Horizon Organic Pumpkin Eggnog Cheesecake

A classic dessert with a little holiday flavor…

Thanksgiving Facts – Wednesday

Early American settlers used to settle disputes via pie eating contests on Thanksgiving Day… these contests served as the inspiration behind many of today’s popular organized eating events.

Thanksgiving Facts – Tuesday

Mashed Potatoes, or Smashed potatoes? Early Americans fought many a battle over what to call the classic Thanksgiving potato dish.

Which side are you on?

Thanksgiving Facts – Monday

You are allowed to eat Pumpkin Pie for breakfast everyday this week… seriously, it’s true

It’s a Wonderful Life

Every year, right around Christmas there are at least two things you can count on.

1. A Christmas Story will be shown on repeat, for 24 straight hours beginning Christmas Eve (Ralphie will almost shoot his eye out in every dang one of ’em)

2. It’s a Wonderful Life will be on at least three television channels at any given time between Dec. 23, and Dec. 26

It’s a sure thing.

So why bring it up? Because we’re actually helping out with something along those lines this year; only with a little twist. We’re underwriting a special fundraising performance of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s holiday play It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. And we’re giving half the proceeds from the December 8th performance to our friends at Community Food Share (an organization part of the Feeding America network (the nation’s largest hunger relief charity).

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry is set in a 40s radio studio, with five actors recreating Frank Capra’s classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life, in a live broadcast. It’s got commercial breaks, one of those old applause signs and the actors even do their own sound effects. I’ve heard from quite a few people around here that it’s a great performance, and a great time… not to mention it supports a great cause.

So if you’re in the area, pick up some tickets and enjoy the show. For details on the event, check out our website.

To learn 10 things you didn’t know about It’s a Wonderful Life, check out this website.

Can I interest you in some more Calcium?

Generally, most people aren’t getting a healthy does of calcium in their diets, and they probably don’t even know it. So to help out, our Silk Soymilk products now contain 50 percent more calcium than conventional dairy milk*.

This includes all Vanilla, Chocolate, Very Vanilla and Original flavors; matching the amount of calcium offered by our Silk Pure Almond and Pure Coconut flavors.

And like all other Silk products, these added calcium options are verified Non-GMO by The Non-GMO Project, and are made from high-quality soybeans sourced only from North American farmers.

Silk has also teamed up with best-selling author Kathy Freston to spread the word about the importance of eating a plant-based, nutrient-rich diet. “Calcium is a nutrient that so many people do not get enough of, which is concerning since it provides many important health benefits,” says Freston. “Now that Silk’s soymilk line contains 50 percent more calcium than conventional dairy milk it is an easy and delicious way to help people meet their daily calcium requirements while getting all of the benefits of plant-based nutrition contained in every glass of Silk to boot.”

Check out our website to learn more.

*Silk refrigerated beverages, excluding organic soymilk, soymilk with DHA and aseptic soymilk, have 45% DV of calcium; dairy milk has 30% DV.  Dairy data from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standards Reference.  Release 23 (2010).  Data consistent with typical 2% milk.  
Don’t forget the milk

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that not enough children and teens drink low-fat milk.  Instead, many are drinking 2 percent or whole milk regularly. However, recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, and the American Academy of Pediatrics state that all children aged two years and over should be drinking low-fat milk in order to avoid unnecessary fat and calories and to help prevent obesity.

Well guess what?  We’ve got a solution! To all the moms out there, packing school lunches and stocking cupboards and fridges nationwide: meet Horizon Organic’s lowfat milk boxes.  Not only are they convenient, but the delicious milk inside has changed from 2% to 1%, thereby reducing the amount of sugar, fat and calories in our plain, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla single serve milk boxes.

So lose the guilt and start handing these puppies out to the kids.  You can even sneak a few yourself guilt-free – the grown-ups around here have certainly been known to knock a few back ourselves…

Will it whip?

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