Food

Corn salsa combines fruit juices, jalapeño kick to balance spice, sweetness

My brother is a fan of spicy foods. The spicier they are, the happier he is, it seems. There are few in my family who love jalapeños, or other hot peppers, quite as much as he does. But this particular salsa recipe is both spicy and sweet. It creates a […]

Hash brown casserole with sausage sure to please most breakfast guests

Every once in a while, my husband and I have guests who stay overnight. Inevitably, I am tasked with making sure the entire group enjoys breakfast. Whether canned cinnamon rolls or eggs, it does not matter. However, as an individual who is not particularly a morning person, I’ve come to […]

Peanut butter cookies a hit for all seasons, with option for secret ingredient

Christmas still might be several months away, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy the tastes of Christmas now. Given the unseasonably cooler weather we have been enjoying, it’s been quite easy to turn on the oven and bake. This recipe for peanut butter cookies is based on one […]

Pink Ladies help SCKMC Auxiliary by volunteering their time, talents, gifts

The “Pink Ladies” long have been a fixture at South Central Kansas Medical Center. “That’s what we’ve been called for years,” said SCKMC Auxiliary member and South Haven resident Leslie Sherman. Each Auxiliary member — dressed in coral pink smocks, white pants and white shoes — takes a turn staffing […]

Sick? Stock up ahead of time for easy chicken noodle soup ingredients

Flu season always is the worst time of year, especially after moving away from home. My first illness experience outside of my parents’ home was spent in an apartment less than 15 minutes away. It was at the point when I no longer could leave my apartment that I realized […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market plans Family Fun Night on Aug. 15

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will be host to a Family Fun Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. This evening of family-friendly fun will feature live music on the Wilson Park rotunda stage by Troy Pulver. There also will be food trucks, a bouncy house for […]

Ninja Sushi Steakhouse opens today, brings Japanese hibachi to Ark City

After nearly two months of waiting, Arkansas City residents finally will be able to sample the wares of Ninja Sushi Steakhouse. The new restaurant, located at 1618 N. Summit St. — in the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building — will open at 11 a.m. today. Ninja Sushi Steakhouse owners have […]

College continues tradition of buying steer, donating meat to food banks

WINFIELD — To show continued support for the Cowley County 4-H youth program and community food banks, Cowley College purchased a steer during the Cowley County Fair 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Auction on Aug. 7 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The 1,140-pound steer was presented by Malorie Depenbusch, a senior-to-be at Udall […]

In honor of college students’ return, try macaroni and cheese change-ups

In honor of Cowley College classes starting next week, I’m going to present two ways of dressing up average macaroni and cheese. After all, eating like a poor college student doesn’t have to look like eating like a poor college student. Don’t get me wrong — I love mac and cheese. […]