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Edible Frog
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Frogs, Oh My!

By Mandy Manners OK, so you got some frog legs. And whether you bought them or caught them, here is how to prepare and enjoy them. And, by the way, this Frog Legs Recipe is simply the best, and I can tell you that because it comes from a chef that works in an elite...

popcorn
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TONS OF POPCORN

By Tumbleweed Smith “Most people like popcorn,” says Donna McInnis. “It’s unusual to come across someone who doesn’t like popcorn.” Donna and her husband Steve have a popcorn store in Hico, Texas. “My store is Hico Popcorn Works,” says Donna, who previously was a medical social worker. “We actually took our name from a turn...

Unstuffed Peppers
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Unstuffed Peppers

By Mandy Manners Unstuffed Peppers turn stuffed peppers on their heads, quite literally! Instead of filling peppers, the bright and juicy vegetable simmers with savory sausage and fluffy, flavorful rice. Rich, cheesy, and with beautiful seasoning, Unstuffed Peppers mix up a traditional dish for a majestic taste! Get ready to crunch into a meal you...

Meat Loaf
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Diner-Style Meatloaf

By Mandy Manners Few things are as nostalgic as sitting down in a laminate booth and getting served a hot plate of meatloaf. This Diner-Style Meatloaf recaptures that same warm, delicious feeling and taste, minus the laminate. The meatloaf itself is tender, hearty, savory, and loaded with seasonings, but the best part of all might...

Wrangler Stew
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Wrangler Stew

By Scott Long With the weather getting colder, it’s time to start nestling into some blankets and enjoying home-cooked meals that keep you warm long into the night. Wrangler Stew tastes like nuzzling up near a gentle hearth; every bite features generous chunks of earthy, wholesome potatoes and onions, juicy seared beef, and tender vegetables....

T-Bob’s Crock-Pot Nasty-Nutria
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Every Family has One of “Those”

By Mandy Manners My husband of more than 25 years, was born and raised in Austin and is fairly normal for someone born and raised in Austin. But 20 years ago his little sister Sally married a gentleman from Louisiana and, well, let’s be honest, her husband is “one of those.” You know what I...

Toad in a Hole
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Recipe: Toad in a Hole

By: Mandy Manners Several years ago my daughters and I spent a few weeks in London: it was a wonderful experience. There are various opinions on English cuisine, not all of them positive. We came away with about the same opinions. Several of the evening meals were plain and for the most part, uninspiring. We...