Monday, December 31, 2012
Throwing a party on New Year's Eve or hosting a gathering on New Year's Day? Patch has the recipes you'll need to keep your guests happy.
Here are five easy recipes you can make for your New Year's Eve or New Year's Day gatherings. Ingredients: To start, brown the beef in a medium saute pan. Drain the fat. Add the onions and bell pepper, and cook until the onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). In a Crock Pot, combine the diced tomatoes, tomato juice, beans, pumpkin, chili powder, cumin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Mix well. Next, add in the cooked beef and stir. Cook on low for six to eight hours, or on high for four hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top and your favorite corn bread. Enjoy! Ingredients: To start, mix the cream cheese, dressing and beer in a large bowl until you reach your …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
From a 24-hour 'A Christmas Story' marathon and a trio of 'The Santa Claus' movies, there's plenty to watch this Christmas.
It's Christmas, the coffee has been poured and the presents are unwrapped — now what do you do? While you wait for the inlaws to arrive and Christmas dinner to finish cooking, flip one of these holiday classics to keep the kids, as well as the rest of the family, entertained.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Here are some suggestions for tipping your hairdresser, mailman, and other members of the community that provide services to you during the holidays.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
‘Tis the season for giving. That includes holiday tipping — a time to say thank you to those who make our lives a little bit easier year-round. But who should be on that list? Should we tip the mailman? How much should we spend? How do we demonstrate our appreciation without blowing our budget? Many in the service industry emphasize they don’t expect a tip or a gift, but they appreciate the gesture. There are no formal, hard and fast rules about holiday tipping. Averages and ranges vary depending on family budgets and the types of services. Etiquette expert Emily Post’s website, www.emilypost.com, offers tips on what to consider when deciding how much to spend: In general, it is thoughtful at holiday time or the end of the year to tip …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
YesMichiCAN is headquartered in Northville.
YesMichiCAN, maker of “Don’t Mess with the Mitten” apparel and accessories, has announced the launch of its new online store. Just in time for the holidays, the redesigned e-boutique makes it easier than ever to order the company’s T-shirts, hoodies, air fresheners, decals, and coffee tumblers emblazoned with the “Don’t Mess with the Mitten” logo and Michigan silhouette. The new website was designed by Axis Cross Media of Troy and focuses on the beauty and spirit of Michigan with full-color photographs and references to the state’s most famous attractions. It reflects the Don’t Mess with the Mitten Facebook page, a community of more than 7,400 fans that showcases beautiful pictures and positive news and events in the Mitten State. “Our …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Day after Thanksgiving? Day after Halloween? How soon is too soon to decorate for the holidays?
As Michigan shoppers headed to the store for Halloween candy in October, they were met with a now-familar sight: holiday decorations. Christmas trees, lights, blow-up Menorahs and manger scenes line the aisles already at Home Depot, Target, Walmart and other stores. So when it comes to your holiday decorations, how soon do you start? Whether your tree goes up while the jack-o-lanterns are still on the porch; or if you stick to the nothing-until-after-Thanksgiving rule, when will you decorate for the holidays? Tell us in the comments below.
Baking cookies, visits to see Santa, family gatherings, putting up the tree—as we head into the holiday season, post your photos on Patch.
As we head into holiday season, share the love. Bring a coffee home from your favorite coffeehouse for your babysitter. Help your neighbors put up Christmas lights. Go caroling down your street. And then, share your photos on Saline Patch! We want to see Saline get in the holiday spirit. Kids (and pets) with Santa, marathon present-wrapping sessions, gingerbread house creations–we want it all! So upload your photos here by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Video" button, and then tell us in the comments about your favorite holiday activities.