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This grilled chicken salad was inspired by my favorite salad at La Duni Restaurant, the Pollo Asado a la Menta Limon.  I forgot about the onions on the side and the guacamole, both of which are superb additions.  I think La Duni puts the mint in the salad dressing, but I minced it and mixed […]

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This simple salad has been one of my favorites of the year.  It requires you to step away from the pre-washed bagged lettuce, but I think Romaine hearts are one of the easiest lettuces to prepare.  If you can chop and wash celery, romaine hearts work the exact same way.  Adding sliced grilled chicken can […]

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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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I’ve been running behind all week, and I’m blaming the rain.  In the past 7 days, we’ve had 8-9 inches of rain.  Not storms, thank goodness, but steady, streaming rain nearly unceasing all week.  Everything is soaking wet and crazy humid, and the preschoolers are pissed.  It’s enough to make one wonder if the universe […]

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Possibly the best thing to ever come out of Alabama is West Indies Crab Salad, IMO. My godmother taught me to make this recipe years ago and I just absolutely love it. My little sister wasn’t born in Alabama, but my Godmother bribed my mother to have the christening take place in Alabama with promises […]

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The number one find at the Park City Farmers Market was garlic scapes.  I’ve been reading about them everywhere, it’s like they’ve been stalking me with their ubiquity in print, but total absence in my produce stands.  Since the climate is totally different here, I’m guessing garlic scapes would be available in Texas in late […]

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Fridays are my easy cooking days, last night we had a nice, healthy meal which didn’t really encompass anything new, but brought together several of the techniques I’ve discussed earlier.  As summer has finally arrived in Dallas (allelujia!), it was quite warm at 5:00 so I decided to forgo the oven in favor of the […]

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Ruth’s Chris in Austin is one of my favorite dining experiences.  We tried the one in Plano and unfortunately it just wasn’t the same thing at all.  I tried to make our date night dinner a re-creation of things we would have eaten if we could have been in Austin.  Of course I don’t have […]

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Sliced Chicken Salad

My husband wanted chicken salad for dinner and I was all, umm okay, gross. I hate mayonnaise. And he was all, what? And I realized he meant a green salad with chicken on it, not that other stuff people serve on bread and call a sandwich. This is totally not a recipe, but I’ll just […]

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