January 1990 Issue

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The 1990 Bum Steer Awards

A year of antagonistic attorneys, beleaguered Bushes, costumed cacti, dead dogs, espied Elvises, falling Fledermause, garbled grapes, hemline histrionics, imprudent impeachings, journalistic judges, kinky kindling, legislative largesse, mock McMurtrys, novelist’s nooks, overrated Odessas, phantom pharaohs, qualified quail, Ruby’s revolvers, spurious spies, tardy transcribers, U-charistic Uthanasians, vandalized vans, weird wieners, X-onerated X-ecutives, yapping Yankees, and zippered zoos.



Domain Supplement

Fresh-Peppermint Fudge Brownies

1 1/3 cups margarine 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 7/8 cup instant cocoa mix 1 teaspoon each salt and baking powder 2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 7 tablespoons unsalted butter

Jalapeno Jack Spoon Bread

Jalapeño Jack Spoon Bread2 cups whole milk1 cup stone-ground cornmeal4 tablespoons unsalted butter2 teaspoons baking powder4 whole eggs1 large onion, diced2 garlic cloves, diced2 shallots, diced2 fresh medium-sized jalapeños, diced4 ounces jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese, shredded1/4 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to 350 degrees. In heavy saucepan, bring milk to boil over

Venison Medallions

1 1/2 cups buttermilk 3/4 cup red wine 1 1/2 pounds of 1/2-inch medallions from backstrap of axis, sika, fallow, or whitetail deer 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, cut into 1/4-inch slices (discard dark-green part) 2 whole shallots, chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2



Roar of the Crowd

Roar of the Crowd

Discovering the hero in every person; getting off the ground without ever leaving the airport; paying our respects to an ancient tree.

State Secrets

State Secrets

The right angle for striking oil; making book on the Bush library; a roving eye for GOP money; reining in rogue cops.

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