Of Kids and Dough

Today my husband and I and fellow parent baked bread with 24 second graders at St Francis Solano School in preparation for their First Holy Communion.  It was a fun project because the kids were so eager to participate.  There was only one child who tasted the dough, and he didn’t do it twice!  I like getting kids… Read more »

Gas Pains

May 12 is Bike to Work Day.  As the gas pump seems to be draining our wallets more and filling our tanks less, this year the annual pedaller’s affair takes on new meaning.  Having to confront the realities of inflation means we all need to be thinking of new ways to stretch our incomes.  It might… Read more »

Court Sanctions EEOC in Staffing Firm Lawsuit

A Michigan federal court recently issued a stinging rebuke of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s aggressive litigation practices, ordering the agency to pay more than $750,000 in attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees, and court costs to staffing firm Peoplemark Inc., which is not an ASA member. After three years of investigation, the EEOC sued… Read more »

Busy Day Dessert

It’s hard to believe local strawberries have ripened in all the lousy weather we’ve had this Spring.  But they did and from now until Father’s Day, I will serve them as often as possible.  My friend Laurie says strawberries harbor pesticides so she buys organic.  I know of several locally managed fields from Santa Rosa to American… Read more »

Italian Style Stuffed Red Peppers

Utter the words red peppers and automatically, kids snicker and whine, convinced their mouths will be set on fire at the dinner table. Most stuffed pepper recipes don’t have enough ingredients my kids really like so I decided to invent one myself.  My son loves Orzo.  Red peppers were on sale recently and they are… Read more »

Customer Service/Inside Sales Southern Solano County

Our client is looking for someone to follow the customer portfolio and sales activity of their outside sales force.  You’ll need at least two years in the wine and food glass packaging industry as well as two years customer service experience. You must be able to successfully manage relationships with customers and the outside staff.… Read more »

Texas Chili Meets Idaho Spud At The Bar

These states have more in common that their rouge majorities.  I make Texas Chili with an Idaho Baked Potato for dinner all the time.  My mom always made chili with beans, and used ground burger, not chuck steak.  Her recipe is similar but leans South of the border.  This recipe works best when you have 45 minutes… Read more »

Nachos For Dinner

• Mission tortilla chips (he worked for Mission Foods) • Black beans • Refried beans • Cheese sauce in a jar (heated) • Hamburger seasoned with salt, paprika, chili powder and cayenne • Chopped tomatoes, olives, iceburg lettuce • Dollops of sour cream • Salsa This is my husband’s secret recipe that has satisfied many… Read more »

10 Reasons Why an Employer Wants to Hire You

When you apply for a job, you know exactly what you’re looking for. You want a company you love, great co-workers, a decent salary, a culture where you fit in and most importantly, you want to love what you’ll be doing. But do you ever consider what the employer is looking for in its employees?… Read more »

A Family Favorite

There are a couple pages in a little cookbook we have for Louisiana Jambalaya that are spotted with stains from the many times we’ve prepared this delicious dish.  It can be spicy for little ones depending on the type of sausage and amount of cayenne used.  There is something for everyone in this meal –… Read more »