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Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad


One of the cool things about picking up and moving across the country is the adventure of meeting new people.  We live in a neighborhood now, totally unlike our home in Texas, which was “out” in the country.  We made … Continue reading

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Honey Balsamic Reduction


I am beside myself intoxicated with this recipe.  Honey alone is intoxicating, yet blending it with white balsamic and fennel pollen transforms it to an intoxicatingly, heavenly sauce that I drizzled over roasted red beets. Reduction concentrates the flavors and … Continue reading

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Oatmeal, Pear & Date Cookies


I was in the mood for something sweet yet a bit healthy.  Hmmm…oatmeal cookies seemed like a good place to start.  Once I decided on oatmeal it was a matter of what else to put in them.  No plump golden … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant and Pesto Panini


My mouth is still watering from the yummy pesto I shared with you in my last post.  Miss “T” made more than enough to make another meal using her “Italian Parsley Pesto”.  I bought some baby eggplant at the farmers … Continue reading

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Miss “T’s Italian Parsley Pesto


Miss “T” is home from college and bored as she can be.  She has looked and looked for a job but to her dismay no one has hired her.  Personally I think the jobs were filled by time she was … Continue reading

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Crispy Kale Chips


Have you heard of these?  Kale chips.  A few weeks ago when I visited LuLu in Austin she offered a bowl of crispy kale chips for snacking.  Interestingly a few days later at a friend’s home on Lake Austin a … Continue reading

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Rum Cake


This weekend we celebrated my oldest daughter, LuLu’s 26th birthday.  You see the 25 candles + 1 more candle = 26 years.  If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you’ve no doubt read about the different … Continue reading

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Spicy Honey Cider Syrup


I wish I was not writing about this recipe today.  I’d rather write about a dessert to make you drool, a gorgeous green salad, fresh-baked bread hot out of the oven or make your mouth water with a beautiful standing … Continue reading

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Beef & Wild Mushroom Stew


Finally December 20th and it’s downright chilly in Texas.  Yesterday it was 78* and last night a fierce wind shuttled in a cold front dropping temps to the low 30’s and highs in the 40’s*.  It feels like Christmas!  

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Bourbon Pecan Pie


“Bourbon Pecan Pie“,  ’nuff said!  It seems pecans are a favorite holiday nut.  I know around The Orange Bee we like them in many ways, spiced, sugared, toasted, in cookies, cakes, breads and especially in this pie.  My man Dan … Continue reading

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