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Easy Ideas for Last-Minute Entertaining

Easy Ideas for Last-Minute Entertaining

Paige Schilt

When the weather gets colder and days get shorter, I’m all about the warm and fuzzy feelings I get from quality time spent with friends. From decorating cookies to binge-watching Christmas specials — I’ll find almost any excuse for an impromptu party.

To make sure I’m ready to host at a moment’s notice, I’ve compiled a quick list of no-fuss favorites.

Mons Truffle Camembert – French affineur Hervé Mons fills his classic camembert cheese with a decadent creamy French truffle center.

Principe Prosciutto – Air-dried with the cool breezes from the foothills of the Alps, this prosciutto is smooth on the palate with a delicate sweet taste and leanness. Made only with pork and sea salt, the package contains extremely thin, easy to separate slices. Excellent paired with hard cheeses, melons and red wine. Found in the specialty department... Read More

What to Make This Week

What to Make This Week

Megan Myers

Cooking a good meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when we’ve taken all the guesswork out of meal planning for you. Make these recipes for the entrée or to round out your main dishes this week!... Read More

Tips for a “Greener” Holiday Season

Tips for a “Greener” Holiday Season

Allison Burch

The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but also a time when North Americans produce more trash than any other time of the year.

Here are a few tips to help reduce holiday waste. We know our customers are some of the greenest folks around, so please share your tips with us too. Let’s help each other discover new and creative ways to live lighter on the planet this holiday season... Read More

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

"Live With the Chef" at Arden Hills on Wednesday Evening!

Enough about turkey and all the trimmings, it’s time to talk about beef!  

At the next “Live With the Chef” cooking class at Arden Hills on Wednesday evening, December 17, MS Nutritionist Irene Rolsch and Wellness Chef Lothar Wakefield team up to share handling and cooking tips plus nutritional information about filet of beef.  This special monthly cooking class is focused on incorporating fresh ingredients designed for a healthy and well balanced diet. You're invited to join this ongoing adult cooking series - couples are welcome, too! Due to the popularity of this class, space is limited and reservations are required.

For reservations, please call 916-482-6111; for more information, please visit http://ardenhills.net/home.php?display=dining

Cookies For All: Gluten Free, Vegan and More

Cookies For All: Gluten Free, Vegan and More

Megan Myers


Mexican Tea Cookies

I love cookies all year long, but there’s just something about the holiday season that really makes cookies stand out... Read More

Wineries set their sights on the millennial generation

Wineries set their sights on the millennial generation

Coming of age during the millennium, 76 to 80 million people born in the United States between 1980 and 2000 don’t remember a time without the Internet. ... Read More

Three things that matter (when getting the most out of wine)

Three things that matter (when getting the most out of wine)

When most of us enjoy our wine, we don’t like to think about it too much. 

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