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Volker E. Volker is the father of a friend of R’s.  He’s a transplant to Houston, Texas by way of Germany and New York, but one thing that we learned in Houston is that Texas has a way of making … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged beef, recipe, stew, texas, venison

Barbara Grant Barbara and Nick Grant are the parents of one of R’s good law school friends.  Of their four kids, there are something like 10 advanced degrees, including bachelors, masters, doctorates and JD’s.  With a successful family like this, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged apple pie, dessert, texas, vegetarian

Few Tex-Mex dishes are so beloved as fajitas (fah-HEE-tuzJ, yet so commonly misunderstood. Recipes often try to make it more complicated than they are. Their beauty is in their simplicity. Many have tried to improve them with such things as … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged beef, fajitas, tex-mex, texas

No one knows the origin of chili con came. But the dish we have today is believed by Texans to have been invented in the Lone Star state. Chili expert E. De Grolyer contends it evolved around 1840, suggesting that … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged beef, chili, tex-mex, texas

Julie Chisholm We arrived late in Orange, Texas, expecting to stay at their fire department after a wonderful night before spent at the Lake Charles, Louisiana fire department.  When we got to Orange, we found only a construction site where … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes Tagged bread, texas, vegetaria