May 17, 2009
Seared Ahi Tuna appetizer

Tea and Tiramisu at PF Chang’s China Bistro in Austin

This week I happened to be downtown for a trade fair with a co-worker and we decided to treat ourselves by enjoying lunch at the PF Chang's near the Convention Center. It was a indeed a treat — from the first sip of warm fragrant tea to the last bite of fluffy tiramisu!
May 3, 2009
Migas with fajitas

Mmmmmmmmmm … Migas at Cisco’s in Austin

Cisco's has been serving Tex-Mex for breakfast and lunch since the 1950's, so I cannot imagine how I was able to live here for 16 years before discovering this east Austin institution. Now that I have tasted the unbelievable migas served with tender fajitas, the melt-in-your-mouth homemade biscuits with honey and melted butter and the hot flavorful coffee, I cannot wait to go back for more.
April 28, 2009
VIVO Restaurant sign

Good Food and Good Friends at Vivo in Austin

For over a year, my dear friend Elizabeth and I have been trying to find time in our busy schedules for dinner. We finally got together this weekend at Vivo on Manor Road in Austin.
April 15, 2009

An Oasis for Birds at Shangri La Gardens in Orange, Texas

Green Heron Many birds flew high above our pontoon boat as we slowly cruised Adams Bayou. We were lucky to spot a Green Heron perched in […]
April 15, 2009

Beauty, Peace and Enlightenment at Shangri La Gardens

Inspired by the 1933 book Lost Horizon, Texas timber baron and philanthropist Lutcher Stark had a vision of creating his own Shangri La — a place […]
April 5, 2009
corn casserole

Easy Corn Casserole Recipe

I found this recipe in the Austin American Statesman in 1994. It has become a part of our annual Thanksgiving meal. Make it part of yours.
April 3, 2009
Buttermilk pecan pie

Buttermilk Pecan Pie Recipe

This recipe is a twist on traditional pecan pie. I first tasted this delicious pie at a relative’s house in Louisiana. Now, I make several of these every Thanksgiving because my family loves them.