Cool Stuff – Summer

Flower, Berry & Herb Studded Ice Cubes

I’ll be on the P. Allen Smith show in the next week. He is one of my favorite people and I had such a great time. It plays at different times in different markets but you can check your local listings at: www.pallensmith.com/television/station-guide. We did everything from making exotic fruit bowl vases, to making my recipe for Bacon Micheladas, to my technique for making berry, flower and herb studded ice cubes.  Here is […]

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Skillet Roasted Artichokes

If you ever want to prepare a simple side dish, I have just the recipe for you. These Skillet Roasted Artichokes require only six ingredients, and they are a breeze to prep for baking.  The golden breadcrumb topping gives a nice crust to the juicy artichokes. For this recipe, you will need the following: 20 artichokes 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1/4 cup […]

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Dandelion Green Salad with Pancetta and Pistachios

I recently did an interview with the Austin American Statesman where I went foraging for some dandelion greens to make this delicious salad from my latest book, Modern Pioneering. I called it “hood lunch,” since it was lunch truly derived from my lovely hood in East Austin. Check out my recipe! Dandelion greens are full of nutrients and right at your fingertips. The flavor packs a punch which I balanced […]

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Video: Farmer’s Cheese

I have several homemade cheese recipes on this website as well as in my latest book “Modern Pioneering.” Well, I thought I’d also show you how to make it on video, since we all learn so differently don’t we… Here is the recipe for this cheese in case you want to make it ASAP after watching this video: Homemade Farmers Cheese

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Learn how to make my Creamy Rice Pudding recipe! It’s part of my #ModernPioneering YouTube Series which you can subscribe to for free. I think you’ll enjoy this easy, old fashioned, classic Rice Pudding because it is a one-pot-method and a comforting indulgence. I’d love to hear your feedback and learn how you like the Modern Pioneering series! I have several other delightful rice based recipes you may like also, […]

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Video: Brown Rice Cornbread

Moist, sweet yellow cornbread or white cornbread that tastes like it’s straight from grandma’s kitchen. Today I am posting one of my Modern Pioneering video series for one of my favorite cornbread recipes, brown rice cornbread, straight from Grandma Pellegrini. I think you’re going to love it and can’t wait to hear your feedback on the video!  Video: Brown Rice Cornbread   Have you subscribed to my YouTube Channel? It’s […]

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Blistered Figs with Marsala and Gorgonzola Cream

Guys + Gals, here is my latest video for you today, all about the fig, my favorite fruit that deserves a lot of celebrating this time of year. This simple, luscious dish can be served as an appetizer or dessert. It tastes and appears more complicated than it really is. The salty Gorgonzola tempered by the whipped cream and paired with the warm, caramelized figs is sublime. Give it a […]

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Barbecued Alligator

I made you some alligator! I don’t cook alligator meat regularly, mostly because I don’t live in alligator country. But on a recent trip to Arkansas I was gifted a cooler full of alligator meat that was hunted locally by a farmer friend of mine (ie., the one who appears on the very first page of my book “Girl Hunter.” I luuuurve him.). Since we were planning a big outdoor […]

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Boneless Chicken Stuffed with Bing Cherries

Since watching my video on How to Debone a Bird, you must be wondering: what do I make with this beautiful fine-feathered beast once I’ve deboned it? Well, how about this recipe? Bing cherries are in season, but so are a lot of delicious fruits so feel free to switch it up–try peaches! Or, like I said, try some beautiful Bing cherries. They will need to be pitted of course, […]

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Braised Venison Tacos

On Sunday I went to watch an Australian car race at the shiny new track in Austin, but that is for another day. Then I made Venison Tacos! They were tangy and full of crunchy colorful bits.   I highly recommend making a big batch of this and having a taco party. If you don’t have venison try bison, beef, wild boar, elk, pork or whatever you fancy. The idea […]

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