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Recipe from Kit McConnico, Austin, Texas (adapted from the Texas the Beautiful cookbook)
1/2 cup butter (unsalted) 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 3 eggs 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1 nine-inch unbaked pastry pie crust Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, adding sugar gradually. Blend in vanilla and almond […]
How do you survive a Texas summer? We’ve got two words for you (no, not “New Mexico”): “Stay wet.” To this deep end, we’ve swum—and tubed and scuba’d and surfed—the state to find spots where the urge to submerge is irresistible. Some of our picks are outrageously popular, where weekend crowds are packed flipper to float. Others are relatively undiscovered treasures that you might end up sharing with no one but a great blue heron. So go ahead, heed the siren call of that ancestral mudskipper from whom we all sprang. Dive in.
Summer’s blast furnace is firing up. Luckily, Texas is a paradise of spring-fed pools, sparkling beaches, and more. Here are our picks for the best places to chill out, get wet, and go off the deep end. Plus extra web-only information!