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, […]

Make cake in fewer 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 […]

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 […]

Food at the speed of life: Cake has fewer calories

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 for hours, […]

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.

It's their business: Chillers

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Chillers employee Tesha Middleton, left, and store owner Lisa Thalleen make a smoothie for a customer. The store has been open since 2009. Chillers Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday; Open daily in the summer. Location: 4024 N. Prince […]

Food at the Speed of Life: Try experimenting with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

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 […]