Virtual Holiday Home Tour

Barbara Thomas
The Thomas’s Love to Share their Christmas Spirit ❤️🎄🎅🏻

Camille & Eric Brownson
Our vintage Christmas collection from around the world.

Cookie Lynch
A few corners of our home!

Donald McLean
McLean house on 39625 Corte Chimborazo.

Donna & Richard Baird
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Bairds!

Emilie Jester
Holiday décor at our home combines Mexico and Sweden in decorations. Christmas Eve's celebration begins with Swedish Ljorum (herring caviar) on toasts with sour cream and onions then follows with traditional Swedish menu of a variety of pickled herrings, gravid Lax, boiled potatoes, stuffed eggs, cucumber salad, Jansson's Temptation, ham, red cabbage, meatballs, Limpa bread with cheeses...along with important the aquavit shots and singing traditional songs before we open presents.

Harvey & Kathi Hopkins

Maria Giovannettone
Did not put my Christmas tree up, but I still wanted the feeling of Christmas, so I decorated a little.

MaryLou Phillips

Pam Castro-Lee

Patti & John Petersen
Merry Christmas!

Rosalyn MacDonald
COVID may keep the visitors away but we are still enjoying the Christmas Season in Sun City Shadow Hills!

Sally & Eduardo Polk-Garcia
Here's hoping MANY people have sent in photos of their beautiful decorations!
Sending our best to you and the entire staff – stay well!

Salvie McFarlane
A very limited Christmas this year.

Susie Talbot
Xmas in the living room with our Santa collection and nutcrackers collection

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Virtual Cookie Making Class

How to Make Chocolate Mint Cookies
Virtual Cookie Making Class
Tuesday, December 15, at 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to make mint cookies in three easy steps. We’ll surprise you with a secret ingredient.

Check back Tuesday, December 15, at 4:00 p.m. to access the instructional step-by-step video featuring Connie Newman.

Ingredients You Will Need for This Class
(Can Be Purchased at Walmart)

  • 1 Pack Each of White and Dark Chocolate (Candy Chocolate)
  • Peppermint Extract (2 to 3 Drops)
  • Ritz Crackers

Note: This is a prerecorded video so you can pause, rewind, and follow along at your own pace.

Check out the new Tupperware Silicone Baking Sheet here:

For more information on any of the the products used in this video, reach out to Connie:

Connie Newman
(909) 957-4489

Click here to see current Tupperware Catalogs:

Thanksgiving Word Scramble

Congratulations to the participants who unscrambled all the words:

  • Lorne Frank
  • Barbara Irwin
  • Julie Johnston
  • Patti Kirk
  • Rhonda Manion
  • Vickie Marx

Watch the video below to see who won the raffle!

Answers to the Word Scramble:

Guess How Many Corn Kernel Candy

The number of candy pieces in the jar is 257.

Congratulations to Jerry Irwin, who had the closest guess of 216!

Fun Candy Facts

What were the four original flavors of Life Savers as introduced in 1921? Grape, Orange, Lemon, and Lime

Who created the first, mass-produced candy bar? John Cadbury

What candy has the slogan, “It melts in your mouth, not in your hands?” M&M’s

This candy bar was included in U.S. soldiers’ rations during World War II? Heath Bar

What M&M color was discontinued in the 1970s? Red (because of a food coloring controversy); a safer red-colored M&M was reintroduced in 1987.

This candy bar makes you “feel like a nut. Almond Joy (got nuts, Mounds don’t)

How much chocolate and candy are produced in the United States each year? More than seven billion pounds are manufactured each year.

Why can chocolate melt in your mouth? Because the melting point of cocoa butter (main ingredient in chocolate bars) is just below body temperature.

Which U.S. holiday sees the highest candy sales? Halloween, followed by Easter, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day

When is National Candy Corn Day? October 30, the day before Halloween, is celebrated as National Candy Corn Day. More than 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year in the United States.

What was the original name of the Sugar Daddy candy on a stick? The “Papa Sucker”

Which five flavors are included in a package of Bottle Caps? Cola, Cherry, Grape, Root Beer, and Orange

“Quarantine Collection”

I am an artist living here in Shadow Hills. Since the “stay at home” order has restricted our activities, I have been creating my “Quarantine Collection” of collage art. I have done 60+ contemporary collages since April 17.

Submitted by Sandi Dennison-Laufer

Ceramics Club Update – July 13

The Ceramics Club remains somewhat active during our hiatus. Working from home creating beautiful pieces, waiting to be displayed and enjoyed by all once the clubhouse reopens.

Sourdough Success

I am proudly attaching a picture of my "sourdough success," a San Francisco - style loaf that I made with not just all-white flour. I substituted 25% of whole wheat. If I do say so myself, and Judy agrees, it has a nice sourdough "tang" with a rich, dense texture. And, before I sliced it up, it looked fairly pretty, too.

Submitted by Lee Powell.

Margarita Recipe

8 oz of Trader Joe's Margarita Mixer
1 1/2 - 2 oz Kirkland Silver Tequila
1/2 oz of Guaycura Licor de Damiana
1 slice of lime
1 tall glass of ice

Fill the glass with ice, followed by the Mixer, Tequila and the Damiana - squeeze the lime into the drink, stir and enjoy!

Submitted by Eduardo Garcia

Margarita Recipe

Regular Jose Cuervo mix with a shot or 2 of Grand Marnier and of course Cuervo tequila over ice or crushed iced with or without salt on the rim.

  • 4oz Jose Cuervo gold tequila
  • 8oz Jose Cuervo mix
  • 2oz Grand Marnier
  • Poured over ice or 1 1/2 cup of ice to be blended.

Submitted by Larry and Susie Talbot

Margarita Recipe

6 oz. Frozen Limeade Concentrate
6 oz. Beer
6 oz. Tequila

Combine with approximately 20 ice cubes and blend on high setting until ice is crushed. Enjoy the BEST Margaritas ever!

Submitted by Ken & Wendy Sims