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Austin Foodie Mama

Favorite Holiday Sweets in Austin

November 13, 2014 0

Move over, Halloween candy. Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and with it, the pumpkin pie, the Christmas cookies and the candy canes. Here’s a list of our favorite Austin holiday desserts: Austin Cake Ball has […]

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Galaxy Cafe: Healthy, Kid-Friendly Dining

August 16, 2014 0

I try my best each week to make a meal plan, shop for all the ingredients and cook healthy meals that all my family loves. In reality, and especially during the summertime, I fall short. […]

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Austin Foodie Mama: Gourmet by Numbers

May 15, 2014 1

What most families wouldn’t give to have a chef on staff! Or — okay, let’s be realistic — at least a sous chef. What if someone could chop all the vegetables, prep and measure all […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Texas Citrus

March 6, 2014 0

How often do you cook with fresh citrus? Until recently, I have not really incorporated the use of grapefruits and oranges into my meals. While citrus is a staple at my house, it’s been more […]

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Austin Foodie Mama: Date Night Spots

February 7, 2014 0

Valentine’s day approaches rapidly; have you planned your night out with your sweetie yet? Date nights aren’t just for Valentine’s day, though, and I don’t know about you, but we tend to rely on a […]

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Austin Foodie Mama: Parlez-vous Francais?

January 2, 2014 1

I’ve had French food on my mind of late. Anyone who knows me knows that I haven’t met a French pastry I didn’t like, and I’m a sucker for a crepe filled with gooey cheese […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Candy-Making with Kids

December 5, 2013 3

I have many fond memories of making Christmas candy with mom when I was a child. We’d block out a whole day and make all kinds of goodies — from the very simple to the […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thanksgiving Out

November 21, 2013 0

Thanksgiving is a week from today. Panicking yet? You don’t have to. If you don’t have plans nailed down yet, we’ve got you covered. Thanksgiving may be a time to be with your loved ones […]

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Must Have: Pre-cooked Thanksgiving Dinners

November 14, 2013 0

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Two. Weeks. Those of you who are hosting the Big Dinner this year might be feeling the hairs on the back of your neck start to tingle as you realize […]

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Must Have: Best Holiday Pies

November 7, 2013 0

Everyone knows that the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is the pie, right? I mean, the turkey’s pretty good, but it really shines as leftovers (turkey and wild rice soup, anyone? Turkey and dressing sandwiches? […]

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Austin Foodie Mama: Wine & Swine

November 5, 2013 0

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Austin Foodie Mama, spotlighting foodie events and dining destinations for kid-free fun, because we all know that some of our most rewarding parenting moments come when we hand over […]

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Recipes

Thursday’s Dish: Spiced Pumpkin Bread

October 17, 2013 3

Everyone has one. You know, that can of pumpkin in the back of the pantry that you’ve been meaning to do something with. Well, with that crisp chill in the air (finally!) and fall in […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Crock Pot Potato Soup

September 12, 2013 3

Can we pretend it’s soup weather, just for a minute? It’s around the corner, I just know it — and I want to be prepared. That, plus a glut of potatoes from our CSA, is […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Watermelon-Lime Agua Fresca

July 4, 2013 1

What’s more American than apple pie? Not much, but watermelon is a close second. And here in the heat of July, watermelon is much more appetizing (and hydrating!) as a treat… which is probably why […]

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Thursday’s Dish: in.gredients

June 27, 2013 2

How’s this for high concept? A grocery store with no packaging. No bags, no boxes, no jars — just bulk bins and loose produce. That’s pretty much the shopping experience at in.gredients, a unique East […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cool Noodles for Hot Temps

June 13, 2013 2

We may have enjoyed a nice, cool spring, but make no mistake — summer is here. There’s no complaining from my corner (yet), but it’s getting hot. Yes, it’s approaching that time of year where […]

Creamy Mixed Berry Popsicles
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Thursday’s Dish: Popsicles!

May 2, 2013 1

I’d love to cook with my daughter. I really would. But the two of us just can’t seem to figure it out. Maybe I’m just too much of a control freak in the kitchen… or […]

Lemon-thyme spritzer
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Thursday’s Dish: Mocktails for Spring

April 25, 2013 1

We all need a drink now and then… especially us parents. But maybe you’re not a drinker. Maybe you’re pregnant, or maybe you just want to cut down on your alcohol intake. That’s no reason […]

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Cookbook Roundup: Feeding the Family

March 28, 2013 0

When things are going as planned at home, I cook five or six nights per week (all bets are off during baseball season!). Because I’m cooking a good 300 nights a year, roughly, I am […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Tequila!

March 21, 2013 1

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: Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

February 28, 2013 4

As any parent knows, snacks are key. If you don’t have a good snack on hand when your kiddo’s tummy starts rumbling, you’re out of luck. If you’re out and about, prepare for a meltdown; […]

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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 […]

Dark Chocolate Mousse for Two
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Thursday’s Dish: Chocolate Mousse for Lovers

February 7, 2013 2

Valentine’s Day is coming! For many couples, Valentine’s Day means a romantic dinner out, or even a whirlwind getaway. Ah, young love. If you have children at home, though, that might not be quite the […]

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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 […]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout
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Thursday’s Dish: Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout

January 17, 2013 4

You know how I usually cook dinner? With a toddler strapped to my leg, yelling “MOMMY, PICK UP-EE!” while I limp around trying not to spill boiling liquids on her. Although my offspring is generally […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Empanadas

December 20, 2012 1

There is something about the holidays that brings out this desire in me to embark upon a group cooking project. Maybe it’s having grown up in Austin and nibbling on tamales during the holidays or […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Raspberry-Almond Rugelach

December 13, 2012 0

As of this writing, there are three more nights of Chanukah, which means there are three more opportunities to make latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts), both of which are popular traditional foods of the Jewish […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

December 6, 2012 2

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? I am an absolute devotee, and of course it’s a “kid food” staple. Although the bright-orange thoroughly-Krafted version is always an option, I prefer mine from scratch. The good […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Thursday’s Dish: Holiday Foodie Events Roundup

November 29, 2012 1

December is such a hectic time for busy families juggling work and school along with holiday concerts, parties, shopping, and travel. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to slow down and treat yourself amid the […]

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Austin Foodie Mama

Pies, Pies and Cookies, Too!

November 17, 2012 0

Pie night is coming up at Casa Catherine this Wednesday in preparation for Thanksgiving. While the tradition in my household is to make the pies the night before, there have been years past when I […]

Stuffed Acorn Squash
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Thursday’s Dish: Stuffed Acorn Squash

November 15, 2012 1

Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away? Thanksgiving is a holiday for family, friends and counting our blessings… and food, of course. With limited time left to plan, I’m here to save the […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Banana Baby Brain AND GIVEAWAY!

November 1, 2012 0

* This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Sometimes, when your parenting life gives you lemons, you make lemonade (mixed with your alcohol of choice). At least, that’s how Janet Frongillo, the […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Halloween Cookie Decorating

October 25, 2012 3

I am really not much of a baker. Besides that, I lack the artistic talent you really need to decorate professional-looking cookies. So, how on earth did I end up hosting a Halloween cookie decorating […]

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