Category: Home & Garden

Soft, Sticky Caramel Corn

Ingredients 1/2 C. butter 1 cup Karo syrup, light 1 cup brown sugar 1 can sweetened condensed milk 6 quarts popped popcorn, with unpopped kernels removed. Preparation Mix syrup, sugar and butter. Boil to soft stage or until mixture reaches 237º when tested with a candy thermometer (this will take several minutes.) Another way to test if you don’t have a candy thermometer is to drop a drip of mixture into ice water; if it turns into a ball or threads that are hard but pliable, it is ready. (Have ice water ready for that test.) Pour caramel mixture over popcorn. Stir in well. If needed, use...

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Fall Decor From Pumpkins, Squash & Gourds

By Melissa Wynn I am always amazed by the artistic crafts that people with creative minds bring into being. This time of year, the farmers markets and fruit stands are brimming with the late harvest of pumpkins, squash and gourds and the crafters go wild. Since these gifts from the garden come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and colors, the project ideas are literally endless. From carving a simple toothy jack-o-lantern to creating a full barnyard of critters to inhabit your front lawn, it can all be brought to life with your fall harvest favorites. Pumpkin carving has come a long way....

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Zaengles Carpet One Floor And Home, Furniture Susanville Ca,Flooring,Tile Susanville Ca, Hardwood Flooring, Carpet,Home Decor Susanville Ca 530-257-7788 WebDirecting.Biz

Not everyone buys new furniture every day, so it’s fun when you can. Take time to seek out top furniture brands and make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck. The family at Zaengles takes pride in carrying the best brands in the business. Locally owned and operated, the Zaengles family team of friendly and knowledgeable associates is ready to assist you in finding the right piece for any room in your home, at the right price. At Susanville’s Zaengles Carpet One, you are sure to find the right home furnishings. When it comes to buying new furniture or floor covering,...

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Recipes- Chicken Picatta Light, Quick & Delicious

 Ingredients: 2 skinless / boneless chicken breasts, butterflied Salt and black pepper All-purpose flour 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup capers, rinsed 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped Directions: 1. Mix flour with salt and pepper in shallow dish. Coat chicken in flour mixture. 2. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil and butter in large skillet on medium heat. 3. Add 1/2 of the chicken; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until browned, flip and cook 3  to 4 minutes until browned. Remove from skillet and transfer to plate. 4. Repeat...

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Recipes- Creamy Chicken Caesar Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts Mrs. Dash’s garlic seasoning Butter Olive oil 1-2 handfuls of Spinach 1 bottle Bolthouse Farms Caesar Dressing 1 spaghetti squash Italian Bread crumbs 1-2 cups of your favorite Italian cheese Directions: First bake your spaghetti squash in the oven. If you’ve never done this before simply cut it in half length wise, scrape out the seeds, drizzle with olive oil and place it cut side down in an oven safe dish at 350 for about 40 minutes. For this recipe I believe I only used half of the squash shredded after it was cooked. Next chop the chicken and cook over your...

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Quilter’s Piece

By Val Bourque Sometimes we find the most amazing quilters right in our own backyards.  One such quilt artisan is Cindy Needham of Chico, California. Cindy Needham is an award-winning quilter, author, and National Educator for Superior Threads.  Quilt guilds around Northern California invite Cindy to share her unique expertise on quilting, threads, tips & techniques.  Cindy created the unique and beautiful method of turning old vintage linens into Wholecloth Quilts. Cindy developed the vintage Wholecloth quilting by accident and what a happy accident for us. While wanting to save an...

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Antiques- SteamPunk

By Melissa Wynn The Steampunk genre has exploded into the fashion and antique industries by its very essence of combining Victorian Age fashion and decor with the industrial twist of steam powered gadgets. More and more antique stores, cooperatives and what-not shops are sporting a steampunk section, offering some amazing creations. Born again are snazzy top hats, coat-tails and curvy corsets but now they are dressed up with gears, pipes, clock faces, gauges and more. Re-purposed and up-cycled reach a whole new level in this genre that will have you scavenging bits from every corner of the...

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Quilter’s Piece

By Val Bourque Spring is finally here!  It’s been a long winter in the mountains.  While we cannot wait to get outside and garden, some of us are inside quilting fabulous flower wall hangings.  Local Fiber artist, Donna Greenwald, from Oroville, a retired art teacher from Chico, combines her artistic design with quilting. She created a number of unique quilting methods to transform a simple garden flower into a large intricate thread painting. Donna Greenwald is a much sought after quilt instructor. Her award winning art quilts can be identified by her unique use of batik fabrics, thread...

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Antiques- Summer Decor Edition

By Melissa Wynn As Spring gives way to Summer it’s time to spruce things up with a fresh look for the season, inside and out. Treasures from the past can loan a perfect hint of nostalgia to your yard or garden and the theme possibilities are endless. Old crocks, buckets, basins and even old cooking pots and wooden pallets are easily repurposed into planters for your favorite decorative foliage. Animate the breeze with whirligigs and weather vanes from yesterday’s farms and front yards to add a splash of fun. Bicycles, little wagons and even farming tools from days gone by can lend a hint of...

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3 Classic Summer Salad Recipes

Healthy Macaroni Salad INGREDIENTS 20 Servings 8 ounces elbow macaroni (2 cups) 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup plain yogurt or sour cream 1 1/4 cups cubed Cheddar cheese, (5 ounces) 1 cup fresh spinach leaves 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped (1 cup) 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon or 1/2 teaspoonMcCormick® Tarragon Leaves, crumbled Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add...

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Fishing Fun In and Around Lake Almanor

By Bob Kopernik, Lucky Grady Fishing Guide Service If you are new to this area and are interested in drowning a few worms or crickets in hopes of having Fish Tacos for dinner, do yourself a favor and purchase a detailed geographical map of the area. I like the Northern California DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Map book because it shows most all of the lakes, streams, campgrounds and the roads to get you there.  Another good resource is the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website, to see where and when they last planted fish into the place that you are thinking about fishing.  You...

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Mary Lewis’ Morel Mushrooms & Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients list: 2-3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts (large) 1-1/2 Pounds of Fresh Morel mushrooms (if in season, if out of season 3-4 dried ounces) 1 Box of Penne Pasta (We prefer Bertolli) or any pasta you prefer 2 Jars of Alfredo Sauce (I use Prego Homestyle Alfredo) 1 Stick of REAL Butter (no margarine) 2 Tablespoons of Roasted Minced Garlic 3-4 Cups Extra Virgin olive oil 1 Gallon water (only for dried Morels) 3-4 Tablespoons of Sea Salt Items List: Large mixing Bowl 3”x12” Sauce Pan (or something close nonstick) 2 1.6-2 Liter Saucepans BBQ Colander/Strainer Chopping block &...

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