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Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining Tips

The holiday season is meant for spending quality time with friends and family, not stressing out over hosting. With some simple tips, you can cut down on hectic preparations while creating a memorable holiday full of food and fun guests can savor.

Consider these suggestions from the entertaining experts at Real California Milk:

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California Dairy Families Showcase Commitment to Youth Health & Wellness with $20,000 Grant to Gilroy School District in Partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

GILROY (December 21, 2016) – Gilroy Unified School District (GUSD) celebrated the award of $20,000 in financial and in-kind resources to expand nutrition and physical activity programs with a ‘Hometown Grant’ event  December 15th at Ascencion Solorsano Middle School.

Five Reasons To Love Dairy In June And Every Day

TRACY, Calif. (June 9, 2016) – From the real foods made with wholesome, nutritious milk to the real dairy families behind them, there are countless reasons to celebrate dairy this month. For Californians, the month has special relevance as Governor Brown has proclaimed June Real California Milk Month. The official proclamation recognizes the more than 1,400 dairy families who help make California the number one milk-producing state and dairy the state’s number one agricultural commodity.

California Dairy Industry Contributes $21 Billion To State’s Economy, Stimulates Ripple Effect Of $65 Billion

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & MODESTO, Calif., May 14, 2015 – Cementing its place as California’s most important agricultural commodity by farm revenue, California farms sold about $9.4 billion worth of milk while the dairy industry contributed approximately $21 billion in value added to the gross state product in 2014, according to a California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) study conducted by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center (AIC).

Food Meets Decor with Hot Wedding Trends

When it comes to weddings (or pretty much any party), unique is the new traditional, and no event should be created alike. One of the most buzzed-about trends for the big day is to have fun with food by creating edible displays that are anything but expected. Guests will fall in love with a deliciously entertaining menu that doubles as memorable wedding decor.

Red Velvet Cookies

(Recipe created by Coolhaus)

Makes: 20 to 24 cookies | Active time: 20 to 25 minutes

 

FOR COOKIES

2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted California butter

1 cup packed light brown sugar

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

2 ½ cups sifted pastry flour, or 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

½ cup sifted cake flour (sift before measuring)

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon salt

Coolhaus Snickerdoodle Cookies

(Recipe created by Coolhaus)

Makes: 20 to 24 cookies | Active time: 20 to 25 minutes

 

2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted California butter

1 1⁄2 cups plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 1⁄2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)

1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda

 

Coolhaus Double Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Cookies

(Recipe created by Coolhaus)

Makes: 20 to 24 cookies | Active time: 20 to 25 minutes

2 sticks (16 tablespoons) California unsalted butter

2 cups packed light brown sugar

1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract

2 cups sifted pastry flour, or 13⁄4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1⁄4 cup sifted cake flour (sift before measuring)

3⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt

1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

Real California Milk Cookie Exchange Printable

One of the best ways to get your fill of delicious cookies is to host a cookie exchange!

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