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Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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Chicken and Asparagus Pie from Lidgate’s

Now. Now is the time to strike out and make all those asparagus dishes you have been savoring since asparagus finally disappeared last summer. You’ve seen ideas since then, craved them, clipped them, saved them in a drawer or on your computer. Or, you can use something new. I recently posted a review of a…

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Gin Basil Smash from Experimental Cocktail Club

Sometimes a great cocktail is made so easily you cannot quite believe it. From the great cocktail book Experimental Cocktail Club, here’s a delight from Joerg Meyer of Hamburg. It’s devastatingly easy: just basil, gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and ice. But, oh my, the possibilities. Not all basil is the same, so you can…

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Chicken With Prunes in Red Wine Sauce from A Bird in the Hand by Diana Henry

When author Diana Henry wrote A Bird in the Hand offered recipes from near and far. This one is not too far from Great Britain. Inspired by the cuisine of southwestern France, she’s adopted the cooking method for the standard British, and American, home kitchen. So, let’s start with the tricky part. When was the…

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