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Sun-Dried Tomato-Basil Soup

Jimmy Mitchell, executive chef at Houston's Rainbow Lodge (#1 Birdcall, 713/861-8666), maintains a garden only steps from the restaurant's kitchen.…

Tomato-Mozzarella Salad

Feel free to use a mixture of basil varieties (sweet green, purple, lemon, Thai, chocolate, or others).

Bread Pudding with Lemon Sauce

Many diners at the Village Bakery Café in Amarillo make it a point to save room for this finale.

Jalapeño Beef Stew with Polenta Stars

The Reata (in Alpine and Fort Worth) uses Polenta Stars to dress up one of its specials, Jalapeño Beef Stew.…

Breast of Pheasant Grand-mere

Rotisserie for Beef and Bird in Houston often pairs this elegant entrée with wild rice. This version is adapted from…

Nannie's Pear Mincemeat Pie or Empanadas

Yields: 12 pints, or enough filling for 12 pies.

Cranberry-Pear Crisp

Cathy Barber, Food Editor, The Dallas Morning News provided this recipe.

Yellow Velvet

You can substitute frozen corn-on-the-cob for the fresh corn, but the flavor won’t be quite as good.

Dan’s Spoon Venison

 Yield: 4-6 servings 1 T. olive oil2 lbs. venison shoulder steaks1 T. minced garlic1 medium onion, chopped1 lb. mushrooms, sliced,…
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