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Archive for May, 2009

Tonight we had a rotisserie chicken, yep that kind from the grocery store, complemented by homemade mac and cheese and roasted zucchini.   The zucchini also came from the farmers market this week and was far superior to what I’ve been buying at the local grocery.  I was planning to make shrimp, but decided to be […]

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Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

This issue of Gourmet was killer.  I’m not kidding.  There are months when I never want to try anything and there are months, like this June issue, where I want to cook EVERYTHING, well nearly everything, except the squid. Our best friends have a ranch in east Texas.  At the closest highway stop to the […]

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By divine intervention, I got the most amazing deal on steaks tonight.  When sorting through the Prime Ribeyes at the the store, a mismarked package of 3 ginormous beautiful steaks appeared for the ridiculous price of $4.50.  That’s right, under 5 dollars for approximately 2.5 lbs of prime cut meat.  All the other packages were […]

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The brisket recipe and barbecue sauce information can be found here.  The Green Beans and New Potatoes recipe is one of my sister Amelia’s favorites.  At the farmers market this weekend the green beans and new potatoes were everywhere, and I couldn’t hold back.  Unfortunately, Amelia was out at the lake for the weekend and […]

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Tonight we had chicken on the grill, Houdyshell style, topped with Andrew’s amazing  Chimichurri Sauce and a Citrus Vinaigrette Salad.  It was like the culmination of all things friends and family and the beginning of summer.  I’ve made a pact to start using our grill more; we’ve taken an unacceptable hiatus due to an empty propane tank.  […]

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Cooking is always an experiment.  The adaptation process to having this blog has been interesting.  It’s one thing when you’re family is the only one watching what you place on the dinner table.  I mean really, how much can they actually complain?  Dinner was on the table, right?  When I started this process, it was […]

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I finished my 24th vampire book I’ve read in the last six months today.  All this time, I’ve kept wondering why the vampires haven’t sought me out yet.  I have a sneaking suspicion it may be due to the amount of garlic I eat.  Vampire tales are mixed on their interpretation of their supernaturals ability […]

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Sparkling Wine

I’m feeling very celebrative (celebratory?) this weekend, and just in time to help me out, my sister sent me a bunch of sparkling wine for my birthday.  I have amazingly talented sisters who spoil me with absurdly nice presents.  Hopefully they’re okay with the fact that I’m the worst gift giver in America.  Nothing stresses […]

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I’m likely going to incite riots with this post but it’s truly just a matter of opinion.  And largely I think that opinion is formed by where/how you grew up.  I grew up in the midwest, by way of Alabama,  and I’ve now lived in Texas nearly half my life.  I’ve really loved everywhere I’ve lived, […]

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Judging by my dinner, I am so totally unqualified to write about anything food related.  Not what’s in the picture, I made that on Monday.  Tonight I ate Ramen Noodles.  Chicken Flavored.  And they were delicious.   I think my kids just ate popsicles.   Since normally they eat well balanced meals, I’m not going to worry […]

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