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Divas on a Dime: Join the staycation fixation

Summer’s right around the corner this means it’s time to plan your vacation. While some families spend thousands of dollars on their getaway, an increasingly popular trend is choosing a stay-at-home vacation or staycation.

Divas: Easy breakfast casserole is just peachy

Turns out, Mother was right. There are lots of reasons to start your day with a proper breakfast. By proper, I mean breakfasts that don’t have frosting. Breakfast starts the day with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that improve strength, endurance and brain function. People who eat a healthy breakfast reduce hunger throughout the day, which helps them make better food choices at other meals.

Day Trips: A Big Bend visit perfect for this time of year

Big Bend of the Colorado State Recreation Area should be considered a must-see place by every outdoor person in Southern Nevada. Handily located at the southern tip of Nevada, the park was established in 1996, directly on the Colorado River south of Laughlin’s Casino Drive.

Divas: Get a leg up for game day

The second biggest food festivity next to Thanksgiving, Super Bowl is synonymous with food. Some foods are just customary; like pizza, chili and Buffalo chicken wings. But I’m going to be bold and suggest we ditch the chicken wings this year and swap in chicken legs.

Diva: Make popovers in a muffin tin

Why are people so crazy about popovers? It could be the combination of the golden, crisp exterior and the melt-in-your-mouth tender interior. But I believe the thing that makes popovers truly irresistible is the thrill of opening the oven door to see what spectacular heights they reach as they “pop over” the top of the muffin tin.

Divas: There’s a secret to cooking London broil

At least once a week I get an email like this: “My family loves a good steak but it’s out of our budget. When I buy cheaper steak, like London broil, it always turns out tough and chewy. Is there a way to cook London broil and have it turn out tender and juicy?”