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For the Love of Cheese

My niece, Emily Williams, and I started Texicureans because of our mutual love of the foods and cultures that make Texas like no other. During the last three years we have joined friends in many Texas home kitchens and ventured to their culinary cultural destination counter parts. We learned how to make Spanish Soup and …

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Chipotle Lamb Chops

John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner is another Texan that made it to the White House.  Starting his political career as a county judge, he then moved to State politics to serve in the House of Representatives during the session Texas was choosing its state flower.  He fought for the prickly pear cactus and thereby gained …

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Lady Bird Johnson’s Lemon Pound Cake

This month we are celebrating Texans who made it to the White House.  Lady Bird Johnson, Texan, and wife of the 36th President of the United States served this yummy lemon pound cake at her daughter Luci’s wedding in 1966.  She probably baked it in a bundt pan, but we took artistic liberty since it serves …

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Notes of The Nutcracker

For a recipe to work, the ingredients must complement each other and stick to a formula. Afterall, there are rules for how to make the dough rise and how to get a smooth sauce. But you and I both know the best recipes do not stick to the formula. The best recipes exude creativity and …

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Patties

Texas pecans are supremely the very best!  Add dark chocolate, and you have a healthy, satisfying treat.   I like to buy at least 60% dark chocolate chips for that rich strong element.  Buying your pecans at the grocery store is ok, but if you can purchase from a local orchard, that would be primo. …

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The Three Ps: Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This is where the creaminess of pumpkin filling meets the crunchy sweetness of pecans in one dreamy slice. I actually tell you how to prepare a fresh sugar pumpkin – those small couple-pound pumpkins sold specifically for this purpose.  The freshness of roasted pumpkin pulp can’t be beat.  You can even roast it a day …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Thanksgiving is a time for tradition.  We all have our fave dishes!  What if you could take one of the expected dishes and turn it into an unexpected burst of flavor?  That’s exactly what Roasted Sweet potatoes and Cranberries accomplishes. Once roasted, the cranberries release their juices in little pockets of flavor AND the colors …

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Best Little Cookies in Texas

My friend M’Lissa Steel has deep roots to Fayette County. Her Great-Grandfather, William Loessin was Sheriff of Fayette County from 1925-1946. Even before that, her Great Great Great Uncle, August Loessin, was the Sheriff. My own Dad spent some time at the historic courthouse as a Federal Social Security Claims Representative as well. Walking around …

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