Food

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. […]

Poppy seed chicken casserole feeds many, makes great leftover lunches

Poppy seed chicken is a recipe my aunt brought back with her from her time in Alabama. I am sure it was a Southern dish to begin with, probably born in the kitchen of a mother who needed to cook for a household of growing kids. This hearty meal is […]

Chicken carbonara recipe a great stand-in for dearth of Italian food locally

One thing Arkansas City lacks is an Italian restaurant. (They don’t seem to last long here, for whatever reason.) For some, that might not be an issue, but for my husband, it long has been a source of frustration. He could eat pasta for every meal if I let him. Thankfully, […]

Creekstone purchased this week by Japanese trading house for $170M

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has been purchased by Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp., according to Cattlenetwork.com. The deal reportedly is worth approximately $170 million, including liabilities. Japan-based Marubeni also owns an Australian feedlot. Creekstone Farms processes about 1,400 cattle per day and recently added pork products to its offerings. No […]

English muffin spread makes versatile breakfast baked goods even tastier

English muffins are a breakfast staple in some households.   Before she passed away, my grandmother’s kitchen always had these muffins hidden away in it. It was not uncommon to find her in the morning, eating peanut butter on her muffin. It is a versatile breakfast baked good that can […]