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With pleasant South Florida weather still here, and Spring just around the corner, thoughts of grilling seems to be just the answer to satisfy any appetite.

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In most cases, attendees to a headliner performance at the Seminole Theatre aren’t familiar with the opening act. To date, all have been enjoyable, and the Thursday February 6, 2020 offering of Brennen Leigh and Melissa Carper was no exception. Leigh, songwriter, guitar player, mandolin play…

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Unknown to many, there is an Annual Beauty Contest in Homestead that focuses on talent, grace and stage presence.

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Alejandrina Gamez of Homestead celebrated with her family and friends at her birthday party on Sunday.

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With our lovely South Florida weather we sometimes enjoy driving around savoring our Strawberry fields in bloom. It is that time of year when you can pick strawberries or just stop by local produce stands to purchase them along with other local fresh vegetables. Our unique recipes below are …

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For the first time in its history, meerkats have been born and are being successfully raised at Zoo Miami! On January 18th, “Yam Yam,” an 8 year old female who came to Zoo Miami from Busch Gardens in February of 2012, gave birth to two pups in a secluded area of the meerkat habitat. Yam Yam …

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Joseph W. Barber III graduated Nov 8, 2019 from Air Force BMT as an Airman 1st class. He will serve as a Crew Chief on an F16 fighter jet. Barber graduated from South Dade Sr. High School.

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Many popular event venues are tucked behind dense foliage in Redland. Or visitors can roam around the Fruit and Spice Park to learn about thousands of tropical species. Then there is a spot that blends elements of both as well as other unique characteristics.

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Kick off your Super Bowl get together with the delicious fresh baked taste of game day foods.

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When Rodeo’s Todd Hardwick discovered that a close to 6,500-pound oak stump was about to be trashed, he hired heavy duty equipment to transport and unload it at his Hammock in the Redlands. Soon, local wood carver Sean

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Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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We all seem to be searching to a unique lunch to serve when we get a call from an unexpected guest that wants to drop by. Recently this happened to me! I was looking for lighter fare that would  still look pretty, yet satisfy and fill them up. Bacon Raspberry Balsamic Spinach Salad fits the …

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For the most part, breast cancer is a disease the effects women. However, a small proportion of new breast cancers are actually diagnosed in men. Last year, about 2,500 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast canc…

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We are all ready for a a simple comfort dish that will start our  New Year right. Why not serve a pot of cozy warm soup? Hopefully,  with us getting a chill in the air soon, we can use these recipes to satisfy and enlighten everyone’s palette. Our Turnip Green Soup is typically a Southern co…

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We all want to feel happy and productive. But here's the Catch 22: the things we do to try to feel that way—working long hours, rushing kids from one activity to the other, and meeting all of life's obligations—can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and even resentful. (And that's not count…

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There’s always something happening in the Florida Keys & Key West, from eclectic festivals focusing on the area’s colorful history, artistic culture and notable cuisine to events that celebrate the Keys’ unique environment, underwater adventures and quirky ambi- ance. A comprehensive and…

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We all have favorite memories of Holiday baking. Most of us are busy at this time of year so we are all looking for fast, delicious recipes to make for this festive season. These Candied Pecans are just the right gift for friend or neighbor. Make sure the ingredients you are cooking with are…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Getting together with Holiday friends offers us the opportunity to share traditional, delicious, and cherished recipes handed down from generation to generation. Welcome this Holiday Season by serving the Queens Spiced Cider tea along with our two si…

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Finding room for 99 candles on a birthday cake is always tricky. The solution of placing two “number 9” candles worked well as members of the John G. Salley American Legion Post 43, Homestead helped World War II veteran Ray Surette celebrate his birthday Thursday, December 4, 2019.

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With all of the holiday bustle, travel, and Christmas shopping, it’s easy to forget the reason for the season. Fortunately, MOUSE KING is here again to remind us that the “Key to Christmas” – and all of the holidays, really – is love.

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Only one new title joined this year’s top UF/IFAS Extension EDIS publications, and like five others making the list, it appeals to horticulture interests. In all, the Electronic Data Information Source saw 4.6 million visits and more than 18 million pageviews this year.

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Tis the season as they say. The holidays loom large in the minds of young and old alike. For me, the end of our calendar year has appeared seemingly out of nowhere, with the words “Is it really December already”? Without a doubt, it is here, and forge ahead we must! So instead of a profile o…

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If you have ever had a mammogram, chances are you have heard the term “dense breast tissue”. Breast tissue is composed of a combination of functional tissue that facilitates breast feeding and fatty tissue. The density of breast tissue refers to the percentage of parenchymal breast tissue - …

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With our busy Holiday Season here, we are all looking for easy no fuss meals.

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When Inga Lam of BuzzFeed's Tasty, the world's largest social food network, gets going in the kitchen, she makes sure to consider all aspects of her baking process when creating the perfect treat. As a Tasty Creator, Inga is known for showing budding chefs how to sharpen their skills and liv…

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Be sure to mark your calendars for the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s 44th Annual Fruit & Spice Park Redland Heritage Festival and Craft Fair, Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit &…

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The City of Homestead and Councilwoman Jenifer N. Bailey will host the 2nd Annual ArtWalk Homestead on Sunday, December 8, 2019. Come experience an art festival showcasing County-wide Artists from various mediums, fostering the love of Art, and showcasing the beautiful city of Homestead. Sch…

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Thanksgiving Day is a holiday to celebrate the story of the Pilgrims meal they shared with Native Americans many years ago. To our family it is a feast that we have enjoyed and shared over the years. For most of us it has been proven to be our most memorable times with each other. We hold th…

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Marjorie Doughty has led the local Lamplighters Writers Group for almost two decades. With six mystery/thriller novels published and a life spent as the wife of a U.S. State Department official, she had exotic backgrounds to draw from. They spent twelve years in Saigon, to include being ther…

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What are the benefits of baking from scratch? Mostly, it's fun, and your whole family can join in. On top of that, nothing tastes as good as fresh baked treats right out of the oven. Plus, it makes the whole house smell great. But perhaps the most important reason to bake from scratch is tha…

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Tailgating for NASCAR fans is everything. Some fans arrive hours before to claim their favorite spot, and most have enjoyed this event for years. Good food, snacks, and beverages are all essential for a successful tailgate. Our best NASCAR appetizer is our wing sauce recipe we have put a twi…

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PEEPS Marshmallow candies aren't only a tasty treat, but they're also an adorable addition to crafts and recipes! With seasonal marshmallow shapes such as Snowmen, Trees, Reindeer and

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Here in the beautiful Florida Keys, we have no shortage of tidal shoreline and coastal landscapes, in addition to some unique natural habitats. This provides a fantastic opportunity to observe many of nature’s beautiful creatures. Especially this time of year, when many migrating birds seek …

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With Flu Season here nothing better than a bowl of Chicken Noodle soup. You can put this recipe in the slow cooker when you are busy and go about your day. When  you get back it only takes 20 minutes to finish your soup. Just toss in the egg noodles and cook them until tender.