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When life gives you lemon bars…

Originally from a Junior League of Austin cookbook, this version has double the lemon goo as the original recipe.  Feel free to omit the icing; this is the Pegster’s preference.  But I needed extra sugar this month.


My Homemade Granola

It is the cat’s meow, the bee’s knees, and da-bom-dot-com, all tossed together and served with a spoon. I’ve heard tell that certain people…OK, one person…has eaten it for breakfast and lunch every day for the past week and still hasn’t gotten tired of it.

Christmas Cookies

Merry Christmas Cookies

There are lots of recipes for Christmas sugar cookies out there.  But my family’s recipe for “Merry Christmas Cutout Cookies,” now being made by a fourth generation of Walsh descendants, is superior. Here’s why: This recipe actually tastes good.

Apple Scones

Apple Oatmeal Scones

“Scone” was the first English word I learned when very good fortune landed me in Cambridge, England for the second semester of my junior year in college. It’s truly a miracle I didn’t become a body-double for Boris Johnson after my six months in England.


One-Bowl Brownies

Why anyone makes brownies from a mix is beyond me. Not only do they taste like cardboard and have the mouth-feel of a dry sponge, mix brownies don’t take any less effort than scratch brownies. Plus, the latter can be thrown together in a jiffy.