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Roasted Winter Vegetables With Mascarpone Polenta

by evh January 12, 2012
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There’s something so wonderful about roasting vegetables on a cold winter day – as the house warms up, the aroma delightfully cascades throughout sending out a warm and cozy feeling to anyone that maybe hanging out or just passing through – a little touch of heaven. When roasting winter vegetables, I prefer to keep it […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches with Honey Basil Sauce

by evh September 6, 2011
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Prosciutto Wrapped Peaches with Honey Basil Sauce ~ I *think* at this point the term heatwave is an understatement. With records being broken daily and 70+ days of over 100 degree temperatures who wants to consider being in a blazing kitchen or even dream about turning on the oven? Slated to go to a party on […]

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Cowboy Cakes

by evh July 27, 2011
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I don’t know many cowboys. Growing up, all this city-girl really knew about them was that they were rugged, strong and spent their nights eating a dinner of canned beans by an open fire, under the stars while listening to someone play a harmonica or guitar, drinkin’ moonshine. Well, at least that’s the image portrayed […]

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Black Bean + Grapefruit

by evh April 8, 2011
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I love to talk about food (if you haven’t noticed) and recently a friend and I got into a discussion about dried beans versus canned beans – important stuff, right?  I think we both agreed that no matter how long you soak black beans they still don’t have the same texture of high-quality canned black […]

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Brussels Sprout + Feta Cheese Salad

by evh March 22, 2011
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I must admit that upon planting Brussels spouts in my garden I think part of me was secretly hoping they wouldn’t grow. I was merely planting them for the hubby (awe) – after all, he’s perhaps the only one under our roof that truly adores this vegetable. I have been known to let the kiddos […]

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Pulled Chicken

by evh February 17, 2011
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I like to order things that I don’t usually make or have time to make at home when dining out this includes pulled pork or pulled chicken off of many-a-menu and in Texas barbecue country it’s not hard to find. My excuse would be that I simply don’t have time to let it simmer all […]

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Sweet Corn Soup

by evh October 21, 2010

As the last of the sweet summer corn makes its way into the farmers’ market, I ponder what to make with this seasons delectable corn – in order to hold onto summer during the cold winter months – believe it or not, even Austin, Texas gets the occasional snow storm. Corn is a vegetable that […]

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Texas Pecan Pesto

by evh October 12, 2010

When invited over to a friends place for dinner and asked to bring something, I always seem to have a lot of questions. Shall I bring a side dish? A salad? A dessert? An appetizer? Wine? Or a little bit of  everything? The other night, after being asked to join friends for dinner, I realized […]

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