Recipes from the 2015 Salt Homemakers Show

Recipes from the 2015 Salt Homemakers Show

Hastings Limes Williams Drew Hastings Chicken and Chinese Noodles Casserole Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, diced 1 10.75-ounce can low-fat cream of mushroom soup 1 10.75-ounce can water 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste Ground black pepper to taste 1 roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat cut into […]

Andrea Chaffin: An all-American cookout

Andrea Chaffin: An all-American cookout

Red, white and blue dishes are perfect summer food By Andrea Chaffin   Be the star of your summer cookout with this flavorful fruit and lettuce salad. The best part is the freshly glazed walnuts. It’s served with a sweet homemade poppy seed dressing. Guests will ooh and ahh over these adorable red, white and […]

May, June reader recipes

May, June reader recipes

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Spicy Bean “Croutons” Red, White & Blue Sangria Cheesy Bacon Bites Belinda Baldwin, Leesburg No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup milk 1 stick of butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup of creamy peanut butter 3 cups quick oats Directions: Put granulated sugar, milk and […]

Lora Abernathy: Seize the day … by going to sleep

With spring in the air and the sunshine’s light showering us earlier in the morning and later into the night, I have already started enjoying one of my favorite warm-weather pastimes: sunny Sunday afternoon naps. Yes, sleeping is one of my favorite things to do. I work hard and play hard; I’m going to sleep […]

Pamela Stricker: Contentment

Pamela Stricker: Contentment

Lately, I have been appreciating what it means to be content. Not complacent, but content. I can look back and recall so many times in my life I failed to really appreciate my life because I was so consumed with what was not right with it, what I wished was different, what I wished would […]

Horder

Horder

My name is Kay and I’m a hoarder. There, I said it. I’m not the kind of hoarder that keeps so much stuff piled up that you need a snow blower and three machetes just to cut a swath through the living room. I have no trouble discarding magazines, clothes and faulty small appliances. I […]

How I Wish For Words

How I Wish For Words

How I wish for words. Real words, not just the ones that Mame pens for me. I long for words that drift from my own mouth and float softly on the air and find their way, landing in the ears of those whose hearts need the healing oil of the sweet truth. I have been […]

Salt Homemakers Show set for April 30

Salt Homemakers Show set for April 30

This year’s annual Salt Homemakers Show will feature a culinary “Battle of the Mayoral Candidates,” as Pam Limes, Steven Williams and Drew Hastings will square off to see who can cook up the best dish in front of hundreds of guests at the Patriot Center at Southern State Community College. Limes and Williams are running […]

Raised Beds

Raised Beds

Raised-bed gardening is the key to growing lots of healthy plants with the least effort. Raised beds are containers of soil above ground level, with space to walk around them without packing the growing soil down and squeezing out all the air. They also prevent the surrounding grass and weeds from invading and competing with […]