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.

Friday morning briefing: Scholarships and snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Free money The state Higher Education Department is seeking applications for the No Child Left Behind Title II Improving Teacher Quality grants. The program aims to help shape state and local activities to improve teacher quality and to increase the number of highly qualified […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Girl Scout cookies, jazz and a chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day: It’s joking around. Question of the day Girl Scout Cookies are being delivered throughout eastern New Mexico. What’s your favorite cookie? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Spring reprieve In case your counting…six more days until Spring Break. […]

Girl Scout cookie presales hit ground running

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MCT photo The Girl Scouts will be selling favorites such as Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils and Samoas. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico The middle of January means one thing to most cookie lovers. It is time to get their hands on some Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails have […]

Cliff eliminates Clovis Christian, Elida beats Grady

P.J. Bryant scored 17 points as top-seeded Cliff bounced Clovis Christian from the Class 1A state playoffs, beating the Eagles 60-39 in a quarterfinal contest today in Rio Rancho. Jocelyn Swann scored 15 points for the eighth-seeded Eagles, who reached the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history. In another Class 1A quarterfinal […]

She was a spy, with cookies

With Valentine’s Day on Thursday, editors have been asking readers, “How did you meet your spouse?” Gerald Majewski’s reply: “I met my wife while working in the post office in Milwaukee, Wis. She was coming around with cookies. … She was doing this because another girl was wanting to find out more information about me […]

Pet of the day: C.C.

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Name: C.C. About: C.C. is a 5-year-old beagle, basset hound mix. She was given to us by a relative. C.C. likes to sleep on my Dallas Cowboy’s blanket. She’ll steal it every chance she gets. She likes the 50 yard line. She stands on her hind legs to beg for “cookies” (milk bones). C.C. and […]

Veteran baker cranks out sugary delights

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Floyd Workheiser of Clovis passes a loaf of banana bread to Missi Glover of Grady for entry into the baking contest at the Curry County Fair Monday evening. Workheiser have been entering the baking contest for the past 10 years. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Floyd Workheiser is no stranger to the sweet taste […]

Clovis native in cookie lawsuit

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis native who now serves on a California city council is embroiled in a lawsuit that has already cost her city more than $538,000 in lawyer’s fees. According to Julie Ruiz Raber, the case revolves around her decision to hand out cinnamon snickerdoodle cookies to poll workers […]

Anti-obesity movement going too far

By Walter Williams Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California. That’s according to Stephen Joseph, who filed a lawsuit against Nabisco last month in California’s Marin County Superior Court. Oreo cookies contain trans fat, an ingredient that makes the cookies crisp and their filling creamy. Joseph says that trans fat is […]