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Today's News

  • Rugelach: A Jewish cookie you can give anyone

    By Elizabeth Karmel
    The Associated Press

    My sister, Mary Pat, is the born baker in the family. She has a sweet tooth that she has polished into a fine baking skill. Everything she makes is delicious, but she is famous for her rugelach.

    As is common with rugelach, the recipe is passed down from family baker to family baker. This recipe originally came from our cousin Vera, but my sister has lovingly tweaked it to make it her own. It is made with sour cream instead of cream cheese, making the pastry lighter and flakier than most rugelach.

  • Quick Recipies

    APRICOT CLOVE CRUMB BARS

    Start to finish: 45 minutes
    Makes 24 bars

    2 cups old fashioned oats
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cloves
    3/4 cup chopped pecans
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
    12-ounce jar apricot preserves

    Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, then line it with parchment paper.

  • Creating a rich, creamy eggnog snickerdoodle makes perfect sense

    By J.M. Hirsch
    AP Food Editor

    You can keep your decorated, stained glass, death-by-chocolate, triple-dunked biscotti bombs, or whatever this holiday season’s must-bake cookie will be.

    Any time of year — and especially this time of year — I’ll take the delicious simplicity and vanilla-ness (no, probably not a real word) of a chewy, soft and sweet snickerdoodle over just about any fancy, overwrought confection. Even better is to pair that simple, underappreciated cookie with the most perfect of holiday beverages — eggnog.

  • Saffron: A delicate spice for this cookie

    The Associated Press

    ALMOND SAFFRON PUFF COOKIES

  • Annual Winter Fest a great success

    The 11th Annual Winter Fest was held in the Mora Elementary gym on Saturday.

    The holiday festival is sponsored by the Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the community. Crystal Fort, the director, and her staff worked long hours to make it possible.

    It was said to be a huge success with more than 500 people attending. Attendees stayed and shopped at the many booths set up by local and neighboring vendors.

    Attendees also ate Frito pies served by the women of the Presbyterian Church and enjoyed the many goodies sold at the booths.

  • Palabras Pintorescas - ‘Oh, horrors… That tree is plastic’

    If you drive Highway 518 towards Mora this time of year (as I do) you probably will meet trucks and trailers filled with our local, homegrown Christmas trees. They are sold in tree lots throughout New Mexico. Mora County is famous for its beautiful Christmas trees. Almost all of them are natural, not planted, and they thrive on our mountain slopes here.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Dec. 14, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — Mora Rangerettes Middle School basketball, Taos Tournament, away
    6 p.m. — Mora Valley Baptist Church Christmas Program, Cleveland
    Saturday
    Mora Rangerettes Middle School at Taos Basketball tournament
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Dulce, away, junior varsity and varsity
    1 p.m. — Mora Rangerettes basketball vs. Dulce, junior varsity and varsity
    9 a.m. — Mora Middle School wrestling, away, Memorial Middle School
    Monday

  • Husband charged in shooting

    A 23-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Sunday night after he shot his wife in the face, Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño said.

    The shooting occurred on the 2300 block of Calle Contenta, on the city’s north side, at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Montaño said Michael Urioste shot his wife, Christina Urioste, in the face with a handgun. He told authorities the shooting was an accident.

  • City crews tackle cleanup

    An eyesore that has plagued the city for years met its match last week.

    On Thursday morning, crews from the city of Las Vegas Showed up at Tony Ortega’s Pecos Street property to clean up the lot, which was full of debris.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge said the city has been working for several years on getting Ortega to clean the property, to no avail.

    “It got to a point where we actually had to mobilize city crews to get out there and clean it up,” Dodge said.

  • Winter’s Debut