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Maquechoux (Cajun Corn) - 09/30/09 03:56 PM
Maquechoux, pronounced "MOCK SHOE", is a Cajun dish that my mother would often prepare. Best when you can use fresh corn; however if not available use frozen. 6 ears of corn 4 tablespoons butter 1-onions, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and roughly chopped 1 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoons black pepper 2 tablespoons sugar ½ cup evaporated milk Shuck the corn and remove all of the cornsilk. Cut the kernels off the cob. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or pot over medium-high heat. Add (8 comments)
Why not corn beef hash at home? - 09/30/09 03:35 PM
Here is an easy way to make corn beef hash at home: •· 2 tablespoons butter •· 1 tablespoon olive oil •· 2 cups cooked corned beef, finely chopped (about ¼ pound not sliced from your stores deli) •· 3 cups cooked, chopped potatoes •· ½ purple onion diced •· ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes •· salt, pepper to taste Melt butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add corned beef, potatoes, and minced onion, salt, pepper and pepper flakes. Spread evenly in the skillet. Brown on one side; turn with a spatula and brown the (6 comments)
Corn Pudding - 09/28/09 11:01 AM
Corn Pudding 1 can cream corn 1/ ½ cups corn kernels ¾ cup white cornmeal ½ cup melted butter 1 chopped onion 3 beaten eggs 2 small cans diced green chiles, drained ½ teaspoon soda 1/8 teaspoon red pepper 1 cup milk 1 ½ cups shredded cheese Heat oven to 350 Combine creamed corn, corn, cornmeal, butter, onions, eggs and green chiles.. Stir the baking soda, red pepper into the milk and add to the corn mixture. Butter a glass baking dish. Pour half the batter in the dish, top with cheese, and top with the remaining batter. Bake 50-60 minutes. (3 comments)
Texas Intemediary Relationship - 09/23/09 10:19 AM
In September 1995 the Texas State Legislature made one of the most significant changes to the real estate licensing act, which established an agency relationship called Intermediary. If a brokerage represents a buyer and a seller in the same transaction this is considered an Intermediary transaction. The broker is always the Intermediary. The broker can elect to appoint one of their agents to represent the seller and another agent to represent the buyer (Intermediary with appointment). In this situation each agent can provide advice and opinion to their client. And any confidential information must remain confidential. Secondly the broker can elect (4 comments)
Half price dining in the Metroplex - 09/18/09 09:26 AM
How would you like to eat out at half the price? Here is an interesting web site where you can actually find restaurants in the Metroplex at half the price. You can search for restaurants by name, zip code, location, or by an alphabetic index. So while we all are watching what we spend this is a pretty good deal. Check it out: http://dfw.dininghalfoff.com (7 comments)
November 3rd, 2009 Constitutional Amendment Election - 09/16/09 10:27 AM
On November 3rd, Texas voters will cast their ballots for or against changes to the state constitution. Proposition 11 which is HJR 14 -1 deals with eminent domain and "would amend the constitution to provide that the taking of private property for public use is authorized only if it is for the ownership, use, and enjoyment of the property by the State, its political subdivisions, the public at large, or by entities granted the power of eminent domain, or for the removal of urban blight. The amendment would prohibit the taking of private property for transfer to a private entity for (16 comments)
FTC Issues Ban on Prerecorded Sales Calls - 09/15/09 10:00 AM
As of September 1, 2009 a new Federal Trade Commission rule bans prerecorded sales calls made without a consumer's written consent. This applies to calls that are answered by the consumer or by an answering machine. The permission may be obtained electronically. The new rule does not prohibit prerecorded messages that are strictly to provide information such as to reconfirm an appointment or a reservation. Also all prerecorded sales calls now must contain an opt out feature at the beginning of the prerecorded message. My question is how do you report the violators? (6 comments)
Jay Leno's new show - 09/15/09 03:58 AM
Unless you have been on another planet you know last night was the premier of the new Jay Leno show. A new set, the absence of sitting behind a desk, monolog, head line news, interesting guest; however somehow it just did not work for me. We will give him another chance but need to see some improvement. (12 comments)
Mother Accused of Raping Son - 09/14/09 09:48 AM
I just read a most bizarre story of a woman who used the internet to track down her son that she gave up for adoption ten years ago. Now the 35 year old mother is accused of having sex with her son who is not a teenager. Authorities will not say if the teenager knew she was his mother. You can read more at the following site: www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,549323,00.html (5 comments)
Taco Soup - 09/11/09 08:34 AM
It is not too early to start thinking about cooler day and a good bowl of soup. Taco Soup is an easy and quick meal to prepare. 1 pound hamburger meat 1 package taco seasoning 1 chopped onion 1 clove chopped garlic 2 cans pinto beans 2 cans Rotel tomatoes 1 can cream corn 1 can Hominy 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch mix Brown meat, with onions and garlic, drain well. Add all other ingredients (do not drain any of the cans) heat thoroughly and serve with grated cheese and chips (9 comments)
Where were you when you learned of the 9/11 attack? - 09/11/09 06:00 AM
I would say that this date is one of those days you will always remember exactly where you were when you heard the news. I am a big fan of talk radio, and was going to the office for our weekly sales meeting. When I got in the car and the radio came on I was not listening to a local program but to Peter Jennings reporting the news. I though how strange is this. As he continued to report on the story the second plane had not yet struck. Just as I arrived at the office the second tower was (8 comments)
Our president called a liar - 09/10/09 08:23 AM
First let me say I did not vote for President Obama; however I do respect the office of the presidency Last evening as I watched President Obama's congress address I was appalled. At times I though he was speaking in some third world country. I have never heard a member of congress shout out "You lie" while a president was making a speech. Based on the look Pelosi face she was as surprised as I was. (21 comments)
How to clean web sites - 09/10/09 07:13 AM
If you have a seller that has a specific cleaning need here are some great websites that provide information to clean up almost anything. Here are just a few of the categories covered at these sites: Adhesive Removal Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaning Beverage Stain Removal Body Fluid Odor Cleaning Ink, Dye, Wine, and Polish Stain Removal Beauty & Cosmetics Cleaning Some good cleaning tips are provided at these sites: http://www.housekeepingchannel.com/ http://www.howtocleanstuff.net/ http://www.doityourself.com/ (11 comments)
The Big Tex Choice Awards winners announced. - 09/08/09 09:01 AM
The judging for the finalist in the fried food for the Texas State Fair has been announced. The winner for best taste is Deep Fried Peaches and Cream. The winning recipe is peaches, coated with ginger, cinnamon, coconut and graham cracker batter, and then deep fried. This concoction is from Christi Erpillo. The Big Tex Choice Awards have been in place for five years, and Christi has competed in all five events. This is her first win. The most creative dish winner is Deep Fried Butter; butter is whipped and then injected with different flavors, encased in dough and then fried, (7 comments)
Happy Anniversary To Me - 09/02/09 01:56 PM
Well today is our second wedding anniversary, so happy anniversary to me. Hard to believe it has already been two years. And I might add they have been two very great years. I'm thinking we will have dinner at The Catalina Room tonight, which is one of our favorite restaurants and the location where our wedding was held. (23 comments)
Whats cooking at the Texas State Fair - 09/02/09 11:14 AM
With the start of September you know two things for sure, it is going to get cooler and the Texas State Fair is just a few weeks away. The fair is famous for what fried things can we cook up and serve. They actually have a contest and pick two winners. One for best taste and one for most creative dish. Eight finalists have been selected and the winner will be decided on Labor Day. Here is what has made the final eight. Green Goblins, cherry peppers stuffed with spicy shredded chicken and guacamole, battered and fried, then topped with queso. (7 comments)
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