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Everything Tastes Sweeter in a Shot Glass

Some may see a shot glass and think of their favorite libation. I, on the other hand, see the perfect portion size for a delightful dessert. After a meal or...
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The Plain Hot Dog All Dressed Up

Let’s be frank, hot dogs are just better grilled. I would guess to say this is why Dodger Stadium sells the most hot dogs of any ballpark in the...
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Celebrate a Delicious Mexican Tradition in McKinney

If you know even a little bit of Spanish, you probably can figure out that Cinco de Mayo rolls around every May 5. Here in the U.S., many people...
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McKinney Food & Dining: Try Your Luck with These Irish Delights

March is that month when all Americans proclaim themselves Irish for a day. We wear green, attend boisterous parades and eat like we might have back in the old...
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Food & Dining: Good Grain! A Breakfast Treat

After a night of fasting, our bodies need fuel. This is where the name “breakfast” comes from, as we break the fast with an early meal. While we have...
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McKinney Magazine Dining: Discovering New Ways To Enjoy Cranberries

Cranberries are a time-honored staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, but this ‘super fruit’ can now be enjoyed all year. Fresh cranberries are always popular during the holidays, but...
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In the Holiday Spirit: Syllabub and Other Festive Drinks

(This story is republished from the December 2012 issue of McKinney Magazine)   Syllabub is a frothy holiday drink that is the precursor to eggnog. This 16th century English delight was...
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Dining in McKinney: Pumpkins Aren’t Just for Baking

Pumpkin isn’t just for pie anymore. Actually, many cooks discovered pumpkin’s potential long ago. Try it in pancakes, soup or other desserts. Whether you select fresh or canned, these...
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Pizza! The Ultimate Guide to the Disc of Delight in McKinney

With so many choices in McKinney, it is hard to find time to try them all, but we encourage you to try. I consider three primary components of great...
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Finishing Sauces: Homemade Lemon Sauce

  Summertime in McKinney means that I often close down the kitchen and head outside to grill. Whether grilling your favorite protein such as chicken or ribs, or grilling a...
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Finishing Sauces: Dry Rub

  Summertime in McKinney means that I often close down the kitchen and head outside to grill. Whether grilling your favorite protein such as chicken or ribs, or grilling a...
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Finishing Sauces: Homemade Bar-B-Q Sauce

  Summertime in McKinney means that I often close down the kitchen and head outside to grill. Whether grilling your favorite protein such as chicken or ribs, or grilling a...
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Dining in McKinney: Finishing Sauces

Summertime in McKinney means that I often close down the kitchen and head outside to grill. Whether grilling your favorite protein such as chicken or ribs, or grilling a...
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Cool Treats for the Summer in McKinney

Anything frozen in the heat of a Texas summer sounds refreshing, and these three easy desserts are no different. They’ll please any crowd and can be prepared ahead of...
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Buy Local in McKinney: Dining Out

How about taking Dad out for one of McKinney’s great burgers to celebrate Father’s Day? Whatever the toppings, size or side that makes your favorite burger special, you can...
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Dining Out in Downtown McKinney

  Last year Amato’s Trattoria and Emporium Pies located to trendy Downtown McKinney because of the friendly atmosphere, great foot traffic and welcoming neighbors. Amato’s Trattoria has been in McKinney since...
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Brunch in McKinney: Recipes for the Perfect Gathering

I love to make brunch for family and friends because you really just need an egg dish, platter of fruit and a basket of baked goods. It’s convenient because...
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Sweet Treat Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

  If you love chocolate desserts, but don’t like to spend your time in the kitchen, then chocolate fondue is for you. It is versatile enough to make for birthday...
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McKinney Magazine Holiday Food: Gifts from the Kitchen

  Are you looking for a great way to spend less time in the mall, and more time in the comfort of your own kitchen this holiday season? If so,...
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Recipe: Irish Cream

  Are you looking for a great way to spend less time in the mall, and more time in the comfort of your own kitchen this holiday season? If so,...
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Recipe: Cranberry Tea Concentrate

  Are you looking for a great way to spend less time in the mall, and more time in the comfort of your own kitchen this holiday season? If so,...
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