Cake decorating featured on show

Information on one-step dye products, crocheting with plastic bags, and tie-dye cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter, and she will show how to use a one-step dye product for making a graduated tee-shirt. […]

My turn: Mother always knew

When I was in grade school, it seems everything I did, my mom found out about. At one point I thought Mom might have been some kind of spy or something. I had good reason to think that. Mom became pretty well known at her office for a particular kind of cake that she made. […]

Machine embroidery featured on show

Information on machine embroidery, making a chocolate fondant cake and preparing breakfast treats will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and designer Cindy Losekamp will talk about the origin of stumpwork, which was formerly done by hand. She’ll demonstrate machine embroidery using dimensional flowers on sweaters, […]

My turn: Make cake in less than five minutes

If you could make cake in five minutes… Actually, you can, and it’s good. I’ve discovered two recipes for one- or two-serving chocolate cakes cooked in the microwave. One I picked up in Socorro, and one comes from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers. I combined recipes to make my own: Microwave cake In […]

ENMU briefs —

The Cake Series Area residents can learn to make visually appealing cakes, whether they’re beginners or experienced in cake decorating. This semester, Eastern New Mexico University is offering the courses Cake Basics, Fondant, Fabulous Cakes and Gum Paste Flowers. Kathleen Donalson, a trained Wilton Cake instructor, teaches all classes. Each course is $30. Information: ENMU […]

My turn: Low fat German chocolate cake worth a try

Argen Duncan German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach […]

Portales past: Jan. 4, 1962

Jan. 4, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: On Sunday, Dec. 31, Chuck Strain celebrated his 10th birthday with an afternoon party in the home of his parents. His cake had “Happy Birthday Cowboy” with a cowboy in the center.

Portales Past: May 17, 1960

May 17, 1960: Dora High School graduated 22 students in ceremonies at the Dora gymnasium. A party after graduation featured a white sheet cake and a color slide show of senior events.

Cake decorating featured on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on making bias strip cording, “upcycled” accessories and cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Pam Damour of The Decorating Diva will show how to make continuous bias strips and turn them into perfect welt cords, and then show […]

Community menu

Monday: Taco, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, Spanish rice, salsa, corn and gelatin. Tuesday: Baked ham, broccoli and cheese, roll, margarine and pineapple upside down cake. Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit and brownie. Thursday: Closed. Friday: Closed.

10-4 CSC menu

Monday: Frito Pie, Pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and angel food cake. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, cornbread, margarine and fruit salad. Wednesday: Pork roast, black-eyed peas, tomatoes with green chili, cornbread, margarine, cottage cheese and apricots. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine and white cake. Friday: Chicken enchiladas, […]

Fondant featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on saving time and money when decorating and working with cake fondant will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Author and decorating expert Jack Warner will talk about the concept of a game plan in decorating and share tips from the […]

June 7 CSC Menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit, margarine, and a brownie. Wednesday: Pork posole, salad, dressing, mustard, greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cake. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and white cake. Friday: Chicken corn casserole, Pinto beans, spinach, […]

CSC Menu

Monday: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday: Beef tips, rice, broccoli, green salad, dressing, wheat roll, margarine, pears. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler. Friday: Tuna casserole, wild rice, buttered squash, […]

April 19, 2009 CSC menu

Monday: Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, roll, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake. Tuesday: Beef tips, rice, broccoli, green salad, dressing, wheat roll, margarine, pears. Wednesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler. Friday: Tuna casserole, wild rice, buttered squash, […]

March 29, 2009 CCS menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots and peanut butter cookie. Tuesday: Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, angel food cake, wheat roll, margarine and pineapple chunks. Wednesday: Chalupa, onions, green chili, salsa, Spanish rice, green beans and devil’s food cake. Thursday: Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip greens, margarine, wheat roll, margarine, gelatin […]

Cake decorating featured

by Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on decorating cakes with fondant icing, Syndrome X and restoring yard sale relics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.Nancy Siler is vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Enterprises, and she will demonstrate how to use fondant icing to decorate […]

Jan. 4, 2009 Community Services Center Menu

Monday: Ham, broccoli with cheese, salad, roll, white cake. Tuesday: Chicken enchiladas, corn, spinach salad, salsa, peaches. Wednesday: Liver and onions, wild rice, peas, roll, orange. Thursday: Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, roll, chocolate pudding with topping. Friday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread, brownies.

Creative Living gets cooking

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making pillow tops using photos and stamps, gluten-free cooking and shadow appliqué will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Artist and designer Carolyn Dahl of Houston will demonstrate a quick and easy method for making pillow tops using photos […]

Wire, bead crafts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating thread bowls, gluten-free cooking, and working with beads and wires will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Patsy Shields, author and designer with Sulky of America, will show how to use stabilizers, threads, yarns, and bits […]