Monday , 23 April 2018


Dinner Tonight; White Pizza with Smoked Turkey

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Looking for an easy, healthy recipe for a family dinner that everyone will love?  Try this white pizza. White Pizza with Smoked Turkey  (serves 6) Ingredients: 2 thin crust pizza shells 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese 1 container (4 ounces) garlic-and-herb cheese spread 2 cups pre-shredded Italian blend cheese 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked turkey, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips ...

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TSB’s Guide to New Year’s Eve Celebrations in McKinney


Got any big plans for New Years Eve this year? If you’re looking to stay close to home, has compiled a list of some local McKinney hot spots to help you celebrate the new year. Churchill’s The New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party begins at 7 p.m. Champagne toast at midnight, party favors, drink specials and more.  Don’t forget your mask?For ...

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Pizza Perfection Served Up at McKinney’s First Pizza Crawl


Is it possible to have too much of a good thing? When it comes to pizza, maybe not. Just writing this column brings back thoughts of hot melted cheese, peppers, pepperoni, and a variety of other delicious combinations that top pizzas. In the last six months, the downtown square in McKinney has welcomed five new restaurants, three of which are ...

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Mac Talk: Home for the Holidays…A McKinney Christmas

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This week Mac Talk showcases the frolicking fun from Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas, held Nov 29-30 in historic downtown McKinney.

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Carrie Brazeal: Last-Minute Menu Ideas for Thanksgiving


Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday? Are you ready? I’m not but I will be by Thursday morning. Sometimes we get so involved in all the preparations that we forget that Thanksgiving is just that…being thankful for family and friends and enjoying their company on this special day. Elaine Magee, MPH, RD with WebMD, suggest that if you’re in a time crunch, decide ...

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Carrie Brazeal: Tips for Thawing and Roasting Thanksgiving Turkeys

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is almost here! If you are preparing your family’s traditional turkey dinner, don’t panic yet. You still have a few days to prepare. Here are a few simple steps from USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service that will not only ease your holiday fears but will ensure a delicious and safe meal for you and your family. *Do ...

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Carrie Brazeal: It’s Not Too Soon to Prepare for Thanksgiving Meal

QUESTION: I need to roast my turkey the day before Thanksgiving. How can I keep it from drying out when I reheat it on Thanksgiving? Do I stuff it before cooking or cook the stuffing separately? ANSWER: Sometimes it’s easier to prepare your turkey a day or two before you plan to serve it. I always prepare my turkey usually on Tuesday before ...

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Eliska Counce: Carpe November (Let the Eating Begin)!

Goodbye, Halloween. We barely knew ye. But it’s time to move over for arguably the hippest month on the calendar for Texas: November, baby! I’m just emerging from my carb-induced candy coma in order to kick off the new month. I sure do like the cut of November’s jib here in Texas. There’s no beating it. There’s no other place ...

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Dinner Tonight; Simple Cabbage and Meatballs

  Looking for a great idea for dinner tonight?  Check out the video demonstration of Simple Cabbage and Meatballs. Recipe Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30-35 minutes Serves: 6 Simple Cabbage and Meatballs  Ingredients: 16 oz lean ground beef 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 large egg 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 head cabbage, shredded or 1 pkg cole slaw mix ...

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McKinney Summer Musicals Benefit to Feature ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

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  McKinney Summer Musicals prides itself on redefining community theatre. This year, MSM is redefining its annual Benefit fund-raiser by changing the event’s timing and venue. Instead of hosting its usual February fundraiser, MSM is moving the festivities forward to Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. to give the community a chance to start celebrating the holidays early, MSM style. The new ...

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