Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Fresh masa dough or pre-made tortilla, your quesadilla can be better

Who needs a recipe for a quesadilla? Grab a flour tortilla, pile on shredded cheese and heat it up in a pan until the cheese melts. There, I summed up about 75 percent of the quesadilla recipes around, and you only had to read one sentence. Of course, you could add some chicken, which would account for another 10 percent of the recipes, but that’s stretching the limit of most people’s quesadilla comprehension.

Food & Drink

Verena’s vacation memorable, but she’s happy to be home with family

This is Verena, age 19. My mother asked me to write the column this week. Recently my life has been so busy with working Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the daycare. I also babysit for my friend’s three little boys whenever they need a sitter. I love children, so it makes me happy that my job includes taking care of many sweet little angels. With most of the children at the daycare being age 5 and younger, it takes lots and lots of patience. The children are at such a tender, young, innocent age. I feel blessed to be able to care for them.

Food & Drink

Spring break brings emptier nest for Eichers

It has been rainy and cool all week— not the best weather for the children while they are on spring break from school. I was hoping we could get the yard raked up this week, but I’m sure we will have nicer days to work outside. There is plenty to do otherwise. The boys have been getting the barn cleaned out.

Food & Drink

How to make meatloaf right – it’s about fat and starch

Can you believe it’s been four decades since “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? I spent the better part of my Time Warp-ed college years dancing “just a jump to the left.” My real favorite song, though, was “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul.” That’s the one that unleashed upon the living that remarkable singer, Meat Loaf.

Food & Drink

Kettle corn made easy

Ever wonder how kettle corn is made? Thad Grecco, of Hilton Head's Palmetto Kettle Corn, was popping up some 200 pounds of it during the 5th annual A Taste of Bluffton food festival on April 8, 2017.

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Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink

Starbucks calls its limited-time beverage a "Unicorn Frappuccino." The drink changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw.
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Starbucks unveils ​'magical' Unicorn Frappuccino drink

Bradenton Eateries: Then and Now exhibit open at Manatee County Downtown Central Library 0:45

Bradenton Eateries: Then and Now exhibit open at Manatee County Downtown Central Library

Kettle corn made easy 1:06

Kettle corn made easy

Making peppermint candy 2:46

Making peppermint candy