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Homemade Meatballs

October 14, 2008

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

October 5, 2008

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

April 13, 2008
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

February 26, 2008
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Texas Chicken Tortilla Soup

December 3, 2007
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

November 15, 2007
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

October 29, 2007
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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Texas Style Chili

October 26, 2007
Dried ancho chiles

Me: Did I ever tell you that I took first place in a chili cook-off once? Him: Yep. It’s been 4 years and I still haven’t seen that chili. Chili is the official state dish of Texas. There are as many right ways to make chili as there are people in this state. I grew [...]

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