Weslaco pitmaster changed careers to pursue passion

Smokin’ Moon & Beer Garden pitmaster Joel Garcia said his passion for barbecue blossomed while traveling around Texas, crossing off his list of the...

Easy three-ingredient dip for Sunday’s big game

If you are invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday but don’t want to show up empty-handed, this easy slow cooker beer cheese...

McAllen bar Suerte keeps the party going with monthly brunch

McALLEN — The first Sunday of every month, Suerte is the perfect place to catch up on the week’s gossip over La Mimosa Chismosas...

Slow Cookin’ with Pete: Garlic mashed potatoes for Easter dinner

Owning a slow cooker has allowed me to try new things. Before my slow cooker, I would have never attempted to make mashed potatoes....

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...

Genius in a Bottle: Don’t let wine selection add to Valentine’s Day stress

BY CARLOS CARDENASThere’s something peaceful about January. The weather is cooler, we don’t see the sun as much and the hustle and bustle of...

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Pizza dip for your Super Bowl party

I recently discovered the world of slow cooking. While I’ve always known slow cookers existed, I just never paid much attention to them. Slow cookers...

Genius in a Bottle: What’s your favorite wine? It depends on the season

BY CARLOS CARDENASWorking as a wine professional, I’ve been asked many interesting questions, but by far the most difficult is, “What is YOUR favorite...

Former engineer walks away from career to sell coffee

When Michelle Quiroz walked away from a 12-year career in engineering to pursue her passion of coffee, it wasn’t without apprehension.Some questioned her resignation...

Genius in a Bottle: Get to know Spain through its wine

BY CARLOS CARDENASImagine sitting at your desk at work, eyelids heavy, the 2 o’clock hour approaching. Your mind wanders. Another coffee? Energy drink? Lament...