Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Casserole

WILD MUSHROOM GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE  by Porter’s Executive Chef Dustin Farley PARSNIP CREAM 4cups Parsnips (peeled and chopped) 1cup Shallots (chopped) 1Tbl Thyme (chopped) 4cups heavy cream 1cup goat cheese (chevre) ½ cup parmesan (grated) In a heavy bottom pot combine parsnips, shallots, thyme and heavy cream and reduce until parsnips are tender. Add parmesan … Continue reading »

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Service

(CONSUMER REPORTS) — The vast majority of people get their cell phone service from one of the four major wireless providers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. But in Consumer Reports’ latest ratings, based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers, a new service called Ting scored much higher. Ting bills for actual voice, text … Continue reading »

Tools to Help Enroll in Healthcare

NEW YORK, Ore.– There is just less than three months left to get insurance under the President’s health care exchange. Experts from Consumer Reports said it is best to enroll early and check out what the plans have to offer, even if you already have insurance. Nancy Metcalf from Consumer Reports said, “Don’t just let … Continue reading »

Sweet Gingerbread Secrets: Part I

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just in time for this year’s GingerBread Jubilee, a veteran gingerbread baker shared her secrets to scoring well with the judges. In the first part in this series NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined Vickie Eastwood in the kitchen, for some tips to transforming a store-bought gingerbread house kit into a masterpiece.

Wednesday’s Child, Hayes-Renick Family

MEDFORD, Ore.– Everywhere you look in the Hayes-Renick house, there are the reminders that children are around. Pictures on the wall and boots on the ground. They need a lot of boots. There are eight kids, in a family that came that together in an unexpected way. When Jake Hayes and Angie Renick-Hayes decided to … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Stuffing

Stuffing-Stuffed Mushrooms Executive Chef Dale Fowler, Rogue Regency Inn Stuffing ½ lb. Onions, small dice ½ lb. Celery, small dice ¼ cup Chopped Bacon ¼ lb. Butter ½ lb. Dry Cornbread ½ lb. Dry Bread, Diced 1 oz. Chopped Parsley ½ tsp. Sage ½ tsp. Dried Thyme ½ tsp. Dried Margoram Pinch white pepper 1 … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Sides

Sausage Stuffed Turkey Breast with Dried Cranberry and Brandy Gastrique , Garlic Seared Sweet Potatoes and Wilted Spinach by Chef Platon Mantheakis from the Jacksonville Inn  Start With: 10-12 Whole garlic cloves salt and pepper to taste bay leaf Extra Virgin Olive Oil Start with a generous serving of extra virgin olive oil, 10-12 garlic … Continue reading »

Texting Impact Equal to Weight of Child

NEW YORK, New York.– A new study shows, looking down at a cell phone has the same impact of about 60-pounds of pressure on a person’s neck. This is about the same weight of six grocery bags of food or an eight year old child. The report published by Surgical Technology International shows, this could … Continue reading »

Ultimate Thanksgiving Dinner: Turkey

Sausage Stuffed Turkey Breast by Chef Platon Mantheakis from the Jacksonville Inn  Ingredients: For the stuffing 2  shallots, peeled and finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage 2 1/4 pounds Italian sausages 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 cup bread crumbs For the turkey joint 1 X 11-pound boneless … Continue reading »

Hope for Hailey

MEDFORD, Ore., — Hailey Maddox is facing the biggest fight of her life but she isn’t doing it alone. She is backed by 1705 fellow students. Friday, North Medford High School officially adopted one of their own as this year’s sparrow.  Hailey is now a sophomore but while she was volunteering for the school’s sparrow … Continue reading »

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