Embrace the True Spirit

November 25, 2016

Abandon the holiday shopping madness and limit materialistic gift-giving Advertisements fill the airwaves, creating a spend-spend-spend and shop-’til-you-drop mentality that plays with our emotions and our budgets.

Children clamor for the latest toy. Teens insist the newest electronic gadget is more than a want. They absolutely need it. Last year’s model is out of vogue.

Christmas morning can become exhausting as packages are ripped open and then quickly forgotten as the recipient moves on to the next gift.

According to recent polls, the average American spends about $800 on Christmas gifts. That does not …

Christmas Morning in Mackay

November 25, 2016

Since 1925, local elves have ensured that Santa visits this small Idaho town For nearly a century, children in the central …

Photographing Fog

November 25, 2016

It’s cold. It’s wet. It’s gray or blue. It rolls. It crawls. It blankets. It’s annoying. It’s dangerous. It’s beautiful. …

When in Doubt, Stick With the Basics

November 25, 2016

Kids are easy to buy for, adults not so much—especially if they are serious about their outdoor pursuits. It’s not …

Ring in the New Year Tastefully

Welcome 2017 with friends, family and a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres   Holiday Baked Brie 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced Kosher salt Ground black pepper 8-ounce Brie round 3 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup pomegranate arils …

Holidays the Hawaiian Way

This holiday season, trade traditional recipes for delicious dishes from the islands Pan Laulau 5- to 6-pound pork shoulder roast Hawaiian salt 4 tablespoons liquid smoke 2 packages frozen spinach Place roast in a slow cooker and sprinkle with Hawaiian …

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