Kung Pao, not just chicken anymore

Kung Pao, not just chicken anymore

For a lot of people, Kung Pao Chicken is a gateway drug to the Szechuan section of a Chinese take-out menu, an initial first dance with the alluring, ...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to robertheath@championcarolinas.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the ...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

• Lloyd and Jennie Joyce’s children got together for another weekend. That makes 40 years straight. Just the girls this time, and the girl...

April 11th, 2018 |  


At long last, spring becomes edible

At long last, spring becomes edible

If you are lucky enough to have planted some cool-weather vegetables during the warm February days or between the March snows and freezes, you’r...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Find warmth with island-inspired food

Find warmth with island-inspired food

In a year when spring is exhibiting a shocking lack of commitment, and Easter egg hunts are canceled, postponed or seriously impeded by snow, it’...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Easter pies to break a lenten fast

Easter pies to break a lenten fast

As religious holidays go, Easter catches the short end of the stick as far as holiday-specific foods. Sure, there are chocolate bunnies and Peeps, and...

March 28th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

April is starting off with Easter and April Fool’s Day this year. This is the first time Easter has fallen on April Fool’s Day since 1956....

March 27th, 2018 |  


Master Gardener addresses garden club

Master Gardener addresses garden club

Garden Gate Garden Club members gathered at Cross Creek Country Club on Tuesday, March 20, to hear an informative talk by Master Gardener Christina Co...

March 25th, 2018 |  


Submissions to the church calendar should be sent to robertheath@championcarolinas.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday before the event should appear in the ...

March 22nd, 2018 |  


Community Calendar

Submissions to the community calendar need to be in writing and be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the event to be in Sunday’s newspaper. The cal...

March 21st, 2018 |  


A chocolate cake with a secret

A chocolate cake with a secret

Chocolate cakes with secret ingredients are nothing new. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake has been around since the Depression and Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake h...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Expert delivers secret of ‘Goldilocks’ plant

Expert delivers secret of ‘Goldilocks’ plant

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club was visited by District 4 Director Charlotte Croft, on Thursday, March 1, at the William Alfred Moore House.Cr...

March 17th, 2018 |  


Community Calendar

Submissions to the community calendar need to be in writing and be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday for the event to be in Sunday’s newspaper. The cal...

March 16th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17. This day honors Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick, and the day marks the death of the saint...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Slow cookers, perfect for every course

Slow cookers, perfect for every course

Casseroles are not something to be messed with, in the opinion of Bob Ward, who both reads the News and works in its marketing department, after last ...

March 14th, 2018 |  


Not your Meemaw’s casserole

Not your Meemaw’s casserole

“We eat with our eyes,” says everyone from scientists in laboratories to the lady next door who puts a little marzipan carrot on each slic...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Garden Club learns about wildlife

Garden Club learns about wildlife

At the Feb. 20 meeting of Garden Gate Garden Club, club members listened and learned while Cheryl Ward, a local biologist, shared her expertise on att...

March 5th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Don’t forget the sixth annual donkey basketball game Friday night, March 2, at North Stokes High School at 7 p.m. This year’s game is dedi...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Hummus sweetens its game

Hummus sweetens its game

There are hummus purists who take great umbrage at adding anything to hummus besides the obligatory chick peas, tahini and olive oil, maybe a little g...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Garden club enjoys Dutch treat

Garden club enjoys Dutch treat

At its February meeting, the Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club enjoyed a Dutch treat provided by hostesses Elaine Harbour and Judy Kirkman. Club mem...

February 26th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Allee Glenn Kiser’s birthday was Feb 15. She was 10 years old. Allee Glenn (Bean) celebrated her double digit birthday at Pizza Hut with friends...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Chicken breasts don’t have to be boring

Boneless chicken breasts have a lot going for them. They’re a lean protein, low in most of the stuff doctors warn against, and lately, they̵...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Hints for Valentine procrastinators

Hints for Valentine procrastinators

If procrastination, winter blahs or just life in general has brought you to the sad state of Valentine’s Day morning with nothing to show for yo...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Dessert as metaphor for love

Dessert as metaphor for love

From the late 1950s until March 7, 2004, the world was divided between those people who dined at La Côte Basque, and those who did not.Regular di...

February 7th, 2018 |  


Danger of death by Crock-Pot overblown

Danger of death by Crock-Pot overblown

It couldn’t come at a worse time.Just a little more than a week before the Super Bowl — when we will all be needing our crock-pots for chi...

January 31st, 2018 |  


Changing your life requires sacrifice

Changing your life requires sacrifice

If your New Year’s resolution was to improve your health by eliminating certain foods or categories of food from your life and you’ve made...

January 24th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Logan Mitchell will be 14 years old Jan. 18. His grandparents, Roger and Diane Mitchell, want to wish Logan a very Happy Birthday. They love him to th...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Meaty ragù keeps the carnivores happy

Meaty ragù keeps the carnivores happy

Making a batch of ragù — which by the way, is a kind of pasta sauce, not a brand name — is a great way to get the carnivores in your ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Roasted citrus brightens up winter

Roasted citrus brightens up winter

The dead of winter is a sad time for folks who try to eat seasonally. Root vegetables are nice enough, and don’t get the credit they deserve, bu...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Mountain View explores biblical plants

Mountain View explores biblical plants

The Mountain View Gardeners Garden Club began the new year with a meeting on Jan. 4 at the William Alfred Moore House. The group’s guest speaker...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Westfield News

Some comments about the cold weather:“I wish we would get some snow since it is this cold.” Amber Southern“I hate cold weather. Espe...

January 10th, 2018 |  


Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from the garden, winter edition

Shopping from your garden and cooking a meal from produce that you have raised from the ground is a heady experience in the heat of the summer. But im...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


From collards to broken plates

From collards to broken plates

Here in the South, everybody knows New Year’s Day is the time to eat greens, black-eyed peas and maybe some hog jowls. Perhaps substituting some...

December 27th, 2017 |  


When two bites are just enough

When two bites are just enough

Two bites.That’s the rule for party appetizers. You want food that can be picked up with one hand, comfortably and without utensils — reme...

December 20th, 2017 |  


‘Potluck for Dummies’ in a hurry

‘Potluck for Dummies’ in a hurry

‘Tis the season. Potluck season, that is.During the approximately five weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, even the most reclusi...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN ‘Parade of Trees’ auction goes live

Surry SCAN Parade of Trees 2017 will be Nov. 28 until Dec. 2. A silent auction finale will be from 6 – 9 p.m. at Mount Airy Museum of Regional H...

November 29th, 2017 updated: November 30th, 2017. |  


Naked cakes show what they’re made of

Naked cakes show what they’re made of

There have been naked cakes for as long as there have been cakes, but a trend isn’t a trend until it has a name, preferably a name that’s ...

November 29th, 2017 |  


Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

Not too late for Thanksgiving creativity

It’s Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and you haven’t even given a thought as to what you’re going to do about that side dish you...

November 22nd, 2017 |  


Soup, like jazz, is better when you improvise

Soup, like jazz, is better when you improvise

The cold weather this past weekend made it clear, if it wasn’t already clear, that soup season is here.Soup, besides being a superb warmer-upper...

November 15th, 2017 |  


Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Cake mix cookies for a crowd

Powering through the lingering fatigue of a week-long cold, Angela Llewellyn spent Sunday baking seven kinds of cookies for a cookie drive she had org...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Cookie dough heralds society’s collapse

Cookie dough heralds society’s collapse

The summer of 2017 will live in infamy as the moment in time when Americans collectively gave up, threw in the towel, put on our jammies and gave up a...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

Bats, out of the belfry and onto the table

‘Tis the season for disgusting things.Fastidious people who for most of the year would have been mortified by the sight of a cobweb in their spo...

October 25th, 2017 |  


Why not butternut?

Why not butternut?

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new squash in town and it’s name is butternut.The juggernaut of ‘pumpkin spice everything’ ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Confusing Americans for 100 years

Confusing Americans for 100 years

Tamales have delighted and confused Americans for a good long while.They have delighted because they are delicious and they have confused because the ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


When a pizza isn’t a pizza

When a pizza isn’t a pizza

Everyone has heard the old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But it’s ra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Dining on the Yellow Line

Dining on the Yellow Line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tucking into the second of four courses at a table for 125 running down the middle of Main Street in Pilot Mountain on Saturday...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

As street festivals go, the sweet potato festival in Rockford is a laid-back affair. In its 20th year of celebrating the harvest of North CarolinaR...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Home canning on a serious scale

Home canning on a serious scale

“Back when I was cool, I did cool things. Now I go up to my home office and read gardening magazines,” says Scott Lowry of his new-found i...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Senior Fun Day delivers as promised

Senior Fun Day delivers as promised

Senior Fun Day was indeed a fun day.The fellowship hall of Faith Baptist Church in Mount Airy was filled to capacity on Friday with seniors dancing, c...

September 12th, 2017 updated: September 12th, 2017. |  


Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

It’s been 21 years since Magnolia Bakery opened their doors on Bleeker Street in New York’s West Village, and almost as long since “...

September 6th, 2017 |