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By Bob on July 18, 2016 4:32 AM | Read More

Dallas has been in the news a lot recently. I gotta be honest with you internets, it's been a real s**t storm down here. The entire city has been walking around like its waking up from a bad dream, only to realize it wasn't dreaming. 

You know, kinda like the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE except the zombies are REAL. 

So there's that.

Dallas City leaders were just about to add this to the water supply...

Prozac-300.jpgOK...OK...OK...there have been bright spots. 

Dallas Police Chief David Brown. There's a bright spot. Lemme 'splain. 

When the politicians descended on Big D a couple of weeks ago it was Déjà vu all over again. Air Force One at Love Field. An American president headed to a big event. The similarities ended there, THANK YOU BABY JESUS. 

The memorial service for the fallen officers was a somber affair, exactly as it should have been. I listened to it on KRLD News Radio as I drove to Granbury. That's when the pimento cheese sandwich in my belly mixed with the Ummmm sound of Michelin's on hot asphalt. It sent me into a stupor. 

This guy saved the day...

Chief Brown-600.jpgI was one scripture away from dreamland and double-car pileup. So, I had to do something.



...he pulled out some vintage Stevie Wonder

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Here's the Dish

Super Simple Mexican Salad

When it's hot in Texas (like NOW), Bob and I love having main dish salads for dinner. They let us load up on veggies without filling our kitchen with heat.

This simple Mexican mixture is one of our go-tos. It needs only nine ingredients, makes a super easy supper and you can have it on the table in no time. Plus, this chicken taco-like concoction gets a nice kick from Catalina dressing and Tabasco (optional but we gotta have it) while Fritos give it an addictive crunch. We prefer using grilled chicken but you can opt for baked, boiled, deli or any cooked chicken you have on hand.

The nine ingredients pictured here make this salad super good and super simple to put together. You can also add pepper and Tabasco if desired.

Ingredients - Alt Version - 600.jpgI've been making this delight for years, but only recently began including Shoepeg Corn in the mix. I have to thank my mom Patsy for that and for many of my best ideas.

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Rafael's Righteous Cream Cheese Brownies

By Sarah Levy Imberman, author Sweetness

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Photo © Anna Blessing, courtesy of Agate Publishing

How do you properly thank the person responsible for putting food on your table? With the gift of brownies, of course. A batch of luscious Rafael's Righteous Cream Cheese Brownies will put even the grumpiest of bosses in a good mood with its creamy, slightly tangy cream-cheese center and perfectly rich dark-chocolate swirl.

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Aperol Spritz

Now that summer is on us (around here it's on us like a wet blanket drying in the sun) I'm switching over to lighter libations for cocktail hour. My go-to summer drink is something Charlotte and I discovered in Italy: Aperol Spritz.

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