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Summertime and the Smoke is On

By Phillip Morgan If it’s summer time in Texas, it is HOT! Although we North Texans know how to keep cool – we also know how to celebrate our heatwave months by firing up the smoker. I could sum up my summer plans in cooking with three words – equipment, eclecticism, and enjoyment. Without those…

Baking Basics for Your Pups

Story by Angel Schiffer When I cook at home I often have a furry little shadow named Leo beneath my feet and even though they say not to give your dog any table scraps, who can honestly resist literal puppy dog eyes? That is why the most common question I ask in my kitchen is…

Porch Done Pretty + Perfect

Story & Photos By Jina Armstrong The minute March 1st comes, me and my sister hit the garden stores for something that is Alive fresh and colorful I was excited about this issue because I love to redo and freshen up my front door space when spring shows up. After all, this is the first…

Dinner With Danny

Story & Photos By Dining with Danny Chances are you have heard or seen someone talk about Zagala’s on Facebook.   I know I saw a few different friends post about it.  We finally made the trip to Palmer to give it a try.  Zagala’s is located right in the heart of downtown Palmer in a…

The Waxahachie Chautauqua

STORY BY SUSAN KIRK HUNTER & THE CHAUTAUQUA PRESERVATION SOCIETY   Beginning of Chautauqua The Chautauqua movement began at Lake Chautauqua, New York in 1874 as a summer retreat for the training of Sunday School teachers. It immediately included academic subjects, music, art, humanities, and physical education and it established itself as a national forum…