leadimage Meatless Monday (podcast)

    Mondays are like the New Year’s Day of each week. It’s when we resolve to do better and to be better at…well…whatever. And for some, that may mean eating less meat for personal health and planetary health.

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secondimage Meatless Monday (podcast)

Mondays are like the New Year’s Day of each week. It’s when we resolve to do better and to be better at…well…whatever. And for some, that may mean eating less meat for personal health and planetary health.

secondimage Drama-free Dinner Parties (podcast + giveaway)

You've been thinking about throwing a dinner party for friends and family and you're a nervous because your guest list includes carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. How do you manage that range? We have the answer.

secondimage Tito’s Vodka Origin Story (podcast)

Holiday party time is here, and those of us who like to keep our cocktails as local as our appetizer ingredients, are lucky to have a wide range of locally-distilled spirits with which to stock the bar this season. The granddaddy of Texas distilled spirits is Tito's Handmade Vodka, produced in Texas' first and oldest legal distillery.

secondimage Blades of Glory (podcast + giveaway)

At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. Um...what?

leadimage Grilled Cauliflower, Thai Chili Sauce, Sweet Potato Puree

A carnivore, vegetarian and vegan all walked into a dinner party. Sounds like the beginning of a joke -- or disaster. But that's a likely scenario given today's varied diet preferences. Avert disaster with t hyis delicious dish from Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein.

leadimage Recipe: Asparagus Spears, Pickled Radicchio

Ever the side dish, never the meal: Asparagus is the bridesmaid of vegetables, but always welcome at the party. Perhaps best of all, this spiky but straightforward starter can be made well in advance.

leadimage Recipe: Cocktails for the Holidays

It's citrus season, which is a terrific time for making seasonal cocktails. Give the Texas Sipper or the Tito's Sage Grapefruit Splash from Jack Allen's Kitchen a try at your next dinner party or holiday gathering.

leadimage Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage pie is a savory pie made of meat with a mashed potato crust. According to Wikipedia: The term cottage pie is known to have been in use in 1791,when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cf. "cottage" meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers). ..The term "shepherd's pie" did not appear until 1877.