June 16, 2021

Month: May 2021

Dolores Catania Celebrated Frank Catania’s Birthday with the Most Incredible Cake

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Why a Gold Star Widow Hides on Memorial Day

U.S. Army Photo/AlamySacrifice: A Gold Star Widow’s Fight for the Truth by Michelle Black is the memoir of a gold-star widow searching for the truth behind her Green Beret husband’s death. When Bryan Black was killed in an ambush in Niger in 2017, his wife Michelle saw her worst nightmare become a reality—but what followed Bryan’s death was even more difficult. After receiving few and contradictory details about the attack that took her husband’s life, it was up to Michelle to find answers. It became her mission to

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To-go cocktails will stick around in at least 20 states after Covid

To-go cocktails won’t be a pandemic fad.

Nebraska joined 14 states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in approving measures allowing restaurants to sell cocktails to go permanently after the success of the program during the health crisis. Six other states have approved extending the temporary measure until at least 2022. At least 15 states are considering active bills to keep to-go cocktails around longer, too, although the legislation faces some opposition from the liquor store industry.

Before the pandemic, states and localities largely forbade bars and restaurants from selling cocktails to go, with a few notable exceptions, like

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Austin food writer Addie Broyles steps down after 13 years at Statesman

Dear readers, this is my farewell column as the American-Statesman food writer.

On June 1, I’ll hang up my apron, stack up the cookbooks and pass on the test kitchen gear to the next person to take on this life-changing position at Austin’s daily newspaper.

When I say, “Dear readers,” I mean it. From my first column in 2008 to today, the fine people who read this column — in print with their coffee and via Facebook in the school pickup line — have held an incredibly special place in my heart.

I have kept your business cards, your emails

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Anyone can cook these quick and easy recipes

No matter your ability in the kitchen, have the essentials covered with this bank of simple recipes that deliver great-tasting results. From easy chicken burritos and casseroles to straightforward brownies and cakes, master these and you’ll have a good grounding to branch out and experiment.

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Two killed in late-night shooting outside of Branson restaurant

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – Two people were shot and killed late Saturday evening outside of Famous Dave’s restaurant in Branson.

Branson police have identified the victims as Krystle L. Buhl, 38, of Forsyth, and Richard A. Mc Mahan, 39, of Merriam Woods. Next of kin have been notified.

The Branson Police Department responded to reports of a shooting late Saturday to Famous Dave’s in 1800 block of West 76 Country Boulevard.

First responders found two people shot in a parking lot. One victim died at the scene, while the other died from injuries after being sent to the hospital.


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The Country Kitchen: Banana-Gingerbread Muffins

This recipe was sent in by B.W. of Pilot Hill, who says, “These are quick and easy gingerbread muffins that are delicious with any meal. Using gingerbread cake and cookie mix makes them nice and light in texture. I make them whenever time is short, and I need something nice to serve.

Banana-Gingerbread Muffins


Makes 16 muffins
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 pkg 14.5 ounces gingerbread cake and cookie mix.


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease bottoms only of 16 medium muffin cups or line

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