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Consumers are flocking to nondairy milk products in lieu of traditional cow’s milk. Dairy products have been shown to contain large amounts of estrogen and progesterone complicated by the fact that many modern cows have been genetically altered to produce...
Birthdays were a big deal when we were young. We got dressed up and mom and dad piled my brother, sister and I into the Impala for the ride into the city to a fancy restaurant. It was usually an...
It’s the part of cooking that no one ever talks about. It’s a topic rarely covered on the countless food shows hosted by famous chefs. Prepping food for a recipe is not glamorous and does not sell ads. Even so,...
Early in my career, I worked too much and slept too little while covering crime, floods and the daily circus of news. I needed a break from urban reality and the adrenaline rush. I needed a reboot. I reasoned a...
Sharing a cocktail with your one true love is a wonderful way to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day! Here are four recipes to put you in the mood for love.
I am a Mardi Gras veteran. A childlike Christmas morning feeling of anticipation resonates in me the night before Fat Tuesday. It’s congenital, born with the first butt tap when I was introduced to this world at Baptist Hospital on...
Last August, when the school year began, you were bright eyed and bushy tailed. You rose early to prepare meals for your family. Why not? It was a summer of rest and fun in the sun with your children. You...
Celebrating mardi gras with specialty cocktails that are parade-worthy is a New Orleans tradition. Here are four recipes that will put you in the Carnival Spirit!
No matter how you celebrate Mardi Gras, high-calorie food is sure to be a part of the festivities. The real question is how to have fun without sabotaging your body and your health. I know it sounds challenging, but it...
There’s a famous art installation in Amarillo, Texas called the Cadillac Ranch, where a line of classic wing-tipped, fin-tailed Cadillacs are half-buried, nose first in the stark dirt. I’ve always loved the striking visual—decadent post-WWII luxury roadsters arranged in a...
THERE WERE TIMES in my youth I thought Santa lived with my grandmother. I grew up across the street from my maternal grandparents. It was on a day I was sick at home from school, busy building a tent of sheets over a...