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Holiday Marmalade with Habaneros and Prickly Pear Juice

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

Citrus fruit of all sorts are available this season, in high quality and at good prices. Marmalade is fairly easy to make, especially if you’re a patient sort. I’ve gotten to where I make nice-sized batches of this spread, mostly for Christmas stocking gifts.

This year […]

Breaking News: Pfall ChiliPfest Tomorrow!

For both the Underground fans all you thousands of readers from Pflugerville, get your hongry on! The 2012 Pfall ChiliPfest is tomorrow, in beautiful, downtown Pflugerville. The kickoff is at 11 A.M., though there will be a community fitness walk starting at 10:30 (to help build up that appetite even further). The weather prediction’s great […]

Branch BBQ in Wells Branch: A Local Secret?

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Recently I met the spouse for a quick lunch, and we were planning to eat pho at one of our local favorites. However, Mai Lien was closed for the day (not permanently, thank goodness!), so we were at a bit of a loose end. Just down the […]

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 […]

A Big Surprise: Crispy Clangers Recipe

There’s never a delicate way to put this, but there’s an ingredient out there that’s involved in Texas folklore that, well, can be used to prove a man’s, uhh, manhood. Often called Rocky Mountain Oysters or Prairie Oysters, there are many ways these ovoid morsels get prepared for consumption. Leave it to a woman, Jennifer […]

Z’Tejas, a Wonderful Place for Brunch and Clan Revelry

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

So much going on these days! That means it’s time to celebrate, of course. We officially kicked off the merry-making with a Sunday Brunch at Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill; the one on the hill, not the original location (on 6th Street downtown), nor the newest central Texas place […]

Feast Meets West: What’re Your Christmas Meal Favorites?

It’s never to early to plan for Christmas dinner, in my opinion. (Well, as long as it’s already December, I mean.) Having just waded through massive piles of great provender a few days ago, it may be hard for some of you to set your sights on the next Big Meal. Well, we here […]

Jessica, Your Prickly Pear Cactus Jelly is Ready

This entry is part of a series, Pepper Jelly Chronicles»

(Note: This spread isn’t exactly a pepper jelly, although I include it in the Series. Makes it easier to find, after all. Besides, my blog, my choice. You want it someplace else, get your own blog…)

Texas has plenty of prickly pear to go around. […]