From bittersweet and semisweet to white and dark, chocolate is by far one of the most popular baking ingredients, and for good reason. These festive recipes from America's Dairy Farmers use several different types of chocolate. Look for a good-quality chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa – it will deliver the best flavor and melt better.
When it's time to decorate the Christmas tree, I love having helpers. And to keep all my holiday helpers happy, I like to bake up some treats we can enjoy while decorating.
In response to a Dec. 4 letter by Berta Gonzales-Harper ("Do we really need more like Boydston?"), I would like to set the record straight.
As the year comes to a close, it is fitting to ask why some businesses have survived and others went by the wayside; why some businesses have done well during this downturn and others have struggled.
In a matter of eight hours, a local high school of 374 students collected 1,500 pounds of clothing for the Santa Clarita Valley's needy.
The Human Rights Watch Student Task Force chapters at Canyon and Valencia high schools have been busy celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
Regarding an article about the Senior Center's Adult Day care ("SCV Senior Center program in distress," Nov. 30):
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Mom was a good, exemplary parent. A product of the Depression, she came from humble roots, never got ahead of herself and always made sure there was food on the table, a roof overhead and that the bills were paid precisely on time.
Santa Clarita Valley residents can expect frosty weather and more storms this week, weather officials said today.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
In its place, officials said Democrats had tentatively settled on a private insurance arrangement to be supervised by the federal agency that oversees the system through which lawmakers purchase coverage.
The city of Santa Clarita submitted an application to the state Bicycle Transportation Account to request $390,564 in funding for the city's proposed bicycle vdeo detection project.
College of the Canyons' nursing program will host a graduation and pinning ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons (PAC).
Update: Due to bad weather, the reception has been postponed. However, the art piece is on display at Macy's on the Valencia Boulevard side of the mall.
Two men accused of being involved in an auto-theft ring in Canyon Country earlier were sentenced today after they accepted plea deals from prosecutors in October, officials said.
A third defendant is scheduled to face trial, officials added.
NEW YORK (AP) - So far, 2014 is looking like the year of the big deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
A very heartfelt "thank you" to the 911 operators, firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff and sheriff's deputies who responded to the call for help at my home the evening of Feb. 26.
I received correspondence from Scott Wilk recently saying why he didn't support SB 27, which requires nonprofit organizations to disclose the names, addresses and employers of donors of $1,000 or more when their funds are used to make contributions or expenditures of more than $50,000 in any one year, or more than $100,000 over four years.
A year after being bounced early in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament, the Master's College made sure everyone knew they had moved on and that this was a different season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Andrei Markov scored in the sixth round of the shootout, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-3 Wednesday night for their sixth victory in eight games.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Kansas City ace and Hart High graduate James Shields allowed one hit in three scoreless innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer in the Royals' 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
One of the Santa Clarita Valley's senior living communities, Summerhill Villa, has been sold, according to an executive with realty firm CBRE's Senior Housing Services Group.
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station requested the public's assistance Wednesday in locating a custom wheelchair stolen in a residential burglary on Feb. 24.
On Monday, February 24, 2014, a report was made at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station regarding a residential burglary. This burglary incident occurred on the 27900 block of Tyler Lane in the Canyon Country area in the City of Santa Clarita.
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's station deputies have requested the public's assistance in locating a wheelchair stolen in Canyon Country residential burglar.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is a tough but thin-skinned leader who is squandering his country's potential, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday, a day after she likened his actions on the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp.'s executive ranks have suffered their first casualty since hackers stole credit card numbers and other personal data of millions of the retailer's shoppers last year.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is coming under increasing criticism that he simply doesn't get it on sex abuse.
SAN JOSE (AP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is making a swing through the Silicon Valley where he met with high-tech leaders and signed a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.