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Leave your shoes at the door–except in the kitchen

Strappy sandals, cowboy boots or bare feet?  What works in your kitchen? We leave our shoes at the front door–with the exclusion of the cookery. Double standard? Just basic safety. From home kitchens to commercial operations, those feet need more than the floor beneath them. The savvy shoe crowd over at the Foodie BlogRoll has been talking it …

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On a roll

Kids love rolling dough.  As long as we keep the rolling to a minimum, we turn out great pie crusts. For your single layer crust that I hope you’ll be serving up pumpkin-style, stick with the basics: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lard 3 tablespoons icy cold water Mix dry ingredients and …

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Temperatures rise over grilling dispute-one hot dish

New town, new tastes, new challenges. That’s part of the fun of moving to Austin and prepping meals together around this cookery.  It all started with the bargain purchase of “Cooking from the Hip,” by Cat Cora. I couldn’t resist adding this cookbook to the cookery collection. It was marked down last week to $3.99 at Borders.  …

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Tortilla flats . . . welcome to Austin

The new cookery is not quite up and running but we’ve almost arrived. Austin rates off the charts. We are digging in with our forks and spoons and checking out the local scene. I’m counting my coins–as always–and spending my money on bread.  The boys love the warm tortilla samples at HEB And we’ve learned how to prepare them at home like …

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