Valentine’s Dance: flirty, fancy and fun

January 30, 2017 0
By Cloie Sandlin Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON Senior Newspaper and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the [ . . . ]

Butternut Sausage Spinach Lasagna

December 19, 2016 0
Candy-sweet roasted butternut squash layered with spinach and spicy sausage and lots of cheese. Cozy and comforting, this no-noodle recipe is a warm way to get your vegetable fix this winter. Servings: 2.5 pints Ingredients 5 lb. butternut squash 1 T. olive oil ½ t. salt 1 lb. sausage 10 oz. spinach, [ . . . ]

Orange-Bourbon Glazed Bone-In Spiral-Cut Ham

December 19, 2016 0
Slow roasting allows the luscious glaze to coat the ham in warm flavors of bourbon and orange with a hint of cinnamon. Cooking at a low temperature makes for a ham that’s moist and tender – perfect for the holidays or any special occasion. Ingredients 1 8-10 pound Bone-In Spiral Cut Ham, [ . . . ]

Give where you live

December 19, 2016 0
By Nathaniel Sillin Deciding to make a charitable contribution can arise from a desire to help others, a passionate commitment to a cause or the aim to give back to a group that once helped you or a loved one. Choosing which organizations you want to support can be difficult. [ . . . ]

Cranberry Jam

December 12, 2016 0
No need for pectin! Take advantage of the fresh cranberries still in stores, and make this easy cranberry jam. Enjoy it on toast, in sandwiches – even with ice cream! Servings: 2.5 pints Ingredients 3 pounds cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Read the complete [ . . . ]

Sautéed Spinach

December 5, 2016 0
Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. butter 1/2 onion, thinly sliced 2 cups sliced mushrooms 2 cloves grated/minced garlic 4 pieces crumbled cooked bacon 2 bags of baby spinach, cleaned Salt and Pepper Squeeze of fresh lemon 1/2 tsp Sriracha (optional) Click here for the complete recipe

Holiday tech gifts that don’t cost an arm and a leg

December 5, 2016 0
Did you ever think you’d see the day when a set of Legos would cost more than a computer? The gift-giving game has changed significantly. Tablet computers, video cameras and even drones now share the same shelf space in the toy aisle as dolls, action figures and board games. The [ . . . ]

Your guide to aging well in Mesa County

December 5, 2016 0
Merry Christmas from the BEACON! As a gift from us to you, you should find a copy of the 2017 BEACON Guide, our annual guide to aging well in Mesa County, stuffed somewhere inside this December issue. The BEACON Guide, a trusted resource directory for area seniors, their families and [ . . . ]

Celebrating Christmas with the Soupeaters

December 5, 2016 0
On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed. Sometime between November and Christmas, Al Look, who wrote a column for The Daily Sentinel, noticed many children in the soup line next to the newspaper’s building on Main Street. If children couldn’t afford soup, they couldn’t afford toys for Christmas, he [ . . . ]
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