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Mixing Things Up

Story by Kate Duckworth Photos by Grant Duckworth Photography It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Christmas music playing, twinkle lights shining, and Amazon packages arriving!  The Holidays bring me a lot of joy, and I love nothing more than to deck the halls. Some of us tend to decorate our homes the same…

Peppermint Bark Holiday Cookies

Story by Angel Schiffer at Bittersweet Bakery Photos by Nicole Queen of @thequeenstudio   This recipe has quite a few steps but trust me they’re oh so worth it and made just a teensy bit easier with my favorite one bowl no-chill time required dough. Plus, it’s the holidays, there’s no better time to be…

Dining Out in Ellis County

If you’ve driven just south of Ennis on I45, you’ve seen the BBQ restaurant of Alma Smokehouse as it has been established since 2009. What you can’t see from the road is that it was created by an empire of a family that features a team of entrepreneurs, all working together. During the pandemic Alma…