Kitty’s Tortilla Soup

Below is a most useful recipe for soothing head, heart and soul, a tried-and-true favorite by my friend Kitty that appeared in the Austin paper with the headline "Cedar fever is no match for heady, spicy tortilla soup" (cedar fever being the allergies you get from the Central Texas/Hill Country resident evil, Ashe juniper). It... Continue Reading →

They read only four names.

For Presidents’ Day, here’s a story I did about 1946 when (future president) Eisenhower was Muster speaker in Kyle Field as Texas A&M celebrated the end of World War II with a giant homecoming. Thousands of returning A&M servicemen came back for a weekend of dancing, dining, Aggie baseball and the largest Muster that had... Continue Reading →

Gardening month-by-month in the Brazos Valley

This is the A&M Gardening Club’s “Monthly tasks for the Brazos Valley" - but edited down to plants that are in my garden. View their whole calendar here. January FERTILIZE AND MULCH: Iris, crepe myrtle, trees, strawberries, day lilies BLOOMING: Narcissus, pansy, jasmine, roses. WEATHER PROTECTION: If a freeze is predicted, cover tender plants and shrubs with boxes... Continue Reading →

Maroon Velvet cocktail

A sparkly cocktail suitable for all formal Aggie occasions. Seniors may garnish with a dainty curl of lemon peel. 🙂 Proportions are One part Chambord liqueur (black raspberry liqueur) Four parts pomegranate juice Six parts champagne

Weekend things to do in B/CS

The terrific "Corps of Cadets Moms Updates" blog does a great job of mixing events, news and useful info. Here, republished with the blogger's permission, is a list she compiled of  "stuff you can do on a non-football weekend." (I'm quoting the list directly, so modify "your cadet" to "your student" or "your friends" as needed!)... Continue Reading →

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