Cooking

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2013 May 30 - 11:03am

Summer darlings of roadside stands and farmers’ markets, few foods are as refreshing on a hot Texas day as watermelon.

Icy, jewel-toned goodness -- a slice is perfect on its own. But let’s not stop there – this juicy fruit is also delicious as salad, sauce, soup or a cocktail. Let your imagination run wild, and to help out, here are some of my favorite ways to stretch your watermelon repertoire. I...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2013 May 2 - 11:34am

Mom’s hearty food for teenagers

Slow Cooker Creamy Dried Beef Dip Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs are perfect for a gang. They can be constructed ahead of time and only take a few minutes on the grill.  A colorful...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2013 Apr 2 - 12:09pm

Bust out the candles and that special bottle of wine you’ve been saving. This menu will make you eager to host a spring dinner party.

But not the kind of party with fussy, complicated decorating or difficult recipes. I’m thinking simple elegance and a handful of close friends. Serve this simple menu, and you will be enjoying the party as much as your guests. Welcoming your friends with an interesting, delicious...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 27 - 2:33pm

For the Sloter family, the Seder is not only about the special foods but also about the fun and meaningful traditions.

Every year, just as spring is springing, Jewish families worldwide tell the story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt at a special family meal called the Seder. Jude and Marc Sloter and their three children are one such Fort Worth family. For them, this dinner, held on the first or second...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Feb 1 - 12:30pm

Tempting. Tantalizing. Deliciously indulgent. And Valentine's most beloved ingredient.

Chocolate QuesadillasChocolate QuesadillasChocolate Quesadillas No wonder ancient tribes called it food of the gods. The heavenly taste, texture, and aroma of chocolate is delightfully comforting -- definitely something for rejoicing. Just in time for chocolate’s special day, here’s...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2012 Dec 27 - 9:46am

Three of the best cinnamon rolls bakers in our area share their recipes with us.

Nothing says comfort and warmth on a cold winter’s day like a batch of fragrant, ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls warm from the oven and slathered with frosted goodness. So get a fire dancing, light up your ovens and start baking. Jan Clark’s family nominated her as baker of the “best...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Nov 29 - 11:58am

Elegant offerings are the perfect coda for a special party.

The gifts have been opened, and the feast has been served. Now it’s time for one of the most anticipated parts of the day – a glorious holiday dessert. Whether a comforting, homespun family favorite or a spectacular extravaganza, on this day it’s all about indulgence. Since this...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2012 Oct 29 - 2:28pm

The turkey is the star, but here are a few supporting actors for you to audition.

Sure, Thanksgiving dinner centers around a golden-brown roast turkey, but it’s also the heyday for side dishes. Every family has favorite traditional sides. Some are original creations that have become favorites. Others are recipes passed down through generations — treasured touches...

Posted By Judie Byrd on 2012 Oct 11 - 12:04pm

The First Grandmothers' Club of Fort Worth launches it first cookbook.

Who knows how to cook better than Grandma? Think Grandma’s best dishes, times a few hundred. The First Grandmothers’ Club cookbook, A Legacy of Love, Cooking from the Heart, contains favorite recipes from 350 club members, plus specialty recipes from local cooking celebrities. The...

Posted By Anonymous on 2012 Sep 17 - 8:46am

Quick and easy meals made from deli chicken

Ah, the fully cooked deli chicken! Seems we’ve all come to love it for its delicious, juicy meat and seasoned, crispy skin. Here are even more reasons to grab one – a bevy of tasty, creative suppers that come together in a flash, thanks to this delicious, ready-to-eat marvel. Chicken...

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