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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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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: Tzatziki

May 18, 2011 2

It’s getting to be that time of year. The slow upwards creep of the thermometer means I’m less and less interested in spending time in the kitchen or trying out new recipes. My use of […]

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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: Doner Kebab for the Kids

March 24, 2011 4

I booked tickets a few days ago for a long summer vacation in Germany. Although we don’t leave for another couple of months, I am already mentally planning what we need to pack and how […]

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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: Paella

January 20, 2011 1

Paella is a Spanish rice dish, originally from Valencia, with many different variations in the modern day. Paella is just as popular in Spain as pasta is in Italy. The dish was originally created for […]

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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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