Dive into a rich dish of zucchini, basil and mozzarella

This summer, my sister, Mary Pat, traveled to Italy on a bike tour. One of the advantages of biking through Italy is that you can eat anything and everything you…

COOKING ON DEADLINE: One-Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Mexican hot chocolate is a beloved beverage made from chocolate (yup, got it) and often cinnamon and another spice or two to bring up the heat. The combination of spicy…

For Sunday supper, try something bold, classic and easy

Puttanesca, a classic Italian sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives, offers bold flavor and comes together fairly quickly—perfect for a Sunday supper. Source: The Eagle Culture &…

AgriLife Extension hires plant pathologist to serve Amarillo region

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ken Obasa, 806-677-5600, ken.obasa@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Dr. Ken Obasa has been hired as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathology specialist in…

Big, juicy pork chops – stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors

Here, big, juicy pork chops are stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors – and it’s all cooked in a single pan. They are filled with a savory-sweet…

Southern Living’s new ‘SEC Tailgating Cookbook’ has a menu for every rivalry

It’s not every day you find Paul Finebaum in a cookbook. The legendary sports personality has written the foreword to “The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook,” by the editors of…

Neighbors Calendar for week of Sept. 16

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Kitchen confidential: How I downsized the most important room in the house

It began quietly enough. I could have sworn I heard muttering among the boxes I’d never unpacked – the ones in the house I’d fled to on the way to…

Over the lines? Get your groceries delivered.

Productivity is back in town. Long gone are summer days without schedules and to-do lists. Late, lingering dinners must be tabled. Kids come home hungry and with little time to…

4 must-have gadgets for your home bar

If you love hosting dinner parties or enjoying drinks with friends during football season, these awesome bar gadgets will help you instantly up your cocktail game. They also make perfect…

Crispy, convenient taquitos (Slurpee not included)

I knew and loved taquitos long before I tried one from 7-Eleven, where they rotate along with the hot dogs (and plenty of grease) on that roller grill. At the…

Serve chicken cutlets with tart orange sauce and olives

Now that my kids are on their own and cooking for themselves, both have thanked me for passing on one technique in particular: how to cook a thin piece of…

Pet Talk: Fatty tumors are nothing to fear

Finding a mysterious growth under your dog’s skin can be a frightening experience; however, owners can find comfort in knowing that these mystery bumps are not as uncommon as they…

Arts Watch: Two local arts organizations announce concert schedules

After the traditional end of summer lull, the arts world is picking up with a full slate of activity scheduled over the next nine to 12 months. Break out your…

Beta Sigma Phi presents chapter president with scrapbook

The Laureate Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently presented President Denise Wood, center, with a scrapbook. Scrapbook committee members are, from left: Sandra Wood, Mary Ann Gaylord,…

I turned sandwich crusts and my 5-year-old's other food rejects into new favorites

Like almost all young children, my 5-year-old son has certain, shall we say, strong preferences about what he eats. Zephyr loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but only if I…

The sweet secret of spiced-pear muffins

Lately I’ve been playing around with date sugar in my kitchen, and I’ve become increasingly sold on it as an alternative sweetener. Source: The Eagle Culture & Lifestyle

FALL FLAVORS: Get a taste of autumn with seasonal dishes at local eateries

One of the best things about the fall season is the flavors. The world goes pumpkin spice crazy, but there’s way more to autumn than pumpkin. Some eateries in the…

A chicken that's tender and juicy, thanks to a beer can

A few weeks ago, a new friend of mine asked me to make beer-can chicken. He had never had it before and had always wanted to try it. At first,…

Before fresh figs disappear, nestle some in this galette

Honeyed Fig and Walnut Galette Source: The Eagle Culture & Lifestyle