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Christan Thomas

Happy Trails |
April 1, 2005

Happy Trails

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.

Happy Trails |
February 1, 2005

Happy Trails

A recent excursion to Dripping Springs ended up being the perfect way to spend a day with friends.

Books That Cook |
April 30, 2004

Books That Cook

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 |
March 1, 2004

Books That Cook

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 |
November 1, 2003

Books That Cook

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…

Texas Tidbits |
September 30, 2003

Texas Tidbits

You may know the story of Bevo, but do you know when UT first played a football game against A&M?…

Web Exclusive |
September 30, 2003

Austin or Bust

I was looking for a change when I decided to move to Austin and attend the University of Texas. Until I got there, I had no idea how big the change would be.