Cooking

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 Jun 18 - 3:28pm

Some people want diamonds for Christmas, and some people want furs. Some people want lavish trips, and others want pearls. But this Chef Impersonator wanted a Big Green Egg, and Santa didn't disappoint. So my July menu features three recipes all made on this modern marvel of outdoor cookery,...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 May 27 - 12:21pm

photography by Alex Lepe

How do those high-end steak houses get their steaks so juicy, tender and cooked to perfection every single time? If you’re looking for the answer, you’ve come to the right place. The secret is pan-searing and butter-basting, and you can do it right there on your stovetop. I know it...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 Apr 22 - 5:08pm

There’s nothing better than a crusty, cheesy grilled sandwich with an ice-cold beer on a warm day in May. So I called on my friends at Martin House Brewery here in Fort Worth and asked them to pair one of their handcrafted brews with each of my four sandwiches. The results are amazing. These...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 Mar 24 - 11:15am

Cooking Whole Fish

| photography by Alex Lepe | Do you have a fisherman in your house who brings home the catch, and you have no idea what to do with it so you give it away? Have you longed to try your hand at cooking a whole fish but didn’t know where to start? Have you wanted to impress your fish-loving...

Posted By Nancy Farrar on 2015 Feb 25 - 1:30pm

Nancy comes from an Italian family that knew how to eat. She shares her family traditional recipe this month with readers. My grandmother was Antionette Fratto. My mom was Rosemarie Peparata. And our family included the Russos and Carbones, who only...

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...

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