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Thursday’s Dish: Energy Bars and GIVEAWAY

October 4, 2012 1

I know the benefits of getting kids into the kitchen: if they are involved in preparing and making their food, they are more likely to eat it, especially if the ingredients might be new or […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Butternut Squash Kugel

September 27, 2012 0

We seem to be right on the cusp of fall here in Central Texas. Although the stores have long stocked pants, jeans and sweaters, it’s hard to really embrace fall’s arrival until you go through […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Muffin Tin Meals

September 13, 2012 1

A little over two years ago, I experimented with making pizza cups in a muffin tin as part of my sustained school lunch counter-programming regimen (you can read about that experiment here; I’m not sure […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Frappé coffee

August 23, 2012 2

Admittedly, this does not look quite like what I had in Greece, but it does the trick. For most of us in Central Texas, next week means a return to early bedtimes and the regular […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Mueller Eats

July 5, 2012 2

When we moved into Windsor Park in December 2004, the city had just approved plans to develop the site of the old Mueller airport into a mixed-use space featuring high-density residential property, retail space, green […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Reader Favorite

June 28, 2012 0

LiveMom is on vacation this week so we thought that we would share one of our most read posts while we spend some time with our families. Shannon’s Safe Fish post, originally published on June […]

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Thursday’s Dish: A Simple Summer Picnic

June 21, 2012 0

One of our favorite ways to wind down a summer evening is to pack a picnic dinner and burn off the daylight at our favorite public pool. Because such an outing spans the dinner hour, […]

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Thursday’s Dish and a Giveaway: Pick Up Sticks

June 7, 2012 0

Kebabs make outdoor cooking easy, portable and downright tasty … yet they do have their challenges. The best skewer length is the 12-inch skewer because it fits all you would need for one entrée portion […]

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Thursday’s Dish: North Austin Trailer Yard

May 24, 2012 5

Meet the Little Kid (LK). She’s three and a half and her favorite food groups are sugar and grilled cheese (or, as she puts it, “girls cheese”) sandwiches. One recent weeknight, LK’s big brother, Big […]

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Bullet Point Coffee Shop Reviews

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: Soup Swapping 101

January 19, 2012 5

For the past few years, I have either hosted or attended a soup swap in the fall or early winter (there was one year I missed because I was in the hospital having a baby, […]

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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: Holiday Cocktails

December 22, 2011 0

By this time, if you celebrate Christmas, you are either patting yourself on the back as you take in all the presents wrapped under the tree and marveling that you got it all done in […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Forgotten Cookies

December 15, 2011 2

Cookies, cookies and more cookies. That’s what I’m all about these days. Other than shopping for and wrapping  Christmas presents, I’ve been spending many hours this past week preparing our cookie stash for the next […]

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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: Cock-a-Leekie Soup

December 1, 2011 3

This week’s recipe is a guest post by Sharon Armstrong, a friend and Texas-based writer and photographer who was born in Ayr on the southwest coast of Scotland (and so was her gran!). Scotland is […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Weckmann and Lanterns

November 10, 2011 1

From the age of 5-10 years old, I lived in Germany. I blended in nicely: white-blonde hair, red cheeks in the wintery cold weather, and fluent enough in the German dialect to allow some to […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Homemade Halloween Pizza

October 27, 2011 1

I’ve realized, despite the stress that it usually creates, that I enjoy the preparations for holidays sometimes as much as I enjoy the holidays themselves. The list-making, bag-stuffing for parties, the food-prepping/ cooking to prepare […]

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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 Guest Post: Baby Food

October 13, 2011 1

This week’s post is brought to you by The Baby Kitchen, a local company that creates fresh, healthy, and delicious food for Austin babies. Noelle Newby and Kelly Grant started the company in 2010 with […]

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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: Homemade Salsa

September 22, 2011 1

Growing up outside of Texas, I never really paid much attention to salsa. When my mom would make Mexican food at home, we typically bought a jar of salsa and were done with it. It […]

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Thursday’s Dish Guest Post: Snack Attack

September 1, 2011 0

These two snacks have served our family beautifully through the summer and have now transitioned the boys to school! Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus and NO BAKE granola bars are both of the boys’ favorite […]

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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: Baked Cod and Chorizo

July 21, 2011 1

Shannan Riemer, local mama, blogger and real estate agent, is saving the day by offering up a guest post for this week’s Thursday’s Dish. I know I promised last week that we would be back […]

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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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