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Appetizers and Sides

Salmon Mousse

By On December 3, 2015

  The holiday parties are starting and you may be asked to bring a dish of some kind to your next party. Well, I highly recommend my salmon mousse.  I love how… Read More

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Grapefruit Pound Cake

By On November 12, 2015

I love Texas citrus. Grapefruits and oranges that come from the Rio Grande Valley are succulent, sweet and juicy. I have been drinking an orange or grapefruit for breakfast for the past… Read More

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Chicken, Beef, Pork

Pot Roast & Mashed Potatoes

By On October 23, 2014

I love to make a pot roast on Sundays. Start it in the morning and let it cook for 3 or 4 hours and it will perfume the house with mouth watering… Read More

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Italian Gnocchi

By On October 8, 2014

  One of our best friends, Jon Dee Graham, and I have been talking about making gnocchi together for years. Finally, we did and what a great time was had with Jon… Read More

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Chicken, Beef, Pork

Chicken & Dumplings

By On September 30, 2014

It’s still hot here in Austin, but since it is officially fall I thought that I would make chicken and dumplings. I started with a basic chicken soup recipe and then added… Read More

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Spaghetti with Baked Cherry Tomatoes

By On September 18, 2014

This delicious easy pasta recipe is adapted from Lidia Bastianich. She is a great cook and her book, Lidia Cooks From the Heat of Italy, is fantastic. It is divided into different… Read More

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Appetizers and Sides

Grilled Clams

By On July 23, 2014

  I really enjoyed this recipe. It is easy, delicious and perfect for a summer appetizer or a main dish with a salad and other sides. I especially love clams, they remind… Read More

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Cookbooks

Strawberry Pie

By On July 10, 2014

Do you post pictures on Facebook for throw-back Thursday? Well, this pie is a throw-back to the ’80’s. My beautiful mom used to make this pie all the time with Pillsbury pie… Read More

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Cookbooks

Penne with Asparagus

By On May 25, 2014

I was inspired to make this recipe after one of my best friends, Pixie Yates, sent me a picture of the dinner she made Saturday night at her home in NYC.  Pixie… Read More

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Strawberry Pavlova

By On April 20, 2014

This is a sexy, juicy, wet and creamy dessert adapted from Nigella Lawson, goddess of meringues. Top it with raspberries at Christmas, strawberries in the summer, really any fruit that you love.… Read More