November 1989 Issue



Hotter’n Hell

Cycling a hundred miles is a hard enough way to spend a Saturday. It’s even harder in Wichita Falls in August.

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Upside-down Pear-and-Cranberry Gingerbread

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened 2 3/4 cups packed brown sugar 3 pears, peeled and sliced 1 cup fresh cranberries (optional) 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon…

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Sausage Scramble

1 pound new potatoes 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, crumbled 1 onion, chopped 14 eggs, beaten Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Two tomatoes, sliced 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated Boil potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes; cut into 1-inch chunks. In…

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Pecan Scones

4 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup coarsely ground pecans 1/2 pound butter, chilled and cut into cubes 1 cup sour cream 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour,…

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Set to Fete

Choose from a hearty country breakfast, an intimate dinner à deux, a children’s indoor picnic, and a robust British buffet to make your holiday gathering more than just another meal.

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Norwegian Salmon Filets

Lemon-Dill Cream 1 shallot, chopped Zest of 2 lemons, plus 1/4 cup juice 1 tablespoon bruised black pepper (wrap peppercorns in cloth; hammer briefly) 1 1/2 cups dry white vermouth 1 pint heavy cream Salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons…

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Crab-and-Ham Pasta Saute

Jalapeño-Tarragon Butter 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 1 fresh red or green jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (remove seeds and devein for milder butter) 1/4 cup fresh tarragon or 1 teaspoon dry, or 1/4 cup fresh marigold mint 1 tablespoon orange zest Combine all ingredients in food…

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Citrus Salad With Minted Caramel Sauce

3/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint 4 to 5 oranges, sectioned 4 to 5 bananas or 1 pint strawberries (optional), sliced Whole mint leaves In heavy saucepan, combine sugar and cream. Bring to…

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Warm English Garden Salad

1/2 cup raspberry vinegar 1 eight-ounce package frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns 1 cup dry white wine 2 cups salad oil Salt, to taste 4 ounces Stilton cheese 3/4 cup each crispy bacon bits, julienned jicama, sliced mushrooms, and thinly sliced…

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Beef Tenderloin With Cayenne Sauce

Brown Sauce 1 each celery stalk and carrot, diced 1/2 small onion, diced 3 tablespoons diced boiled ham 6 tablespoons clarified butter or cooking oil 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups canned beef bouillon, boiling 2 tablespoons tomato paste 3 parsley sprigs…

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Cornnut Crunch

Makes 4 Cups 2 cups Cornnuts 1 cup bagel croutons 3/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts 1/3 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds In large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. From Set to Fete Domain, November/December 1989…

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Beef Blankets

Tomato Sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 2 cups canned tomatoes, chopped (reserve liquid) 4 ounces tomato paste 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 bay leaf…

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Colossal Cookie

Nonstick vegetable pan coating 1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon corn syrup 1 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon each baking soda and cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2…

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Mulled Grape Cider

2 six-ounce cans frozen grape juice concentrate, thawed 4 cups water 1 cup pineapple juice 8 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks In large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Remove spices. Serve in cups or mugs, and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

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Smoked-Turkey Salad

6 miniature pumpkins (6 to 8 inches in diameter) or acorn squashes 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans 1 ten-ounce package frozen baby peas 4 cups diced smoked turkey 2 cups diced Canadian bacon or lean ham 1/2 large cucumber, peeled…

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Dried Fruits in Chardonnay

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 40 Minutes Make Ahead: 1 to 48 Hours 1/2 bottle of white wine, dry or fruity 1/2 cup sugar 5 whole allspice berries 2 cinnamon sticks 3-inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1…

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Winter Greens with Cranberry-Orange Vinaigrette

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes 1 stalk Belgian endive, root end trimmed off 1 head curly endive, white stalks only 1 head escarole, white parts only 1 bunch watercress 1 head radicchio 1 head Boston lettuce 2 tablespoons Spanish sherry wine vinegar or other red…

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Cornish Hens with Stuffing

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: 35 Minutes Make Ahead: Make Stuffing 1 to 24 Hours Ahead 4 large leeks, white only, well washed, chopped 1 each small red, yellow, and white onions, chopped 1 bunch green onions with 4 inches green left on, minced…

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Sweet Potato and Pecan Creme Brulee

5 egg yolks 3/8 cup plus 5 tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 cups heavy cream 1 vanilla bean or 1/8 teaspoon extract 1/2 cup canned sweet potato 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 cups raspberries 1/2 cup pecan pieces, roasted…

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5 1/4 cups water 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup instant masa 1 1/2 ounces Mexican spiced chocolate (1/2 circular tablet) or semisweet chocolate, or 1 cup fresh puréed fruit, such as apples, pears, cranberries, or strawberries 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar…

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Liquid Assets

From a sophisticated martini to a health-conscious spirulina cocktail, here are six festive drinks to serve when the occasion demands alternatives to eggnog.

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Champagne Noir

1/2 ounce cognac 1/2 ounce framboise 1/2 ounce Chambord 5 ounces brut champagne 3 fresh raspberries Combine spirits in champagne flute. Float raspberries on top. Serves 1. Featured in “Liquid Assets” Domain, November/December 1989.

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Spirulina Cocktail

1 banana 10 ounces apple juice 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 2 teaspoons natural bee pollen 2 teaspoons lecithin Crushed ice Mint leaf Combine first 6 ingredients in blender, and mix on high till smooth. Serve in tall glass with straw, if desired, and garnish…

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Southwestern Pimm’s Cup

1 1/4 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 2 1/2 ounces Ruby Red grapefruit juice Nopalitos In cocktail glass, mix Pimm’s No. 1 and grapefruit juice. Garnish with nopalitos (nopal cactus pieces). Serve on the rocks or with juice well chilled. Serves 1. Featured in “Liquid Assets” Domain,…



Body Count

To a small rural school district, the size of a teacher’s family can spell the difference between money in the bank and fiscal disaster.

Classical Music

Sound Investments

Two Texas orchestras bid for international acclaim: the Dallas symphony with a cushy, costly new home and the Houston symphony with a creative new conductor.

TV Guides

Daytime television isn’t just for housewives anymore; car salesmen, cops, and stockbrokers are tuning in to business networks.


State Secrets

Coming to America

What Donald Trump means to American Airlines, win or lose; oil and landowners don’t mix; why it’s hard to do the right thing about school finance.


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