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Alexis Ruddock

Alexis Ruddock

A Fort Worth pastry chef is bringing her cookie decorating expertise to the Food Network—with an organic twist. Read more

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Photo credit to Farrar Food Photography I’ve often heard people refer to July as the “Sunday” of summer. Though we still have our fair share of warm days ahead, now’s the time to fit in some delicious food before school and other fall activities... Read more

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As a savory chef, I’ve always envied people who are excellent bakers. As temperatures dropped, I caught myself thinking about all of the wonderful fall baking options — from apples, to pumpkin, to nuts and spice. It all feels like a warm hug. Sin... Read more

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Avocado toast has been all the rage lately, but have you tried smoked salmon toast? Just like avocado toast, the versatility and simple ingredients of smoked salmon toast make it the perfect lunch to take to the office on days when you are wanti... Read more

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So by now, we have all been barbecued to death. We have had every rib, brisket, hamburger and hot dog that we dare eat. Plus, we might just lose it if we have to pretend to enjoy Aunt Ethel’s potato salad just one more Saturday afternoon. In hono... Read more

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A colorful salad might just be the perfect summer meal. If well thought out, a salad can be quick, easy, satisfying and very nourishing, giving just the boost of energy needed to get through a sweltering Fort Worth summer day. With these recipes,... Read more

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Summer is finally here, but it will not be complete without everyone’s favorite frozen treat – ice cream. Making your own ice cream may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you want to enjoy your favorite summer splurge, but why not? Ma... Read more

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The pace of life slows down a bit, you can stop to smell the bluebonnets and indulge a little more in the simple pleasures of life. For me, the simple pleasures in life usually involve food, especially breakfast, since that is my favorite meal o... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | Everyone knows Texans have a strong affinity for Mexican. We love our tacos, fajitas and stuffed jalapeños. And no TexMex meal can begin without chips and queso. But it seems we always have to go out to get our Mexic... Read more

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| story and food styling by Beth Maya | photography by Alex Lepe | We take our barbecue very seriously here in Texas, and why shouldn’t we? It’s kind of our thing. Most natives take a great deal of pride in our love for a smoky, savory barbe... Read more

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New Orleans. Boy, does it have a feeling and a vibe like nowhere else in the world. A few years ago, my husband and I packed up and flew to the Big Easy. We stayed in a fantastic hotel near the French Quarter called The Saint, and for four days w... Read more

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| story and food styling by Beth Maya | photography by Alex Lepe | Chocolate, once reserved for the elite, became widely available to the masses due to advances made during the industrial revolution. Thank goodness. Today, Americans eat 100 poun... Read more

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| story and food styling by Beth Maya | | photography by Alex Lepe | Happy New Year, everyone. I hope you have embraced 2017 with open arms. You have likely made resolutions and are trying diligently to stick to them. Some of the more popular:... Read more

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| story and food styling by Beth Maya | | photography by Alex Lepe | | prop styling by Deborah Points | Well, it looks like we are in the full swing of the holiday season. We have eaten all the turkey sandwiches we can handle, and the rush t... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | Now I know you were expecting a typical story about turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce, but I dare say that every magazine, TV show and food blog right now has got that covered. So for this month’s story, I wanted ... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | We have all seen the images of Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Brightly colored tents upon tents are packed full of native Germans and tourists alike, swigging beer, singing songs, and enjoying pounds of sausage, chi... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | Prop Styling by Deborah Points | Assistant Food Styling Julia Gadberry | Anyone who knows me well may be quite surprised at my choice of topic this month. I am a tried-and-true Texan. Well, I have been for about 20 y... Read more

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| photography by Alex Lepe | prop styling by Deborah Points | When I started to hear rumblings of a fascinating ancient seasoning that I wasn’t familiar with, I was surprised and intrigued. So, I dove into some hard-core research and culinary ex... Read more

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| story and food styling by Beth Maya | photography by Alex Lepe | props and fashion styling by Deborah Points | It was a warm and sun-kissed day off the Mediterranean coast; I was in my late 20s, and sun tanning in the Spanish sand was my job w... Read more

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| by Beth Maya | photography by Alex Lepe | prop styling by Deborah Points | While contemplating what to write about this month, I had a flashback to almost five years ago. It was a beautiful sunny day in June when I married my best friend in a ... Read more

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