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Book Report: Zoë Bakes Cakes

Prolific baker Zoë François lets her expert skills and Magnolia Network flair shine in her first solo book. The introductory sections are packed with very helpful explanations for beginners related to separating eggs, making vanilla extract, and selecting oils and flours.

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Shreveport’s Prize Fest Returns Oct 14-16

The Prize Foundation is thrilled to announce the lineup of events for their annual Prize Fest, a celebration of film, food, music, fashion, and comedy. Prize Fest 2022 will return to the streets of downtown Shreveport for not one but two weekends. Weekend One (October 14-16) will feature Music Prize and Fashion Prize. Weekend Two (October 20-22) will house the Louisiana Film Prize, Food Prize and Comedy Prize. 

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Happy Hour: The Gin Fizz

The Gin Fizz is a classic cocktail made with gin, lemon, simple syrup and soda water. The first printed recipe for a gin fizz was in an 1876 cocktail book, and the drink rose to mass popularity starting in the 1900’s. It’s a textbook sour cocktail that includes citrus, liquor and sweetener. An egg white is the magic behind that classic frothy foam topping.

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Dallas on the Cheap

Courtesy-Press-Waffle-Co.-3by Steven Doyle

Been entertaining more than usual and caught behind the budget? Looking for something on the sly and need a hot deal? We have some solutions for you, and found great meals under ten dollars. Man cannot live on big steaks and twenty dollar cocktails every day. Continue reading

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People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic Announces Winners at 36th Annual GrapeFest

The 36th Annual GrapeFest hosted the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, sponsored by Classic Chevrolet, a competition of 37 Texas wineries in which festival-goers had the chance to taste 136 of Texas’ finest wines and vote for their favorites. This signature event, located in the Historic Cotton Belt Depot District, is one of the most popular at GrapeFest and is the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation.

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Ida Claire’s New Cocktails, Lunch, Brunch and Supper

Ida Claire is enhancing her Southern-inspired menu with the addition of new, elevated offerings with the spirit of the south in every sip and bite.

Available now, Ida’s added new features to her menu and is inviting all to get lost in the timeless charm of her southern hospitality. With premium, one-of-a-kind flavors that are just South of Ordinary, the rollout includes additions to the brunch, lunch and supper menu, perfectly complemented with new cocktails:

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