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Classic Stuffing Recipe from "Sunset Magazine" a Family Thanksgiving Tradition

Classic Stuffing Recipe from "Sunset Magazine" a Family Thanksgiving Tradition

My sister and brother-in-law took over the responsibility of hosting Thanksgiving dinner from my mom over 20 years ago.  With the change of a generation came the change of some recipes.  Tampering with tradition can often be risky (as was the case when my sister made squash soup in place of mashed potatoes. Really?!)  There were some great successes, though.  My favorite, and the one that will endure until my sister refuses to make it any longer, is the following recipe for Sourdough Artichoke Parmesan Stuffing, which was created by Leslie Jo Parsens and originally printed in the 1994 November issue of Sunset Magazine.

Starlight night in Stockton

Starlight night in Stockton

Get ready for some fun free family events to enjoy this holiday season.

On December 3, 2011, a series of free family-oriented holiday events will take place throughout the day, beginning at Lincoln Center and progressing down Pacific Avenue, the Miracle Mile, and concluding with evening events in downtown Stockton.  The overall theme, A Starlight Night, is to encourage the entire community to participate in the festivities and with displays of white lights.

 Events begin at Lincoln Center at 8:00 a.m. with a canned food drive to benefit the Emergency Food Bank, visits with Santa from noon to 4:00 p.m., and carriage rides between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The Miracle Mile will have live performances and entertainment, including the Stagg High School Choir and Hand Bell Choir, beginning at 4:00 p.m., and tree lighting and a visit by Santa at Tuxedo Court at 5:00 p.m. 

Children’s Museum of Stockton’s Board of Directors invites community members to celebrate

Children’s Museum of Stockton’s Board of Directors invites community members to celebrate

The Children’s Museum of Stockton’s Board of Directors is inviting community members to a luncheon celebrating a successful year first year as a non-profit solely run by its board members.

 

New exhibits will be unveiled during the  “Discover a New Adventure, Part 2”  luncheon. The Pet Clinic where children can explore a Veterinary clinic, the extravagantly creative Art studio and the Galaxy room which houses former astronaut Jose Hernandez’ flight suit will all be open to the public for the first time.

 

“It’s been an exciting time for us as we keep the doors open for the children of this community. They are our future and deserve our support,” said board president, Diane Batres.

 

Sierra Health Foundation Awards $25,000 to Mommy & Me

Sierra Health Foundation Awards $25,000 to Mommy & Me

On October 12, 2011, the Mommy & Me Program of Hilliard Chapel received a $25,000 grant from Sierra Health Foundation through its Responsive Grants Program.  The grant was one of 28 awarded by the Sacramento-based private philanthropy, which promotes improved health and quality of life for the people of Northern California.

Homecoming

Homecoming

It seems pretty common that when kids reach a certain age, most think about, even dream about, moving away from home.  My daughter was no different.  When she reached that certain age in high school, all she wanted to do was move away from Stockton and experience what it was like to live in San Francisco.  Perhaps after living here most of her life, she was tired of the predictable heat of summer and how her hometown name constantly got dragged through the mud.  Perhaps it was because she was ready to see what was beyond the valley for herself.  She wanted to see new things and meet different people.  After 2 years at San Joaquin Delta College, she finally had her chance to transfer to a school in San Francisco this past August.

This Week's Picks

This Week's Picks

 

Saturday, October 8 - Macaroni Kid's Birthday Bash Come celebrate Stockton Macaroni Kid's 1st year of publishing with FREE event hosted by Champion Gymnastics Academy.  There will be snack food for sale courtesy of their booster club and staff on hand to ensure all the kids have a great time.  Come mix, mingle and play with fellow Macaroni Kid families!  We are so happy to have such a great community of readers and this is our way of saying thank you!!!  Hope to see you all there!

Mint Condition

Mint Condition

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