Elvis Muffins

Elvis Muffins

Muffins: 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt  4 ripe bananas 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup sugar  1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled PB-Bacon Streusel 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup oats 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup peanut butter 6 […]

Dallas Stars skating uphill to start season

Dallas Stars skating uphill to start season

By David Mullen The NHL regular season has begun for 30 of the 31 teams. The defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars remain in the penalty box. While the indiscretion is not for hooking, slashing or having too many men on the ice, it is for having too many men off the ice. The team […]

Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce

3 cups guava nectar 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon sriracha, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons oil Salt and pepper  4 center-cut pork loin chops, about 1 inch thick Sliced green onions, for garnish, if desired Heat oven […]

Sports has yet to change with times

Sports has yet to change with times

By David Mullen It appears that the world of sports is not immune to the adage “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” So far, 2021 looks strikingly similar to 2020. We have seen teams adversely affected by COVID-19, prompting the cancelation of games by the Dallas Mavericks and a postponement of […]

Making mealtime fun can help weight drop

Making mealtime fun can help weight drop

By Beth Leermakers Is Fluffy too “fluffy”? Is Zorro under-tall? Being overweight isn’t healthy for your cat. In 2018 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) classified obesity as a disease — for good reason. Overweight cats are at greater risk for health problems — including diabetes, arthritis and urinary disease — and a shorter life […]

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 chicken (around 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 celery stalks, sliced 1 yellow onion, minced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup flour 1 bottle red wine, preferably a Cotes du Rhone or pinot noir 2 cups […]

Exhibit blurs virtual, live art performances for pandemic

Exhibit blurs virtual, live art performances for pandemic

By Ruben Carrazana The Cube is an immersive experience for the socially distanced era, featuring projections, audio, and lights. The past few months have forced everyone to isolate and maintain social distancing from friends and loved ones, and it has become more difficult to feel any sense of community. This show aims to address that. […]

Cowboys offseason begins early

Cowboys offseason begins early

By David Mullen A team with no name but a lot of heart won the NFC East. A team with a famous name and no heart played like the division title wasn’t worth fighting for. At 7-9, the Washington Football Team (WFT) bested three division rivals in a battle of utter futility.  The WFT had […]

By land or lake, cleanup needed

By land or lake, cleanup needed

Dallas Park and Recreation Department (DPARD) is allowing the For the Love of the Lake (FTLOTL) office to open Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. for a drive through only (do not get out of your vehicle) to pick up supplies for a restricted cleanup service program. The trash grabbers (litter sticks) will be sanitized […]

Easy Baba Ghanouj

Easy Baba Ghanouj

1 eggplant, sliced into 1/2-inch rounds 2 tablespoons tahini 2 cloves garlic, minced, or to taste Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste Pinch cumin Salt Olive oil Chopped parsley, for garnish (optional) Heat the broiler to high.  Arrange eggplant slices in a colander and sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then rinse […]

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