Get a head start on meals with MIO Coalition recipes | Dining

With area schools back in session, the prospect of preparing breakfast before the kids head out the door and having dinner ready when everyone returns home can be a bit daunting. Fortunately, the Made In Oklahoma Coalition is offering recipes, all made with Oklahoma-grown and Oklahoma-made products that make meal time a little easier, with … Read more

RECIPE: Pop up a sweet, kid-friendly treat | News

The next time your kids are begging for an indulgent snack after finishing chores or dessert following dinner, call them to the kitchen for a quick, delicious lesson. Teaching children to cook helps them get more comfortable with an important life skill while encouraging independence – all while having a little fun. This Popcorn Party … Read more

Robin Stroot: ‘Shrinkflation’ can affect old recipes | Opinion

Normally, I write about needles, thread, yarn and the like. This week, it’s the art of food. As many consumers have noticed, food companies are using smaller and smaller package (while charging the same or higher price for the particular item). It’s just the way things are today. This is sometimes referred to today as … Read more

It’s Time to Update Your Old Canning Recipes | Food-and-recipes

Some home canners use methods handed down through generations. Many of these practices were developed by trial and error; those that appeared to work were repeated. Therefore, if the jar sealed, it was assumed the food was safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Scientifically tested recipes have determined that adequate acidity exists to … Read more

BAKING WITH BEV: Judging 4-H entries provides a batch of recipes to try | Entertainment

I’ve been busy judging 4-H projects at area county fairs. Judging is based 50% on the project and 50% on the interview. The 4-H’er brings a picture of the food to leave for display and a recipe. Often they bring a sample of the recipe for the judge to taste. I’m including a couple new … Read more

Delicious summer garden vegetable recipes | Lifestyles

Wasn’t that a wonderful rain we had last week. It sure brought new life to everything. The yards had gotten so dry and now we will have to mow again. It will help the late soybeans sprout and grow. I’m glad we didn’t have the floods like they had to the north of us. The … Read more

One Way to Make Pickles | Food-and-recipes

Cool, crunchy, home-made pickles. Is there anything better on a hot summer afternoon? I don’t think so. And neither did Thomas Jefferson – and he wrote the constitution! He also wrote this about pickles: “On a hot day in Virginia, I know of nothing more comforting than a fine spiced pickle, brought up trout-like from … Read more

Another fair on the books, fruity recipes | Lifestyles

We had another successful Decatur County Fair. A lot of time and work goes into a fair. We all owe a big thank you to the Fair Committee, 4-H Council, 4-H leaders, parents, and, of course, the most important of all, our own 4-Hers – the citizens of tomorrow. It is always great to see … Read more

A simple, flavorful salad to whip up in a snap | Food/Recipes

When preparing meals at home, cooks know that it helps to have a few simple, easily prepared dishes in their culinary repertoire. These are dishes that don’t require too much planning and utilize certain staples that are present in everyone’s pantry. Such is the case with this recipe for “Crunchy Cucumber Salad with Crushed Peanuts” … Read more

Upcoming contests; summer recipes | News

If you fancy culinary stardom, there are several upcoming recipe contests that might get you a start on your dream. The 2022 Cake Star International Online Cake Competition pays up to $5,000 in cash prizes. The cakes of past winners were works of art. Deadline is July 31. For more information, visit This year’s … Read more