Posted By Heywood on 2013 May 29 - 3:26pm

Offbeat ways to escape the triple-digit heat

I just don’t know if I can handle another summer in Texas. Triple digit heat, ozone alerts and the threat of West Nile, which will probably never be completely eradicated. You just know that PETA will eventually instigate a catch-and-release program for mosquitoes. Unfortunately,...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jul 24 - 2:35pm

It’s time for a break with cool, easy, stylish menus. My mind runs to tomatoes — my favorite summer crop.

by Judie Byrd Whether picked from the garden or carefully selected from my favorite market, tomatoes always inspire me to whip up a bright, fresh summer-friendly meal. Recently, I watched my daughter make her version of easy pizzas. To keep the kitchen cool, she cooks them on her electric...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2012 Jul 2 - 3:36pm

What could be more inviting than a glistening, juicy, bubbling-over summer fruit pie? It’s one of the joys of the season.

One look at a basket of perfectly ripe peaches or berries, and I can already hear the oohs and ahhs from my family as I pull a golden, gooey, lattice-trimmed cobbler from the oven. Bring on the ice cream! The secret to whipping up a fabulous pie quickly and easily is having good, homemade pie...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jun 4 - 4:39pm

Don’t get caught in the sun and sand unprepared.

by Jennifer Casseday-Blair With the right tote, transporting basics to the beach a breeze. Bright towels are a must this season, as is a pair of cool shades to fight the glaring sun. Classic tall wedge sandals add a polished touch, and don’t forget a lightweight scarf to quickly cover up...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Jun 4 - 3:56pm

Preventative steps against UV exposure during the summer months

by Ellen Parker With the summer comes outdoor lunches for some, long days at the pool for others, and more sun exposure for everyone. The additional vitamin D may be beneficial, but along with the sunlight comes damage to the skin. With beach days ahead and baseball games to watch, it is essential...


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