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Preserved Home: Cut the can and promote real pumpkin pie

Laura Woolfrey Macklem November 24, 2020
Pumpkin pie is a must-have for Americans around the holidays. In fact, an estimated 50 million pumpkin pies are consumed every year at Thanksgiving. But what if I told you that’s not real pumpkin pie you’re eating?
Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Tradition began with San Marcos native

Lauren Ciallella November 24, 2020
Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really no difference,” says Leo Pearlstein, Mrs. Cubbison’s PR man since 1948. A personal friend of San Marcos legend Sophie Cubbison, Pearlstein watched as this inventive entrepreneur used her passion for health food to become a national icon.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Gavin Mills, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Kick off holiday season, give back this November and December

Antonio Pequeño IV November 20, 2018
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach and the region.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Gavin Mills, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: No shortage of November events for the family

Michele Leivas November 17, 2017
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside and the region.
Cool on the Coast: A roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido. (Gavin Mills, FreeImages)

Cool on the Coast: Check out these events for a spirited November

Michele Leivas November 6, 2016
Your monthly roundup of events in Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Oceanside and Escondido.
Stuffing for turkey can be made ahead of time as part of a pre-holiday planning strategy. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey Macklem)

Preserved Home: Look forward to the holidays by planning ahead

Laura Woolfrey Macklem November 11, 2015

One of the biggest challenges for the holiday host is spending time with guests while still meeting all the expectations of a holiday meal. And certainly, if you have out-of-town company, you aren’t...

Sheriff’s Dept. makes 28 arrests in sweep

North Coast Current November 28, 2014

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department made 28 arrests during a sweep Nov. 26-27 along Coast Highway 101. The sweep, which ran from 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, was part of the Sheriff's...

Cool on the Coast: Music for a cause, holiday hops

Layla Marino November 10, 2014

The holidays are on their way in Coastal North County, and this area of San Diego is known for its amazing holiday events. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, fall beer offerings and lots of music are just the...

Share your local holiday memories

November 29, 2013

Is it the people? Maybe the season itself? Or simply a sense of magic that comes from living in the communities that make up coastal North County? Share your North Coast holiday memories with fellow readers...

Whiskey-kissed pecans. (Photo by Laura Woolfrey-Macklem)

Preserved Home: Warming pecans, frosty cranberries ideal for the season

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem November 15, 2013

My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, and not just because I’m a foodie. Thanksgiving has tradition, warmth, and gathers family much like Christmas, but without all the gift pressure. And unlike fighting...

Preserved Home: Don’t be spooked by powdered pumpkin

Laura Woolfrey-Macklem October 10, 2013

One of my favorite childhood memories is our annual fall trip to Bates Nut Farm to get a pumpkin. There were no bounce houses, vendors or face painters at the pumpkin patch back then. It was just pumpkins....

Sophie Cubbison in a publicity photo advertising her products. (Photo courtesy of Mrs. Cubbison’s Foods)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without: Staple has local roots

Lauren Ciallella November 20, 2012

Editor's note: With the holidays around the corner, the North Coast Current revisits this story, first published in the Current in November 2008 Is it stuffing or is it dressing? “There’s really...

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