Archive for November 2013

Even Figs get the Bleus

Nov 26th, 2013 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

As I enjoy the flavor of figs and bleu cheese together, and I love pies and tarts–I thought: why not combine them? In this savory/sweet concoction, you will find balsamic caramelized onions, walnuts, figs and bleu cheese, which I like to bake in a buttermilk crust.



A Feast of Sharing with Jack Allen’s Kitchen and Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Nov 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fall, vegetables and pasta

Here’s why love this time of year: people step outside of their busy lives to give back to their communities. On November 25, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jack Allen’s Kitchen is collaborating with Mobile Loaves and Fishes and the First Baptist Church of Austin to provide a filling Thanksgiving meal to 700 of Austin’s homeless. Volunteers are welcome.



Texas Sheet Cake (and cupcake variation)

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

This bake sale worthy sheet cake recipe comes from Kristina Nichols-Wolter who curates the blog Girl Gone Grits.



Navigating the Bake Sale

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Kathryn Hutchison, co-founder and organizer of Austin Bakes, helps us navigate the November 30, 2013 Austin Bakes for Austin bake sale, which supports survivors of the Halloween Day flooding.



She Bakes: Kathryn Hutchison

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: guest bio

Kathryn Hutchison writes about the Austin food community and co-founded Austin Bakes in 2011 with a group of bloggers and friends.



Austin Bakes for Austin (podcast)

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

On Saturday November 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Austin Bakes, an organization of food enthusiasts and food bloggers, hold their fourth charity bake sale to benefit survivors of Austin’s Halloween Day flooding.



Thanksgivukkah Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: cook something, fall, vegetables and pasta

The flavors in this dish are commonly found in Ethiopian cooking. Teff is the smallest cultivated grain in the world that grows in the mountains of Ethiopia and it also happens to be Gluten-free.



Thanksgivukkah Bread Kugel

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: baking and desserts, cook something

The first bread kugels made 800 years ago probably didn’t have more than a few raisins in them! They definitely didn’t have sun-dried tomatoes since tomatoes were brought to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century!



Thanksgivukkah Cranberry, Apple and Pear Relish

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: blog, cook something, fall, vegetables and pasta

Tired of the cranberry sauce that holds the shape of the can it came in? Then give this recipe from author and cooking school instructor, Tina Wasserman from Dallas, Texas a try, and you may never go back to canned cranberries again.



Merging Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Foods and Traditions

Nov 14th, 2013 | By | Category: show tips, the show

She says no need to feel overwhelmed or anxious about incorporating your Hanukkah traditions into Thanksgiving. It’s easy.

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