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Judie Byrd

This showstopper pie is luscious and beautiful and can be easily created by following some simple steps (the first step being, don’t try to make it “perfect”). Use your favorite pie crust recipe, but if making pastry from scratch gives you angst,... Read more

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In many Fort Worth homes, serving tamales on Christmas Eve is an honored family tradition. Making the tamales can also create great memories. Step 1: Make the masa and filling. These can be prepared up to three days ahead and refrigerated. Ste... Read more

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Cookies are perfect on a picnic – no additional plates. These biscotti can be baked ahead and frozen in freezer bags up to 2 months. They also keep well at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 1 cup butter 2 cups sugar ... Read more

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Using a variety of containers that you already have on hand or find at local stores helps you plan ahead and keeps costs down when setting a table for guests. O... Read more

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To make perfect sandwiches you will need medium-sliced brown and white bread and softened butter. Plus salt and pepper to season where necessary. Having assembled the sandwiches, use a serrated knife to remove all crusts and either cut each sand... Read more

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Yield: 4 generous servings plus extra for late-night snacking 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon brandy 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup heavy cream, whipped with 3 tablespoons sugar 4 cups sliced fre... Read more

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This one is so simple, even the kids can make it. Having a kids’ sleepover? This makes a perfect midnight snack. You could make it a little more elaborate by sautéing about ½ cup of diced onions and stirring them in with the cheese. 1 pound elbo... Read more

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Colorful, comforting and creative, this season’s fruits and vegetables add special touches to big holiday feasts as well as everyday family suppers. Here are a few of my favorites, each with a little twist. For a delicious new cranberry idea, fin... Read more

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Yield: 6 servings 2 cups sliced strawberries 2 cups sliced grapes 2 sliced bananas 2 – 3, 6-ounce cups lemon yogurt Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until time to serve or up to 3 hours. Read more

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A delightful sauce on sliced turkey, this cinnamon-spiced chutney is also delicious as a spread for turkey sandwiches the day after the big feast. 2 cups apple juice 1/3 cup sugar 1 – 2 tablespoons minced or grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons... Read more

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Judie is making some homemade salad dressing. Read more

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I’ve been making versions of these little stuffed rolls since I was a newlywed. With a base of three cups shredded cheese, use your imagination to make any flavor profile. Use green chilies, taco seasonings and onions for a Mexican version. Or ch... Read more

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Yes, we take our football seriously (much like our food). Score big with the snacks you serve your game watchers with all-star munchies that are sure to tackle even the heartiest appetites. I’ve been making Cheesy Stuffed Sandwich Rolls since I... Read more

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The secret here is good espresso served icy cold. The ice cream softens in the coffee, creating a lovely dessert you start out eating with a spoon and end by sipping the rich, creamy elixir. To make this dessert a breeze to put together, make the... Read more

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In the scorching Texas heat, dinnertime calls for bright, crisp, refreshing food, best prepared poolside on the grill. Bring a cool snap to your table with these delicious, seasonal recipes. For a simple, yet elegant dessert, visit fwtx.com for m... Read more

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  For a refreshing and interesting drink, try our Watermelon Mimosas. As promised in the June Cooking article, Watermelon Madness, here's the recipe: 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes juice of 1 lemon Champagne or sparkling white wine to ta... Read more

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Icy, jewel-toned goodness -- a slice is perfect on its own. But let’s not stop there – this juicy fruit is also delicious as salad, sauce, soup or a cocktail. Let your imagination run wild, and to help out, here are some of my favorite ways to st... Read more

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1, 12-ounce can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed 4 cups white cranberry juice* 1 quart club soda, chilled Garnish, fresh mint sprigs In a large pitcher, stir together lemonade con... Read more

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Slow Cooker Creamy Dried Beef Dip Grilled Beef and Veggie Kabobs are perfect for a gang. They can be constructed ahead of time and only take a few minutes on the grill.  ... Read more

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24 fresh mint leaves ½ cup sugar or to taste 1 cup fresh lime or lemon juice 1 cup white rum 1 cup club soda Place mint leaves and sugar in a pitcher. Use a muddle stick or the end of a wooden spoon to mash mint into sugar. Add lime ... Read more

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