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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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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: 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: 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 : 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: 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: 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: 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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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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Thursday’s Dish: Date-Nut Pinwheel Cookies

November 19, 2009 0

I can’t wait for Cookie Day! At our house, we have one huge holiday baking day where my husband, daughter and I, plus other family and friends, make our favorite cookie recipes. We put on […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Stir-Fried Jasmine Rice

November 12, 2009 3

I recently had to throw dinner together after a particularly busy day with no preparation at all. All I had to start with was some leftover rice, so I grabbed a few cookbooks and searched […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Cranberry Bread

November 5, 2009 3

Okay, if stores can already have their Christmas decorations up, then I feel I can go ahead and post my favorite holiday bread recipe (another one from my mom). I made it this week to […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Recipes from the Past

October 29, 2009 1

I love old recipe books. I have a collection of pamphlet-like books from the ’40s and ’50s published by GE, Imperial Sugar, Sunbeam and other companies. The recipes and headnotes (description at the beginning of […]

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Thursday’s Dish: Heartbreak Posole

October 15, 2009 8

I made such good posole this weekend. So spicy, so savory, punched up by the tartness of fresh lime and cilantro. I served it with warm corn tortillas. Mmmmm. It was a big pot. I […]