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December BOM: The All-American Christmas Cookbook

No time to play today, but I want to share with you the December Book of the Month: The All-American Christmas Cookbook from Chronicle Books. Normally I’m not much interested in omnibus cookbooks, but this one caught my eye recently at a bookstore. it’s a fairly new release (2007) and has recipes from all […]

Can You Get Swine Flu From Being a Pig at the Thanksgiving Table?

I felt bad all day. I’m sure it couldn’t be due to overeating on Thanksgiving like a hungry pig at a trough of fresh acorns. Some of my nephews have had the swine H1N1 influenza, but that was weeks ago; they can’t still be infectious, can they? Not that I’m paranoid or anything, you […]

Gobble, Gobble! The Big Feast Day is Finally Here…

Question: Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?

Don’t think about it too much, now; you might get a painful brain sprain. You wouldn’t want me to have that on my conscience during the Holidays, would you? Good. Besides, the answer’s pretty obvious. (I hope.)

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, […]

Zesty Holidays: Queso Dipping Sauce

As I noted in an earlier post, everybody loves queso. This time of year, however, most people only eat queso as a dip for chips. I suggest you consider it for your Turkey Day feast, or at least for the football snacks you’ll need during the long weekend of gridiron clashes.

If you make the […]

El Dia de los Muertos, and I'm Feeling It

Halloween was a beautiful evening here, cool and crisp and promising a wonderful fall season ahead. The kiddies were out in all sorts of costumes, although we had reduced traffic in our neighborhood. We didn’t see any truckloads of “imports” like we often do, for one thing. After running out of candy the last […]

Friday Follies: Calling All Ghouls, It's Halloween Candy Time!

It’s not really up to typical Follies level, but there are some smiles (and a chuckle or two) in the news leading up to our favorite diabetic coma inducing holiday event: Halloween. Okay, it’s not our favorite overall; just our favorite in October…

Here’s one of the ultimate win-win scenarios you’ll ever see this week. […]

More From the Texas Renaissance Festival: Food, Drink and Levity in the Piney Woods

One of main reasons to go to the RenFest is all the stage acts. We always try to see Arsene, who is a mime. Not your usual mime, and not always suited for young audiences! Arsene combines juggling, prestidigitation and attitude with some truly strange clothes and audience participation to keep his attendees in […]

A Wintry Time Was Had By All: The Texas Renaissance Festival

We made opening day (October 10) at the Texas Renaissance Festival this year. We hadn’t done that in a decade or more! We went prepared fore wet weather, as a cold front passed by during the night. We didn’t have any rain all day, though. There was quite a bit of water in the […]