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Mushroom Soup

A medley of mushrooms adds distinction to an old standby. We used whites, creminis, lobsters, and shiitake, but other varieties…

Warm Goat Cheese Potato Cakes

This recipe was adapted from one created by chef Jean-Luc Salles of the former, Jean-Luc’s French Bistro in Austin. We…

Goat Cheese Kisses

These elegant hors d’oeuvres take time to make. You can prepare them ahead and freeze them until you need them.…

Vinaigrette for Mixed Greens - Feta Salad

At The Bitter End in Austin, Executive Chef Emmett Fox serves this vinaigrette on a salad of mixed greens, pecans,…

Cactus Fries

Jay McCarthy, president and executive chef of Jay’s Mesteña in San Antonio, often serves these fries as a side dish…

Nopalito Pie

Margarita C. Hinojosa of Benavides is famous among Rio Grande Valley residents for her Nopalito Pie, which some think tastes…

Cactus Shrimp with Cactus-Lime-Butter Sauce

This spectacular dish from Jay’s Mesteña (offered in the restaurant as a special) features a brilliant fuschia sauce with a…

Josie’s Cactus Salad

This recipe from Josie Slonaker of Corpus Christi was judged Best of Show at the Texas Prickly Pear Council’s 1992…

A Storm's Brewing

Elvis “sightings” were common at Storm’s Drive-In Restaurant in Lampasas some 40 years ago, when the legendary rock-n-roll singer was…

Red Velvet Cake

You can find Adams Extract Co.'s recipes on the company's web site at www.adamsextract.com/recipe.html. Red Velvet Cake is also known…

Avocado Salsa

How hot is too hot? The answer varies from one salsa aficionado to another. For a milder salsa, devein and…

Matt’s Smoked Salsa

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Matt Martinez’s Culinary Frontier: A Real Texas Cookbook by Matt Martinez…
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