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[23 Sep 2009 | 4 Comments | 4,055 views]
Statesman: Apple Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

I was honored and surprised to receive a call from Addie Broyles yesterday asking a fact checking question about my adapted recipe for apple pie with cheese crust from a blog I wrote last fall. She told me that there was a question about the amount of sugar in the filling — and she was right. I had left out a 1/2 of a cup!
It was fun to open up the paper today and see the story in print.
BLOGGER RECIPE
Satisfy taste for apples and cheese with one pie
Wednesday, September …

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[1 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,934 views]
Solar Cooking: Four Meals in the Four Corners

When I noticed that Nancy and Jim have a solar oven, I was obsessed with having the chance to try it out. They use the Global Sun Oven, the best brand according to the sites that I read. It’s not cheap on the company website but I saw it for $240 on Amazon. You can also make your own sun oven if you are adventurous and handy.
When cooking in a solar oven, it’s important to allow lots of time for it to cook. All we did today was mix together …

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[30 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,603 views]
Sourdough Pancakes: Four Meals in the Four Corners

Sourdough likely originated in Ancient Egypt at around 1500 BC, and was probably the first form of leavening. Sourdough was the main bread made during the California Gold Rush, the Klondike Gold Rush, and the Colorado Gold and Silver Boom of the late 1800′s AD.
The bread became so common that “sourdough” became a general nickname for the gold prospectors — especially in Northern California. Conventional leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda were less reliable at the altitudes and temperatures faced by the prospectors. The sourdough starter had to …

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[28 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 3,803 views]
Navajo Fry Bread: Four Meals in the Four Corners

I’ve been in Durango, Colorado, in the four corners region of the U.S. for the past week and today is my last day. I’m planning to share a series of four blogs, called “four meals in the four corners,” to share recipes, experiences, and photos of the trip.
According to Wikipedia, the four corners consists of southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico, northeast Arizona and southeast Utah. The name comes from the Four Corners Monument — the only spot in the U.S. that sits on the boundaries of four states. This area …

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[10 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,831 views]
Strawberry Lemon Cocktail on a Sunday Afternoon

Last week a bunch of food bloggers and reporters were invited to Thai-Fresh, a fast casual Thai restaurant on W. Mary Street in South Austin. The chef/owner, Jam, and David of Tipsy Texan wanted us to check out their new class — Summer Cocktails and Thai Appetizers. They are offering the class this Thursday, May 14 if you want to check it out yourself.
I loved the Thai food but it was the inventive drinks and the history behind American cocktails that really blew me away. The Tipsy Texan makes his …

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