• ‘Tis the Season to Go Local

    Posted on July 1, 2015 by Becka in Dinner Parties, Seasonal.

    With so much of our food grown miles away and imported year-round it’s no surprise that we can buy peaches in December and brussels sprouts in June. But why would you want to? A December peach is usually pale and crunchy. A June peach from a nearby farm, on the other hand… that’s a sweet […]


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  • In the kitchen: Curried Deviled Eggs

    Posted on October 12, 2014 by Becka in How To, Recipes.

    Curried Deviled Eggs with chives and salmon roe Makes 24 deviled egg-halves 14 large eggs 1/4 to 1/3 cup mayonnaise (start with 1/4 cup and add as needed to smooth consistency 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1 teaspoon hot curry powder Kosher salt to taste 2 tablespoons […]


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  • Sink that iceberg: better summer salads

    Posted on July 15, 2014 by Becka in About, How To.

    When people think of salad, iceberg lettuce accompanied by a few tomatoes and cucumbers comes to mind. Nothing to write home about. However, summer is a great time for making and enjoying salads that go beyond the old classic. By calling upon some of the great produce available to us in the summer, you can […]


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  • You Say Toe-meh-toe, I Say Toe-mmmm-toe

    Posted on June 12, 2014 by Becka in About, Food Musings, How To.

    However common it may be to dislike tomatoes, I’m not in that camp. Maybe tomato haters haven’t really had the best summer has to offer? I’ll agree; a barely pink tomato that has traveled miles in the winter might not make it into my shopping cart. But give me a juicy, ripe summer tomato, and […]


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  • The Butcher’s Little Secret

    Posted on May 22, 2014 by Becka in About.

    Sure, you’ve had flank, strip, and ribeye but what about the lesser-known hanger steak? If not, you’ve been missing out. This flavorful, slightly gamey cut of beef hangs down from the cow’s rib area, or plate, as its name implies. It is also known as the butcher’s steak because butchers used to keep it for […]


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  • Cheese Board 101

    Posted on April 17, 2014 by Becka in How To.

    If I had to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, it could very well be cheese. (I’d probably die young from vitamin and mineral deficiency, but my bones and teeth would sure be in good shape.) With so many options, it would be hard to tire of cheese: cow, sheep, […]


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  • Grilling Basics

    Posted on March 22, 2014 by Becka in How To.

    Beautiful spring afternoons are an enticing invitation to fire up the grill for a quick and easy dinner. But grilling can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to do. Just mind a few basic guidelines and you’re on your way to grilling up a feast! 1. Get your grill hot. When you close the […]


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  • Stuff your own acorn squash

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by Becka in How To, Recipes.

    Whether you’re looking for a healthy, easy meal or an indulgent one-dish dinner to satisfy a sweet-tooth, this delicious acorn squash recipe can be adapted to fulfill your meal needs. Start with an acorn squash, cut it in half, and scoop out the seeds. If you want to go a little decadent, brush it gently […]

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  • Homemade Lobster Ravioli

    Posted on February 21, 2014 by Becka in Recipes.

    The other day, I got some great news from a dear friend: she’s pregnant! What does that have to do with lobster ravioli? Well, she lives in Maine, the thought of which makes me long for a creamy lobster roll enjoyed along coastal Maine in the summer sun. Warmer though the temps may be here […]

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  • National Croissant Day

    Posted on January 30, 2014 by Becka in Food Musings, Trends.

    In celebration of National Croissant Day, I would have preferred to eat my way through Parisian boulangeries but felt as though I would be doing a disservice to my fellow Dallasites. So I ventured out to a few local spots in search of the best croissant in Dallas. As you can see, they come in […]


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