Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Jul 23 - 10:10am

Prep Order: Make lime butter a day ahead Marinate hens a day ahead Prep corn 2 hours ahead Prep potatoes 2 hours ahead Soak cedar plank Put hens on the grill x 1 hour Put potatoes in the oven when hens are about halfway through...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Jun 13 - 11:41am

Supporting farmers. Supporting freshness. Buying local.

That’s what the farm-to-table movement is all about. Putting locally produced, fresh foods onto our collective tables.        In an effort to support our local farmers, ranchers and food artisans, I took a trip to the Cowtown Farmer’s Market to gather...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 May 22 - 11:45am

Delicious heart-healthy home cooking for summer in Texas

The happy, tanned residents of Mediterranean countries have long enjoyed the earthy, robust flavors and proven health...

Posted By JudieB on 2014 Apr 28 - 4:34pm

Pack up a basket and grab a cozy quilt. Forget about a hot stove and setting the table … oh, and leave fast food and the drive-through in your rearview mirror. With just a little pre-planning and these make-ahead recipes, you can create a relaxing, delicious al fresco feast your friends and...

Posted By JudieB on 2014 Mar 24 - 3:27pm

Sharing a good meal with friends is a wonderful gift. And when the hostess is a talented florist, the event is beautiful as well as delicious.

Kelly Norvell, owner of Bridal Blooms Florist, loves to cook and entertain. And when she does, she uses flowers to turn her table into a lovely palette of colors and textures. “A vibrant table setting with really pretty flowers tells your guests that they are important,” says Kelly....

Posted By JudieB on 2014 Jan 23 - 4:20pm

Creating classic dishes at home doesn’t have to demand a stint at chef school or hours of prep in the kitchen. Here are three staples that stand the test of time – and the recipes are kept simple and doable for today’s busy cook. Chicken Piccata will add a delicious, simple meal...

Posted By JudieB on 2013 Dec 11 - 2:01pm

It's the time of year for the comfort of family and food.

Colorful, comforting and creative, this season’s fruits and vegetables add special touches to big holiday feasts as well as everyday family suppers. Here are a few of my favorites, each with a little twist. For a delicious new cranberry idea, find my Autumn Fruit Compote recipe at

Posted By JudieB on 2013 Dec 2 - 4:17pm

Festive recipes by well-know locals

Looking for some kitchen inspiration this holiday season? We asked some well-known and well-loved locals to share their favorite festive recipes and, being the generous people they are, we have a fabulous roundup of fun, delicious dishes for you. Rosie Moncrief, Jean Roach, Deborah and Steve Lamb,...

Posted By JudieB on 2013 Sep 26 - 9:39am

Beer...It's what's for dinner. Have your favorite brew and eat it too.

At last! Beautiful, cool autumn and comfort-food season. And the perfect time of year to let beer add deep, warm flavor to any homey dish.  Beer’s smooth, malty flavors are reason enough to add it to recipes. But it also boasts inherent meat tendering qualities that give extra...

Posted By JudieB on 2013 Aug 28 - 12:08pm

September means on thing in Texas - the start of football season. To us Texans, this game is more than a sport; it's a way of life.

Yes, we take our football seriously (much like our food). Score big with the snacks you serve your game watchers with all-star munchies that are sure to tackle even the heartiest appetites. I’ve been making Cheesy Stuffed Sandwich Rolls since I was a newlywed. They are still a favorite in...


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