Warm mist rises from chilly lake water

Warm mist rises from chilly lake water

Local photographer David McGhee captured this mesmerizing photo of the fog lifting off White Rock Lake after this week’s freezing temperatures. Congratulations, David! You just won a gift certificate to a favorite local restaurant. Submit your favorite original photograph of the White Rock Lake or its surrounding areas to [email protected]. You could be our next […]

Miso Roasted Potatoes

Miso Roasted Potatoes

1/2 cup white miso 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 2 pounds small red potatoes, halved Kosher salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment or foil.  In a large bowl, whisk together miso and butter. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer on prepared […]

Armadillos can jump? Who knew?

Armadillos can jump? Who knew?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers When Nancy Black, whose neighbor has an armadillo family living under their shed, suggested I write about the funny-looking critters, I had no idea how unique and fascinating they are. Sometimes nicknamed “possum on the half-shell,” the nine-banded armadillo is the official state small mammal of Texas.  The nine-banded armadillo is […]

Museum ready for Black History month

Museum ready for Black History month

The African American Museum, Dallas (AAM, D) kicks off 2024 with an array of activities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in January and celebrating Black History Month in February. They include a health and wellness fair, family/community day, musical concerts, an African American heritage bowl competition for local high schoolers, a Black sports […]

Cowboys found home in the playoffs

Cowboys found home in the playoffs

By David Mullen After a long and substandard NFL regular season, the 13-game second season begins on Saturday, Jan. 13. The Dallas Cowboys finished as the NFC East Champions thanks to home cooking and an epic Philadelphia Eagles collapse. Dallas, 12-5, appears ready to make a viable run for the NFC Championship and a Super […]

Musicians invited to experience adoring crowds

Musicians invited to experience adoring crowds

By Mark Landson Every first and third Tuesday, The Wine Therapist in Lakewood hosts Classical Open Mic, a free event, where professional and amateur classical musicians can play anything they desire related to classical music.  From violin solos to opera arias to string quartets and horn concertos, musicians of all levels are welcomed to share […]

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

1 pound beef stew meat 1/2 cup flour 3 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced thyme 1 teaspoon minced rosemary 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced 1 cup Guinness or other stout beer 3 cups beef stock […]

Soup’s On! set for Feb. 5

Soup’s On! set for Feb. 5

By Amity Thomas The 16th annual Stewpot Alliance Soup’s On Luncheon and Art Show will be held on Monday, Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thompson Dallas. Co-chairing the annual fundraising event benefitting The Stewpot are community leaders Leah Jordan and Eric Swindle, along with Michelle and Rudy Segura. Vaughn and […]

Greedy NFL could become vulnerable

Greedy NFL could become vulnerable

By David Mullens On Park Avenue in New York City, where the National Football League headquarters are located, executives will tell you that business has never been better. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes a reported $64 million a year, appeasing 31 multimillionaire and billionaire team bosses and one nonprofit corporation (Green Bay Packers) by bringing […]

Horseradish-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Horseradish-Crusted Rack of Lamb

1 rack of lamb (about 1 and 1/2  pounds) 1/3 cup horseradish 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon minced rosemary Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Season lamb generously all over with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together horseradish, mustard and rosemary and spread over […]