Black Bean and Red Pepper Soup

Black Bean and  Red Pepper Soup

2 tablespoons  vegetable oil  1 onion, diced 1 tablespoon chili powder  2 cans black beans  1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained 1 jar fire-roasted red peppers, drained and diced  1 cup chicken stock Salt and pepper Sour cream and green  onions, for garnish  In a stock pot, heat vegetable oil over medium high […]

Wading in a winter wonderland

Wading in a winter wonderland

By David Mullen There’s no place like Christmas in San Diego. In 2022, California’s coastal paradise becomes Major League Baseball’s winter wonderland and home to its largest holiday bazaar.  For baseball fans, owners and teams, the 2002 Baseball Winter Meetings — held at the Marriott Marquis on San Diego Bay December 5 through 7 — […]

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

Uptown Players present unconventional tale

By Shari Goldstein Stern Laura Lites triumphs as a force to be reckoned with in her always-challenging roles for Dallas theater.  As Pamela in Uptown Players’ (Uptown) current production of “Head over Heels” (HOH), Lites fills the stage with another uncanny performance. Running now through December 18 at Kalita Humphreys Theater, HOH is a must-see […]

Love is theme for Chorale’s holiday

Love is theme for Chorale’s holiday

The Turtle Creek Chorale, the most recorded male chorus in the world, will close its 42nd season with two performances of “Love is All You Need” this December. The program will focus on what the holiday season is all about — love! Whether Dallasites are surrounded by love from family, from chosen family, or from […]

Lamb and Spinach Pasta Bake

Lamb and Spinach Pasta Bake

1 pound ground lamb 5 scallions, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3 cups baby spinach  3 cups Greek yogurt 8 ounces crumbled feta, divided 1 pound cooked rigatoni  Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Heat oven to 350F.  Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet. Add lamb and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, […]

Artist ready to dig in with new classes

Artist ready to dig in with new classes

From Staff Reports White Rock Artist Rebecca Boatman has started offering two-hour clay workshops in her East Dallas studio. She brings experience from teaching for 35 years in both public and private schools including North Lake, Richland and Brookhaven Colleges. The workshops include all supplies and expenses and are suitable for all levels of experience, […]

Being charitable, long-running radio host starts last

Being charitable, long-running radio host starts last

By David Mullen From Dallas City Hall Plaza at 1500 Marilla St. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8:30 a.m., more than 25,000 marathon and half-marathon runners representing the world will rush toward the starting line at the 50th BMW Dallas Marathon. Don’t look for New Country 96.3 morning radio host Mark “Hawkeye” Louis.   He […]

Creative couple to chair annual lunch

Creative couple to chair annual lunch

By Amity Thomas The 15th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On Luncheon and Art Show will be held on Monday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thompson Dallas in downtown Dallas. Artists Christy Coltrin and Brad Oldham chair the annual fundraising event benefitting The Stewpot. “No two clients at The Stewpot are […]

Hamsters can float? Who knew?

Hamsters can float? Who knew?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers More than half (57 percent) of American homes have at least one pet. Not surprisingly, dogs and cats are the most popular pets, with 76 million pet dogs living in 48 million households. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 58 million cats live in 31 million households.   Hamsters are […]

Easy Pot Roast

Easy Pot Roast

1 (3- to 4-pound) chuck roast 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups baby carrots 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms  2 cups beef stock, or as needed Vegetable oil Salt and pepper Season roast with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a Dutch oven or Instant Pot. Sear roast on […]

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