Peter Rasmussen

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Peter Rasmussen is the digital editor for The Monitor. He can be reached at prasmussen@themonitor.com (956) 683-4448.

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with this enchilada casserole

If anyone wants to invite me to a Dia de los Muertos party or potluck, I’ll bring the perfect dish — slow cooker enchilada...

Border Book Bash a chance for locals to meet their favorite authors

One of Margie Longoria’s favorite authors growing up was Judy Blume. When Longoria — at the age of 35 — finally got the chance...

Slow Cookin’ With Pete: Pizza mixed with quinoa makes for tasty slow cooker meal

Last week I was looking for a carb-free meal for my slow cooker. I came across a pizza recipe without the bread. Essentially, it’s...

La Villa, Progreso look to Yellow Jacket vets to boost up-and-coming football programs

Thousands will crowd popular stadiums such as Bennie La Prade in Donna and Richard R. Flores Stadium in Edinburg tonight and Friday night for...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A healthy, protein-packed recipe perfect for meal prepping

Using a slow cooker has been my way of meal prepping. I will make two slow cooker meals a week which will last me...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Salsa verde honey-lime tacos

Slow cooker recipes introduced me to the world of chicken tenders. Before I started using the appliance, I never thought about cooking the smaller...

It’s as easy as chicken, salsa and cheese

After a crazy week of rain and flooding, I needed a simple, stress-free slowcooker recipe, preferably one with five ingredients or less.I found this...

Brush a proud promoter of area’s natural habitat, wildlife

John Brush lifted his binoculars to his eyes to gain a better view of a Thrasher he spotted. Immediately he knew the bird was...

Pride and awareness: Annual event a chance to shine light on HIV rates in...

This year’s Pride in the Park arrives at a crucial moment for the Rio Grande Valley’s LBGTQ community.According to the Center for Disease Control,...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: A vegan-friendly alternative to a favorite comfort food

Slow Cookin' w/ Pete: Vegan ChiliOne reason I started slow cooking meals was to keep track of my diet.Two years ago, my doctor told...