Category Archives: Lifestyles

Tales from the Kitchen: Learning to Make Pie Crust

By Alice Liles
Alice’s note: This story first appeared in my blog The Bright Lights of Muleshoe on February 6, 2013. Last week I shared with you one of my first cooking adventures involving a giant cake. This week’s mistake is about how I learned to make decent pie crust.
Following recipes accurately was one problem in my early cooking days (see “Tales From the Kitchen: The Giant Cake,” January 31, 2013); incomplete recipes were quite another matter.
Besides the cook books I received as wedding gifts, most of the recipes I tried to use were from Mother; many of hers were from her mother. Makes sense, right? So I had the pie crust recipe that had been handed down to her by Grandmother, and they both made lovely pies and cobblers with this wonderful crust. I also had the family chocolate meringue pie recipe, so I set out to make those for my new husband.

BSA Health System holds care fair

AMARILLO — BSA Health System will be holding the BSA Care Fair, a free community-wide health fair on Saturday, April 13 in the BSA auditorium, located on the second floor, from 7 to 10 a.m.
The fair will include a free blood pressure measurement and blood draw to test triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose levels. For accurate results, all participants are encouraged to fast for at least eight hours prior to having their blood drawn.

Keeping up with our Seniors: Ode to our cooks

By Carolyn Johnson

We work really hard at the Senior Citizen’s Center to keep things fun and active. I have written several articles on the events, programs, and activities we provide but today I want to tell you all about the one thing that always draws the biggest crowds for us. That is our daily luncheon. With the help of South Plains Association of Governments, we serve five noon meals each week. Our average daily attendance for this past week was 68. You can do the math. That’s 340 meals per week, 1,362 per month. No small feat.

Around Muleshoe

Caregiver Alliance Support Group
“Caring Hearts” Legacy of Love Hospice will be sponsoring a support group at TRINITY CHRISTIAN CENTER CHURCH, 1723 W. American BLVD. in Muleshoe, Texas. On April 9th from 6 to 7pm. Snacks will be provided.

Free Easter celebrations at Cabela’s

Families are invited to celebrate Easter at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s this spring by enjoying FREE photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts for the kids and an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Plus, kids can eat free at all Bass Pro Shops signature restaurants while the Easter Bunny is in town.
WHEN: Saturday, April 13 through Sunday April 21*
WHERE: Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s locations across North America
For a full list of retail locations visit
MORE: Free family photos with the Easter Bunny
Families are invited to visit Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s for a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny.