Christan Thomas

Articles by Christan Thomas

Happy Trails

Apr 1, 2005 By Christan Thomas

After just one visit, I fell in love with Wimberley. No wonder—the Hill Country hamlet is full of antiques stores, good food, and art studios.

Books That Cook

Apr 30, 2004 By Christan Thomas

Do you fear the frying pan? Are you skittish about sauteing? Is the Italian joint down the street on your speed dial? The Junior League of Beaumont banishes kitchen bashfulness with Dining Without Reservations. This cookbook presents a simple approach to all types of cuisine and promises to “tempt every…

Books That Cook

Mar 1, 2004 By Christan Thomas

For Such a Time as This doesn’t claim to be chock-full of original recipes. What you will find is a good mix of unusual items and old favorites—dishes you know will taste good like Wonderful Lasagna, Asparagus Chicken, Baked Potato Soup, Elegant Broccoli and Walnuts, and Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots. The…

Books That Cook

Nov 1, 2003 By Christan Thomas

Occasional cooks and seasoned chefs will find something to suit their palates in Deep In the Heart, a collection of recipes from the Dallas Junior Forum. In its ninth printing, the cookbook is well organized, with easy-to-follow recipes. Chapters correspond with courses of a meal: appetizers and beverages, soups, salads…