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Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 Jan 19 - 10:31am

photography by Alex Lepe

Nancy says her Pecan Pralines (below) are super easy and sure to impress. Her Crabmeat Salad (bottom left) is packed with flavor, especially if it is refrigerated overnight....

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Dec 15 - 3:40pm

Soup is one of those foods that stirs the memory and warms the soul. And soup for supper is the perfect choice as we move into the darker, cooler nights of winter. But so many of our favorites are filled with heavy cream, fats and calories.

For the Roast Chicken and Vegetable Chowder, Nancy suggests grabbing a pre-cooked chicken to save some time. Nancy Farrar worked with Central Market's Cooking School Manager Chef Sarah Hooton this month to "skinny-up...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Nov 18 - 3:59pm

| photography by Alex Lepe |

As always, a special thanks to our friends at Central Market in Fort Worth for the groceries used in my recipes. In our large Italian...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Oct 27 - 4:03pm

In my kitchen, the key to a fun and stress-free Thanksgiving is planning, pre-planning and realistic expectations.

| by Nancy Farrar, Chef Impersonator | photography by Alex Lepe | Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite meals. I just love the savory, sweet, buttery, nutty flavors that we shield ourselves from all year long. I decided a long time ago that I would always make my family traditional favorites on...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Sep 24 - 9:39am

| photography by Alex Lepe |

October is National Chili Month, and I’ve got the perfect recipe for your game-day party or any cool October night. I got my chili recipe in about 1985 from my ex-husband’s boss’s wife, Debra, in Chalmette, La., where she served it for dinner. It was so good that I immediately...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2014 Aug 19 - 11:38am

Hey, Mom. What’s for dinner?      Can’t you just hear that ringing in your ears? And don’t you wish you had a good answer most nights? Instead of slinging burgers into the back seat of the car or bringing home packaged foods filled with preservatives and way too...

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...

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