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These Chili Recipes Help Warm Chilly Evenings

September 28, 2016 9:01 am

All it takes is a homemade dinner of something warm and comforting to get you into that cozy fall feeling. Here are a few chili recipes that you’ll love to make on those chilly autumn evenings.

Pumpkin Chili [oliviascuisine.com]
While you’re likely used to seeing pumpkin in every cookie, coffee, and pie as soon as summer is over, this recipe for pumpkin chili will show you a new and exciting way to use everyone’s favorite fall gourd. It can be made on the stovetop or in the slow-cooker if you’re pressed for time, and it becomes even more festive if you serve it inside of a small, hollowed pumpkin.

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Chili With Three Beans [bhg.com]
If chocolate in chili seems too good to be true (and maybe a little bit strange), you’ll become a believer once you taste this unique recipe. Best of all, you can make it in the slow-cooker, so you’ll come home from a long day at work to a warm, home-cooked meal.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili [allrecipes.com]
A healthy turkey chili cuts down on fat and calories compared to the traditional beef version, and this one is also very easy to make. Just toss all of the legumes, veggies, and spices into the slow-cooker and you’ll have a hearty and nutritious meal in just over four hours.

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Golfland: Score a Hole-in-One at This Beloved Miniature Golf Course

September 21, 2016 9:01 am

Golfland is a wonderland of fun for kids and adults of all ages. Whether you want to play some miniature golf on one of the facility’s two expansive courses, test your skills in the old fashioned arcade, or grab some ice cream at the concession stand, this is a longtime area staple that residents still love.

The miniature golf courses are recently updated and very well maintained, and two different difficulty levels can accommodate all visitors. Small bridges are situated across crystal clear pools, the colorful turf is smooth and free of bumps, and the fun themes make each hole feel like a different area in the world. Golfland’s prices are also very affordable, so you can take the whole family for an afternoon outing without emptying your wallet.

Golfland is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday hours are from noon to 10 p.m.

855 E. El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
408) 245-8434

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How to Keep Your Desk Organized—Whether at Home or at the Office

September 14, 2016 9:02 am

Whether you work from home or in a traditional office, it takes no time at all for your desk to go from spic and span to dusty and disorganized. Even if you take special care to put things in their proper place, you need the right organizational tools to keep up a tidy workspace. Here are four hacks that will add both style and organization to your desk.

  1. Pick one pen and one pencil. If you're guilty of having an unnecessary abundance of pens and pencils—yet you can never seem to find one when you need one—it's time to downsize….your pencil cup. Pick just one good (working) pen and a single pencil, and keep the rest tucked away in a drawer. Put them in a specific spot and return them to their home as soon as you use them to avoid the clutter of multiple writing utensils.
  2. Hang cute clipboards for paper clutter. Stacks of paperwork aren't exactly a style statement, but hanging clipboards can be—if you decoupage them with scraps of wallpaper first. Then hang them in rows on your cubicle wall and assign each clipboard a specific job—one for junk mail, one for outgoing paperwork, etc.
  3. Organize office supplies with a pegboard. In a similar vein, you can hang a pegboard on your wall and stock it with pouches and pegs for various office supplies. Scissors, tape, maybe even a stapler can all hang in plain view, just keep the arrangement organized.
  4. Opt for accordion folders. Instead of constantly dealing with a slew of manila folders, make the switch to accordion folders. They come in cute colors and patterns, and they can hold the equivalent of many manila folders, which makes them much more useful for organizing.

Office Organization Ideas for Disaster-Zone Desks [Martha Stewart]
10 Good Things for a Highly Efficient Home Office [Martha Stewart]
12 Tips for an Organized Desk [Productivity501]

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