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…

Dinner With Danny

Review By Danny Knight We visited English Merchant’s Parlour on a Thursday evening around 7:00. To say the place was jumping is an understatement.  Fortunately, we were told ahead of time to make reservations. We were greeted at the door by the bartender.   He welcomed us and asked if was our first visit.  He then…

Dinner with Danny – Veracruz

Tucked away next to WalMart in Midlothian you’ll find Veracruz.  We met friends for dinner and I was very pleased with the overall look as we entered.   Everything looked nice and clean and it was an inviting atmosphere.   We were seated quickly by a friendly hostess.  The waiter came over and took our drink…

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…

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…