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...

Surgery has surprisingly been a treatment for Type 2 diabetes

BY Dr. Mario del Pino and Diana F. Ramirez | Special to The MonitorDoctors were not expecting that gastric bypass could eliminate diabetes. In...

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...

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...

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...

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...