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Substitute ingredients put new twist on old favorites

Lately, I’ve heard funny stories about people wanting to make recipes but not having all the ingredients. Of course, they’re joking about recipes needing a single feather from a dodo bird or the broom of the Wicked Witch.

Whole chicken holy grail of cheap eats

On the quest for the ultimate in cheap eats, I go absolutely nuts over whole chickens because they’re inexpensive, about $1 a pound and each one can stretch into several meals. Of course, this depends on the number of people you’re feeding and the size of their appetites.

Lend A Hand continues to serve area seniors

Lend A Hand of Boulder City continues to provide services to the community despite closing its office to the public while working through the state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Veterans targeted by scam artists

Unfortunately, the coronavirus, and the worldwide harm it is causing, has done nothing to stop fraudsters from attempting to scam veterans for whatever cash and/or financial information that they can swindle. Government agencies, including the FBI, have issued warnings about a rise in such scams.

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Virus sparks acts of kindness

Being kind has always been a hallmark of Boulder City residents. As the nation and world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are once again showing their caring nature and compassion for others.

Pen pals brighten residents’ days

Like many of us, sometimes Mary Rush, administrator at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City, has trouble sleeping.

Lending libraries get personal

Boulder City residents can fulfill their reading needs through several Little Free Libraries in town.

Tale of gunpoint robbery worthy of Twain

Most everyone likes a story by Mark Twain, or a story that might have Twain himself involved.

Dried beans pack power for pennies

What’s delicious, nutritious, hearty and filling, incredibly economical, feeds a crowd and makes awesome leftovers? Those dried beans you bought when you were stocking up for the quarantine! Who knew it’d take a global pandemic for us to rediscover the bountiful beauty of beans?

Center keeps seniors, their needs at forefront

Local seniors may be gone from the Senior Center of Boulder City, but they are certainly not forgotten.

Finding ways to stay productive vital to health

Penning a column titled “Home Matters,” I’m called to speak to our new normal at home — the place that has literally become our epicenter of life since Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a “stay at home” directive to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Egg-cellent ideas for coloring Easter eggs

Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way. So, what do we do with some extra time on our hands and lots of kiddies at home? Let’s make the most awesome colored eggs ever.

Four-ingredient recipes make shopping easier

Now that we’re making a wish list rather than a grocery list, it’s nice to have a few less ingredients on it. So, here is a collection of easy-to-prepare recipes that require only four or fewer ingredients. Of course, you can embellish with additional ingredients if you wish, but these recipes are truly tasty as written.