Where to go and what to eat

Discover the intriguing places, irresistible food, and fascinating people I encounter on journeys — and all that translates into entertaining storytelling. 

Join me on adventures around Texas and the world. We’ll find flavors and explore cultures in destinations, whether near or far.


Entertaining with Grace

Grace Mitchell talks about how to use your favorite things to define your style. Communicating your story to articulate your home is how the Fort Worth designer and mom of four became an HGTV star.

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The Texas Cowboy Kitchen

First published in 2003 and updated in 2007, this tome is equal parts cookbook, history lesson, and photographic essay.


Researching a story on pumpkin everything, I was reminded about good, old-fashioned pumpkin butter. It’s delicious on hot biscuits and pecan waffles, and I realize

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Chatting with a chef friend yesterday, I nodded in complete agreement at his opinion on pumpkin everything: “I love a good pumpkin pie, but all

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