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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, p...
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 •·...
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, ...
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 transac...
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...
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 o...
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 p...
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 imp...
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 re...
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...

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