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Homemade Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge

Welcome to the first installation of BOLT’s Basic Baking, where we will post easy recipes for some baking staples. These aren’t full desserts, but instead are easy, homemade recipes to give your desserts some pizzaz.   First up, Hot Fudge. While this classic needs no introduction, here are some of its best qualities: A fudgy,… Read more »

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Peppermint Bark Cookies

Have leftover candy canes from Christmas? Our Peppermint Bark Cookies are the perfect recipe for extra peppermint of all forms! There are tons of ways for you to make these cookies your own including: Coating with your favorite type of chocolate, whatever that may be Using anything you have laying around to coat the cookies.… Read more »

Camila Matthews: 2020 Employee of the Year

Camila Matthews

Congratulations to Camila Matthews on being named BOLT’s 2020 Employee of the Year! In her almost 10 years at BOLT Staffing, she has proved herself as a stellar recruiter and an enthusiastic team leader. This past year has been difficult for many small businesses and BOLT was no exception. Camila was essential in helping BOLT… Read more »

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you only bake when you want cookies NOW, you are going to love our recipe for Snickerdoodle cookies! You won’t find any dough chilling here, which means you can have warm, delicious cookies in no time. Just make sure you have some room temp butter (or use one of these hacks to soften butter quickly!), preheat your oven and you are ready to go!   … Read more »

Increased Unemployment Benefits Challenge Small Businesses

Unemployment Challenges for businesses

75% of your Workers Could Make More Money on Unemployment: White Paper on the Challenges Increased UI Benefits Pose for Small Businesses  Problem:  Since it was enacted in March, the CARES act has increased the amount of weekly UI (Underemployment Insurance) benefits that unemployed workers can receive. A study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),… Read more »

Easy Christmas Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies

These delicious and easy christmas cookies are perfect to make with your family this holiday season. They only require 6 ingredients which you probably already have in your pantry: butter, sugar, vanilla, flour and food coloring. This is a great recipe to make with kids; the dough is colorful and easy to work with, it’s like Play-Doh you can bake!  A few notes on this recipe:  Using sparkling… Read more »

Federal Unemployment is Running Out

Find a job after Unemployment

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is set to expire at the end of this year. The program was created under the CARES Act for those who aren’t normally eligible for regular state unemployment, like gig workers, but who lost their jobs and/or income as a result of the pandemic. Additionally, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program,… Read more »

Funfetti Cookies

Napa Hiring

Confession: we at BOLT love our homemade baked goods. They’re super fun, rewarding, and so delicious. But there comes a time when you have to acknowledge the greatness of a box of cake mix. In this week’s recipe we utilize this greatness to make some delicious, pseudo-homemade cookies. With only 6 ingredients and 7 steps,… Read more »

Fun Ideas for a Covid-Safe Thanksgiving

Sonoma Hiring

Happy Thanksgiving from BOLT! The holiday season is going to be different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, but different doesn’t have to mean worse. To protect yourself and your family, it is best to turn to low risk activities this holiday season. BOLT is here to help! Below we have compiled some fun… Read more »

Sea Salted Brownie Cookies

Brownie Cookies

If you love chocolate, brownies are the gold standard. But let’s face it, they’re messy, you have to carry a whole tray around and cutting them up is annoying. Delicious… but flawed. We at BOLT took it upon ourselves to solve this age-old problem, and present to you our fudgy, chewy and transportable Sea Salted… Read more »