Bluebonnets in Clay County

Bluebonnets in TexasJust because I’m not writing about it doesn’t mean I’m not cooking. I’m cooking. I’ve simply been cooking to feed, not necessarily to create. Sometimes, when you’ve put 300 some odd recipes out in the ether, you need to sit back and enjoy them. So I’ve been doing what you have hopefully been doing now and again, rummaging through this website and making good food. It is fun not to have to do each recipe three or four times, or cook with a camera around my neck. But, I have been working on a chocolate cake…

I’ve been wholly distracted by life. Good life. In May of last year, on my birthday, on Mother’s Day, too, actually, I fell in love with a bit of earth on the Red River. I fell headlong into going home. Or at least, close to home…spittin’ distance, if you will. Clay County is due east of Wichita Falls. Henrietta is the county seat. If you’ve driven north on 287 you’ve been through both. You better not tell me you’ve never gotten off the highway. My place is out there. Take a few turns off the highway and as the roads get narrower and narrower, and less paved…I’m out there every moment I am able.

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Bluebonnets in Texas

Bluebonnets in Clay County

Just because I’m not writing about it doesn’t mean I’m not cooking. I’m cooking. I’ve simply been cooking to feed, not necessarily to create. Sometimes, when you’ve put 300 some odd recipes out in the ether, you need to sit back and enjoy them. So I’ve been doing what you have hopefully been doing now… 

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Fruth Farm Eggs

Edible Eggs: A Strawberry Omelet

Edible Dallas & Fort Worth gave me free reign to do egg recipes for this issue. I ran with it. I love eggs. I love them scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, poached, deviled and just about any other way you can think of to make them. But doing recipes for Edible also meant that I got to… 

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Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits

There are a million recipes for Angel Biscuits. They’ve probably been around since baking powder was invented. I have a wonderful handwritten recipe from the grandmother of a friend. I’ve seen them in cookbooks forever. There is not a lot of variation. They are what they are…wonderful. There are several things I’ve done over the… 

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Brisket

Camp Brisket 2015

As luck would have it, I recently found myself in the lobby of a hotel in College Station, TX, having secured a coveted seat for Camp Brisket. A few years ago, I went on for several linear feet about the joys of the BBQ Summer Camp put on by Foodways Texas and the Texas A&M… 

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How to Make Vinegar

How to Make Homemade Vinegar

My most recent food adventures, or meditations rather, have been months in the making. Life tends to be crazy at the best of times and often when I am not feeling creative I turn to the tried and true meals, most of which I have already shared with you. But the one new thing I… 

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Almond Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Almond and Coconut Shortbread Cookies

I almost named these “funeral cookies.” But that is a hard sell, really. I was in a strange mood when these were created and as I sat in my kitchen with a cup of coffee and a stack of these (quickly disappearing) cookies, I thought to myself, “Gosh, these would be perfect cookies for one… 

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