The Daily List: 2 Etiquette Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, and 2 for Guests
Thanksgiving is coming up on Thursday – and though nearly everyone looks forward to it, it’s a lot of work for the hosts — and a great time for guests to be even more thoughtful than usual.On the Daily List this morning, Marianne has two tips if you’re hosting this year — and two if you’re showing up as guests!

9 Thanksgiving Etiquette Tips for Hosts, and 8 for Guests

Colorblind Glasses
Colorblind no more?!  See the world in full color with the help of newly advanced glasses! Melissa’s live via skype with the creator to explain how these glasses are different and who it can help!

Man About House
Seasoning blends for the holidays (without the expense)


1/2 cup dried oregano
1/2 cup dried basil
1/4 cup dried parsley
1 tablespoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons dried sage
1 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes

Mix well and store in a jar

(Source: The Herbal Pantry by Emelie Tolley & Chris Mead

Dry Ranch Mix:
1/4 cup black pepper
1-1/2 cup parsley flakes
1/2 cup garlic salt
2 tablespoons Kosher salt
1/4 cup granulated garlic
3/4 cup granulated onion
2 tablespoons dill weed

Combine all ingredients in a Quart Mason jar. Shake to combine. Makes about 3-1/2 cups of dry mix.

Ranch Dressing:
1 tablespoon Dry Ranch Mix (more for a stronger flavor)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Whisk together all ingredients until thick and creamy. Dressing will thicken in the refrigerator if you like a really thick ranch dressing. Adjust buttermilk to get consistency you prefer. Makes about 3 cups.

(Source: Denise Dituri)

3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in small airtight container.


1/4 cup cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
2 teaspoons ginger
2 teaspoons all spice
1 teaspoons cloves

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Store in a small airtight container.

(Source: Women’s Health Magazine)

Peet’s Coffee
Peet’s Coffee turns 50!  Time to celebrate!  We’ll talk some local history (Peet’s was started in Berkeley) with the man who knows the brand better than anyone, and we’ll reveal all the holiday treats they are rolling out this year!  Who wants a caffeinated stocking stuffer?!

Christmas Trees
Upside down trees, colorful trees, you name it! A local beauty salon LOVES Christmas! In fact so much that they begin decorating in November. They have 15 trees, each one decorated differently. The Lodi Dermal Clinic says that they have been doing this for over 15 years because not only do they enjoy it, but their clients love it! It’s fun and joyful!

God was finally listening to my prayers — the magic candy factory sets up shop here inSsacramento!!  if you’ve never heard of the Magic Candy Factory, let’s just say they make your candy dreams a reality!  imagine a 3D self-portrait made entirely of delicious candy!!!  We’ll show  you where the magic happens and have some fun with personal portraits of our own!

Magic Candy Factory
Now Open
Arden Fair Mall

Local Bean Treats
Local blogger and author (just launched new Kickstarter campaign for a “made with coffee” cookbook) Jerry James Stone will be in studio to show off some holiday treats made with black beans and talk about his recent honor with YouTube community.

Shave the Beard
All good things must come to an end! Viewers saved the beard but this morning it’s time to SHAVE it off! (Insert Mel happy dance here!)  Sean and Mel are live at Main Event Barber Shop in Woodland to show off his newly shaven face!

Main Event Barbers
607 East St., Woodland
Facebook page

Tower of Niceness
Two local kids are proving you can make a difference at any age!!These AMAZING 8- and 10-year-old brothers have a community they’ve started called the Tower of Niceness with a mission of doing nice things for those in need.  They do several projects a year including fundraisers for the homeless, children’s hospitals and animal shelters.  Currently, they are raising money and awareness for their “Help the Homeless” project.

Outdoor Ice Arena
It’s that time of year again! Modesto’s outdoor ice skating rink is back and ready for business! On break this week and looking for something fun for the family? Bring them down for ice skating! Have a winter birthday and need a party place, you got it! We’re checking in to see how everyone can come enjoy the fun!

Modesto On Ice
Now open!
10:00 am – 10:00 pm!
1131 11th st.
Modesto, Ca 95354

Manly Minute: How To Carry Stuf In Your Suit
The whole point of wearing a suit is to create a sleek, smooth look for yourself. So you don’t want to ruin that dapper silhouette by stuffing your pockets with too many accouterments, and in such a way that they create unbecoming bulges in your clothing. Hauling around a bunch of stuff not only distorts the proper shape of your suit, but can also distort its fine fabric, putting unnecessary wear and tear on the material.

Instead, when it comes to carrying your formal/professional EDC in a stylish way, the name of the game is minimalism and balance. You want to pare down the things you carry with you, and distribute them evenly throughout your pockets.
Read more

Crab Season
After a fair amount of nail biting about whether the season would open on time, commercial fishers brought their first haul of Dungeness crab to Bay Area docks last week!! Hooray! And with crab season now in full swing, we’ll show you how to create a restaurant-quality dish that puts highlights the highly sought-after crustacean. The executive chef from the Claremont Club & Spa’s brand new gorgeous foodie find, Limewood Bar & Restaurant, creates their signature Dungeness Crab Salad! This hotel is a Berkeley beauty and Limewood is a must-eat!

Limewood Bar & Restaurant

MOD Pizza wants to give back to their community this week.  With every pizza bought until November 27, MOD will donate $1 to Blue Heart International.  Blue Heart helps teenagers who are victims of sex trafficking.  You’re going to eat a lot of turkey so eat pizza for a little break.

MOD Pizza
Howe Bout Arden Shopping Center
November 22-November 27
MOD will donate a $1 to Blue Heart International.


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