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When you care enough to get your hands dirty . . .

make your own truffles. If there’s an argument for processed cookies, let it be this one. Using Oreo cookies as the primary ingredient, you and yours will love these easy-to-make truffles. I first tried this divine variation on truffles a couple of years ago when my neighbor shared a selection of white and dark chocolate …

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Love on the griddle

If we prepared French Toast often, this breakfast fest wouldn’t be a treat. From whole wheat bread to real maple syrup, help the kids in the kitchen put a heart-healthy spin on French Toast. If you’re due for some authentic French romance, visit The French Fork for a lesson on making and enjoying crepes.

Lookin’ for love . . . love in a lunch box

Food shopping is not a spectator sport. It’s a challenge to keep the love flowing around the table when we need to practice defensive grocery shopping. But shoppers at my Southwest Austin neighborhood grocery added a little love to their carts yesterday.  We were five-deep waiting our turn to select fresh produce.  The line looked like love on its way …

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Food from Farouk? Dining in the city at La Kabbr

When we dine in New York City, there are usually a few good reasons to make the hour’s drive from home. Last night, our parents sent us out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I persuaded my husband to mark our occasion at La Kabbr, 683 9th Avenue.  Farouk, the owner and chef, delivers. For a Middle Eastern dinner laced …

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Falling Slowly

My husband just cranked up a YouTube clip in the cyber cafe and I’m falling in to the chorus with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as they perform “Falling Slowly.”  This cookery is a space to digest life’s ingredients.  It’s not glamorous, but as I load my dishwasher this evening, I’m relaxed because no one’s listening.  I’m …

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