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Meet Russ Kane, the Doctor of Texas Wines

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Texans have produced wine for 400 years or more, but only recently has commercial wine production taken off. In the past decade or so, the number of Texas wineries has grown from about fifty to well over 200; production of wine has doubled to 1.2 million cases; jobs in the industry have grown […]

New Feature on the Underground…

… and everybody’s stampeding to give it a try. No, it’s not a news feature, nor a recipe feature, exactly. No, the Head Elf Herself (a.k.a. the beauteous Paula Jo, or the Wicked Witch of the West, depending on how things are going) got this idea in the middle of a drunken frenzy. […]

A Party Salsa That’s Sure to Be a Hit

I don’t often see a salsa recipe on a commercial products website that interests me, but I found one that is a tasty exception. It’s also surprisingly easy to make, mostly using ingredients found in your pantry. Here’s the procedure for Chipotle Black Bean Salsa:

Gather together the following items:

1 can (14½ oz) diced tomatoes (I […]

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Round Rock: Great Meat; As For the Rest…

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

I was out and about the other day, for the first time in a while, and it happened to be at about time for an early dinner. I was starving, having had an apple and some crackers for lunch. As I drove along the front of a […]

Bon Appétit’s Here! Time to Dig In…

The first issue of my new subscription to Bon Appétit arrived, and boy is it chock-full of tasty ideas! I’ll have more on the contents later, but the first thing I opened the magazine to got me so excited I had to share…

Right up front they have an article about deviled eggs, one of my […]

Best Grilled Cheese? Here Are Some Options…

Okay, having just told y’all that fried foods and dairy are bad for you, here are some tasty grilled cheese sandwich options. There’s no reason to eat boring grilled cheese anymore! Flip through the slide show to get some ideas.

I particularly enjoyed the Roxy’s version (guacamole, bacon!), Beecher’s (Gruyere, tomato, basil), the Grilled Cheese Truck’s […]

Rednecks and Food

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2012»

Say what you like about rednecks (just don’t say it within earshot of one with a gun rack in the back window of his truck), they do like their food. Here are some redneck jokes that include food; of course they all begin with “You might […]

Ah, Those Fun-Loving Carolinians and Their Quirky Quisine

Most of the country only know a few things about the South. For instance, Redneck Jokes. (Some of these are not jokes down here; they’re sound advice for living.) Other things that may be general knowledge include our love of barbeque, car racing, hunting and fishing, gospel music and sweet tea. Some of us even […]