(Family Features) For many hosts and hostesses, planning a holiday gathering involves many details and careful planning of everything from the tablecloths to the dessert plates. Free yourself from this stress, and focus your attention on creating a holiday menu that includes plenty of tasty bites, sweet eats and flavorful drinks. Focus on the food and watch all the details fall into place, making your festive celebration the most memorable event of the year.
(Family Features) For many adults, the holidays are transformed by the chance to experience the wonders of the season through the eyes of children. There's no better way to elicit a merry twinkle all around than by creating festive holiday treats together in the kitchen.
(BPT) - The new year is a great time to start fresh. Many people commit to exercise more, stress less or make healthier food choices. Incorporating small, sustainable changes, versus dramatic, large-scale lifestyle shifts, can make it much easier to stick to your resolutions. This year, instead of overhauling your entire diet, resolve to improve your health with simple tweaks to your everyday meal and snacking routine.
(Family Features) From pies to drinks, coconut milk – one of the hottest staples in cooking today – adds a delicate flavor and rich texture to every dish it meets. Made from the first-pressing of fresh, ripe coconut meat, Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk is the perfect go-to ingredient for this year's big feast. And it's naturally dairy- and gluten-free, which means everyone can enjoy it.
(BPT) - These days, when it comes to produce, the catch words are "local" and "seasonal." Local and seasonal, like fresh and organic, can mean a lot of different things, according to Jim Gallivan, department chair of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and author of several cookbooks, including "The Adventure Cookbook" and "The New Spa Cuisine."
Four staff members of The Explorer Newspaper and three readers made a trip to Jax Kitchen on July 18 for Sippin’ Social, which takes place on the third Thursday each month.
The holiday season is all about getting together with family and friends. Have guests over for a no-fuss, no-stress cocktail party. For a memorable party for you and your guests, serve a festive cocktail and a couple of elegant but easy-to-make appetizers.
Marana food bank has a new director
One day, Victoria Friel was looking through fabric bolts at Sour Apple Fabrics when the store's owner, Alicen Shaffer, told her the business was about to close. Alicen's husband had been transferred to Arkansas.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Victoria Friel is the new owner of Sour Apple Fabrics and Home Boutique. One of her employees is daughter Taelur, right.