Friday , 27 April 2018


Carrie Brazeal: Busy Schedules, Busy Lives … So, What About Dinners?

What do you consider when planning meals?  For a lot of us, it’s time…we need to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.  For others, meals have to be healthy.  But consumer research says that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why we buy one food over another. The foods we commonly eat are often those ...

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Dinner Tonight: Easy Cheese Broccoli Ranch Mashed Potatoes

This easy, and delicious family friendly dish is packed with  nutrients for good health. Serve it up for your family for dinner tonight. Cheese Broccoli Ranch Mashed Potatoes  Ingredients:  3 medium potatoes 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets      3/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese 6 tablespoons low-fat ranch dressing 3/4 cup low-fat milk salt & pepper to taste Directions: 1. ...

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Collin College to Host Hospitality and Culinary Arts Career Fair

For the first time ever, Collin College’s Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Education will host a Hospitality and Culinary Arts Career Fair. The fair will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Boulevard in Frisco, and will provide an opportunity to meet and network with industry executives to learn ...

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In the Kitchen with Lorie: Chocolate Lava Cakes


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, contributor Lorie Fangio shows us how to make homemade chocolate lava cakes and chocolate covered strawberries. Click for recipe: molten lava cakes.

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Carrie Brazeal: Did You Know It’s National Canned Food Month?

When’s the last time you used canned food to prepare a meal?  For most of us, it’s probably a daily occurrence.   Canned foods are convenient, portable, quick and have a long shelf life.   They are also nutritionally similar with fresh and frozen foods. Since February is National Canned Food Month (were you aware that we celebrated canned food?), ...

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Local Scouts To Collect Canned Food for The Hungry On Feb. 15

You can support your local food bank and Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, Feb. 15. Local Cub and Boy Scouts will scout for canned food items that day. This Boy Scouts of America annual and national program is known as Scouting for Food. This project is dedicated to implement the Scout Slogan: Do a good turn daily! The program is organized ...

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WinCo Foods Opens First Texas Stores in McKinney, Fort Worth


McKinney’s economy got a boost in the job creation department this week as WinCo Foods, well-known for its discount grocery prices in the northwest, opened two stores in Texas for the first time on Thursday, one in Fort Worth and the other right here in McKinney at University Dr. and North Graves St. Legions of fans have been anxious about WinCo’s ...

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Shop the Construction Zone, Have Lunch On Us

You can get a $10 gift card to a downtown McKinney restaurant when you spend $50 at a downtown McKinney business that is currently located in the construction zone on North and South Kentucky St. Here’s how to earn (and use) your gift card: Spend at least $50 Monday through Friday at any one downtown McKinney business on North or South ...

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The Ginger Man’s `Salsa Cook-Off’ to Benefit CASA of Collin County

The Ginger Man is having its 5th annual “Salsa Cook-off.” The event will be held Saturday, March 1, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and will benefit CASA for Children. Salsa Sampling begins at 2 pm and judging of the salsa takes place at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by The Bodarks at 2 p.m. and The Robert Gotcher Band at 7 ...

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`Squaring Off’ with the Inventor of the Wine Condom

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Matthew Bado and Sara Thomas are joined on “Square Off” this week by special guest, Mitch Strahan, inventor of the Wine Condom. Watch the episode above and then pop over to Strahan’s kickstarter campaign and pre-order the product that has already been featured in publications from Los Angeles to New York and across the pond to the United Kingdom and ...

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