Nutrition plays a key role in overall health and can positively affect everything from mood to energy levels. When thinking about ways to fuel busy days that will help you feel fuller, longer, look to clean, quality protein, which isn’t just good for muscle growth and repair but also plays a…
It’s spring. It really is, in spite of the fact that the thermometer reads 34 degrees in the morning and 70 degrees in the afternoon. I love this season in spite of the allergies that many of us suffer along with the yellow vehicle syndrome, and the fact that we stay on weather alert pretty …
You probably know that there are hundreds, at least, of diets that are supposed to make us lose all the pounds that gradually creep on when we are not looking. You can believe me when I tell you that I have been on almost everyone from the cottage cheese/ 2 lettuce leaves a day to the 2 scoo…
Spring is almost here, and if you visit 706 W. Cotton St., you can see for yourself.
Longview has a lottery winner! Oh, I don’t mean the Texas Lottery winner (though I think we have had some here in our area). I am talking about the “in-law” winner.
Well, are you still reading me even after I confessed that I had not followed my own advice? I’m trying harder to practice what I preach.
Fresh fish is often considered a special-occasion meal. Let’s face it, some varieties can be just as expensive as the highest quality steaks. Cod, on the other hand, can be easy on the budget, especially if you’re lucky to find it on sale.
Thank you, thank you for all the nice notes, emails, messages, calls and “in person” comments about our 53 years of friendship.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, saying “I love you” to a faraway relative or offering a kind gesture to a friend or neighbor, sending a gift is a thoughtful way to share your appreciation. A handwritten note goes a long way, and you can take that token of gratitude one step fu…
Warmer spring weather makes the season a perfect time for families to enjoy brunch together. From classic combinations like bacon and eggs to more extravagant offerings, a brunch spread offers a blank canvas for creativity and opportunities to enjoy your loved ones’ favorite morning noshes.
It’s time for a celebration. On this day, 53 years ago, “From My Kitchen” appeared in the Longview News-Journal.
Are you ready? We are going on a trip, and you are my very first friends to be invited.
It certainly is time for hot, delicious vegetable beef soup. Don’t you think?
Welcoming friends, family and neighbors for celebrations of all kinds demands delicious hors d’oeuvres for making guests feel right at home. Next time you invite loved ones for a special get-together, you can beef up the menu with a tasty appetizer that’s as easy to make as it is to enjoy.
Meatless Meals Made Easy: Simple recipes with benefits that can change your lifestyle for the better
Regardless of your motivation, opting for meatless meals regularly provides plenty of benefits that extend from the health of you and your loved ones to your wallet and the environment.
All right, East Texans; bring out your finest friendly selves and do what we do best — welcome new people to our way of life.
Aren’t you glad when you get a new tip that makes life a little easier? I particularly like knowing things that have been helpful in the kitchen for others.
2023 — really? Can’t be. How in the world can a whole year have passed in the blinking of an eye?
Setting out on a mission to eat healthier starts with creating goals and working to achieve them with those you love. To help make nutritious eating more manageable, call together your family and work with one another to create a menu everyone can enjoy while staying on track.
No matter your motivations, it’s never too late or too early to start focusing on your heart health, and taking steps now can make a big difference. Small changes, like following a healthier eating plan, can help you start down a path toward improved heart health.
“Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboat.” (Voltaire)
Merry Christmas! This is the first time in all my years of writing that I have said those words on Christmas or Christmas Eve to you, I think.
The elegance of the holidays starts at the table with meals, desserts and drinks shared among loved ones. This year, let grapes add easy elegance to seasonal recipes as a signature ingredient perfect for special occasions.
It’s Christmas cookie baking time again. You have a nice reader (who misplaced a copy of this recipe and who wrote to ask me a copy of it) to thank for asking for this recipe.
I’m late, but for once it is not my fault. Each year, for almost all the past 53, I have given you an autumn array of East Texas color report.
Whether your festivities include immediate family or bring together relatives from around the country, the holidays are about making memories with loved ones. From the first days of the season to the last, many families spend their precious time together with favorite activities and the best…
I had an experience a couple of weeks ago that I wish I could have shared with you in person but you will get a non-tasting report of it today. It was a perfect luncheon experience — good friends and good food. What more can you want?
Colder, shorter days call for a little comfort. Cozying up with a hearty meal on brisk winter evenings can help fight off the chill while savoring favorite flavors alongside the ones you love.
Flavorful desserts are a staple of the holidays and the exciting, appetizing allure of new recipes can help elevate seasonal gatherings and create sweet memories. With near-endless options for celebrating the season, putting a plant-based twist on traditional recipes offers everyone the oppo…
Thanksgiving — what a great time! If I began to give thanks, it would take more words than this column could contain in several weeks.
How long has it been since you gathered paper, pen or pencil, an envelope and a U.S. postal stamp and found a semi-quiet place and put these items to use?
This week’s column might seem to be targeted to a small select group.
Cool, crisp days call for comfort foods, like the classic flavors of traditional Italian cooking. Whether you’re Italian by heritage or simply by heart, learning the art of Italian cuisine may be easier than you may think.
I need recipes. If you have seen my collection of cookbooks or the volumes of newspaper clippings of my 52 years of writing “From My Kitchen,” you would question the sanity of my asking for more recipes.
It’s Christmas. Already? Well, not yet, but you can hardly tell by the looks of the stores. It looks like St. Nick is ready to load the sleigh as soon as he can get the spooky Halloween things and a few Thanksgiving plates and napkins out of the way.
Memories made and recipes shared are the trademarks of a successful holiday gathering, and this year, you can host your way to a practically perfect party with delicious dishes that resonate with the flavors of the season.
The Longview Health Department inspected these establishments Sept. 26 through Oct. 6. Restaurants generally are inspected by the city every three months. The grades mean: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Poor.
What a wonderful time of year autumn is! The first little crispness of fall air makes me want to get back to the kitchen (as if we ever get out).
Noticing so many eastern Mediterranean and Lebanese restaurants becoming popular, I was hungry for a quick dinner with their savory and aromatic flavors. Using za’atar found in the spice section of the market, I created this quick dinner with very little effort.
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s back to the grind of running from one place to the next, with a home-cooked dinner often an afterthought.
The Longview Health Department inspected these establishments Sept. 14 through 23. Restaurants generally are inspected by the city every three months. The grades mean: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Poor.
Longview has many remarkable people, but recently I have had some contact with a woman whom I have known for many years and have long admired. She is one of several of people who has helped countless lives improve and reach goals they never believed possible. She is proof positive that one p…
Maintaining a healthy eating plan can be challenging year-round, and busier fall schedules can make those goals even more difficult. Finding easy-to-make favorites can keep you and your loved ones on track as you navigate those hectic moments this autumn.
Running short on time from a busy schedule shouldn’t mean skipping out on your favorite desserts.
Have you ever gone on a “cooking spree” when you tried various versions of the same recipe?
The Longview Health Department inspected these establishments Aug. 29 through Sept. 13. Restaurants generally are inspected by the city every three months. The grades mean: A=Excellent, B=Good, C=Fair, D=Poor.
Thanks to a wonderful son who tolerated the travel trials of an old woman, I’ve been on a small vacation to Roaring River, Missouri, to go fishing for rainbow trout. That’s why you’re seeing a column written 12 years ago.