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Two Questions Worth Answering

Two Questions Worth Answering

As a part-time stay-at-home mother of a toddler, two questions I often ask myself are: Well, what should we do today?; and Hmm, what should we have for dinner? (Other common questions include: What the h*** am I doing?, What’s that smell?, What’s in your mouth?, and Do you think anyone can tell that these […]

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Do You Ever Just Wake Up Annoyed?

Do You Ever Just Wake Up Annoyed?

I do.  Though, fortunately, not very often.  It did happen to me a few days ago, and it wasn’t pretty.  Literally everything — from the way-too-hot-for-this-time-of-year weather, to the dirt on the floor that somebody tracked in, to the pile of laundry in the hallway — was completely and utterly annoying.  And, what was even […]

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Do You Believe In Karma?

Do You Believe In Karma?

In a previous post, I wrote about how I am in the process of soliciting corporate sponsors to fund my PBS cooking show.  With that post, I shared a little video about how that is going so far.  If you missed it, here’s a quick summary:  Basically, I left a lot of messages for some potentially […]

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Cooking Show - In the Making

Cooking Show – In the Making

In a previous post, I wrote about how KLRU, the PBS station here in Austin, has accepted my cooking show proposal … with the “minor” caveat that I have to secure underwriters for the show. Although I am a little daunted by that task, this past Thursday morning (while Jack was at school) seemed like […]

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Recipe for Peas: Sautéed Peas with Shallots and Mint

Recipe for Peas: Sautéed Peas with Shallots and Mint

So John and I had a dinner party last night.  Pretty much everyone who came is either a great cook or married to one, so I was a little intimidated when planning the menu.  Here’s what I came up with: Appetizer: Lump Crab Cakes + Cheese Plate + Lil’ Smokies (long story) Main Course: Prime […]

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Embrace the Craziness

Embrace the Craziness

My middle brother, Chris, joined me at the Taste of North Austin this past weekend.  He is working with me on my PBS show, so we thought it would be a good idea to film some practice reels when we have the chance … and well, ten back-to-back cooking demonstrations in one day seemed like […]

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