Columbus Day Seems as Good a Time as Any To Share This News

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I am bursting to share some recent news…we have officially planned a family trip to Italy next June. It’ll be The Professor, Little Chick, my mom, my dad and myself. I promised my husband it wouldn’t consume our every waking conversation until after the new year, but here it is Columbus Day and all I [...]

Cure What Ails You

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The other day I was emailing Little Chick’s teachers to let them know she would be missing a day of school in order to sit in on a college class at Baylor University where I have been asked to guest lecture. (Yes you will be hearing lots more about this next week, as I am [...]

Engulfed

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Sorry for the crickets chirping in here lately, I have been hard at work playing camp counselor during Little Chick’s grand hurrah summer fandango. We spent the last week of summer vacation wearing out I-10 along the Gulf Coast. I decided she is way too accustom to airplane bathrooms and largely unfamiliar with roadside gas [...]

Rising Stars Fell on Alabama Last Night

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I wasn’t the only Austin belle ringing and rocking in Alabama last night. The red-hot Austin band, The Trishas, stopped in Mobile on their southeast tour and I couldn’t believe my luck to actually be in my Hometown#2 at the right time. This young group of four uber-talented chicks is all the talk of the [...]

Texas Teutonic

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Some of you may not realize that Texas enjoys a rich German culture, especially here in the Hill Country. I never recognized how unique it was until friends would visit and marvel at the number of biergartens we have – and we do have quite a few. (Heaven knows I have logged many an hour [...]

Okay Fine, I’ll Tout The Sprout

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Has anyone else noticed the current culinary love affair with the Brussel Sprout? I always thought of it as the out-of-town runt cousin of the already annoying cabbage. But the Brussel Sprout is officially having its moment in the spotlight. Perhaps the greatest ugly-duckling-turned-swan vegetable story of all time. The only love I had for [...]

Tables of Content

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True to the multi-entendre title of this post, our al fresca lunch upon arrival in Big D this past Saturday was both substantial and satisfying. You see, I grew up in Dallas until the age of 12, lived there again in my 20s, and absolutely relish any and every chance I get to pop back [...]

Blend It Like Beckham

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Sometimes it’s hard to find another married couple with whom you can relate, but as you can clearly see, the Professor and I have a lot in common with Victoria and David Beckham. He’s arguably one of the most famous soccer players in history, she, the world’s most under-nourished former pop star. So there’s that, [...]

Beignet There, Done That. Twice.

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Lest you think we’ve gone the way of Tony Montana with this white powdery substance on all of our clothes, let me explain. It’s powdered sugar. Powdered sugar from not one, but two trips to Café du Monde for beignets. You see, we have just kicked off Little Chick’s spring break with two days in [...]

A Blueprint for Excess

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My life motto tends to be, “If some is good, more is better!” Given this attitude I’m lucky that drugs aren’t my thing, although this mentality did prove tricky with some natural supplements I once self-prescribed. They were so successful at managing back pain that I just doubled my dosage causing me to faint at [...]

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