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Tag Archives | Winter 2013-2014 Recipes

Sugared and Spiced Pecans

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By Dotty Griffith from The Texas Holiday Cookbook

Pecans have a way of showing up in all sorts of recipes, from the beginning to the end of the meal. They’re quite simply Texans’ favorite nuts. They grow wonderfully well, particularly in the heart of the state.…

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Pumpkin or Squash Mini Loaves

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BY NAVA ATLAS FROM VEGAN HOLIDAY KITCHEN

This seasonal treat makes a nice gift to bring when you visit friends and relatives; it’s also an easy everyday treat, full of nutritious ingredients, to make and enjoy at home. A mug of hot cocoa is the very best companion for this.…

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Mexican Wedding Cookies

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BY DENISE GEE FROM SWEET ON TEXAS: LOVABLE

CONFECTIONS FROM THE LONE STAR STATE

At best, these are powdered baked clouds that melt marvelously on the tongue. At worst they’re—well, OK, so they’re never at their worst. I’m more Tex-Mex than Mex-Mex when it comes to making these, opting more for the “Mexican wedding cookie” look (frosted) rather than what my friends of Mexican descent simply refer to as pan de polvo, or polvorones, adding a bit of anise and eschewing that follow-up roll in powdered sugar (which I like to do twice).…

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Roasted Beet & Pickled Red Onion Salad

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One either loves beets or hates them. I fall into the love camp. In this recipe, the red beauties are roasted and peeled, and then sliced into meaty slabs. You can make about three salads for each beet that you purchase, making this showy dish one of the least expensive (and healthiest) salads you can put together for six people.…

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Salt and Pepper Beef Tenderloin

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Ask your butcher to cut a nice, even tenderloin. They will also happily trim the silver skin and fat. You may use the herbed salt recipe from the roasted roots and potatoes for this. Just make a double batch when you are preparing it for the vegetables.…

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Roasted Roots and Potatoes

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This rainbow assortment of potatoes with rutabaga looks as lovely raw as it does cooked. The dish requires a minimal amount of preparation and packs a lot of flavor. Watch it closely in the last few minutes so it achieves a gorgeous golden crunch on top.…

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Eggnog

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photo by Kelly Yandell

by Dotty Griffith from The Texas Holiday Cookbook

The punch bowls of England and the hospitality of the Old South bring to mind the rich Christmas beverage we know as eggnog. This version, using a boiled custard, has scant resemblance to gooey commercially prepared eggnog available in refrigerator case.…

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Treaty Oak Rum Apple Cider

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Photo by Tressa Vasquez

From Jordan Swim, Vestals Foods and Food Creates Community, Dallas

Served in warmed mugs, this steaming apple cider, spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and dark agave, will warm the coldest night. Created by Jordan Swim of Vestals Foods, it is a winter soother laced with two Texas favorites: Treaty Oak Rum and grapefruit juice.…

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