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Randy Bigham – All In Good Taste – Easy, low-carb snacks

From time to time I have shared some low-carb meal ideas here but friends lately asked why I haven’t included more since this way of eating has been so successful for me. I guess I feel it’s not something most people care for. But every now and again, I will provide some low-carb choices that […]

Randy Bigham – All in Good Taste – Spring Menu Ideas

Recently, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything more delicious than these recipes which I know you will enjoy as well. They are unique and not too difficult to prepare. And they are perfect for a spring or summer menu – light, tangy and lovely to look at on the plate. Enjoy! Pineapple Shrimp Bowls Ingredients: […]

Fiery flavor: Tequila Chicken

Randy Bigham, The Ennis News: Here are a few more recipes locals have shared with me. I had a special request for the carbonara, so here it is again. It’s one of my favorites, too. Many thanks to Carrie Hopkins and Laura Smith, cooks I first encountered when I was an editor for Now Magazines; […]

Randy Bigham – All In Good Taste – Quick and Easy Local Favorites

Some of my favorite simple recipes are included in today’s edition of All in Good Taste, and they’re all from local cooks. To submit your own favorite recipes, contact Randy Bryan Bigham at randybigham@yahoo.com. Lettuce Wraps From Stefanie Davis 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 tsp. minced garlic 1 Tbsp. sesame oil 3 Tbsp. […]

Entertain guests with a DIY taco station

Looking for a fun and healthy dinner idea to serve at your next get-together? This easy, do-it-yourself taco station is the perfect meal to serve for quick weeknight dinners or parties. With some simple prep beforehand, you can make a fun and healthy meal that your kids and guests will love. Finish off with some […]

Highlighting businesses that keep downtown Ennis strong – Pop Top Coffee: Success is brewing

Brothers Josue and Eric Martinez are the proud new owners of Pop Top Coffee Shop, which they began managing Sept. 1. The store originated as a stand at Ennis Farmers Market and has grown in popularity since then. “Pop Top is the best coffee shop in Ennis,” Eric said. “We would love everyone to try […]

Local chef is baking holiday pastries

One of most recognizable and pleasant personalities in Ennis, Carlton Myers, who for years has cooked at fine restaurants in North Texas, now has a new locale. As for a new passion, he still has the same skill at delivering great cuisine. Born in town nearly 53 years ago, the congenial Myers recently took his […]

Appetizers your guests will love time and again

Parmesan Cheese Ball Ingredients: 2 packages (one 8oz., one 30z.) cream cheese, softened 1/3/ cup grated Parmesan cheese. 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. of minced green onion 1 tsp. minced garlic 3/4 cup chopped pecans Directions: 1. In large bowl, combine first four ingredients. Shape into a ball. 2.Roll in pecans 3. Wrap in plastic […]

Zesty lime shrimp and avocado salad

Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad – From Kat Salik Ingredients: 1 lb. jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled, deveined, chopped 1 medium tomato, diced 1 half avocado, diced 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine 1/4 cup red onion, chopped 2 limes 1 tsp. olive oil 1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped Salt and fresh pepper to taste Directions: […]

Great local recipes Delicious and simple

Martha’s Squash Casserole Ingredients: 7 yellow squash 1 onion, chopped and sautéd ½ tsp. salt Pepper to taste ¾ sleeve of Ritz Crackers 1 small jar of Cheese Whiz 2 Tbsp. milk ½ stick butter or margarine. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

Blue Cheese Burgers

From Melinda Bigham Ingredients: 2 ½ lbs. hamburger meat (or turkey) 1 whole onion, chopped or minced 12 oz. bleu cheese crumbles Garlic salt to taste Worcestershire sauce to taste 4-6 wheat hamburger buns Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients, forming into patties of desired shape and size. 2. Bake at 350 F for 20-30 minutes […]

Simple seafood solutions for Lent

(Family Features) With people across the country observing Lent, a religious tradition observed during the 40 days before Easter, it’s time to rethink the standard family meal menu. This nearly eight-week period typically calls for a special diet. Specifically, red meat is cut out on Fridays for some and for the entirety of Lent for […]

Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

I bring you recipes that readers have shared with me over the years of my writing for area publications. These are all from local cooks. Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce From Margie McCaig Ingredients: 5 to 6 slices white bread 2 cups milk 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup melted butter 1 tsp. vanilla […]

Down-home and delicious: Local cooks shine

In this week’s installment, I bring you recipes that readers have shared with me over the years of my writing for area publications. These are all from local cooks. Homemade California Onion Dip From Kevin Graves Ingredients: 2 large yellow onions 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper 1/2 […]

Dr. Pepper Jello Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup water 2 (3-ounce) boxes of Strawberry Jello 1¼ cup Dr Pepper 1 (10-ounce) jar sliced maraschino cherries + juice 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple + juice 1 cup chopped pecans Directions: Bring water to boil. Add jello to large bowl and pour boiling water over it, stir until jello mixture dissolves and […]

The 10 Commandments of Eating in Texas

When you come to the Lone Star State, you best be prepared. Eating in Texas is an experience like no other because of the Tex-Mex, the tender smoked meat of BBQ, and the delicious pecan pies in every bakery around the holidays. Here are the 10 commandments of eating in Texas. You’ll be awful sad […]

After 35 years, Diet Coke gets brand makeover

Same original taste, different packaging. That’s the promise from Diet Coke as they prepare to release four new flavors of Diet Coke and new packaging. Ginger Lime, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange and Twisted Mango are headed to the shelves in Mid-January. The innovation process lasted two years and came about from customer research geared […]

Why Coffee is Really Called ‘A Cup of Joe’

I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear someone call coffee, “a cup of Joe,” I can’t help but think, who is Joe?! Did he discover the coffee bean? Did no other name sound good? Although those were pretty decent guesses, here’s the story of the real reason coffee is called “a cup of […]

Short ‘n sweet: Blackberry lime cream puffs

Blackberry Lime Cream Puffs Ingredients: 6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1/3 c. granulated sugar 1 tbsp. fresh lime zest, plus more for serving 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Pinch kosher salt 2 1/2 c. fresh blackberries, divided 1 c. heavy cream 24 (2-inch) store-bought profiterole shells Confectioners’ sugar, for garnish Directions: Whisk cream […]

McDonald’s test runs fresh beef burger “The Archburger”

NEW YORK (AP) – McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image. The company said Tuesday that the new burger, called Archburger, is being tested in seven McDonald’s restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma. […]

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