Date Bar Recipe

Date Bar

Date Bar Recipe This Date Bar Recipe was a childhood favorite, although the whole mix came in a box back then. I’ve attempted to recreate the recipe from scratch using Shield’s Date Crystals after visiting their gardens and shop recently … continue . . .

Lemon Decor For Christmas

Lemon Pinecone Wreath

Filling the house with Lemon Decor For Christmas Getting the house ready for the holidays always puts me in the spirit of the season. This year we have a short sprint from Thanksgiving to Christmas and with two new kittens … continue . . .

Dueling Santa Trackers! Norad Or Google? You Decide

Shot of NORAD's Santa Tracker.

Help! Which Santa Tracker should we follow? The Santa Tracker has become another holiday tradition around our house. This year NORAD has a new rival; Google. Since Google is the modern Lewis & Clark of the entire planet, it makes … continue . . .

International Printing Museum Celebrates Charles Dickens At Christmas

Photo of antique document replicas at the International Printing Museum

Great fun at “Fezziwig’s Warehouse” as recreated inside of the International Printing Museum. Join EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating for a video visit to the largest working collection of antique printing presses in the world, in this episode of California Living. The … continue . . .

Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe

Still video frame from How To Make Fast Fudge on California Living.

Fast Fudge, Quick Easy Recipe, Make Today – Gift Tonight! You can make this in about 5 minutes. After 2 hours in the fridge, your fudge will be firm enough to cut, wrap and present as a gift! Talk about … continue . . .

Crock Pots For The Holidays

This is the super small crock I used to make home made caramel sauce for Halloween. From Lisa Keating at EncinoMom.com

I recently saw this at Costco and thought it would be perfect for snowy days at the cabin and holiday parties, too. When the temperatures dip, warm, filling meals just seem to feel right. At Halloween, I like to serve … continue . . .

Cranberry Smoothie Recipe

Photo of Cranberry Smoothie in red champagne flute with fresh mint garnish by EncinoMom.

Made with fresh cranberries, Greek yogurt, Agave syrup, ice, pure vanilla, a pinch of cloves, a dash of cinnamon and a spring of mint, this Cranberry Smoothie tastes just right the morning after a big holiday meal. … continue . . .

How To Build A Gingerbread House From A Box With EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating

Still image from Gingerbread House video.

How To Build A Gingerbread House Start your own holiday family tradition with this easy to build gingerbread house kit from Germany. These abundantly available kits include everything except an egg white and a few drops of white vinegar. Of … continue . . .