Lifestyles

GOOD VIBES WITH MAGNOLIA JADE NOBODY IS PERFECT

GOOD VIBES WITH MAGNOLIA JADE NOBODY IS PERFECT I spend too much time reading about climate change, but I feel like I’m bad on the earth. We don’t recycle, I use a lot of plastic, there’s so much trash gets tossed out here… and my kids use so many straws. It’s like everything I try…

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RECIPE: CANDY BAR BROWNIES

RECIPE CANDY BAR BROWNIES w/pic It’s brownies, but it’s candy bars… there’s very little to argue with in such a recipe. I won’t deny that they’re mildly unhealthy… but they’re exceptionally irresistible as well. Just run with it! These could also be perfect for a Father’s Day treat! From “What Can I Bring? Southern Food…

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RECIPE: SALSA DE TOMATE

RECIPE SALSA DE TOMATE w/pic It seems counterproductive, somehow, to eat spicy foods when all you want to do is cool off a little bit. Know what’s good on a hot afternoon, though? Chips with some ice-cold salsa. Try this recipe from our friends in North Texas! From “Texas Blossoms – Food, Flowers, & Friendship,”…

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Donations come in for Moore Summerfest, organizers still need volunteers

The Moore Community Club Summer Fest Committee met last week to discuss additional details of the event and extended its thanks to those who have donated items for the festival. “Thank you to those who have already been so gracious and have been donating,” MCIC representative Shelly Delgado said. “We are asking anyone who can…

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TESSIE: GIVING YOU THE STINK EYE

Dear Tessie, I’m the new girl at work. Everyone else has been there for several years. I’m not sure if they’re really trying to leave me out or if they’re too busy laughing at their inside jokes to realize that I’m not in on the fun. Should I tell them I feel left out or…

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RECIPE: MORNING GLORY MINI-MUFFINS

RECIPE MORNING GLORY MINI-MUFFINS We may not always be able to get to a bed and breakfast for the weekend, but we can certainly pretend we’re there by enjoying their recipe. From “Texas Bed & Breakfast Cookbook,” 2003, by Carol Feino & Erin Faino; a recipe from Munzesheimer Manor in Mineola, Texas: 2 cups flour…

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I REALLY LOVE A GOOD BOOK

TESSIE I REALLY LOVE A GOOD BOOK Dear Tessie, How do I encourage my teenager to read books? I tried taking him to bookstores, I tried telling him about books I have read, I swear I tried everything. I can’t hardly get him off his phone so he’s technically always reading, but how the heck…

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MCIC Summerfest is July 9 and 10

The Moore Community Improvement Club is clarifying this week that the entry fee for its barbecue cookoff event is $75 for its Summerfest event on July 9 and 10. Cookoff contestants will set up for their night of barbequing with a chief cook meeting to follow on Friday, July 9. Anyone interested in participating in…

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RECIPE: BAKED FRENCH TOAST

RECIPE BAKED FRENCH TOAST Provided by Arlene Bielstein, as printed in “Tastes of the Texas Hill Country,” 2001: 12 slices day-old French bread, 1 1/2 inch thick 4 eggs 4 cups milk (can use half with evaporated skim milk) 1/3 cup sugar (or less) 1 1/2 tbsp grated lemon peel 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp…

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IT’S A RITE OF PASSAGE

MURPHY IT’S A RITE OF PASSAGE Murphy, I just graduated from college. I’ve been living at home, with my mom and it’s just us. I’m ready to move out and make my own life, but I really think it’s going to hurt my mom’s feelings for me to move out without a bigger reason than…

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