Catherine Downes

30 Articles

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December 14, 2022

Pumpkin Roll

Getting tired of pie? Switch it up with this classic dessert that still incorporates the holiday favorite filling of pumpkin and spices.

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November 8, 2022

Spicy Paloma

While this cocktail is refreshing year-round, grapefruit season in Texas kicks off in the fall, making now an especially good time to enjoy it.

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August 12, 2022

Eggplant Churros

This two-day recipe from the Nicolett in Lubbock might be a bit of a project, but the result of crispy, melt-in-your-mouth morsels is worth it.

July 7, 2022

The Antonia: A Watermelon Cocktail

Cesar Martinez recalls sweltering summer afternoons in Freer, a South Texas town about eighty miles west of Corpus Christi, watching his grandmother dust watermelon with table salt before biting into it.“She used to sit on the porch, smoke cigarettes, eat watermelon, and sharpen her hoe to cut the yard,” Martinez

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May 3, 2022

Carrot Cake

Dallas pastry chef Diana Zamora shares her version of this classic dessert, which is chock-full of the vegetable and stands at a towering five layers.

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April 19, 2022

Street Tacos Frandiablo

Cabbage has been a staple on Jeffry Angelo’s dinner table for as long as he can remember. The owner of Hodge Podge Lodge bed-and-breakfast in Montgomery has vivid recollections of weekends spent in Houston with family, gobbling up the cruciferous vegetable. “My grandmother was Syrian and Lebanese, and on Sundays

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