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Texas Caviar

Boost your fortune in the New Year with this tasty twist on a classic Texas dish.

A tradition in my family, you’d be hard pressed to find a Texan who isn’t helping themselves to a hearty serving of black-eyed-peas on New Year’s Day. According to legend, each pea eaten guarantees one…

Strawberry Tomato Gazpacho

Refreshing and full of summery flavors—chilled strawberry tomato gazpacho provides the perfect cooling remedy for a hot summer day.  

“I could eat gazpacho three times a day.” —Tory Burch

Fashion designer I am not, but I think Tory Burch just might be onto something here. Nothing beats a well-chilled gazpacho. Especially…

Chilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Soup

This heavenly strawberry-rhubarb soup heralds spring like none other. Tangy rhubarb and sweet strawberries pair together to make for the perfect spring-summer starter. 

My love affair with rhubarb began when I was 5 or  6 years old. Living in Pennsylvania at the time, my mother and father would take me…

Spinach Hummus

Trivia question! What does the cartoon/comic strip character Popeye the Sailor Man  have in common with me? Scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out!

How can a simple dip made from the modest chickpea be so filling and addicting? Packed with protein and fiber it’s no wonder…