Braised Leeks with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

Braised Leeks with Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

2 tablespoons  vegetable oil 4 leeks, trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise; rinse if necessary 1/4 cup white wine 1 cup chicken stock Juice of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup capers, rinsed Salt and pepper Heat oil in a large skillet until hot. Add leeks, cut side down […]

Local band’s dream comes true during Texas/OU

Local band’s dream comes true during Texas/OU

By Shari Goldstein Stern Musicians who entertain at the State Fair of Texas (the Fair) do not travel far and wide to get there. Most bands are local groups who only travel from East Dallas to the Fair, where they have built an enthusiastic following. Many fans plan their excursions to the Fair when their […]

Business leader is ‘multi-track star’

Business leader is ‘multi-track star’

By David Mullens It would be understandable if the recently named CEO of Addison-based Nothing Bundt Cakes is more focused on creating cakes than competing for championships. But Dolf Berle has found that he can hurdle the obstacles in the retail snack category as well as on the track.  “The spark that makes me want […]

Performer has strong grip on future

Performer has strong grip on future

By Warren Black A grown man who was bullied as a child wouldn’t normally chose to wear a red and white striped spandex leotard in public. But Mighty Mike isn’t a normal man. He’s a strong man. But not just any strong man. He’s the State Fair of Texas’ strong man! And Big Tex has […]

Braised Chicken with Black Beans

Braised Chicken with Black Beans

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs 1 onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 bell peppers (red, yellow or orange), chopped 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Chopped cilantro and lime wedges, for garnish Rice, for serving Salt and pepper Heat […]

Not too early to forecast Dallas Stars season

Not too early to forecast Dallas Stars season

By David Mullen The Texas Rangers are playing meaningful baseball in October for the first time in seven years. Not since the 2016 Rangers, led by GM Jon Daniels, managed by Jeff Banister and still playing in the open air Globe Life Park have the Rangers qualified for the MLB playoffs. Preparing for the most […]

Forget alpha dogs — who’s the alpha cat?

Forget alpha dogs — who’s the alpha cat?

By Dr. Beth Leermakers Cats feature prominently in Halloween celebrations — from black cat decorations to Cat Woman and lion costumes.  How much do you know about big cats?  1. Which of these cats is not a “big cat”? A. Lion B. Tiger C. Jaguar D. Leopard  E. Cheetah  2. Other than their size, what […]

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, thinly sliced  3 cloves garlic, minced  2 jalapeños, seeded and diced  6 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced  1 zucchini, thinly sliced  4 small red potatoes, cut into wedges  4 cups shredded cooked chicken 2 quarts chicken stock 1 cup frozen corn  Salt and pepper Diced avocado, for garnish  In […]

Early quarterbacks penalized for being Black

Early quarterbacks penalized for being Black

By David Mullen When the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts took the field on February 12, 2023, it marked the first time that the two starting quarterbacks in the Super Bowl were Black.  While certainly a milestone worthy of acknowledgement, the news came with little fanfare and was treated as […]

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