Thursday morning briefing: Showing off, hot chili and a taste of honey

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Showing off Catabration — also known as parent night — is 5 p.m. 6 p.m. today at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. It’s a parent night to showcase the students work. Hot chili The Portales Kiwanis Club’s 49th annual Chili Dinner is 5 […]

Taste of Thanksgiving

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Alisa Boswell Portales First United Methodist Church’s 58th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday and by 12:15 p.m., the church’s fellowship hall was jam-packed with people from Portales, Clovis, Elida and more. “It’s a good time to be fed and have good fellowship,” said Elida resident Molly Anthony. “It’s a […]

Path to happiness better option

Today is the day to be happy, and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy. “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10 NCV). You can do anything through Jesus, […]

Joy makes it great to be alive

Joan Clayton Today is the day to be happy, and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy. “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10 NCV). You can do anything […]

My Turn: Dish with chicken, wine, mushrooms savory

Argen Duncan I recently tried an easy Taste of Home chicken dish. Chicken Merlot with mushrooms (reprinted with permission) • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste • 3/4 cup chicken broth • […]

Banana sticks messy but tasty

Argen Duncan With Freedom New Mexico sponsoring the Taste of Home Cooking School, I tried a recipe Diane Toomey of Pennsylvania submitted to Taste of Home. Granola Banana Sticks • 1/4 cup peanut butter • 2 Tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons honey • 4 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar • 2 teaspoons milk • 3 medium […]

One size doesn’t fit all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a […]

My turn: Dad makes broccoli taste good

For Father’s Day, let my tell you about the person who makes the best chicken-fried steak and grilled T-bones I’ve tasted: Dad. His fruit breads are great, too, and Dad’s long-held domain of Sunday dinner is always something special. When Mom made most meals, Dad told her supper was good every night. He has now […]

My Turn: The non-confrontational taste of peanut butter

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I’ll eat (almost) any food once. So, when I collected interesting suggestions for “beyond jelly” peanut butter sandwiches, I tried most. And took notes. (I know you’re laughing at me.) I concluded that peanut butter has a non-confrontational taste, so to speak. With other flavors, its taste either disappears […]

My turn: Not everyone can stomach Thumper

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer I got my first taste of country life with my grandfather, Butler Earl “Smitty” Smith. He was a wise and funny old man. Smitty liked to hunt, fish, go four-wheeling and hang out with his buddies at a local diner in Catersville, Ala. He taught me a little about […]