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It’s tax time again – which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the money to your best advantage? Of course, it’s always tempting to spend the check from Uncle Sam on something fun. But a tax refund...

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By Dr. Gary A. Borgman, DVM In the Jan./Feb. issue of Osceola Woman Magazine, I indicated that I would address the various body systems in future articles. So… I will begin with the cardio-vascular system. As we all know, healthy heart function is absolutely essential for humans and...

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Ingredients 1 spring onion, or 4 green onions, trimmed and sliced 2 clove garlic, finely chopped 3 tbsp. olive oil 3 tbsp. lower-sodium chicken broth or water 8 oz. asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 c. shelled fresh fava beans (from about 1 pound...

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Ingredients                                 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/2 cups sugar 6 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 (8-oz.) container mascarpone cheese, softened 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided ...

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Ingredients 1 (7-pound) semi-boneless leg of lamb, aitchbone removed, fat trimmed to 1/4 inch thick, and lamb tied 4 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon fine sea salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup dry red wine or beef...

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Ingredients 1 large lemon 1 lb. green beans, trimmed 2 lb. asparagus, trimmed 5 slices bacon, chopped 2 medium shallots, finely chopped 1/4 c. chopped pecans Directions From lemon, grate all zest and squeeze 1⁄4 cup juice; set aside. Heat large covered...

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Ingredients Chili Sesame Vinaigrette 8 large carrots, peeled and shredded (or spiral peeled with a spiral vegetable peeler) ½ cup shelled edamame beans 1 red Fresno chili, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds Chili Sesame Vinaigrette 2 tablespoons sesame...

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into 1⁄4-inch-thick slices 3 tbsp. olive oil 1 English (seedless) cucumber, chopped 10 radishes, thinly sliced 6 c. arugula 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, torn Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. In medium bowl, toss beets with 2 tablespoons...

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Yield: About 6 servings   Ingredients 2 1/2 lbs baby red potatoes, sliced into halves (or quarters if slightly bigger) 3 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (2.5 oz) 3 cloves garlic, minced ...

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Old-fashioned cake recipes are some of the best because they use simple ingredients and always turn out great. This 1950s Hot Milk Sponge Cake is a light cake recipe that has a lovely texture and flavor. It's light enough to hold up to frosting, or simply top it with whipped cream and...

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The City of Kissimmee is proud to announce Christopher Rodriguez as the Employee of the Year. Chris is a Lead Video Producer with City of Kissimmee’s Access Osceola television program and has been with the City for more than 14 years. He was the Employee of the Month for April...

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[caption id="attachment_3191" align="alignnone" width="500"] Dr. James Hurst, Univ. of South FL/HCA Trauma Network Chief Trauma Medical Director, wife and Dr. Tracy Bilski.[/caption] Osceola Regional formally unveils their Trauma Center by unveiling their new signage with community...

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Join us for delicious BBQ and baked goods at the historic Narcoossee Schoolhouse at 5026 Yukon Street, Saint Cloud, FL 34771 on Saturday. BBQ meal is just $8.00 per plate (pulled pork or chicken and sides). Baked goods are sold separately. Sponsored by the Narcoossee Area Chapter...

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The Osceola Council on Aging is a 501 (c)(3), private, non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to providing services to enable independence and self-sufficiency for seniors, disabled adults, the disadvantaged and families in poverty.  Since incorporating in 1971, the agency...

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An Interview with Little, Junior, and Miss Silver Spurs You’ve seen them at the Rodeo, donning spurs, sequins and smiles, but what else do the queens that represent the Silver Spurs do during their reign? We interviewed them to find out! OWM: “First of all, what does a rodeo...

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Stock the fridge with their favorite adult beverage and the shelves with their favorite snacks. MAKE BREAKFAST IN BED. Leave a note on the bathroom mirror so they will see it first thing in the morning. Dedicate a day to the one you love — plan a day filled with their favorite...

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INGREDIENTS • 2 bags microwave popcorn • 12 oz. bag Wilton candy melts (pink) • 2 cups pretzels (broken into pieces) • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms • Valentine’s Day nonpareils/sprinkles INSTRUCTIONS 1. Pop popcorn, set aside. Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out. 2. Melt...

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Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it’s especially important if you are part of a “blended” family. And the best time to start is now – before these plans need to be implemented. Estate planning can be complex, so you will need help from a qualified legal...

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The Osceola County Food Angels is a group of full-time working ladies, as well as students ranging from elementary to high school who were made aware that there was a need in the community and volunteered.  This organization began September of 2014 during a monthly Osceola County School...

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If you are organized, you can do anything. It’s a good thing that Heather Blandford Burns, the sole employee of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, carries around an attitude like this. The Silver Spurs Rodeo office is responsible for putting on two rodeos each year (including a special bull...

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By Michael Steppie, MD Sparkling jewelry, a comfy sweater or a designer purse may have been on your holiday wish list. But what do you truly want for 2017? How about a smoother, tighter, more youthful complexion? There are a couple of ways you can give yourself the gift of beautiful...

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Cervical cancer is a leading cause of female mortality worldwide. In areas without screening programs (pap smears and HPV testing), like Africa and Central America, it is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality amongst women. In developed countries like the United States, in 2012...

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One of Central Florida's most loved home tours returns December 3 and 4, 2016 with ten fabulously decorated homes in Celebration, FL. For 18 years, this Holiday Home Tour has attracted thousands of visitors to the community. The homes showcase unique architectural detail, custom...

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The "Festival of Lights" parade illuminates the streets of historic Downtown Kissimmee. This event not only includes a unique evening parade but also features great seasonal food and drink, strolling performers, marching bands, holiday carolers and an appearance from Mr. And Mrs....

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Even with a year of healthy habits under your belt, it’s easy to let the holiday season tip the scales. But don’t let those holiday parties, extra trays of cookies floating around the office, and fancy feasts get the best of you. Here are smart ways to keep yourself trim,...

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PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES | 8 SERVINGS Ingredients • 3 lbs carrots, peeled and sliced on a bias to 1 1/2-inch long pieces (slice thicker portions into halves)* • 3 Tbsp olive oil • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 3 Tbsp honey • 1 1/2 Tbsp...

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This holiday season try a family favorite, sugar christmas cookies! Delicious sugar cookie dough that shapes perfectly with all of your cookie cutters. Make turkeys or christmas tress that look as good as they taste!   Ingredients • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon...