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[5 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,266 views]
New Years Treat

Some of the best snacks ever are the ones created after a night out on the town. For New Years Eve, Adam and I split the evening between enjoying delicious leftovers at home and hanging out downtown for First Night Austin.

We were hungry at the end of the evening but we hadn’t spent any money on New Year’s fun yet and we wanted to prove to ourselves that we could have a great night without opening our wallets. So we found ourselves at home at 1:30 a.m. with a semi-empty …

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Memories, Restaurants »

[4 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 1,884 views]
Mi Madre’s Para Mi Madre

I love a good breakfast taco and in my opinion, Mi Madre’s on Manor makes some of the best in Austin. Adam and I decided to surprise my mother with some breakfast deliciousness the other morning for her penultimate morning meal during a recent visit.

The breakfast tacos range in price from $2-$3.50 and we ordered four #0 tacos (bacon, potatoes, egg, and cheese), one #8 (vegetarian migas with corn chips, eggs, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cheese), one #17 (pork adobado, grilled onions, and avocado).
I’m not the most adventurous person when …

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Restaurants »

[3 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 1,901 views]
Start Your Day at the Counter Cafe

The Counter Cafe is the kind of place that makes you feel like a regular the first time you walk through the door.
I was craving real eggs the other day. The kind that come from local hens and were picked within 24 hours from their warm nest.
Don’t you agree that these types of eggs should have a different name than the one you buy in the cold section at the grocery store? The yolks are vibrant, the taste is more flavorful, and the cooked eggs are fluffy and light.
The menu …

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Recipes »

[1 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 1,651 views]
Nut Butter and Chocolate Chip Rice Krispies Balls

I found this recipe in the December issue of O Magazine — that would be Oprah you prurients!
Anyway, it took me less than 10 minutes to prepare these for a potluck the other night and they were oohed and aahed over by many. The recipe calls for chunky peanut butter but since Lucy finished the last of that, I used smooth almond butter instead and that worked fine.
2 (1.4 oz.) chocolate-covered toffee candy bars
2 cups Rice Krispies
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (or other nut butter)
16 regular-sized marshmallows
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet …

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