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Just desserts with a patriotic flair

Just desserts with a patriotic flair

Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Prep: 20 minutes | Freezing time: 6-12 hours  | Servings: 10-12 10 ounces (about 2 cups) fresh blueberries, cold, plus extra for decorating 16.9 ounces heavy whipping cream, cold 6 ounces white granulated sugar, chilled 1 packet […]

All American Pie

All American Pie

Bakers dish up about creating a tasty business By Jennifer M. Aguilar Is there any dessert that rides that fine line between total decadence and old-timey comfort food quite like the humble pie? Sure, cake has long been the go-to treat for birthdays, weddings, retirements […]

Revolutionary History

Revolutionary History

By Carrie Dunlea If the thought of Fourth of July approaching makes you want to explore America’s history a bit more this summer, there are plenty of opportunities. Grab your kids, spouse or friend and pack your red, white and blue for a trip that […]

Honor Flight DFW

Honor Flight DFW

Honoring our heroes one flight at a time By Sonia Duggan On a warm June Saturday night, friends, family members, and even some strangers, arrive at Love Field to wait for a very special flight returning to Dallas from Washington, D.C. with some incredibly special […]

Simple Salads

Simple Salads

Orange Galette with Beet Gorgonzola Salad Recipe courtesy of Momma Cuisine Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 15-20 minutes | Servings: 12 1 jar (16 oz) Aunt Nellie’s Sliced Pickled Beets nonstick cooking spray 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, approximately 16-by-11 inches 1 tablespoon olive oil, […]

Destination Recommendation

Destination Recommendation

Readers offer tips, tricks for favorite vacation spots There are plenty of ways to travel and plenty of ways to get where you’re going these days. Talk to enough people and you’ll find travel and favorite destinations can differ wildly depending on the person. Some […]

Growing with the times

Growing with the times

Nortex Wholesale Nursery still prospering after 46 years By Sonia Duggan Long before Wylie became a sea of suburban growth, land was plentiful, and so were opportunities. It was 1972 when Jon Pinkus took a chance and purchased land to start a growing center. Since […]

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Lake Lavon Clean-up

Local group tackles trash, and much more, at the lake By Sonia Duggan A passion for fishing turned a local man into an activist last year when trash, not fish, caught his eye. David Grote, an avid fisherman and freelance photographer, used to find secret, […]

Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart

Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart

This “Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart” from Betty Rosbottom and Susie Cushner’s “Sunday Brunch” (Chronicle Books) makes the perfect flaky food to serve at brunch. Grape Tomato and Blue Cheese Tart | Servings: 6 Crust 1cup all-purpose flour 4ounces cream cheese, chilled and cut […]

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

Local ‘Momtrepreneurs’ live their dreams

By Jennifer M. Aguilar These days, Iselda Wagner, who goes by Izzy, is busier than ever. As a business owner, wife, and mom to three, with one on the way, her hands and heart are certainly full. But just a few years ago her life […]