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Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t really like to shop, but I do like to impulse buy. And it usually gets me in trouble. I’m the person who goes into HEB with two items on my list and I leave with those two items. Plus 8 more. And half of those are usually last-minute additions from the magazine rack. [...]

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Homemade Meatballs

Two years ago today, I married the coolest guy on earth. He wouldn’t touch most of the things I liked to cook, but lucky enough for him, he married one of the coolest chicks on earth. He was patient enough to help me improve my golf swing and forgiving enough to overlook my potty mouth [...]

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Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins

We’re actually not just living on muffins these days. I swear. It is true, though, that my muffin pan has never seen this much work in such a short time (and my husband still wants more).

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

My number 10 scoop is the second-most used gadget in my kitchen, behind my bench scraper. It’s my go to scoop, yielding cookies with a diameter of 6 inches and perfectly uniform muffins. (For cupcakes, I stick to the Number 12 scoop.) My infatuation for this scoop comes not from gotta-have-that-gadget consumerism but a desire [...]

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Bacon, Cheddar, and Green Onion Scones

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Texas Chicken Tortilla Soup

Texas Tortilla Soup

I love mornings like the one today. My feet hit the surprisingly chilly floor next to the bed and I immediately begin stumbling blurry-eyed to my office to check the temperature outside. 45 degrees?! Holy cow, it’s winter!! Before you roll your eyes and think, “45 degrees?! I mow the lawn in shorts in 45 [...]

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French Toast Bagels

French Toast Bagels

Not bad, not bad at all! You know… For a first try. From a Texan whose only trip north of the Red River in the last 20 years was to go skiing in Colorado. Using a recipe from my favorite British chick. For the bagel purists out there, please know that I’m making zero claims [...]

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Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

I have quite a few cookbooks, but there is only one that I pick up and read front-to-back like a “real” book: The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather. And I do it a couple of times a month. I can close my eyes and recite a couple of the recipes by memory, much like the [...]

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