be the most flavorful and nutrient rich so mix it up and try new new varieties as they become available. In just a few short weeks you will be harvesting and enjoying the first small tender leaves, younger than you could buy in any store. With one planting you can often harvest these micro-greens multiple times buy simply leaving...

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Kool April Nites 2018

By Melissa Wynn As Spring returns to the Sierra it is time once again to ready your ride for Kool April Nites. This week long, annual celebration of classic cars is among Redding’s most anticipated events. The fun begins Saturday, April 21st at 11:00am with the Lithia Chevrolet Show & Shine and engine ticket drawing at 200 E. Cypress Ave in Redding. Drop in and meet some the participants and see their vintage vehicles. Those with a classic of their own to enter can pre-register online for $50.00 at https://www.koolaprilnites.com/the-show/registration/ . You must pre-register by April 1st to participate...

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Abbey of New Clairvaux

A Touch of Spain By Melissa Wynn Photos courtesy of the Abbey of New Clairvaux In the small town of Vina at 26240 7th Street lies an amazing spiritual and historical place, The Abbey Of New Clairvaux. Founded in 1955 and home to a group of Trappist  Cistercian monks, this rural monastery includes a stunning, reconstructed Church that was originally built in the 12th century as part of the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Olivia in the town of Trillo just north of Madrid in Spain. In 1931 media mogul William Randolph Hearst purchased the long abandoned and deteriorating...

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