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...

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...

Namaste and suds: Annual Brew-seum to include yoga and beer event for first time

Yoga paired with beer may seem like a stretch, but local instructor Jackelin Treviño promises it can be fun.“It is going to be a...

Diabetics may benefit from compounding by pharmacist

NARIO RENE CANTU and DIANA F. RAMIREZ | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR Professional compounding by a pharmacist is an effective option for treating conditions or...

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....

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...

Slow Cooker Recipe: Combine tater tots, bacon, cheese and chicken for satisfying comfort food

Slow Cookin' w/ Pete Ep. 2This recipe is easy and combines four of my favorite things — tater tots, bacon, cheese and garlic.I used...

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...

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...

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...