December 1994 Issue

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Texas Sayings

Forget that Roget fella—here in Texas we’re more apt to consult Bubba’s thesaurus. In Texas, folks aren’t just rich—locals say they didn’t come to town two to a mule.Someone doesn’t merely die—she opens herself up a worm farm. A scoundrel is “greasy as fried lard”; a summer day is

Chocolate-Grand Marnier Truffles

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. For a chaser, set out a batch of Watkins’ Grand Marnier truffles rolled in Texas pecans.Your guests won’t go until they get some.1 1/4 cups heavy cream 16

Citrus Cheesecake

What raises this cheesecake above all others is the inspired addition of three ingredients: Bailey’s Irish Cream to impart a silky nip, and orange and lemon zest to lend a tang.Graham Cracker Crust2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter (room temperature)Combine ingredients in a food processor

Columns

Law

Best-Case Scenario

To win a high-profile these days, you need to hire a jury consultant. Galveston's Robert Hirschhorn is one of the best.

Health

Night Trippers

When Dallas sleep doctors cured Tommy Atkins’ snoring probelm, they probably saved his life.

Miscellany

State Fare

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. Chef Charles Watkins has taken an everyday dessert and turned it into something special, its texture as lush as velvet, the density firm without being heavy. But what

Reporter

Reporter

War Games

Finally, a toymaker that isn’t just kidding around: A new Alamo playset gets things right.

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