Carrot Cake

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This recipe was a favorite of Vicki Turner’s maternal  Aunt Geraldine. Carrot cake has been a tradition for more than 30 years in her family for the Christmas holidays. Print Carrot Cake This recipe was a favorite of my mom’s sister (Aunt Geraldine). Carrot cake has been a tradition for more than 30 years in my […]

Fayette County: Homes needed for kittens & puppies!

Meet Bo, a male kitten looking for his forever home.

Kitten season is still in full swing.  Fayette Humane Society (FHS), a 501(3)(c) nonprofit animal rescue group, is overwhelmed with requests from the community to take unwanted or stray cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies. FHS does not have a shelter, although a building fund has been started. The rescued pets live with foster families until volunteers can find them permanent, loving homes. […]

Have a Blast on July 4th — Safely!

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It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks. Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having […]

Twilight Theatre Hosts the Princess Tea Party

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An annual favorite for little princesses and their favorite adult, Twilight Theatre is proud to present another Princess Tea Party  portraying favorite princesses of all time. This short show is packed with music and tips on how to be the best princess ever PLUS after the show, enjoy special desserts (made specially for the little princesses by […]

My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese

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This is one of my Mom’s “rotation of five” recipes.  She learned it from their Irish maid as a little girl.  She called the cheese “rat trap cheese”.  It’s a different mac and cheese, but simple and comforting.   Print My Chef Nancy’s Johnston Mac and Cheese Author: Nancy Jaworski Ingredients 8 oz package of […]

Fayette County Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program

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Area teens are encouraged to participate in “Beneath the Surface,” the Fayette County Public Library’s teen summer reading program, from June 1 to July 31. Teens are invited to come to the library and read for prizes as well as taking part in workshops that are offered throughout the summer. Workshops this summer include: Teen […]

Learning to Cook: A Tribute to Our Mothers

FW's publisher Joyce Beverly cooks with her grandmother.

Did you grow up cooking at the knee of your mother, aunt, or grandmother?  Did you learn the tricks of perfect biscuits, cookies and cakes?   For many of us, this is exactly how the love of cooking is sparked.  For me, not so much.   My mother, Ann, was a brilliant and creative woman.  She could […]

Bev’s Cheese Strata and Hot Curried Fruit

Bev Turnbull and Virginia Gibbs

by Virginia Gibbs My mom, Beverly Turnbull, was a Southern lady and a wonderful cook.   At special holidays like Easter and Christmas, our family would gather to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast of cheese strata and hot curried fruit.   The strata was prepped the day before, making it easy to pop in the oven and make […]