Thanksgiving for Two & Anolon Everything Pan Giveaway

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When you’re a tiny family of two or three, Thanksgiving can seem a bit daunting. Do you turn the day into Friendsgiving so you can go all out with your cooking? Do you go out to a restaurant? Or do you find a way to scale down the meal into just enough for dinner and […]

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Stubb’s Bar-B-Q Steak and a Giveaway

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I’m sure every community has restaurants that are revered for their local cuisine. South Texas is no different. Whispered in hushed tones of reverence, there are certain barbecue joints that have earned the right to simply be known as the place. Stubb’s Bar-B-Q on Red River Street in Austin is one of those places. A […]

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Pulled Pork Frito Pie

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It’s been way too long since we did a Fritos Friday, don’t you think? I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate things slowly getting back to normal around here than a mound of Barbecue Fritos covered with pulled pork, chili beans, cheddar cheese, and a little parsley to brighten things up. Hurricane Sandy may […]

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Beef & Mushroom Stir Fry

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We all have them: recipes in the arsenal straight from Mom’s kitchen. We rarely mess with them because really, why mess with perfection? One of my favorite things about cooking from memory is that you have that select set of go-to, weeknight meals that speak to you heart the same way a hug from your […]

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Fritos Friday: Fritos Barbecue Fried Chicken

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It’s been a while since we did a Fritos Friday, hasn’t it? So far we’ve done Fritos Jets, Fritos Chocolate Crunchies, and my favorite, Casey’s Fritos Ballpark Toffee. Since everything we’ve done for Fritos Friday so far has been a sweet treat, I decided this Fritos Friday should be in the savory vein. Fritos are […]

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Baked Onion Soup

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There are few soups more comforting to me than savory, flavorful Baked Onion Soup. I think the first time I had it I was 5 or 6, and it was at this restaurant-bar-club spot called Gallagher’s. The special crock of bubbling, molten hot soup wafting its way towards me in the restaurant.. I can still […]

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Pork and Beer Skillet Stew & a Le Creuset Giveaway

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We love pork in this house. And beer. Two of the few things a Texan and a Brit might have in common from the very start, wouldn’t you say? A couple of weeks ago, James came home with a six pack of Sam Adam’s Octoberfest beer. Now, I’m not a beer drinker. But I loooooove […]

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Secret Recipe Club: Stromboli

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I’m finding it a little hard to believe we’ve already come around to another Secret Recipe Club posting, because that’s supposed to mean that another month has gone by. Surely that’s not the case, right? When it came time to choose my recipe from Everyday Mom, I took my time, looking through lots of old […]

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Turkey Taco Salad

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If you haven’t already, please make sure you check out the Red Cross of Central Texas Raffle that I’m holding. You could win amazing prizes from Keurig, KerryGold, Chicago Metallics, Scharffen Berger Chocolate, and Miss in the Kitchen!   Who doesn’t love a good taco salad? I don’t know if they’re very authentic, but you […]

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Steak and Guinness Pie

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Bluebonnets and Brownies 2011-09-01 1 hour 1 pie The other week, Jennie put out the request that we all make a peanut butter pie for the ones we love. I was definitely inspired, only, the one I love is as anti-peanut butter as you can get without actually being allergic to peanuts. I was pretty […]

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