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Thursday’s Dish: Tequila!

March 21, 2013 0

Lucinda Hutson, well-known to Austinites for her delightful cookbook, “The Herb Garden Cookbook“, her purple house in the Rosedale neighborhood, and her reputation as a local bon vivant. She has a new cookbook , called […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Fried Tofu

February 21, 2013 2

From the title, you might assume that this post is about fried tofu, but it’s actually about the pan I use to fry my tofu. You see, before last week, I had never, ever successfully […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Ham-ageddon!

January 24, 2013 3

Never look a gift horse in the mouth. But what about a gift pig? For Christmas, a relative (who shall remain unnamed) gave us a full-size Virginia ham. That’s 18 pounds of pigginess, all cured […]

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Feature and a GIVEAWAY: Plug & Play

August 28, 2012 3

If you’ve ever had to work from home while your kids are there, you’ll recognize Plug & Play for the brilliant concept it is. One side is a business-savvy workspace to meet your professional needs; […]

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Texas Road Tripping: Pearl in San Antonio

July 25, 2012 1

When I was a kid growing up in San Antonio, the Pearl Brewery was still brewing beer. In fact, it did so up until closing in 2001. Having opened in 1881, I’d say it had […]

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Postpartum Anxiety

July 9, 2012 2

When I became a first-time mother almost 8 years ago, I was a mess, but I chalked that up to a really difficult, traumatic birth experience that was pretty much the opposite of the beatific […]

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Featuring: Lila Igram of Connecther

May 23, 2012 2

Lila Igram is a mom on a mission. Through her website, Connecther.org, she seeks to “end global poverty by partnering with donors, non-profits and other stakeholders that focus on aiding women and children in their quest […]

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Bullet Point Coffee Shop Review: Month 5

April 18, 2012 1

We’ve taken a small break on coffee shop reviews because Catherine hasn’t been visiting many, what with the new baby and all. I decided to review one I’ve been to several times lately, but will […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Coq au Vin

February 9, 2012 0

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we thought we’d delve into the idea of food as aphrodisiac. Maybe you have a sensual memory around a certain food — I could actually wax poetic about a certain pasta […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Tom Kai Gai

January 26, 2012 0

I bet you have a favorite dish made by your mother. Something comforting, maybe something you’d want when you’re feeling down or have a cold. Maybe you’ve even gotten the recipe from her, but it […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Gingery Brined Pork Loin

January 12, 2012 1

I was recently the recipient of a 9-pound pork loin. Being that we’re a family of three, one of whom weighs 50 pounds soaking wet, I decided I needed several ways to eat that sucker, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Mushroom Meatloaf

January 5, 2012 0

I just made the biggest meatloaf I’ve ever seen, but also one of the best I’ve ever had. It has ground mushrooms in it, which added moisture, texture and flavor to what can sometimes be […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Tapenade Tartlets

December 8, 2011 0

I’ve got a super-easy and delicious appetizer that is great for potlucks, parties and calls like these: “We picked Grandma up from the airport and she said she wants to come see the kids first, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Recipes for Saving

October 20, 2011 1

A few weeks ago, we asked readers to share their tips for stretching the family food budget. We had some great responses. The winner of the $25 gift card to Sprouts Farmers Market is Deirdre […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Stretching Your Dollar

September 29, 2011 0

Listen to the radio, turn on the TV, pick up a paper, go to any news website, and you’re sure to hear/see/read about the recession. Is it deepening or lifting, widening or shrinking? Will Greece […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cold Grilled Vegetable Soup

August 25, 2011 0

When I saw a recipe for Grilled Vegetable Gazpacho in the July issue of Cooking Light, I was intrigued. It’s still hot. I’m still looking for cold things to cook/eat. Sigh. photo credit: sleepyneko One […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Chickpea and Celery Salad

August 11, 2011 1

I found an interesting recipe in a really wonderful book, “The Occassional Vegetarian” by Karen Lee. It’s a Chickpea and Celery Salad, which is an unexpected combination, but works surprisingly well. It’s cool, crunchy and […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cold Dinner

July 7, 2011 1

It feels a little early to start complaining about the heat, but with 23 days over 100 degrees, and it being just the first full week of July, I think a little moaning is appropriate. One […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Not Your Ordinary Tacos

June 30, 2011 0

We had our third Savory Kids/LiveMom event this past Monday. Tacos were on the menu, but Not Your Ordinary Tacos! The kids made Fish Tacos with Summer Peach Salsa, Family-Style Chicken Fajita Tacos with Erin’s […]

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Thursday’s Dish: A Yummy Trip to Morocco

June 23, 2011 0

We had another fun Savory Kids event this past Monday at Savory Spice Shop!* The theme was “A Yummy Trip to Morocco”, and the kids got to help make Hummus, Cinnamon Lemon Couscous and Chicken […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Savory Kids

June 9, 2011 0

LiveMom is excited to team up with Savory Spice Shop to offer a series of events to introduce kids to the world of spices! photo credit: KBoneva For the next three Mondays in June, from […]

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Thursday’s Dish: “Safe” Fish

June 2, 2011 0

My daughter loves salmon – really, really loves it. She’d easily eat an adult portion if I let her, but I usually don’t because I worry about the toxins, especially mercury, in that and other […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Rum-Soaked Tres Leches Cake

April 28, 2011 0

I made this recently and got rave reviews, especially from men for some reason. Maybe it was the rum, which adds a kick that melds perfectly with the mildness of all the milk. And maybe […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Chicken & Mushroom Hash

April 14, 2011 1

I made a not-so-great crockpot meal the other day. It was chicken breasts with a premade Marsala/mushroom sauce poured over them with whole potatoes cooked atop them. Served with some steamed broccoli, it passed for […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Sarah’s Texas Pantry

March 31, 2011 1

Sarah Tober and her husband moved to Hutto a few years ago, bought an old house to fix up, and fell in love with the “Mayberry-ness” of the small town. There was only one thing […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Hot Fudge Cake

February 24, 2011 0

I have a modest collection of spiral-bound church cookbooks. These humble fundraisers-from-the-past draw me in when I find them at used bookstores or thrift stores. There’s something about the earnest assertions that these are the […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Green Beans with Roasted Onions

February 17, 2011 0

We’ve posted a lot of main dishes here lately: soups, stews, meaty things for cold weather. I thought, for a change, I’d give you a fantastic side dish. It’s not particularly seasonal, green beans being […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Potato Leek Soup

February 10, 2011 0

I’m taking the prolonged cold as an opportunity to feed my family as much soup as possible because I know that there will be at least four months out of the coming year during which […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Garlic Soup

February 3, 2011 3

How’s everyone holding up under this cold snap? We’ve turned down the thermostat to conserve energy (hello, rolling blackouts) and stoked up the fire. There’s soup on the stove and a lot of cuddling going […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Chef Jeff’s Crab Cakes

January 27, 2011 0

At our LiveMom retreat this past weekend at Lakeway Resort & Spa, we were treated to a chef’s tasting menu representing the talents of the new executive chef, Jeff Axline. The menu was a wonderful […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Butter Chicken

January 13, 2011 2

Tasneem Abbas, a stay-at-home mother of two and self-proclaimed Zumba addict, shared her recipe for an Indian dish, Butter Chicken, with LiveMom contributor Lori, who made it for several of us. We were knocked out […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cookie Madness

December 23, 2010 2

Last week, my dining room table was covered with cookies. After tins for teachers and plates for friends and neighbors, it’s dwindled to a manageable amount for the remainder of the holiday. We’re crazy about […]

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Thursday’s Dish: African Chicken Stew

December 16, 2010 0

A few weeks ago, fellow LiveMom contributor Lori brought me some African Chicken Stew she’d made. It was warm, sweet, nutty and overall delicious and unlike anything else I’d ever had. Of course, I asked […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Turkey Curry Puffs

November 25, 2010 1

Happy Thanksgiving! May all you moms relax with full tummies along with the rest of the crowd. Remember: If you cooked, they can do the dishes! Have you thought ahead to what you’re going to […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Healthier Ketchup

November 18, 2010 3

I’ve wanted to learn to make my own ketchup for a long time, and really should have done it before now when I think how much of it my child has consumed in her short […]

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Thursday’s Dish: The Natural Epicurean

November 11, 2010 4

I try to cook healthy foods for my family, I really do. I try to use less meat and less oil, add in more whole grains, and use seasonal, organic vegetables and fruits whenever I […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Halloween Goodies

October 28, 2010 0

Great weather for baking! Open the windows and fire up the oven for these Halloween treats. The first is a pumpkin bread from my favorite baking cookbook: “Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins and More” […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Black-Eyed Pea Soup

October 21, 2010 2

Here’s a quick soup for a hectic day. You can make it spicier by using Ro-tel instead of diced tomatoes. My grandma, who lives in Alabama, gave me this recipe. She serves it with hot […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Oktoberfest Obatzda

October 14, 2010 5

In celebration of Oktoberfest, LiveMom visited Chef Keem’s Bavarian Bistro, a trailer eatery in downtown Austin (at Third and Congress). We ordered jaeger schnitzel, griddle potatoes (bratkartoffel), sauerkraut and red cabbage (rotkraut). The schnitzel, a […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Creamy Polenta

September 30, 2010 5

LiveMom’s Catherine had a party for her husband’s 40th birthday last weekend where we made a five-course Italian dinner for 20. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, fueled by really […]

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