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Christine Friesenhahn
Lives in Boerne, TX 78006
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I’m back. Not from anywhere in particular, but here I am. I have missed you all as I have missed these pages on which I scribble my thoughts and my recipes. But for reasons that I’ll just call “lif...
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Do you have your New Year’s resolutions ready to go? Why? This ritualistic vow has always seemed odd to me. I mean, really….If these life changes are so important, why don’t we start them the day t...
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As cooler weather has started blowing in, everyone is extolling the virtues of stew, chili, and pots of soup.  And the folks that aren’t cooking those, are cooking apple this and pumpkin that.  Wha...
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I’ll just put it out there…There’s no sense in beating around the bush about it. My mom is a badass. No, she doesn’t have tattoos, ride a Harley, or possess a black belt in any of the myriad of fig...
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I am not out to offend anyone out there, gay straight or otherwise....I am just asking that we all treat everyone else with dignity and respect, despite our differing views on this (or any) topic. ...
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I hover over the expensive Scotch and then the Armagnac, but finally settle on a glass of rich red claret. I put it near my nose and nearly pass out. It smells of old houses and aged wood and dark ...
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Do cocoons make you curious about what's inside? What color will the butterfly be when it emerges? Where will the winds and its wings take it? Will it bring someone joy? For children in South Afric...
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This is the month we are Thankful.  Not that we are supposed to be more thankful now than the other 11 months of the year, but this is the month that we actually make a group effort to reflect, rec...
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This past weekend was opening season for dove hunting in Texas.  So begins 6 months of nearly continuous hunting seasons open in the state.  It starts with dove season, and only a brief break in No...
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I just returned from a week in Texas Wine Country.  Not exactly an exotic getaway, since I live 30 short minutes away, but it’s always nice to get away for a while.  For a few years now, my parents...
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This Sunday is Father’s Day.  And I love my daddy with all my heart, so it pains me to say this.  Father’s Day, Schmather’s Day……This Sunday is also the Season Premier of True Blood. It's that time...
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By day, I am a Human Resource Director. By night, an insomniac chef and food blogger.
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Texana's Kitchen
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Baker, Blogger, Quazi-Chef, Wife and Mother...Living and loving my life in the beautiful Texas Hill Country
Introduction

My name is Christine, and I am a Foodie–that is, I love to cook and learn about other food traditions, as well as to celebrate the time honored cooking of the South. As any self respecting addict would do, I blame my childhood for that.

Specifically, the school year afternoons and long summer days spent in my Granny’s kitchen. Ninetyeight percent of my memories with my Granny took place there. For that reason, there are smells, like that of baking fruitcake or chicken and dumplings, and sounds, like the clammer of aluminum pans or hand mixers, that take me back there, to the place where I became me. It wasn’t that the Cream of Wheat was cooked just right in the mornings, although it was. And it wasn’t that chicken cooked on her stove was tastier than any other. It was the sound of Granny humming while she cooked, and actually feeling and tasting the love that went into everything that came out of that kitchen. Soup when someone was sick, platters of fudge and fruitcake at Christmas time, after school snacks more special than the dinner served in many households today. Not expensive, but special.

And the smells, the constant barage of smells. I respond to certain smells today like a junkie would to the site of a crackpipe. As I got older, and especially when I started my own family, I felt the need to recreate the same feelings I had growing up. A happy home, a busy kitchen full of hungry kids–having them know inherently that everything I make them, I do with love. I learned from my Granny that when you cook with that sort of passion, you can taste it in the food. I will be placing on these pages some of the favorite recipes of my childhood, along with many of the new ones that I create on a daily basis. Whether the traditional favorites, or the more modern dishes, I hope you enjoy them. –Christine

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One wonderful husband, and two great teenagers that I am proud of every day. I am enjoying a second vocation as a food blogger and competitive cook. I have won some fun competitions, a little swag, and some seriously fun memories, including the opportunity to cook for THE Iron Chef himself, Bobby Flay.
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