December 1994

Features

The Sheriff Who Went to Pot

Dec 1, 1994 By Robert Draper

Brig Marmolejo may have been convicted of bribery, but he is more than just another crooked cop in South Texas. His is the story of borders easily crossed—the ageless parable of the Rio Grande Valley.

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Chocolate-Grand Marnier Truffles

Dec 1, 1994 By Texas Monthly

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…

Citrus Cheesecake

Dec 1, 1994 By Texas Monthly

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 Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter (room temperature) Combine…

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State Fare

Dec 1, 1994 By Patricia Sharpe

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…

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