My turn: Mistakes make memories

I tried to make a chocolate cream pie once. It didn’t work. I was maybe 14 or 15 when I decided to make Mom a chocolate cream pie for her birthday. It’s what she often made herself for her birthday. Since Mom’s birthday is in July, school didn’t interfere. One afternoon, I pulled out the [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

My turn: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Call for help, free hot chocolate and a scandal

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Parade needs help Clovis MainStreet still needs volunteers to help ensure everything runs smoothly Saturday at the Clovis Christmas Light Parade. Volunteers are needed for one hour intervals beginning at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Information: Robyne Beaubien @ 575-309-8370 Question [...]

My turn: Bananas, chocolate go good together

I’m no Betty Crocker, but I am a dessert fan. I created Banana S’more Pie to be easily made, and I thought the ingredient combination sounded good. Unlike s’mores, it’s cold, but it has chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, plus bananas. It’s rich. My co-workers tested the recipe and seemed to like it. Victoria, an [...]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, chocolate secrets and calling all band parents

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Calling all parents The Marshall Middle School band is looking for band parent chaperones for the trip to Amarillo May 7. This event involves all band members and is all day. They need five 5 parents. Information: Kelli Morrison at 693-386 Video game of the week Get [...]

Chocolate addiction hard to stop

By Karl Terry: Fredom columnist “Where did you hide them,” whined my wife as she opened cabinets after supper on a recent evening. I didn’t have to ask what she was looking for, I knew she was after the Whoppers the Original Malted Milk Balls. If I played my cards right I knew she would [...]

Jan. 25, 2009 Community Services Center Menu

Monday: Taco, Pinto beans, salad, salsa, chocolate cake. Tuesday: BBQ chicken, pasta salad, mustard greens, roll, pears. Wednesday: Beef stew, squash, cornbread, chocolate cookie. Thursday: Ham and beans, okra, crackers, peaches. Friday: Roast beef with brown gravy, broccoli, baked potato, roll, banana pudding.

Dec. 28, 2008 CSC Menu

Monday – Hamburger mac, corn, salad, apricot cobblerTuesday – Ham and beans, okra, tomatoes and green chile, cornbread, chocolate cakeWednesday – Chicken n’ rice, California veggies, crackers, apples