July 1995


What Really Happened at Waco

Jun 30, 1995 By Dick Reavis

Just as congressional hearings are set to begin, an exclusive excerpt from a new book casts a different light on the government’s role in the fiery end to the siege at Mount Carmel.



The Bush Family’s Zuni Stew

Jun 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

1 1/4 cups pinto beans, soaked overnight and drained 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons corn or vegetable oil 2 yellow onions, cut in 1/4-inch pieces 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons red chile powder, or…

Governor’s Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch

Jun 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

6 cups water 3 family-size (1 ounce) tea bags 2 cups fresh mint, loosely packed 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate 1 bottle (32 ounces) R.W. Knudsen Peach Nectar (it has the most flavor) 1/2 to 1 cup simple syrup 1 liter…

Wilted Spinach

Jun 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds spinach, rinsed and trimmed Salt and pepper to taste In large pan, sauté garlic in olive oil until golden. Add spinach and cook just until it wilts. Season and drain.

Wild Mushroom Gravy

Jun 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

3 tablespoons chopped garlic 2 cups sliced assorted mushrooms 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup red wine 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 cups demiglace, homemade or packaged 3 tablespoons cold butter 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1…

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Jun 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

6 Idaho potatoes, peeled and boiled 2 tablespoons roasted chopped garlic 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 pound butter Salt and pepper to taste Thoroughly mash potatoes and then mix together with other ingredients. If planning to pipe potatoes with a pastry…

Meatloaf Tower

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

4 eggs, beaten 1 pound ground veal 1 pound ground sirloin 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1 teaspoon creole seasoning 1 teaspoon ground oregano 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 six-ounce can tomato paste Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bill and Rita Clements’ Apple Cake

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 cup cooking oil 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups peeled and chopped Granny Smith apples 1…


Roe v. World

Jun 30, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

Twenty-five years after Norma McCorvey joined the flight to legalize abortion, the battle is still raging—and so is she.

Sand Dollars

Jun 30, 1995 By Mimi Swartz

Gigantic homes. Gala parties. Nonstop schmoozing. The hip summer playground of Houston’s high society is … Galveston?

Family Plot

Jun 30, 1995 By Helen Thompson

For Dallas writer Carlton Stowers, Sins of the Son is more than just another true crime story. The son is his own.


State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Food fads have their ups and downs. Today’s trend is tall, as chefs vie to see who can construct the most architectonic appetizers and elevated entrées. Houston’s Backstreet Cafe (1103 S. Shepherd) has its own entry in the culinary sweepstakes: the aptly named Meatloaf Tower. In designing the dish,…