December 1992

Features

Feature
Bill’s Bungle

Dec 1, 1992 By Paul Burka

By not contesting Texas in the presidential campaign, Bill Clinton did more than throw away votes in 1992. He hurt the prospects of Texas Democrats in 1994 and beyond.

Feature
Life of a Salesman

Dec 1, 1992 By Mark Seal

He’s no longer at the helm of Neiman’s, but 87-year-old Stanley Marcus still knows how to run a successful business. Just ask him.

Feature
Blue Moon

Dec 1, 1992 By Robert Draper

Great expectations, no appreciation: That’s what Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon faces every week. Is it any wonder he’s the most frustrated player in the NFL?

Columns

Society
Lady or Tiger?

Dec 1, 1992 By Dana Rubin

Flamboyant philanthropist Wendy Reves showered her hometown with money for a makeover—but she wanted to run the show.

Books
Keyboard Kops

Dec 1, 1992 By Gary Cartwright

Hacker Crackdown tells how the feds busted employees of a Texas games company for a crime they didn’t commit.

Family
Growing Pains

Dec 1, 1992 By Mimi Swartz

When the young daughter of a friend walked sooner than my son, my feminist politics collided with my loyalties as a mom.

Environment
Sludge Happens

Dec 1, 1992 By Patricia Sharpe

New York sludge is being spread across West Texas. Opponents insist it’s evil filth; others say the smell means jobs.

Miscellany

Reporter

Reporter
Tandyland

Dec 1, 1992 By Helen Thompson

The biggest, most boisterous Radio Shack in the universe lands in Arlington.

Reporter
Seed Fee

Dec 1, 1992 By Helen Thompson

Cottonseed was delicious and nutritious, but it was only for cows—until now.

Reporter
Bombs Away

Dec 1, 1992 By Helen Thompson

The Pantex H-bomb plant prepares to mothball the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

Web

Recipe
Biscoitos de Queijo

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 small potato, peeled, cooked, and mashed 1 cup grated Muenster cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Dash cayenne to taste (optional) 1/4 cup milk or 1 beaten egg yolk Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Recipe
Glazed Pecans

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1/2 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 2 dried red chiles 1 cup pecan halves 1/4 cup molasses Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine water, sugar, and chiles in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add pecans and return to a boil. Lower hear…

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Smoked-Bacon Compote

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1/2 cup marinade reserved from previous recipe 1 cup veal demiglace 1 cup smoked slab bacon cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 cups wild mushrooms, such as brown Italian or shiitake, cut to about size of pearl onions 2 tablespoons unsalted butter…

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Corn Relish

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

3 cups fresh or frozen corn 1 cup finely shredded green cabbage 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup seeded and diced sweet red pepper 1 teaspoon whole celery seed 1/2 teaspoon whole mustard seed 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard…

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Dried-cherry and Sorghum Syrup Dressing

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Squab wings and carcasses reserved from previous recipe, chopped (may also add chicken bones) 2 cups veal demiglace (available canned or frozen; reduce by half to concentrate) 1/2 cup dried cherries 1/2 cup brandy 1/2 cup sorghum syrup 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil or other nut…

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Apple-Cranberry Pie with Cheddar Cheese Crust

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Crust 1 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup finely grated cheddar cheese 1 1/2 sticks chilled butter 2 tablespoons chilled shortening 1/4 cup ice water In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix in cheese. Cut in butter and…

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Date-Nut Chews

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

3/4 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup corn syrup 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 1 cup finely chopped dates 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease bottom…

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Beef Tenderloin Marinated in Molasses and Black Pepper

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 cup molasses 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons ground black pepper 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 large shallot, peeled and finely chopped 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme Crushed red pepper flakes, to…

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Devilled Oysters

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

12 well-cleaned oysters with deep shells Cayenne pepper to taste 2 hard-boiled egg yolks 2 raw egg yolks 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon melted butter Salt to taste 2 tablespoons toasted bread crumbs 12 sprigs fresh thyme Preheat oven to…

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Indian Griddle Cakes

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

2 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 egg 1/3 cup flour 1 cup coarsely ground cornmeal 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except oil. Mixture should be thickness of pancake batter…

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Warm Squab Salad

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

4 squabs of Cornish hens, wings removed (may also remove wishbone to make slicing easier) Salt to taste Ground black pepper to taste Dash of cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small head Bibb lettuce 3 bunches other delicate salad greens 1/2…

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Soft-Shell Crabs with Moqueca Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

2 tablespoons dende oil (red palm oil, available at Latin American or African markets) 2 teaspoons minced ginger 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, diced 1 cup concentrated chicken stock 4 tablespoons lime juice 2 – 3 serranos, minced 2 tablespoons cilantro,…