There's a 20 percent chances or less that we will have snow on the ground for Christmas.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
A delicate chocolatey delight.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter 1 cup flour 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 cup corn starch 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 12 o.z. package dark chocolate chips Chopped nuts (optional) Sprinkles (optional) 1. Sift flour and cornstarch. Cream butter and add powdered sugar gradually into butter. Add vanilla and salt. Then add dry ingredients and mix until well blended. 2. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Shape into balls, logs,or crescents. Place each cookie on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until bottoms are golden brown. Cool cookies. 3. Melt half package of dark chocolate chips in microwave on high for at least 20 seconds. Stir until smooth. 4. Dunk the ends and tops of each cookie in chocolate. Optional: Dip …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Many retailers such as the Kohls, Walmart and Kmart in White Lake now offer a convenient way to share wish lists with online gift registries, but an expert says beware the pitfalls of electronic gift-seeking.
If you’re still stumped about gifts for those last few people on your Christmas list, you might want to check their online gift registries. Yes, the traditional letter to Santa might still be the preferred method of dropping hints about what kids — or kids at heart — want for Christmas. But some are opting for store registries and wish lists as a way to convey holiday hints to friends and family. Some families even take the tradition of mailing off that letter to Santa into a totally virtual experience. Websites like Santa.com and Santa’s Hideout allow kids to write their Santa letters online, create wish lists to share with family and friends, interact with elves, read blogs from Santa, play games and do activities, all under their …
A sweet and salty holiday favorite
Ingredients: 40 soda crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 12oz. package chocolate chips (dark) 1 12oz. package peanut butter chips 1 cup either walnuts or pecans (chopped) 1 cookie sheet Aluminum foil Non-stick cooking spray 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Coat aluminum foil with non-stick cooking spray. Cover aluminum foil with the 40 soda crackers. Do not overlap crackers on cookie sheet. 3. Melt together butter and brown sugar. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour over crackers on cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes in oven at 350 degrees. Remove from oven. 4. Immediately sprinkle with 1 bag of peanut butter chips. When chips have melted, spread with knife evenly around pan. Then carefully spread whole …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Woodridge Patch is looking to create a unique recipe collection for the holiday season. What's your best recipe?
Probably one of the best things shared is a good recipe, especially during the holiday season, where family recipes are passed down from generation to generation and become a staple of our year. Woodridge Patch is looking to create an extensive collection of recipes from Woodridge residents. If you have one, feel free to share by leaving a comment below or emailing it to Editor Melissa Tussing at email@example.com. Then, during the week leading up to Christmas, we'll post them for all to see! Your recipe could become the next big thing at someone else's family Christmas! And if you don't have a recipe quite yet, here's what we've compiled so far. Cornflake Holly Cookies Ingredients: 1 stick butter 35 large marshmallows 3 cups …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
The time is now for your children to get their Christmas wish lists in to Kris Kringle, and there's no shortage of local events where the man himself will be making an appearance.
WHAT: Kids can visit with Santa Claus and his elves at this Naperville Park District event. WHERE: Naperville Riverwalk WHEN: On the weekends of Dec. 2 to 4 and Dec. 9 to 11, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; on the weekend of Dec. 15 to 18, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and on the week of Dec. 19 to 23, 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special needs nights are from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 to 8, and pet night is from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. COST: Free MORE INFO: Visit the Park District's website, or call 630-848-5000 WHAT: The popular one-hour train rides depart from Naperville and travel to the Brookfield area, switch tracks and return to Naperville, allowing children time…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Organizers say more than 175 motorcyclists participated in the event, which collected donations to provide gifts for needy kids at Christmas.
More kids will be getting more toys this holiday season thanks to the biggest turnout ever for the Reindeer Toy Run. The third annual poker run collected hundreds of toys for kids in Will County, with 175 motorcyclists participating in the event Saturday morning, event secretary Debbie Albright said. “I think the weather is a key factor,” she said as people registered for the ride at the American Legion Marne Post 13 in Plainfield. “We’ve never had it this warm before. There are a lot of new faces here today.” Jill Pondel of Joliet was among them. “I’m here to help the kids,” she said. “I like riding with other bikers for a great cause.” Toys will be organized by age for boys and girls, and distributed to SOS Children’s Village in Lockport…
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Take a photo tour of the best holiday lights in Woodridge. The lights are on and our community has become a magical village of colorful displays.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
From cookie recipes and holiday entertaining to cute kids in holiday costumes, check out some of our best holiday stories from the season.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that you're spending your day relaxing and spending time with family and friends. If you're making Woodridge Patch part of your holiday festivities, check out ten of our best stories from the holiday season. Food and Entertaining 1. 8 Holiday Cookie Recipes You Should Try 2. Tips To Make Holiday Entertaining Easier 3. Have the Best, Most Environmentally Conscious Christmas Tree Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 4. What's Open in Woodridge and What's Not on Chistmas Day 5. Christmas Eve and Day Services in Woodridge Woodridge Gets Ready for the Holidays 6. UPDATED PHOTOS: Woodridge Homes Decorate for the Holidays 7. Letters to Santa and Soldiers From Brownie Troop 1361 8. Santa and Mrs. …
Friday, December 24, 2010
One to two inches of snow are expected Christmas Eve.
According to the National Weather Service, one to two inches of snow is possible Christmas Eve, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation during the day and a 60 percent change of precipitation during the evening before midnight. On Christmas Day, snow showers are likely before noon. The chance of precipitation is 60 percent.