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Retreat of the Week: Post Ranch Inn

Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn // (c) 2014 Post Ranch Inn
Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn // (c) 2014 Post Ranch Inn

Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift? What about escaping to the Post Ranch Inn for a secluded getaway? Located in Big Sur, Calif., with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, the Post Ranch Inn is an ideal place to rekindle the romance.

Couples who want to relax and spend time together for an unforgettable honeymoon, anniversary or birthday can book the Romance at the Ranch package and celebrate a retreat with a three-night stay with a variety of luxurious accommodations from which to choose. The package includes three nights in a Pacific Suite, Ocean House, Peak House or Tree House, featuring wood-burning fireplace, large soaking tub, and mini-bar stocked daily with complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Relax with a choice of two one-hour spa treatments in your guest room, or one two-hour Couple’s Shamanic Session. The Shamanic Session is designed to balance and cleanse the body and soul for a more energized and all around healthier self. Also included are two, four-course dinners at Sierra Mar; champagne in crystal flutes; activities, including yoga, nature walks, stargazing, swimming and more

http://www.postranchinn.com/packages/

Summer Baking: My favorite chocolate cookie recipe

Favorite chocolate cookie recipe // (c) 2013 Janeen Christoff
Favorite chocolate cookie recipe // (c) 2013 Janeen Christoff

One of my goals this summer was to spend time in the kitchen with my kids. And, the one recipe that we have perfected over the last couple of months is Williams-Sonoma Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies. Not only are the cookies delicious, but the recipe is really flexible. If you add a little too much brown sugar, no biggie. Kids added too many chocolate chips – still tasty. Don’t like walnuts, just leave ’em out. We have had a lot of fun baking these cookies all summer long and they always seem to turn out just right.

We usually leave out the walnuts but the recipe is really flexible, so you can add in or take out whatever you don’t want. We’ve also done it without chocolate chips and it tastes great.

For the recipe, click here: Williams-Sonoma Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies

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