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Banana Caramel Pecan Doughnuts {gourdoughs copycat}

Jun 26, 2013
Banana Caramel Pecan Doughnuts {gourdoughs copycat}

These Caramel Banana Pecan Doughnuts are totally sinful – and if you’ve ever been to Gourdough’s in Austin you’ll understand why! This doughnut is a mini copycat of Gourdoughs Granny’s Pie Doughnut and ...

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Recipe: Strawberry pazzo cake with herbed crème fraîche

Recipe: Strawberry pazzo cake with herbed crème fraîche

Strawberry pazzo cake with herbed creme fraicheServes 8 This cake can be baked on the grill or in the oven. Make ahead: The optional herbed crème fraîche needs to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to overni...

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Recipe: Shrimp and sausage skewers with paprika glaze

Recipe: Shrimp and  sausage skewers with paprika glaze

Shrimp and sausage skewers with paprika glaze. Serves 6 Beautifully colored and savory, a single skewer makes a satisfying portion. Because the skewers are on the grill just long enough to cook the shrimp (and not long enough to cook sausage...

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Food to match the fireworks

Food to match the fireworks

Grilled spiced olives.Ditch the hot dogs an give your taste buds a blast with dishes hot off the grill. Even bake the cake on the grill. Grilled spiced olives Serves 4 Here the olive flavor is enhanced by marinating, then grillin...

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Lemonade chilled with a patriotic glow

Lemonade chilled with a patriotic glow

If you've never tasted fresh lemonade, you don't know what you're missing. It's just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar. True, juicing the lemons can be a pain, but the process be...

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The Mailbox: Teri Watson

Oh, that herb dressing One of my favorite restaurants for lunch while working downtown for many years was La Bou. I almost always ordered the butter lettuce salad with the herb vinaigrette dressing. I know that their creamy dill was the more po...

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Grilled shishito peppers deliver a sweet heat

Grilled shishito peppers deliver a sweet heat

Shishito peppers, grilled or skillet-fried, make an interesting starter course.Never had shishito peppers? You need to track them down. Right now. First, a primer, then I'll explain why. Shishito peppers are small, thin Japanese peppers. They...

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Recipe: Mustard-and-aioli grilled potatoes with fines herbes

Recipe: Mustard-and-aioli grilled potatoes with fines herbes

Mustard-aioli-grilled potatoes with fines herbes.Serves 4 to 6 This combines flavors from the south of France and the Napa Valley. The dish is easy to assemble and the potatoes look smashing when served just off the grill. Make ahead: Th...

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Disneyland 2013

Disneyland 2013

You are never too old to hop out of bed, skip your routine cup of coffee, and board a shuttle full of excited/sleepy parents and kids. You are never too old to run down Main Street, rush into Tomorrow Land,

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Karaage translates into popular take on fried chicken

Karaage translates into popular take on fried chicken

Taka Watanabe, chef and owner of Taka's Sushi in Fair Oaks, prepares his version of chicken karaage, which he seasons with pepper, ginger and garlic.This Japanese snack sometimes has to be ordered off a secret menu, or maybe it's cooked as a trea...

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