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Appetizers and Sides

Holiday Brie

By On November 20, 2015

This is a simple, elegant way to serve brie during the holidays . With the red, white and green theme you’ve got a perfect dish for a holiday party. I’ve been making… Read More


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


Chocolate Mousse

By On January 23, 2015

In a hurry? Who isn’t. This is Nigella‘s instant chocolate mousse recipe and it is super delicious. It comes together quickly and has a creamy texture. I added toasted pecans, but I… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Eggplant Pizzas

By On November 7, 2014

These little pizzas are so easy and delicious. We have been eating meatless dinners about twice a week and this is one of the best ways to do that. This is a… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Heirloom Tomatoes with Gorgonzola Cheese

By On July 16, 2014

This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa‘s blue cheese dressing. I used Gorgonzola cheese. Gorgonzola is a veined Italian blue cheese made from unskimmed cows milk, mostly produced in Northern Italy.… Read More


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


Beautiful Home For Sale in Austin

By On July 7, 2014

I went to an open house yesterday and toured this gorgeous home in the Soco section of Austin, Texas, designed and built by my friends Priscilla Glover & Ivan Spaller. They were… Read More

Lois Richwine "PEI mussels" smoked paprika recipes
Appetizers and Sides

PEI Mussels with Smoked Paprika

By On June 21, 2014

This is an easy appetizer or a light main dish. Perfect on a summer night, with a salad. I added smoked paprika, one of my favorite spices to enhance  the flavor with… Read More

Appetizers and Sides

Seared Sea Scallops

By On June 4, 2014

A scallop is a common name applied to many species of marine bivalve mollusks in the family Pectinidae, the scallops. Scallops are a cosmopolitan family, found in all of the world’s oceans.… Read More


Blueberry & Peach Crisp

By On May 5, 2014

This delicious, fast and easy dessert is adapted from Melissa Clark‘s, Mixed Berry Crunch that I saw in the New York Times in 2008 and I have been making it ever since.… Read More