Archive | October, 2011
Green Chili Rellenos

Meditations On New Mexico, And Other Reasons To Eat Posole

There are some places that just exude a certain character.  A vibe that is unique to the locale. Austin, for example is weird.  And Austinites are very proud of the collective weirdness that is their city.  Kind of like what would happen if Seattle,WA and Berkley,CA got together and had a baby.  It is very much […]

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Spaghetti Squash WIth Peas and Ham

Do Almonds Have Teats? And What of Spaghetti Squash?

Do almonds have teats?  Of course, I know they don’t….But I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at the thought of it when I first became aware of almond milk at my local grocery store.  The teeny little udders they must possess. The extremely fine tuned manual dexterity it must take to milk them.  Nevertheless, […]

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I Love This Boy.....

Big Weenies, Gold Tequila, and Sour Grapes

I found out yesterday that I did not win the Aetna Healthy Food Fight regional cookoff event inDallas.  I think that maybe it’s due to Karma.  You see, even though as promised in an earlier discussion on this blog, I did NOT partake in any of the multitude of fried foods at this, the Fried […]

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Pecan Crusted Tilapia, Reduced Margarita Sauce, Strawberry Peach Salsa

Two Sweaty Teenage Boys, A Small Car, and a Long Road Trip

As most of you know, this weekend I had the opportunity to compete again in the Aetna Healthy Food Fight.  The winner won’t be announced until Monday or Tuesday, but that will be a whole ‘nother story.  This story is about actually getting to the fair, and cooking my dish. This year, the cookoff was […]

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Champagne Bubbles and Peridot Gems....

Bridezilla, The Teenage Girl, and Cupcakes

Have you ever watched Bridezilla?  Those girls are CRAZY!  I don’t know how most of them managed to find a mate.  Threat of physical harm or some other coercion must have been at play.  I guess it’s possible, but unlikely, that they were kind, civil ladies before they got engaged, then turned suddenly into the […]

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Mmmmmm. Margarita Sauce.....

State Fair of Texas, Here I Come

So, I just got my formal invitation to compete in the Regional round of the Aetna Healthy Food Fight.  Thank you to all of those who supported me.  I know I swore off cooking contests with a voting element.  I know it’s obnoxious.  And I know they are more about how networked a competitor is, […]

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Man Candy--May Cause Bar Room Brawls

Man Candy—Not a Discussion On Hooter’s Waitstaff

Obviously, I do a lot of cooking.  With the first signs of Fall hitting last week, that interest turns to baking and candy making, gearing up for all of the parties, feasts, gift giving.  Snacks for Santa Clause. You get the picture. I don’t know about you, but in my house, Santa has become more […]

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ruidoso 025

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Kebabs

1/4 c spicy brown mustard 1 10 oz jar apricot preserves 1/2 c brown sugar 1 chopped jalapeno 32 ounces boneless chicken (breasts/thighs) 1 pound bacon, cut in half crosswise Start coals or grill. Mix mustard, brown sugar, preserves and jalapeno in a medium sized bowl and set aside. Cut bacon slices into thirds, crosswise. […]

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shower cuppies

Cupcakes Under The Sea…

Okay, so this is the last posting involving cupcakes for a while–I swear.  But they were so cute, I had to.  This was my baby sister’s baby shower last weekend.  As all parties in Corpus Christi should be, this one was sea themed….I did four different cupcakes: Pistachio with Almond Buttercream and topped with luster […]

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Meatloaf, Memories, and Grapenuts

I love meatloaf.  It is one of those quintessentially nostalgic dishes that makes me go all warm and gooey inside.  It reminds me of my childhood, and my Granny. My mom covered it with tomato paste, and baked it until the tomatoes were all caramelized and super sweet—and it always, always came with mashed potatoes.  I love leftover […]

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