Food and Fun

  • Girl Scout cookies are as popular as ever

    This year, about 200 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be sold and eaten. 

    That includes the 200 boxes that graced our dining room table sold by Betty Jo. 

    The boxes come in and go out, then come in again and go out again. 

    The Lancaster area Girl Scouts are part of the 22-county Mountains to the Midlands Girl Scout Council. These enterprising young ladies hope to sell 143,000 cases of cookies.

  • Alzheimer's car show surpasses $2,000 goal

    White Oak Manor raised $2,896 for the S.C. Alzheimer’s Association during the Cruise-In for Alzheimer’s and Walk-a-thon on Oct. 17.
    Alison Graves, White Oak actiivities director, had made a pact that if supporters could raise $2,000 before 7 p.m., she would allow her head to be shaved.  
    By 6 p.m., supporters had raised a little more than $2,200.
    “So yes, I’m bald,” Graves said..

  • Former Miss S.C. to speak at National Day of Prayer luncheon

    The Lancaster faith community is encouraged to attend the Fifth Annual Lancaster Community Prayer Luncheon on May 1 at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.

    This year’s keynote speaker is Kelly McCorkle Parkison, who served as Miss South Carolina 2002 and participated in the television reality show, “Amazing Race.” 

    In addition to McCorkle Parkison, the service will include prayers offered to God for our families, churches, our government leaders, military and civil servants and our nation said Dr. Bert Welch, Covenant senior pastor.

  • Country ham is country gentleman of Southern cooking

    When given the opportunity to do a little country cooking, I head straight for the kitchen. It’s no secret to anyone that my idea of a great recipe is keeping things as simple as possible by using basic ingredients found in most cupboards and refrigerators.

  • It's time to bring back Sunday dinner

    If I close my eyes and listen closely, I can hear the back room fan in my grandparents’ Erwin Farm home pulling a breeze through the house when the kitchen and living room windows were up.And at lunchtime on Sunday, that breeze would pull the smells coming from the stove as Granny Williams put the finishing touches on a traditional Sunday dinner.The table was pulled away from the wall to make room for six, two extra chairs were brought into the small kitchen and the good dishes were taken down from the top shelf, while a brass-colored tea ball steeped in a p

  • Decadent Brunch; Let Cap'n Crunch steer late breakfast ship

    The days you get to sleep in are few and far between, so why not skip that early breakfast and enjoy brunch instead? Put that box of breakfast cereal to another use by making Cap’n Crunch French Toast and Miss Leslie’s Ham Salad on Biscuits?

  • Tailgating has colorful history

    This Saturday, Clemson University's Death Valley and the University of South Carolina’s Williams Brice Stadium will be magically transformed into two of the Palmetto State’s largest towns, at least for a few hours.

  • Avoid peach panic: Make the best of leftover fruit

    Don’t worry. We’ve all done it. Those peaches come into season and when we drive by produce stands, we are drawn in by their voluptuous looks.

  • Snap out of rut with summertime twists on traditional recipes

    Your summer dinners are starting to drag. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone. It’s easy to get into a rut preparing the same meals over and over again.But it’s just as easy to snap out of it and start a culinary revolution by twisting something old into something new. Just put a spin on your favorite recipes by doing the summertime twist.An updated version of the tried and true All-American cheeseburger and Baked Sweet Potato Fries will keep your Labor Day cookout guests on their toes.

  • Get kids involved, excited about school lunch choices

    Your nerves are shot.After spending endless hours pushing a shopping cart through every store in three counties for weeks, you found the perfect Hannah Montana or Kasey Kahne lunch box.Now, all that’s left to do is find something to put in it that will give your little Disney Channel wannabe or NASCAR novice enough brain power to make it through the day.And you thought finding that lunch box was hard.Try finding the suggested good-for-you protein, vegetable, fruit and a fun treat combination you can pack each day that they will eat.