Monthly Archives: August 2012

Veggie Skillet Casserole

Talk about easy, delicious, and nutritious… Recipe of the Week: Veggie Skillet Casserole 1 c. water 3/4 c. uncooked quick-cooking barley 1 c. each chopped red and green bell peppers 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes … Continue reading

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“Bernie”

You have to see “Bernie”! It is hilarious, despite being about a real murder. It stars Jack Black as mortician Bernie Tiede, Shirley MacLane as rich Mrs. Marjorie Nugent, Matthew McConaughey as District Attorney Danny Buck, and a bunch of actual residents of Carthage, … Continue reading

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Pick and Choose

*Life is made up of choices: trivial and important, impulsive and challenging, emotional and logical, and everything in between. The daily ones are pretty simple: what to wear, what to eat, how long to exercise, whether or not to be polite, when to leave for an … Continue reading

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“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is not about some African country; it is about a southern Louisiana delta community. People living on the water in all sorts of shacks, some without electricity or bathrooms, and raising their own chickens and pigs but … Continue reading

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THE HARPER’S QUINE and DOG ON IT

Two books could not be less alike and I enjoyed them both, but differently… The Harper’s Quine is one of ten books in a medieval murder mystery series, featuring Gil Cunningham, by Pat McIntosh. It is difficult to say which is first, as … Continue reading

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Creamy Chicken and Chile Enchiladas

I have stopped despairing and decided that this hot summer is never going to end. So to thumb my nose at the heat, I turned on the oven for this Mexican recipe… Recipe of the Week: Creamy Chicken and Chile Enchiladas 1 lb. … Continue reading

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“Paranorman”

The theater wasn’t packed for the 6:20 showing of “Paranorman,” and we weren’t the only couple there without children. The previews had looked cute and we thought the grandkids might want to go with us, but they weren’t available. There were … Continue reading

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