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...

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...

Slow cookin’ with Pete: Fast and easy slow cooker meatloaf

If I had to name my top five entrees, meatloaf would be on that list. Maybe not No. 1, but it is definitely among...

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 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...

Local high school athlete enjoying benefits of meal prepping

BY HENRY MILLERDONNA — When Miranda Sandoval approached her mom Monica Galvan about healthy eating, she knew her commitment level in athletics had reached...

Canned food myths debunked

METRO The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials. However, there are some people who still harbor concerns about...

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...

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...