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Book Reviews Nov 2011

| November 1, 2011
Book Reviews Nov 2011

175 BEST BABYCAKES Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss’ book 175 Best Babycakes is the first and only cookbook specially written for the Babycakes Cupcake Maker appliance. This innovative cookbook is written, and all recipes tested, with correct size/portion and baking times specific for the appliance. The recipes feature everything from classics and kid favorites to […]

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Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

| November 1, 2011
Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com So you’d like to have some friends over for a three, four, or even five-course meal? Too difficult? Have each couple or each person bring one course and the wine to go with it. Too hard to coordinate? Here are some ideas: THREE-COURSE DINNER, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE a) Cold seafood course — […]

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Italian Herbed Crown Roast of Port with Italian Sausage and Parmesan Dressing

| November 1, 2011
Italian Herbed Crown Roast of Port with Italian Sausage and Parmesan Dressing

Prep time: 50 minutes • Cook time: About 2 3⁄4 hours • Yield: 16 servings According to the National Pork Board’s second annual “Holiday Table Trends” survey, eight out of ten Americans want to incorporate global flavors into their holiday menu this year. Experiencing new cultures through food is becoming a flavorful pastime, as evidenced […]

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––– picture-perfect ––– Pumpkin Pies! –

| November 1, 2011
––– picture-perfect ––– Pumpkin Pies! –

By Jenny Harper It’s true — the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? The kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens, I love to stir things up. This is especially true at […]

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Chevy Sonic, and Mercedes S350 Diesel

| November 1, 2011
Chevy Sonic, and Mercedes S350 Diesel

The new Chevy Sonic is the replacement subcompact and is worlds better than its predecessor.
The S Class is the large luxury sedan from Mercedes. It’s big, substantial, has presidential presence and is full of technology.




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Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

| October 1, 2011
Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

Text by Cathy Gordon     |     Pictures by Bookwalter Photography When this homeowner sought to downsize from a larger golf-course property, definite needs came to mind. Easy access to the highway was a necessity for this Houston businessman who has a demanding travel schedule.

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Katy Texas Events October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Katy Texas Events October 2011

KATY MILLS HOSTS HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION OCT 31 Katy Mills will offer a fun and safe way for kids to enjoy Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31. The fun begins from 4-6 p.m. with the  Kidgits Boo Bash, featuring a variety of fun Halloween arts and crafts and goodie bags, while supplies last. Plus, Radio Disney will […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, October 2011

Senior Center Groundbreaking • Lasagna House • Soft Opening • Katy Chamber Luncheon • Houston Restaurant Week •




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Oct 2011

| October 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Oct 2011

CINCO RANCH HS CHEERLEADERS ATTEND UCA CAMP – The Cinco Ranch High School Varsity and Junior Varsity cheerleaders attended the UCA cheer camp at Moody Gardens. The varsity squad received first-place camp champions in both extreme dance routine and camp cheer. The JV squad received superior recognition for both their extreme dance routine and camp […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, October 2011

AGGIE MOMS HOST HOWDY SOCIAL. Katy/West Houston Aggie Moms gathered for the annual Texas A&M Howdy Social at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church in Katy. The group welcomed incoming freshman students, honored graduating seniors, and presented scholarships. The program included speakers from the Corps of Cadets, former Yell Leaders, Fish Camp representatives and Jeff Pickering, […]

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Taylor High Senior Selected for HGO Voice Studio

| October 1, 2011
Taylor High Senior Selected for HGO Voice Studio

Talented opera singer almost traveled to a different stage By Cindy Ziervogel On the way to learning to play the cello in a junior high orchestra class is a defining that moment put Jasmine Johnson on a different path. And now, the Taylor High School senior with a big voice and an easy smile is an […]

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NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera

| October 1, 2011
NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera

Two local racing prodigies carve out careers in a male-dominated sport By Melanie Saxton One of Kristin Bumbera’s earliest memories is of racing Go Karts in Waller at the age of eight against the likes of AJ Foyt, IV. “By the time I was competing in a Super Mini Cup around age 10 I knew […]

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Daniel Joseph Baker on Family, His Fans and America’s Got Talent

| October 1, 2011
Daniel Joseph Baker on Family, His Fans and America’s Got Talent

One very devoted Katy family and legions of “DanFans”  say,“May the Fierce be with you!” By Melanie Saxton Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel and Piers Morgan first met Daniel Joseph Baker during the Houston auditions of NBC’s America’s Got Talent this past spring. His piano and vocal rendition of Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance” overwhelmingly impressed each […]

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When Cattle Could Interrupt a Phone Call

| October 1, 2011
When Cattle Could Interrupt a Phone Call

By Carol Adams These days a lot of folks don’t have a “home” phone. Landline telephones are losing popularity for several reasons. Cell phones make a landline redundant and it is convenient to just take your phone with you wherever you go. Most of us still have a phone at home, but there was a […]

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Getting Back to Normal What to do when your back is out of whack

| October 1, 2011
Getting Back to Normal  What to do when your back is out of whack

By Cheryl Alexander Our spine is our support, our source of motion, the information highway for our nervous system, and our tool for walking, bending and sitting. Yet until we have a problem, our spines are often taken for granted. I teach Bikram Yoga part-time, and when I was in teacher training, Bikram would remind […]

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South Australia and the Southern Ocean Lodge

| October 1, 2011
South Australia and the Southern Ocean Lodge

One of the world’s premier destinations to sample food and wine By Denman Moody My visit to South Australia in late June/early July 2011 cemented my view that the region is one of the premier trips of the world for sampling food and wine. This includes Kangaroo Island, the home of Southern Ocean Lodge. Before […]

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Don’t Be Afraid: If You Like It, Try It Use these designer tricks to transform your home

| October 1, 2011
Don’t Be Afraid: If You Like It, Try It Use these designer tricks to transform your home

Ever watch those TV design shows and wonder how to replicate the look in your own home? It’s easy to incorporate designer tricks into your space, no matter the style or existing decor. Focus on adding layers of color and texture, and notice how hues flow from room to room to create a cohesive design. […]

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Discoveries

| October 1, 2011
Discoveries

Acorn And Oak Leaf From Vagabond House • Paramount Dinnerware From Z Gallerie • Fulton’s Harvest Pumpkin Pie • Cream Liqueur • Baby Squirrel By Herend • Sobral Candle




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It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011

| October 1, 2011
It’s Time Now to Prepare the Garden for Winter and Spring Blossoms Three new plants introduced by Heronswood Nursery for 2011

Soil preparation is the most important step in growing a successful garden, and fall is the perfect time to prepare a new garden spot. An easy way to convert lawn space to a garden or flower bed is to take advantage of the nitrogen and organic matter in the grass by simply smothering it. Mow […]

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