Entries by Julia Dunaway

New Hampshire , Vermont, and Maine: June 2015

For my birthday this year, Steve arranged a trip to New England.  We arrived in Meredith, New Hampshire and checked into our room at the Inn at Mill Falls.  Lovely view from our balcony. We decided on Tavern 27, a tapas style restaurant, for dinner. The very friendly chef owner came to explain the menu to […]

Korean Beef Sliders for Taste Tour 2015

Since 2011, a group of Azle volunteers, headed by Dawn Zuilhof, plan an event to raise money for the Community Caring Center.  We have had taste tours in 2011, 2013, and this year, 2015.  My role has been to find chefs willing to prepare food in the tour homes.  For 2015 Chefs Caris Turpen, Janet […]

New Orleans 2015

Celebrating Steve’s birthday (a little late) in New Orleans this year.  He wanted to enjoy his favorite New Orleans foods, but after the Mardi Gras crowds were gone.  Leaving the DFW area was a bit of a challenge when icy weather delayed flights and left us waiting on the runway for over three hours to […]

Chapchae–Korean Sweet Potato Glass Noodles

I made a large bowl of these noodles for a pot luck–the annual Oshogatsu at the Fort Worth Japanese Society–New Year Celebration later today.  I have a good memory of my mother making this for me when I was pregnant with my son, Glenn, and she was visiting me in Ogden, Utah.  I was up in the […]

Santa Fe with Friends

We decided to take a few days of vacation in Santa Fe, one of our favorite places, especially in July when Texas is hot and humid. On the way in we stopped at Sage Bake House for a light lunch.  They are known for having really great bread and we had taken some of their […]

Cheese Stuffed Mini Meatloaves

There used to be a restaurant in the area called Café Soleil and the chef, Paula Ambrose, had dinners to go.  She would publish a calendar each month and you could see what was available each day. She made BBQ meatloaf muffins with mashed potatoes and vegetables and it was our favorite meal. When I […]

Roasted Corn and Poblano Soup

Roasted Corn and Poblano Soup Chef Julia Dunaway I was inspired by a delicious Creamy Roasted Corn and Poblano Soup I enjoyed at the Hilltop Café near Fredericksburg in May 2014. The chef told me some of the ingredients he used and I came up with this recipe.  This soup makes me very happy! 3-4 […]

Southwest Cornbread Salad

A chef friend of mine, Julia Buttermore recently brought the Southwest cornbread salad to an event.  It looked beautiful and I fell for it.  I’ve had cornbread salad in the past but it was usually made with mayonnaise and I didn’t really care much for it, but this had some sour cream and dressing but not […]

New Orleans in December

We decided to take a short trip to New Orleans this week, just a little getaway for food, music, and relaxation.  We were able to get a good rate on a nice room at the Marriott on Canal Street.  I asked about Internet and was told there was a daily charge, but when I presented […]

Almost Like Thanksgiving Soup

When you have leftover chicken or turkey, or just love the flavors of Thanksgiving, this soup is like a Thanksgiving dinner in a bowl.  The stuffing dumplings and soup go together so well.  I used a bag of cornbread stuffing mix to make my dumplings and I’m sure they would have been better with leftover […]