Monday morning briefing: A new trail, campus compass and the worst disaster

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for some of the most important news of the day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing: New recreation Clovis is hosting a ribbon cutting for the Goodwin Lake Trails 10 a.m. Tuesday at 3205 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public…and feel free to […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Make A Wish, missing the sun and the birth of an outlaw

Grab a cup of Joe and get ready to be properly informed. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Make a wish come true Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the Make A Wish Foundation’s annual Wishing Upon A Star dinner and auction fundraiser. Their goal is to sell at least 20 […]

Friday morning briefing: Breakfast is on, help the Gov and the Babe’s record falls

Grab a cup of coffee. Sit back and relax. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Over

Police blotter — Sept. 5

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Aug. 24, an officer responded to a residence in the 1200 block of Davis Street for a report of battery. A man said he was lying on his bed and his wife came in the room and started arguing […]

Don’t let spirit of World Cup spill over

Freedom New Mexico The FIFA World Cup tournament is about to begin. The quadrennial global championship in the world’s most popular event, which challenges the Olympic Games as the biggest sporting event on the planet, starts today. Mexico’s national team, the local favorite, takes on host South Africa in the inaugural game. The United States […]

Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Feb. 18, 2008 Recipe of the Day

One of my all time favorite desserts was what Mom called Lemon Fluff Delight. I have seen similar recipes with the title of Lemon Nothing and Lemon Wind. At any rate, this is a very light, but delicious dessert. Lemon Fluff Delight 1 14oz Can evaporated milk 1 Small box lemon Jello 1 1/2 Cup […]

Feb. 15, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Potluck suppers and picnic lunches are always fun. It gives all of us a chance to sample new dishes. Mom says that whenever she brings the Italian Rice Salad someone is bound to ask for the recipe. ITALIAN RICE SALAD 1 9-ounce box Near East Rice Pilaf cooked according to package directions. Then add: 1/2 […]

Feb. 14, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Why is it that some foods that were popular in the fifties and sixties are no longer thought of these days? My mom recently made this delightful dessert for a family gathering and my brother-in-law beamed from ear to ear. “How did you know that my mother used to make this and it was always […]

Jan. 24 Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Many years ago, we would publish a Holiday Cook Book special section around Thanksgiving. We would put an ad in the paper and request recipes and invite people with recipes from different food categories to participate in a cooking “contest”. They would prepare their dishes and we had judges pick winners. Ah, those were the […]

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 […]

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]

Recipe of the day: Broccoli cheese soup

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup INGREDIENTS * 3/4 cup butter * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour * 9 cups chicken stock * 9 cups milk * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper * 5 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 1/2 pounds processed cheese, shredded * 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Melt […]

Cream puff in a pan

1 cup water 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup flour 4 eggs 6 oz Instant french vanilla pudding mix 3 cups milk 8 oz cream cheese 16 oz whipped topping chocolate syrup Bring water and margarine to a boil. Add flour all at once. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. […]

I love SPAM muffins

2 (12-ounce) cans SPAM Classic, divided 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups cornmeal 1/2 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup canned corn 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese heart shaped muffin pans or small disposable heart-shaped pans Preheat oven to 400F. Slice […]

Spilled coffee tests faith

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve never understood how anyone writes without coffee. It’s been years since I tried anything so foolhardy.   I may drink too much of it, though as evidence of coffee’s health benefits keeps accruing, I won’t concede that point. Friends have suggested that I just hook up an I.V. […]

Giving up smoking ain’t easy

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Today’s lesson is: How to Stop Smoking and Go on Living. My wife, Marilyn, badgered me for years to stop smoking. She also said I should eat at least five vegetables before the sun sets each day. I wondered at the time why she was so eager to keep me […]

King’s speech still inspires decades later

Freedom Newspapers “Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The […]

Fans from across the nation enjoy the eats and the Super Bowl game.

CNJ staff It’s the most watched show of the year, and it’s coming this Sunday. The Super Bowl has become a sort of holiday for Americans, who often spend Super Bowl Sundays, whether at home or with family, on the couch munching on snacks. Whether you go to a party to watch the New England […]