Marble fudge offers plentiful range of variations for Christmas, other times

  This recipe for marble fudge has been kicked around in my family for years, but I am not entirely sure where it originated. I remember my grandfather making it every Christmas season for years. Every time he and my grandmother volunteered at Christmastime, he would take some of this […]

The wonder of vinegar: Household cleaner, laundry aid, rug restorer

Household cleaner, laundry aid, rug restorer Did you ever wonder how our grandmothers cleaned their homes before harsh chemical cleaners were available? One of the most versatile cleaning products available is regular white distilled vinegar. Vinegar not only is versatile, but it is very affordable. A gallon-sized jug of vinegar […]

Satisfy your craving for egg rolls — the kind with meat — with this recipe

Every once in a while, I have a craving for egg rolls — but not the kind that are filled with just cabbage and carrots. Most egg rolls you can buy have very little meat in them and some are loaded with MSG. Making your own egg rolls isn’t nearly […]

Planning to start soon for new Arkansas City Farm and Art Market organizer

Planning for this year’s Arkansas City Farm and Art Market is under way — under the direction of a new coordinator. “Kristi and Jerry Old approached me mid-market last year and asked me to consider taking over,” said new organizer Brittany Carder. “They want to officially retire and have freedom […]

Banana bread recipe born in the Depression brings nothing but happiness

My great-grandmother raised a family with three children during the Great Depression. Those financially dire times made it necessary to cook more hearty recipes in order to keep the family fed. This banana bread recipe is one of my favorites. However, it is not like the typical banana bread that […]

McDonald’s offering beginner-friendly, advanced sewing classes Feb. 17-18

McDonald’s Sewing and Vacuum will be host to several beginner-friendly and advanced sewing classes this weekend. Dalene McDonald will teach most of the classes, but one will be instructed by Ramona Dutton. Friday classes at McDonald’s Dutton will teach the “Beginning Sewists” class at 10 a.m. Feb. 17. There is […]

Four Ark City Daily Bytes readers share real-life Valentine’s love stories

Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14 and love is in the air. In the spirit of the season, Ark City Daily Bytes asked readers to share their own real-life love stories. Whether it was friendship, football or school that brought them together, these couples’ tales are sure to delight. Matt and […]

Cowley County Humane Society Pets of Week: Astrid, Claus, Donner, Duke

Astrid is a 9-month-old female Australian cattle dog who loves being around people. She has a docile personality and can get along with other dogs. Astrid needs some training and a loving home. Being at the shelter appears to make her nervous.   Mrs. Claus is an 8-year-old female boxer-shepherd […]

It was fate: Miley’s long road leads to loving forever home

Some things are just meant to be and according to the Bohannons, one of those things was Milano coming into their home. Life isn’t easy for orphaned kittens — veterinarians report mortality rates of anywhere from 15 to 40 percent for kittens up to 12 weeks. Milano, now known as […]

Elsie’s special cole slaw sure to rekindle summer memories at any time

Cole slaw was a summertime staple in my grandmother’s home. She inherited this recipe from her mother, Elsie Richey. We couldn’t go an entire week at my grandparents’ house without the smell of sweet pickled cabbage invading our noses. This recipe is not for creamy slaw, such as what you […]