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From the monthly archives: August 2010

Cackle & Oink BBQ

On August 28, 2010 By

For my money, Cackle & Oink on Texoma Parkway in Sherman is the best sit-down BBQ place in the area. My opinion is that for BBQ at its best you can’t beat a top notch stand, joint, or shack. But when it comes to a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a plate of ribs or pulled pork, Cackle & Oink is the place.

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“When I was 12, I began studying under Silvio Scionti, and he taught me how to make music come alive,” said John Sutton Shelton in an interview in 2003. Shelton was a child prodigy at the piano. During his senior year at Sherman High School, Shelton won a music contest that earned him a chance to play with the Houston Symphony.

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Soup Magic

On August 17, 2010 By

Question: What’s the difference between a “bowl” of soup and a “cup” of soup? Answer: About two dollars. Twenty-plus years ago I was joking with a waitress and asked that question. The older woman with dozens of years waiting tables and dealing with table clowns like me left the table and returned with two empty bowls: A typical soup cup, and a standard low profile soup bowl.

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Huck’s Catfish

On August 14, 2010 By

The filets are breaded rather than battered, and the result is catfish that is flaky inside and out. A full order is four pieces so there is no going away hungry, and the filets are sweet and pure white. If you like your catfish crunchier and drier, tell ‘em to “burn it.” The tartar sauce and cocktail sauce that are made in Huck’s kitchen are as fresh as the hush puppies and coleslaw, and you can’t have catfish without hush puppies and coleslaw. It’s probably a law or something.

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- The odds of a successful, long-term romantic relationship increase by the square of the level of initial hostility between the two parties involved.- Once you think you have killed a monster, you would best be advised to do it again; otherwise it will come back to life.

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The weekly Tuesday evening gathering at Four Rivers Outreach is a combination camp meeting, pep rally, Alcoholics Anonymous session, gospel song fest, and tent revival—sans the tent—with a leavening of motivational self-help positive thinking thrown in for measure. It starts with introductions. “Who’s here for the first time?” says the woman with the microphone. “Stand up and tell us who you are and how you got here.”

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The Morgan House

On August 9, 2010 By

When Patti and Mike Morgan built a home on the lake, they decided to rely on their own experience and creativity rather than on outside help. Mike has been in the construction business for forty-six years and is a real estate developer, so the experience was a given.

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Cream Tart Cockade

On August 9, 2010 By

Cream Tart Cockade is a cool and soothing way to finish off your dinner at the lake. Use your favorite berries to suit the tart to your favorite taste!

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Snow Peas

On August 9, 2010 By

Snow peas can be found easily during the summer months and are delicious in salads or as a side dish.

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Fresh Corn Relish

On August 9, 2010 By

When the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye, its time for fresh corn relish, a versatile addition to any summer menu.

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