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  • Injection Opioid Use…

    Press release

    A recent study indicates Oklahoma ranked second in the nation for prevalence of Hepatitis C (HCV).…

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  • Jalapeño Popper Casserole

    Serves 6-8

    Ingredients

    1 (32 oz.) bag frozen tater tots, thawed2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened2 cups…

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  • Linda Hoffman with Family…

    Linda Hoffman, APRN is ready to take care of you and your family's needs? Just some of the services that she offers at…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Authentic…

    By Glenda Wise

    It’s no secret that Grayson is all about all things European, particularly Parisian. She has…

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  • Sleep with ease at EOMC

    Poteau, OKLAHOMA - The sleep Center at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center specializes in helping patients who may have…

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  • Tuesday Lunch at the Museum…

    Poteau, OKLAHOMA - Tuesday Lunch at the Museum will be January 15, 2019 from 11am until 1pm at the Hotel Lowrey.

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  • Mullin, Schrader Celebrate…

    Press release

    WASHINGTON—Congressmen Markwayne Mullin (R-OK-2) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) celebrate a legislative…

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  • For the Children: Three Key…

    By Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman

    The 2019 Oklahoma Legislative Session is now less than one…

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  • EarthTalk® BITCON

    From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine

    Dear EarthTalk: How is it that bitcoin, a virtual currency that…

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  • Decorating Wisely: New Year

    By Glenda Wise

    Now that all the Christmas decorations are put away (ok, mine are still out, but, hey, we celebrate…

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  • EOMC offers Walk In Clinic, …

    If you are feeling a little under the weather right after the holidays.

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical can help.

    Try the…

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  • Living Wisely Column : Bread

    By Grayson Wise

    Hello friends! It is Grayson once again. I’m back from OU for the break.

    My first semester of…

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  • Going Smokefree in 2019: Free…

    Press release

    OKLAHOMA CITY – (December 27, 2018) – Today, the American Lung Association in Oklahoma announced free…

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  • EOMC offering Telemed to…

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is proud to offer Telemedicine to students, faculty & staff of both Howe and Poteau…

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  • EOMC’s Walk In Clinic opens 7…

    If you are feeling a little under the weather right before the holidays.

    Eastern Oklahoma Medical can help.

    Try the…

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Eating & Dining
Sunday, 13 January 2019 22:13

Jalapeño Popper Casserole

Serves 6-8

 

Ingredients

1 (32 oz.) bag frozen tater tots, thawed
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups Mexican cheese blend, grated, divided
1 cup sour cream
1 cup bacon, crumbled
3/4 cup jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and minced, plus 3-4 jalapeños, thinly sliced
1 family size rotisserie chicken, meat removed and diced into chunks
1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped

 

Directions
Preheat oven to 425º F.
Spread tots out in a 9×13-inch baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until very crispy.
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, 1 cup cheese blend and minced jalapeños and stir together.
Add 2/3 cup bacon and mix until incorporated.

Remove tater tots from oven and sprinkle diced chicken over the top. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over the tots, then sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
Spread remaining bacon over the cheese and arrange thinly sliced jalapeños and green onion over everything.
Place baking dish in oven and bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.


Remove from oven and serve hot!

 

Thursday, 10 January 2019 11:57

Tuesday Lunch at the Museum Jan 15th

 

 

Poteau, OKLAHOMA - Tuesday Lunch at the Museum will be January 15, 2019 from 11am until 1pm at the Hotel Lowrey.


The LeFlore County Historical Society sponsored event will be BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwiches, chips and a dessert for only $6.00.


Takeout orders available by calling 918-647-9330.

 

The Hotel Lowrey is located at 303 Dewey Avenue in down town Poteau.


Open Monday- Friday 6:30am-2:00pm and Thursday evening from 4:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday 6:30am-1:30pm
Come hungry and leave happy.
The Lumberjack Café is located inside Ron’s Discount Lumber in Howe
All for reasonable prices.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:12

Donna’s Potato Soup


Adjust all ingredients to your own taste.


6-7 small russet potatoes, diced
5-7 pieces bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 c all-purpose flour
32 oz chicken broth (4 cups)
2 cups milk
2 t garlic powder
2 T fajita seasoning
1 t chipotle chili pepper powder
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t pepper
1 c shredded cheese (I used Colby/Cheddar blend)
2/3 c sour cream

diced green onion tops, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese, additional sour cream for garnish


Cut bacon into small pieces and cook until crispy in a dutch oven or large soup pan.

 

Remove bacon but leave grease in pan. Add onion and cook until tender.

 

Add flour and whisk until blended.


Add broth, milk, potatoes and seasonings.

 

Cook until potatoes are tender when stuck with a fork. Use an immersion blender or potato masher to partially blend potatoes.

 

Leave mostly chunky.


Add cooked bacon and sour cream and stir until mixed.

 

Garnish as desired.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:34

Old Fashioned Goulash

 

http://myincrediblerecipes.com/old-fashioned-goulash/

 

Ingredients
2 lbs ground beef or turkey

3 tsp minced garlic

1 large Yellow onion, diced

2 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup beef broth

1/3 cup olive oil

2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce

2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes

1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning

1 Tablespoon of Adobo Seasoning

3 bay leaves

1 Tablespoon of seasoned salt

1/2 Tablespoon of black pepper

2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked

1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

 

Instructions
In a large pan, saute your ground meat in skillet over medium-high heat until HALF cooked, remove from heat.

Add garlic, onions, olive oil & until meat is fully cooked.

Add water and broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, italian seasoning, bay leaves, and seasoned salt, pepper and adobo seasoning. Mix well.

Lower heat and cover - allow to cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add in the uncooked elbow macaroni to the skillet, stir well until everything is combined

Cover once again and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes

Once cooked, remove the bay leaves

Add only the cheddar cheese and mix until combined

Add mozzarella right before serving

ENJOY!

Monday, 22 October 2018 00:48

Make your meals a veggie victory

From Military Health System


There is no consensus on a “perfect diet,” but the healthiest diets have one thing in common: plenty of vegetables daily. However, “I don’t like them,” “I don’t have enough time to prepare them,” and “I don’t know how to prepare them” are common complaints when it comes to vegetables in your or your kids’ meals.

 

So here are some tips to help brighten up your plate with a variety of vegetables to optimize your health and performance.

 

• Be sneaky. Add vegetables to foods you already love. Shred vegetables and add them to omelets, rice, pasta, soups, stews, and sauces. Puree vegetables such as carrots, spinach, to add oomph to sauces and casseroles.


• Time crunch? Buy frozen or low-sodium canned (rinsed well with water) to cut down on prep time.


• Challenge your taste buds. Do you truly not like broccoli, or have you just never had it prepared in a way you like? Change your cooking technique and try again. Try baking, roasting, grilling, sautéing, steaming, or eating vegetables raw for a different flavor and texture.


• Flavor it up. A little flavor goes a long way with vegetables. Prepare veggies using a pinch of sea salt, fresh or dried herbs or spices, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, or a swirl of balsamic vinegar to turn up the flavor.

For more ideas and recipes for vegetables, visit More Matters.

 

The recommended intake of vegetables varies depending on your weight, age, and calorie needs. Young children need about a cup, men need up to 3 cups, and women need a bit less. Find out how many vegetables you need.

Sunday, 09 September 2018 17:14

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

1 cup Coca Cola (not diet)
1/2 cup oil 
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

Frosting:

1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Frosting: In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:52

Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti

Slow Cooker Taco Spaghetti

 

INGREDIENTS:

8 ounces spaghetti
1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 (1-oz) package taco seasoning
2/3 cup water
1 can (10.75-oz) cream of chicken soup
1 can (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1 (8-oz) package Velveeta cheese, cubed
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onions, optional

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare spaghetti as package directs. Drain and return to pan.


Cook meat until no longer pink. Drain and return meat to skillet. Add taco seasoning and water. Stir to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes until water evaporates.


Stir in soup, Velveeta and tomatoes w/green chilies. Reduce heat to low, and cook until the cheese melts, stirring constantly.


Stir in cooked spaghetti and pour into slow cooker with liner. Cook on low 3-4 hours. Stir in cheddar cheese and heat until bubbly. Serve with chopped green onions if desired.

 

This can also be prepared as directed and baked in a 9X9” greased pan at 3500 for about 30 minutes until heated through and bubbly.

 

Double the recipe and bake in a 9X13” for a larger crowd.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 21:53

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

Pumpkin Upside Down Cake

 

This cake tastes a lot like pumpkin pie and is so much easier to make than pie. It is also really moist even after a few days. Thank you, Kathy Fesperman, for sharing your recipe.

 

2 cups pumpkin (16 oz solid pack can, not pumpkin pie filling)

1 t nutmeg

1 t ginger

2 t cinnamon

1 12 oz can evaporated milk

1 ¼ c sugar

3 eggs, slightly beaten

½ c chopped pecans

1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer size)

1 stick melted butter

 

Mix first seven ingredients and pour into a greased/sprayed 9X13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix over the top of the pumpkin mixture. Drizzle melted butter over the top of cake mix. Bake 30 minutes at 325o. Sprinkle nuts over top and bake another 30-35 minutes. Serve with whipped topping. Makes about 15 servings.

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