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I’m back in Dallas and thrilled to be home.  Packing, driving halfway across the country, arriving, seeing my husband, family and friends has kept me busy.  Plus when you’ve been out of town for five weeks, the refrigerator is completely bare.  That said, I’ve made it to the store, restocked with fresh perishables, savored a […]

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I tend towards a from-scratch style of cooking.  One because I enjoy the process so much and two because I know each and every ingredient going into my meals.  Since I’m visiting with family, I’m going to be highlighting a lot of other people’s best dishes this month, in addition to my own creations.  This […]

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I’ve been off the grid for a couple of days while I made my way out to the mountains.  20 hour car ride with 2 preschoolers means I’ve been eating pretty terribly.  I think a stop at Applebee’s was the highlight of my culinary experiences en route.  And that’s really not saying very much.  But […]

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This recipe comes from from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! Cookbook.  If you like to throw parties or even if you just like to occasionally cook for a few extra people, you need this cookbook.  It is fabulous start to finish.  You also need Williams-Sonoma’s Complete Entertaining Cookbook.  Good Lord!  If you follow that link, Amazon […]

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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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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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Some nights, it’s tricky just to get dinner on the table. I like our meals to be special and even more so, now that I’m attempting to write about them. But sometimes what matters is simply providing my family with something to eat. Luckily this meal was made with all on hand products. It’s taken […]

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Food can bring back memories, and memories can bring back food. I went to a wedding once, not one of my finer moments. The wedding was for one of my now husband’s cousins. At the time, I was busy having a nervous breakdown about the fact that I was still not engaged and being asked […]

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