A small-town boy’s journey from Texas to the cosmos.
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 ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg 4 eggs 1 cup
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, gratedBoil potatoes until tender, about 25 minutes; cut into 1-inch chunks. In 9-inch skillet, fry sausage until done; remove
Children’s Fantasy Picnic with fare that travels easily.
New Year’s revelers will appreciate this stylish repast for two.
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 milkPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add sugar and pecans.
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.
A recipe from Set to Fete.
Lemon-Dill Cream1 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 coarsely chopped fresh dillCombine shallot, zest, black
Jalapeño-Tarragon Butter1/2 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 zestCombine all ingredients in food processor or blender, or soften
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 leavesIn heavy saucepan, combine sugar and cream. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, and cook until thickened,
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 red onions 1 head curly endive, roughly
Brown Sauce1 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 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon thymeCombine celery, carrots, onions,
Makes 4 Cups2 cups Cornnuts 1 cup bagel croutons 3/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts 1/3 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seedsIn large bowl, combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container.From Set to Fete Domain, November/December 1989
Tomato Sauce2 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 Salt and white pepper, to tasteHeat oil in saucepan
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 cup butterscotch baking chips 1/3 cup raisins 1 cup sifted
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.From Set to Fete Domain,
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 and finely chopped (about 2/3 cup)
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes Cooking Time: 40 Minutes Make Ahead: 1 to 48 Hours1/2 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 1/2 pounds of mixed dried fruits: apples, figs,
From Quick Cuisine.
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes1 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 wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/3
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes Cooking Time: 35 Minutes Make Ahead: Make Stuffing 1 to 24 Hours Ahead4 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 4 shallots, minced 2 garlic cloves,
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 5 pastry shells, prebakedMix yolks and 3/8 cup sugar
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 3 or 4 drops vanilla extract
From a sophisticated martini to a health-conscious spirulina cocktail, here are six festive drinks to serve when the occasion demands alternatives to eggnog.
1/2 ounce cognac 1/2 ounce framboise 1/2 ounce Chambord 5 ounces brut champagne 3 fresh raspberriesCombine spirits in champagne flute. Float raspberries on top. Serves 1.Featured in “Liquid Assets” Domain, November/December 1989.
From Liquid Assets
1 banana 10 ounces apple juice 1 teaspoon spirulina powder 2 teaspoons natural bee pollen 2 teaspoons lecithin Crushed ice Mint leafCombine first 6 ingredients in blender, and mix on high till smooth. Serve in tall glass with straw, if desired, and garnish with mint leaf. Serves 1.Featured in
1 1/4 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 2 1/2 ounces Ruby Red grapefruit juice NopalitosIn 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, November/December 1989.
From Liquid Assets
From Sin Street to Fun Street
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.
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.
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.
Hooker strikes out; Texas screenwriters hit Hollywood pay dirt; Baptists bicker over Bible book.