Nov 092012

Smoked Salmon Crostini with Tomato Parsley Salsa


I wanted to get a little creative with some leftover smoked salmon so I made Smoked Salmon Crostini topped with a fresh tomato and flat leaf parsley salsa. It turned out really good so I thought I would share the recipe.

Here’s what you need to serve four:

Tomato Parsley Salsa

1 cup of finely chopped red and yellow grape tomatoes (you can use any kind of tomatoes you like)

2 tablespoons of chopped flat leaf parsley

2 scallions finely chopped

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Nov 092012

The Nutcracker - Dallas Children's Theater

(Win 4 tickets to this show — see below)

No holiday season is complete without Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Kathy Burks Theatre of Puppetry Arts’ unique and acclaimed puppet interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece returns to Dallas Children’s Theater November 16 – December 23, 2012.

Director Kathy Burks says, “Since The Nutcracker is primarily known as a vehicle for ballet, many people expect to see puppet ballet dancers. They will not find them, but will, however, find a great deal of dancing and rhythmic movement performed by unique beings and inanimate objects, which come to life on-stage.  The skill and artistry of the puppeteer gives them breath.  Our production is a fresh, original visual interpretation of a holiday tradition.”

This Nutrcracker utilizes the experimental theater technique of Black Theatre, a form of puppetry in which puppets perform in a stream of light with the puppeteers rendered invisible through the use of black robes, hoods and gloves.  The Black Theatre rod puppets move without strings or any visible means of manipulation creating a dramatic, magical effect. Continue reading »

Nov 092012

Sour Cream Enchiladas

Got leftover turkey?


Mmm…turkey and all our favorite sides — can’t wait for Thanksgiving dinner! Of course, then there is the inevitable leftover turkey.

My kids will eat only so many turkey sandwiches, but they love these sour cream turkey enchiladas.  This easy-to-make casserole will feed your family for a couple of days and it also freezes well.



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Nov 022012


Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells - Dallas Children's Theater

(Win 4 tickets to this show — see below)

Get ready for merry mayhem filled with Junie B. –  joy and glee! Everyone’s favorite first grader and all her friends return to Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) for the holidays in Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Performance run is November 16 – December 22, 2012. Continue reading »