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Is your food safe?

By Julie Tomascik  Clean knife. Clean surface. No cross-contamination. Those are just a few of the food safety rules to follow in your home. Because if you don’t, you could end up sick. And who's fault is it? The farmer, the grocer, the cook? Everyone owns a piece of food safety, and it's up to [...]

Hamburger Sliders

By Kelly Bogard Baseball season is here! From little league games all the way up to the majors, baseball is king this time of year. With little league games during the week and on the weekends, sometimes it can be hard to find a quick meal for those little sluggers. Of course, you make these [...]

Organic v. conventional: What’s the difference?

By Amy Halfmann I love grocery pickup. Order online, someone fights the crowds for you, the babies sleep while another someone loads the groceries. What could be the problem? Accidentally selecting the wrong groceries. Sometimes online shopping can be deceiving. I thought I was buying plain ole yellow squash and zucchini. Except when I got [...]

Baking tips

By Kelly Bogard Happy National Baking week! What should we make first? Maybe Chocolate Chip Cookies or Bacon Cheddar Biscuits. Or how about some of Granny's Special Cupcakes? Whatever you make, this week's baking tips and tricks will help you! #1 Need room temperature butter? Fill a glass with hot water and let set for [...]

Livestock shows are more than just banners, plaques

By Justin Walker Travel. Show. Repeat. That’s the life of many youth in Texas during the major stock show season, which begins in January and ended late last month. And county stock shows are still going strong throughout the year. Sometimes folks don’t truly understand the importance of stock shows. We saw it in Houston [...]

Pennies on the dollar

by Jennifer Dorsett Make your list and check it twice. Then, check your budget. It’s a process many of us go through before we head to the grocery store. Once there, we put our groceries in the basket, check out and probably grumble a bit about the bill. While we certainly encounter sticker shock occasionally [...]