The Paulding County home was crowned the best decked house in the U.S. and the winner of $100,000 for local schools.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here are some ideas on tasty ways to use up your Christmas dinner leftovers.
Santa is back at the North Pole, and he's left a bunch of toys, games and a whole lot of food. Don't let those leftovers go to waste; here are a few quick ideas to use what's left of your holiday feast. For more on this article, visit Peachtree Corners Patch. -- Got any good recipes for leftovers? Share them in the comments below.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Be sure to add these apps to help make life a little easier while you're on the go around town.
Did you get a smartphone for Christmas? Receiving a smartphone is a bit like buying a pet: The fun parts also come with some work and some adjustments. Downloading apps that make life easier and incorporate local information is like training a puppy. It results in less hassle and more fun. The major difference between a smartphone and your computer is that it’s tough to see the whole Internet on that little screen. Apps are simply ways of displaying something you usually do on your computer’s web browser, but in a simpler and more elegant way that makes sense on a little screen. Each app is represented by a small square icon that you touch once to launch its features and functions, whether it be GPS navigation, local business listings, …
Monkey bread, breakfast casserole and hash brown casserole are crowd favorites.
Christmas Day 2012 is here. Santa has visited, there have been dinners and parties, and lots of memories have been shared. But what about Christmas morning? You know the time I am talking about. Now I don't know about you, but, as a mom, I don't really like to miss the festivities to play chef in the kitchen. Even if you don't have kids at home, maybe you have out of town guests. You could head to Waffle House on Christmas Day, but, if you want a simple, home cooked breakfast, check out my favorite Christmas morning breakfast recipes below. You can have them all or just your favorite one. Prepare these dishes evening before and pop them in the oven in the morning. Then you'll have the prefect answer when they ask, "What's for breakfast…
Monday, December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve has arrived. Make sure to leave a treat that Santa Claus (and all his helpers) will enjoy.
Christmas Eve is here. If your children are looking forward to a visit from Santa Claus, then they are probably making plans to leave some cookies and milk out for the big guy. This year, why not skip the store-bought cookies and try one of these delicious homemade cookie recipes? Santa -- and everyone else in the family -- will thank you. If you are not sure which one to try, watch the video to see what Santa Claus recommends. CHEWY BROWNIE COOKIES (Taken from Santa’s Favorite Cookies) 1 1/2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2/3 Crisco stick or 2/3 cup Crisco all vegetable shortening 1 tablespoon water 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 …
NORAD and Google both offer ways to check on St. Nicholas.
Want to know when Santa Claus will be in Suwanee and Gwinnett? There's a Santa tracker for that. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has you covered. Also, in the digital era, Google will be checking on Santa, too. For more than 50 years, Norad has been tracking Santa around the globe, and a team of volunteers will be back at it on Christmas Eve. "Each and every day throughout the year, all of us here at NORAD work diligently to defend and protect our nations," says Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. NORAD commander. "It is an honor for us to take one day each year to expand our missions to share goodwill and holiday spirit across the globe through the NORAD Tracks Santa program." -- Will you use Google or NORAD to track Santa? …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Holiday decorations are up in two prominent areas. Share your guesses, and upload your own pics.
Christmas Day is four days away, and there are signs of the season everywhere in Suwanee. That includes the two photos attached. One is at a commercial site on a prominent street, the other is in a prominent residential area. So, for some Christmas fun, see if you can guess the two sites pictured in the attached photos. And then upload your favorite pics of holiday decor in and around Suwanee. -- What are the sites pictured in the attached photos? Tell us in the comments below. Don’t miss any Suwanee news. Subscribe to Suwanee Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Here are just some of the events taking place this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are the top 10 events taking place this weekend in Gwinnett County: Be sure to check the Suwanee Patch event calendar for more events. Have an event you would like added to the calendar? Click here to post it.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The break includes Christmas and New Year's days. Students return to school January 3, 2013.
There are just two school days left for Gwinnett County students in 2012. The annual holiday break for Gwinnett County Schools students will begin on Thursday, December 20. Students will return to the classroom on Jan. 3, 2013. The break includes Christmas and New Year's days. See the attached image for the full GCPS 2012-13 school year calendar. The long break usually is met with glee by students, but many parents now face the challenge of entertaining idle children. Share your plans in the comments below. -- What are your holiday plans for your children? Travel? Shopping? Unique entertainment? Share your thoughts in the comments below. This article originally posted in Peachtree Corners Patch.
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and these houses were the top local vote-getters in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” houses in Gwinnett County? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, these homes in Buford, Lilburn and Loganville-Grayson have the best holiday lights in the area. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest, and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists from all our entries across the …