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Today just felt like the right day to light something on fire.  I love tart cherries.  I’m a huge fan of cherry pie, but I didn’t feel like making pie crust.  Cherries Jubilee came to mind and this recipe was born. My very first grown up solo holiday was Thanksgiving of my freshman year in […]

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This shredded chicken recipe may be the easiest recipe I make.  It makes a great filling for a taco bar, topping for salads, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or appetizers.  You can cook it as written below as dinner for your family or scale it to serve large parties.  The simplicity does not equal the resulting flavor. […]

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Spanish rice is that loose term for any rice dish that is sort of red and is typically served alongside Mexican food.  My college friend, Marti, used to get giant casseroles of Spanish Rice from her childhood nanny which fed people for days.  Locha’s rice was legendary.  Or maybe we were just hungry and almost […]

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Who’s ready to watch some Cowboys action this weekend?  Sunday’s game may have inched my blood pressure a few more unfortunate steps up, but I’m delighted to have more football left to play in the season.  After being chronically disappointed by my Longhorns the last couple of years, I’m still a little in shock that […]

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This is the Chocolate Bottom Crusted Chocolate Pie I made for Julia, a friend of my daughter, when her grandfather passed away.  Hers had meringue on top, but I’m a big fan of real whipped cream over meringue, any day.  For years, every time I saw Julia, we talked about this pie.  It was the […]

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Thanksgiving is truly one of my favorite holidays.  I love the food, the break from school or work, and the true opening night to the holiday season.  I love a party, and when are there more parties to attend than the holidays?  Nearly all of my Thanksgiving repertoire can be found on my website in […]

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I’ve made batches and batches of crab cakes in my life, yet somehow they’ve just never been quite perfect.  I’ve tried recipes from Ina Garten and Paula Deen and numerous others as well as just winging it on my own.  Somehow the perfect crab cake has eluded me until now.  I started a post called […]

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Brrrr… It’s cold out there!  Well Texas cold anyway.  As I break out the long sleeves and track down the jackets, I remind myself.  The only good part about winter is the holidays!  DinnerandConversation will have you ready to prepare the perfect holiday feast.  This year I’m offering cooking classes to help you feel at […]

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I’ve decide to eat cheesecake for lunch today.  I made mini cheesecakes last week for my china and jeans dinner party, but didn’t manage to photograph them that night.  So I’ve made more and photographed them today.  Then I realized I didn’t eat them at the dinner party either, as I was entirely too full […]

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Last Wednesday I threw a china and jeans impromptu dinner party.  Against my natural instincts, I prepared the party as my next entry to Project Food Blog 2010, before I knew whether I’d advanced to the next round or not.  I am amongst the world’s most superstitious people.  And of course, I jinxed myself and […]

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