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[6 Apr 2009 | 22 Comments | 2,994 views]
Matzo Crack

Passover is famous for bad desserts. The fact that flour and corn syrup aren’t allowed means the pickings can be slim. One of my go-to Pesach treats is this recipe from the book The Mensch Chef. It’s often called Matzo crack both because it’s so addictive, and also because you crack the matzo apart to enjoy.
Chocolate-Caramel Matzo Crunch
Makes enough for a family of four to snack on for almost eight days.
5 square matzos (the best place in Austin to pick up kosher for Passover foods is the …

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[9 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,794 views]
Road Food – Austin to Houston

Rachel and I drove from Austin to Houston on Sunday for the unveiling of the marker for her grandfather, Papa Joe. The purpose of the trip was to honor and remember Joe after he passed away almost exactly one year ago. I was able to squeeze in some tasty touring along the way, however.
We left Austin at 7:30 a.m. and stopped along 290 at Shipley Do-Nuts. The first Shipley donuts were sold for five cents a dozen in 1936. There are now 90 locations in and around Houston.
Other …

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Memories, Tours »

[16 Feb 2009 | No Comment | 1,502 views]

I wanted to share this note that was sent to the members of the Food Touring Facebook group today:
Thank you all for being a part of Burning Love last night. I had wanted to create a faux ceremony but in the end, I’ve been sick for weeks and couldn’t psych myself up for it.
In place of that, I wanted to share with you some of the sentiments I had hoped to share:
Fire is a profound event. In nature, a forest fire will cause seeds that have lain dormant for decades …

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Memories, Restaurants »

[14 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,832 views]
Sweet Nothings from Mrs. Johnson’s

Brought to you by Adam and Jodi with a little midnight help from Mrs. Johnson.
Click the pic above for a slideshow of our Valentine’s late night adventure.

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[4 Feb 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,393 views]
A Cup of Tea

I really love simple things. Walking the dog on a crisp and sunny day. Deep breaths. An afternoon nap. A piece of ripe fruit. A hug from someone I love. A hot bath. Reading a good book. Baking.
Over the past week, I’ve been helping my parents pack up the home they lived in for almost 25 years. It hasn’t been simple. Making decisions about what will matter to me in the next 5, 10, 15…30 years…is hard.

How do you put a price on the love seat in the den where …

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