Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a great way to feed a table full of elves. And this recipe is a great after-Christmas dish that can use up both ham leftovers and extra dinner rolls. The combination of salty ham, melty Gruyere, and toasty bread is so delicious, Santa might want to stick around for breakfast! 

Extra bonus, it can be made the night before and baked fresh in the morning, which is a real present for you! 

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Tangerine Scones

It's Christmas morning. Put on your elf hat and get busy mixing something special for breakfast! Fresh scones with a citrus kick are a terrific choice.

These Tangerine Scones come together pretty quickly (especially if you prep the fruit the night before) and are a unique way to gather all your elves around the breakfast table.

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Sage and Juniper IPA Surprises and Pleases

Those of you who know me well know that there is nothing I love more than a big, hoppy, aggressive IPA at the end of the day. You probably also know that my love for the Bend Oregon brewery, Deschutes, knows no bounds. Seriously. Those folks are brilliant!

So, when offered the chance to try their newest offering, Sagefight, before it even hit our stores, I jumped at the chance. Glad I did, too, because it’s excellent and offered some surprises. We have it in-store now, so read my review and then check it out for yourself! 

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Oft-maligned as a classic “icky vegetable” parents force their kids to eat, Brussels sprouts are enjoying the spotlight these days. I was first introduced to them at a bbq restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC. They were roasted with a barbecue rub and totally blew my mind. THESE were Brussels sprouts? Why have I spent my life fearing you?

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Invite Sangria to Your Holiday Party

Sangria is a perfect holiday party drink that looks festive and tastes merry. It’s also easy to make! Surprise your guests with homemade sangria and don’t be surprised when they whip out their phones and start taking posting pics of their pretty glasses loaded with fruit and good cheer! 

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Perfect Wine Pairings for Holiday Gatherings

Today our expert wine buyer answers your questions about what wines are great bets for holiday dinners and what they pair well with. These selections also make great host gifts if you're traveling! 

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Red Jacket Orchards Apple Cider

Enjoyed cold and crisp or served warm while cozied around a fire, apple cider is a seasonal favorite. You’ll find Red Jacket cider in our stores (and on sale through Christmas Eve), and one sip will put some extra merry in your Christmas.

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Sweet Secret

Dalmatia Fig Spread is one of my favorite secret weapons. It perfectly straddles the line between sweet and savory and can find a purpose from breakfast to late in the evening. I promise once you have tried it, you will fret if you're getting to the bottom of the jar. 

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Purple Cauliflower Hummus

Did you know purple cauliflower gets its color from the antioxidant anthocyanin, also found in red cabbage and red wine? And did you know with just a few steps you can turn it into a jewel-toned hummus sure make an impression at your holiday parties? First step is to pick up the purple cauliflower during our purple produce sale, going on through 12/13! 

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