White Sauce Skillet Enchiladas Fiesta-ready family tradition hits all the high notes

By Leann Grunwald     Cast Iron White Sauce Skillet Enchiladas White sauce ingredients: - 3 tablespoons of butter - 1 shallot, peeled and minced - 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced - 1/4 cup white wine - 1 cup heavy cream - Kosher salt Directions : Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Sweat the shallot and the garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Deglaze with the white wine and simmer until slig ...

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Sleeper Hit

The Bento Box is a delicious diamond in the rough By Madison Rutherford   The Bento Box is a hidden gem. Seriously – trying to locate it is like a treasure hunt. Once you finally find it (burrowed behind Lowe’s, between Café Rio and Ray’s Pizza in Happy Valley Towne Center), don’t be deterred by its unassuming appearance. It’s sometimes difficult to tell if a spot is worth your time when it’s buried be ...

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Timeless Turmeric

Ancient spice has modern benefits   By Angela Shelf Medearis Turmeric has spiced up the news over the past few years. It’s a unique ingredient with an ancient history. Turmeric is thought to have originated in India over 5,000 years ago. It’s also a common ingredient in Chinese medicine and the centerpiece of Ayurveda, a traditional Indian medicine. The spice is present in nearly every Indian curry dis ...

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Roasted Basil Tomatoes

This versatile dish offers an authentic taste of the Italian countryside.   By Leann Jordan These tomatoes are fantastic. Roasting tomatoes adds a sweet and rich flavor. Serve in salads, on top of grilled bread with ricotta, as a quick tomato sauce for pasta, or right out of the oven as a side dish. You can chop the roasted tomatoes and fold them in with a dollop of room temperature butter. Use this on ...

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Pack a healthier lunchbox

When school is in session, it's the perfect time to renew your family's healthy eating habits by getting in a groove of lunchbox packing. While packing a healthy school lunch day after day can seem daunting, it doesn't have to be. By taking the free Power Your Lunchbox Promise, you can gain access to customizable, make-ahead lunchbox inspiration like Black Bean Empanadas and Rainbow Bento Boxes, which creat ...

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Tasty App: Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbes de Provence

Tasty App  Marinate feta cheese for an easy and tasty appetizer that can be served solo or spooned on crackers.   Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbes de Provence   ½         pound feta cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes 2          springs fresh rosemary 1 ½      Herbes de Provence 1          Tbs. lemon zest 1          tsp. whole black peppercorns extra-virgin olive oil, to cover the cheese   Layer t ...

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Watermelon Buddha Bowl

Fresh and Juicy When it comes to fresh fruit, watermelon is a top pick in many households. It’s available year-round and makes for a nutritious snack, but its great taste is the reason most people buy watermelon, according to research from the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Watermelon is also an excellent source of vitamin C, and it provides vitamin B6 and potassium. It’s the perfect sweet addition to ...

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JoJo’s: There’s a whole lot cooking at this neighborhood restaurant

Jojo’s  There’s a whole lot cooking at this neighborhood restaurant. By Andrew Leach A lot of us have fond memories of local Italian restaurants in our hometowns and wish we could recreate the warm, homey experiences enjoyed at those places. A visit to JoJo’s is a close as you’re likely to get. Located along Pinnacle Peak Road, in a small strip center, you’ll find a small family owned restaurant that has be ...

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Wonder fruit

Wonder Fruit  Ever wished you could turn back the clock? While there’s no magic pill that can do that, eating a pomegranate might help you slow down aging. Eat this wonder fruit to keep your skin, your cells, and your body young. By Diana Bocco Pomegranate Board-certified dermatologist Tanya Kormeili, MD, recommends pomegranate as her stay young food because it’s rich in vitamins C and B5 (pantothenic acid) ...

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Loconut Colada

Taste of the Tropics Close your eyes while sipping this tasty cocktail and imagine you’re living la vida loca. Loconut Colada 1.5       oz. Captain Morgan Loconut .5         oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum .25      oz. cream of coconut .5         oz. pineapple juice   Combine Captain Morgan Loconut, Original Spiced Rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice into a shaker and fill with ice. Shake ...

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