Fantasy candy featured on show

Information on making fantasy candy, natural blood pressure control and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday Designer Laura Bray will show how to make fantasy candy, and even though it’s not edible, it certainly looks delicious. She will show a project that allows […]

Weed patrol, pillows featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on making pillows, weed control and cooking potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Ava Green is a designer, and she will demonstrate how pillows can be made from blocks of knitting or crocheting. Her company is Terri’s Yarns and Crafts in Sevierville, […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: FNM columnist Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

Fitness, nutrition to be featured

By Sheryl Borden: FNM columnist Information on fitness, making pleats and cooking with potatoes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about the four steps important to total fitness, and these include exercise, attitude, rest and nutrition. Her company is Total […]

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off serves up history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ken Romine of Brownfield, Texas, pulls a chicken fried steak out of a pot of hot oil during Saturday’s Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Romine said he’s been chuck wagon cooking for 15 years. Steve Woods, 60, of Denton, Texas, served a hearty cowboy dinner of chicken fried steak, beans, mashed potatoes, […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Smothered Pork Chops 4 pork chops, 1 inch think 1 medium onion, sliced thick 1 can cream of mushroom soup Salt and pepper Sprinkle chops generously with seasoned salt and pepper. Brown in skillet on both sides. Put chops in a greased casserole dish or 9 x 13 pan. put slices of onion on top […]

Recipe of the day: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes “Tender chicken, broccoli flowerets and a cheesy sauce are served over creamy mashed potatoes for a winning one-dish supper.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell’s® Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup or Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheese Soup 1/3 […]

12-9 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage pancake on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, pineapple chunks, homemade whole wheat roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread, juice and milk. Lunch — Soft beef taco, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce and tomato, mixed fruit and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Momma Matriarch

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Carmelita Salazar worked as a cook for Clovis Municipal Schools and several restaurants. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hands wrinkled with age, Carmelita Salazar deftly peels potatoes at her kitchen table. Beside the diminutive great great-grandmother, a small pile of shiny, white vegetables awaits washing. Today, the 95-year-old will […]

Even workers feast on Thanksgiving

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Hillcrest Park Zoo dietitian Lisa Fox feeds Thanksgiving supper to black-handed spider monkeys Thursday at the zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They ate turkey, green-bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. The five black-handed spider monkeys at Hillcrest Park Zoo enjoyed the same meal many of the […]

Nov. 7 Week Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior membership meeting; Noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — […]

Farmers’ Market open for season

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Buddy Jorde sorts through a basket of potatoes Tuesday afternoon. Jorde’s family farms approximately 600 acres and brings produce to sell at the Clovis Farmers’ Market. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Dennis Shaw dusts fresh dirt off one of the red onions he picked just before he came to set […]

Season reminds us to be grateful

Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I was recently out of surgery, in the time which has come to be known as the Great Bout with the Unthinkable, circa August 2001. Because they had operated on my stomach and my esophagus, I had been forbidden to eat for a week; the surgery site needed to heal. Thus, […]

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 […]

Senior Happenings 4/11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of Directors meeting; 11 a.m. — General senior meeting; Noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 11:30 — Sopapilla luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. […]

Memories of Thanksgiving

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite Thanksgiving memories. Some responses: “Our most memorable Thanksgiving was three years ago, when three friends of mine and I volunteered at the Salvation Army to help feed the less fortunate from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. While we were there doing that, my […]