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To Be A Chef…

I add the finishing garnish to my client’s cranberry and orange glazed chicken thighs. A mountain of dirty dishes leers at me from the sink — the second mountain for this personal chef client, fourth mountain for the day — when her adorable, trumpet-toting middle schooler saunters into the palatial kitchen from the equally palacial three-car garage. 

“I’ve decided I want to be a chef,” they proclaim, plopping onto a seat at the island, their bags and instrument clattering to the counter.

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Chicken and Kale Soup

This soup was originally posted last year, but I’m re-posting the recipe today because it’s finally Fall in Austin, Texas and this soup is perfect for cold, wet weather. Enjoy!


I have a cold, but fortunately I made plenty of Homemade Chicken Stock before I got sick so cooking up this Chicken and Kale Soup is not terribly labor intensive.

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Haley’s Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last weekend I had the opportunity to be of service at the Episcopal Student Center on the UT campus. We made dinner for the students and I used this as an excuse to do one of my favorite activities:  BAKE COOKIES!

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