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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: Wine Up

December 2, 2010 8

Let’s have a talk about beverages– a subject that is often an oversight but equally as important in my book. There are beverage staples in my household: lemonade in the summer and orange juice, milk […]

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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 : Eating Your Way Through ACL

October 7, 2010 6

The amount and variety of food being offered at ACL 2010 is astounding. Check out the list of restaurants and menus! I can totally see spending three days satisfying two of my senses : hearing […]

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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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Thursday’s Dish: Healthier Cafeteria Food

September 23, 2010 1

I was happy to hear that changes are afoot in my daughter’s school cafeteria. Starting this week, Pflugerville ISD is converting all its schools to a “Gold Menu” that focuses on healthier foods. The changes […]

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Thursday’s Dish: End of Summer Gazpacho

September 16, 2010 2

I can’t tell you how badly I want to be writing about a chill in the air, cooking with pumpkin, drinking hot chocolate … but, no, it’s still in the mid to upper 90s every […]

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Thursday’s Dish : Easy Shrimp Enchiladas

September 9, 2010 1

Our dear Shannon, creator of delicious and healthful dishes, is quite busy this week, so I am throwing one of my recipes in for Thursday’s Dish in hopes of giving her a break.  Keep in […]

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Thursday’s Dish: A Tuna Twist

September 2, 2010 2

When I say tuna salad,  do you think: Tuna, mayonnaise and some diced pickles served up on two slices of bread? Maybe a hard boiled egg if you are feeling fancy? Well, that’s not the […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Salad Dressing

August 26, 2010 1

I’m kind of a salad-dressing junkie. I buy different kinds wherever I find them, hoping to find the magic, perfect one that I’ll love forever and ever. While I have found some store-bought dressings that […]

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Thursday’s Dish: The Breakfast Problem

August 19, 2010 7

I’m not a morning person. My husband is not a morning person. We seem to be raising another non-morning person. In less than a week, we face a schedule change that puts our wake-up time […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Birthday Cake, Part II

August 5, 2010 0

I recently had one of those food experiences that transports you back to childhood. Hey Cupcake was nice enough to donate some cupcakes to the Austin Bloggin’ Mama Social, and when I bit into a […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Birthday Cake, Part I

July 29, 2010 3

This seems to be the season of birthdays. I must know 20 people whose birthdays are between now and mid-September, including my own. I guess all our parents did a lot of, um, snuggling during […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Lemonade Stand

July 22, 2010 2

My neighbor and her daughter recently set up a lemonade stand in front of their house. It was fun for us to cross the street and visit, meet some other neighbors as they stopped by, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Let’s Move!

July 1, 2010 4

Do you remember in grade-school P.E. when you had to do a certain number of chin-ups and climb that rope to the ceiling, all because the President said so? Well, you do if you’re almost […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Daddy’s Pie

June 17, 2010 2

Whether you call it “Lemon Ice Box Pie” or “Lemon Meringue Pie”, this is a recipe you can find all over the Internet. It probably originally came from the back of a can of sweetened […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Corn OFF the Cob

June 10, 2010 3

Summertime … If your kids are at home, you probably look forward to the next three months with one part joy, one part trepidation and a dash of fear. How will you fill the days? […]

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Thursday’s Dish: So Much Squash!

June 3, 2010 4

We had a potluck-style barbecue this past weekend, and folks brought tons of good food. One friend brought a box of farm-grown produce with a bunch of potatoes and A LOT of squash. The idea […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Springtime Soup

May 6, 2010 3

This morning, my daughter and I got to watch a butterfly crawl from its cocoon, dry its wings, and prepare for flight. It was one of those things in life that is NOT overrated. It […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Brazilian Fish Stew

April 22, 2010 1

I know what you’re thinking: Fish Stew? Yuck! But it’s so good. Really. Trust me! Well, I guess you have to like fish and coconut and yumminess. Then again, if you don’t like any of […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Silken Tofu

April 8, 2010 0

My friend Sara has lost a ton of weight over the past year. Naturally, I asked her what she’s done to take the weight off. One of the things that has worked for her has […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Easter Traditions

April 1, 2010 0

Ham, Lamb, or Hens. What does your family traditionally eat for Easter dinner? One of my favorite dishes to make for Easter is Cornish Game Hens. I’m sure the tradition started sometime in my childhood, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: CSAs and Cauliflower

March 18, 2010 0

Last year around this time, LiveMom posted about Finding a CSA. As my thoughts turn to fresh green beans and strawberries, and what part of my yard would be best to dig up (or not), […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Arroz Verde

February 18, 2010 0

Picking out cookbooks can be hit or miss, especially when you’re not going for a specific cuisine. I try to get one or two cookbooks every time I go to the library or used bookstore, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Chili-Grilled Chicken Salad

February 4, 2010 0

This week’s recipe was sent in from Kathy, a FIT Boot Camp instructor. Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe, Kathy! Salad as a meal can serve any nice low-fat, good-carb diet.  By adding black beans […]

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Hosting a Tamale-making Party

February 2, 2010 8

It must be the Greek portion of my DNA that associates all social gatherings with food. So perhaps it should have been no surprise to my friends and family when I got a hankering to […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Oatmeal

January 28, 2010 3

With the return of cooler weather, warm breakfasts become an incentive to get everyone out of bed and to the table. Oatmeal is one of my family’s favorite weekday breakfasts. The grownups like it with […]

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Thursday’s Dish: “Lighter” Coq au Vin

January 7, 2010 0

I’m hearing from friends, acquaintances and people I barely know in the grocery store how 2010 is the year they’re going to finally a) lose that weight; b) get more exercise; c) get organized; or […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Colonial Sugar Cookies

December 17, 2009 1

You’ll have to excuse me … I’m currently obsessed with holiday baking, so you’ve got another cookie recipe coming your way. However, this is a very useful one. It is the best sugar cookie recipe […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Turkey Mole Enchiladas

December 10, 2009 0

Hands up if you still have turkey in your freezer. Yep, me too. My husband made two birds, one roasted and one smoked, and the most of the smoked turkey is residing in the freezer, […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cranberry Relish

November 26, 2009 0

Happy Thanksgiving! If you need one more thing for your Thankgiving table, check out the quick and easy Cranberry Relish below. It’s fresh and tangy, and with the addition of alcohol, a good adult alternative […]

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