Cookbooks

Houston-Style Green Salsa

September 18, 2011
Houston-Style Green Salsa from The Homesick Texan Cookbook

I’ve been waiting for this day for over 2 years. Literally! In the fall of 2009, I had the pleasure of testing recipes for Lisa Fain’s cookbook, The Homesick Texan, one of my very favorite blogs, turned cookbook. And just shy of two weeks ago, a copy showed up in my mailbox. Christmas in September. [...]

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Soy-Marinated Beef Skewers with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream

May 23, 2011
Marinated Beef Kebabs

Do you know Matt Armendariz? You probably do. He’s the super creative and super talented force behind Matt Bites. He’s a fellow Texan. A fabulous photographer. And he just released his cookbook, On a Stick! It’s a fun book full of fun food by a fun guy. Skewered appetizers. Stuck entrees. Impaled desserts. (I should [...]

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Almost Fudge Gateau

February 19, 2008
Almost-Fudge Gateau

It’s the day before my Tuesdays with Dorie contribution is due and my oven is empty. My inner Dorista doesn’t want to make chocolate cake. My outer Dorista’s pants are too tight. Sigh. Such is the life of a baker. I remind myself that life is too short to be skinny so I suck it [...]

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Basic Pizza Crust Dough

November 18, 2007
Pizza crust

“The last cookbook you’ll ever need,” was how the professional chef-turned Baptist pastor referred to the 60th anniversary edition of The Gourmet Cookbook during the cooking demonstration of our marriage prep course. He presented his theory on what he believed to be the relationship between a happy life built around the heart of the home, [...]

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Shortbread… wafers?

June 8, 2007
Pecan and Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

I love me some shortbread. Sandy, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery shortbread. I’ve been dying to make Dorie Greenspan’s Pecan and Brown Sugar Shortbread for a long time. I finally remembered light brown sugar on my last trip to the grocery store so we were in business! I followed the directions exactly, refrigerating the dough for nearly 5 [...]

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Scooping Perfection…Next Week

May 22, 2007

…H, I, J, K, L – woohoo! The L’s are over here! Lawson… Lee… – Good GAAAAWD who thinks they’ll sell this many Sandra Lee books – Lee Brothers, Li – wait. Where the heck is Lebovitz?! More than entire shelf of Aunt Sandy’s books (in just that section – there were other sections, too) [...]

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