blog and photos by Jeff Tigchelaar
You remember Phoenix.
(Okay, see a few posts back, if not.)
As I said not long ago, Phoenix the fish was unwell. And, as previously noted, I had a feeling we’d soon be revisiting this topic. Continue reading
Each month, XYZ will shine a spotlight on one of our amazing staff members. Without our staff, XYZ would just not be possible. Many of our staff work full-time jobs, in addition to their roles at XYZ. Our September staff spotlight is no exception, as she wears many hats on any given day. We invite you to meet…
Our recipe guru, Polly, has a real treat for your holiday weekend parties. So get to cooking and be the hit of the crowd when you bring this dish!
Quinoa is a versatile grain high in protein and fiber and a real crowd pleaser. This One Pan Mexican Quinoa can be eaten as a side dish, a main course, or wrapped in a flour/corn tortilla. Best served warm with cool, creamy avocado. Continue reading
The following is a reprint from an ongoing column that first appeared in our summer 2014 print issue. Special thanks to Junior Achievement of Kansas. Story by Michele C. Hammann, special to XYZ.
When that last school bell rang signaling the first day of summer, it also signaled the first day of my kids’ spending season. When our kids’ free time quadruples in the summer, so do the opportunities for them to spend money. And it’s the little things that can bust the family budget—a $1 iPad app, a new video game or a day at the movies complete with supersized popcorn and pop. Continue reading
It feels like the summer completely flew by, doesn’t it? Our feelings must ring slightly true because a new XYZ is ready to hit the mailboxes/streets/community activities in just a few short days and we could not be more pleased with the final product. Because we love you so much, dear readers, we want to offer you a small glimpse of the “spectacular”ness that is our fall issue! Continue reading
review by Kortni Tinsley | photos courtesy of TCTA
When I was two, my mother bought me The Little Mermaid on VHS. It has been my favorite movie ever since. Tonight, she took me to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., at Topeka Civic Theatre.