Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Few Days Ago

*Friday evening we watched ” Beautiful Creatures.” Don’t ask me why. This movie is definitely for teens, but not very outstanding or exciting. It’s about a 15-year-old girl, Lena, finding love and witchhood on her 16th birthday. She will either become a … Continue reading

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Bake-Ahead Orange Bread

Since winter continues to blow and snow in lots of places, we need to keep kitchens warm and bake, bake, bake. Here’s a yummy treat with tea or coffee, which should be made the day before for supreme flavor absorption… Recipe of the … Continue reading

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Early Spring

Winter weather in Texas is anything but predictable. You can be in short sleeves at noon and a heavy coat several hours later, and vice versa. This winter has been no exception. Some of the trees didn’t lose all their … Continue reading

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“Amour”

We drove into San Antonio Sunday to watch a very poignant movie, a foreign film titled “Amour,” about love and the end of life… Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their eighties and have been married for a long … Continue reading

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Saturday, Saturday!

For many of us, Saturday is a hooray day. A sleep-in day. A day to shop and/or seek entertainment. A day of avoiding chores. A day of support walks and marathons. A day of fun, if there are no blizzards, floods, power … Continue reading

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Brownie Surprise

For a Valentine party on Wednesday, I decided to make some cream cheese pinwheels and marble cupcakes. So, I set up 18 paper cups in two tins and start mixing the batter, but something is wrong. It’s too thick. I look at … Continue reading

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“Side Effects”

What starts out as a drug-gone-bad movie, turns out to be a crime thriller with a couple unexpected twists. “Side Effects” stars Jude Law as psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks and Rooney Mara as his murderous patient, Emily Taylor. Well-written by … Continue reading

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