Quilt designing featured on show

Information on being more memorable, using butter, milk and yogurt substitutions in baking and cooking, and quilt designing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday Author and speaker, Ruthie Dearing has written a book titled “On Being Memorable: Nine Keys for Exceptional Change.” She will explain […]

Food at the speed of life: S’mores have peanut butter twist

Peanut butter cups, chocolate chip cookies and roasted marshmallows rolled into one dessert. I had to try it. This twist on s’mores is a Taste of Home recipe used with permission.

Peanut butter food from heaven

Grant McGee: Local columnist I was chatting with some folks the other day when one of our area’s unique food specialties came up: The Peanut Butter Milkshake. Well, I think it’s unique anyway. Have you heard of a peanut butter milkshake anywhere else in these United States? Well maybe you have, but with all the […]

a view from under the pew: the peanut butter incident

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. the peanut butter incident boss i nearly wasno longer here lastnight i […]

Fatty foods enjoyed in moderation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist One of my co-workers freaked out on me the other day when I made one of my butter sandwiches. It was toast with a lot of butter. A slice of multi-grain bread pops out of the toaster, I put two wedges of butter on one side, fold it over, eat […]

Ethics in peanut butter case questionable

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I don’t know if I coined this term; I rather doubt it. Nonetheless, I find it a useful one, and have even used it in ethics classes that I have taught. Immediately, the class gets the sense of what I am talking about, when I refer to “flexible ethics.” Maybe […]

Local companies unaffected by peanut recall

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Local peanut and peanut product producers are safe from a nationwide peanut butter product recall. Officials with Sunland Peanut Inc. and Leslie Candy Co. said their peanuts are grown locally, nowhere near the salmonella contamination identified by the Food and Drug Administration. There have been 488 cases of salmonella […]

Recipe of the day: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F […]

A rodent’s tale and the price of peace

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist My wife is a very patient woman. That must be obvious—she married me. And, four sons later, a mother either learns patience or she doesn’t survive.   My wife is able to take almost anything in stride. When she was appointed as our town’s municipal judge, and I gave […]

Rodents don’t deserve bad reputation

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s getting about that time for rats and mice to start making their way into our homes to keep warm. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen a Clovis mouse. I’ve never seen a Clovis rat, but I bet Clovis rats would be normal sized compared to the […]

Chosen Christians should be set apart from rest

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am saving “boxtops” for my grandchildren’s school. While clipping and cutting from cereal and cake mix boxes, I think about my mother, who purchased a silverware set with coupons. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s […]

Salmonella scare

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Stansell’s Thriftway removed its supply of Peter Pan peanut butter Thursday after hundreds of cases of salmonella led to a nationwide recall. Officials are looking into a suspected salmonella case in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Officials from several area grocery stores reported Thursday they have removed brands of […]

Age lends perspective to Christmas

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I saw Santa Claus in downtown Clovis last Saturday. I know he was Santa Claus because his long white beard was real, he was in his suit and he was jolly. I asked Santa if he liked the 7Up and Ritz crackers with peanut butter I left out for him […]

Peanut butter a diverse miracle spread

By Grant McGee Sunland Peanuts, on U.S. Highway 70 between Clovis and Portales, recently had the grand opening of its peanut butter plant. I got to go on a tour of the place. The peanuts go in, get roasted, mooshed up, seasoned and the delicious stuff is shot into jars. Then I saw what, to […]

Christians should live up to their purpose

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Early on I found out what it meant to save something for a designated purpose. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s wife, she would someday want to have folks into our home for meals. Having the right […]

In the future, fat police take no prisoners

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Notes from a historian of the future: Here at the Corporation for Better Health through Chemistry, we in the history department are researching the ill-fated Fat Revolt of 2004. Our investigation uncovered several first-person accounts, all written in brown gravy. To clearly define the opposing forces of that historic event […]

Are you really too busy to make a sandwich?

Leonard Pitts Jr. How long do you figure it would take you to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Not trying to set a land speed record, mind you. Just working at a normal pace, slapping jelly on one slice of bread, peanut butter on the other. How long do you figure it would […]