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  • Spice of Blythe: It’s fall, y’all! Time to love on your veggies!

    Happy fall y’all! That’s right, autumn is here and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s sweater-weather time, there’s a little nip in the air and it’s time to cook. That’s right vegetables are their best right now. This is my favorite time of year to cook not only because it always smells like love and food and football and family in your house. This is the time when mother nature gives you some of the greatest gifts on earth. This […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Hispanic Heritage Month Part 1

    DALLAS — Chef Blythe Beck is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!  One of her favorite spots? El Ranchito on Jefferson in Oak Cliff right near her restaurant, Pink Magnolia! After 30 years in business, El Ranchito is opening a new restaurant in Arlington, and they’re family owned and operated! Blythe spoke to Jocelyne who’s been with El Ranchito about some of their most popular authentic plates. The Parrillada Mexicana The Cabrito al Horno On top of that – they have mariachi bands […]

  • Spice of Blythe: What could be better than wings & football, baby?

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If you, like me, have been waiting all year for football to come back on, today is the day and I could not be more excited! There’s nothing better than fall temperatures, guys throwing that football on the field, and the food that goes with it. I started thinking about the food that I make for my family on those special game days and what a holiday it is every Sunday. Chicken […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Smoking salmon & cooking with the ones you love

    This week, Pink Magnolia Executive Chef Blythe Beck takes the cooking to her home! She introduces us to the Chef de Cuisine, and her fiancé, Nathan Black. He takes us through the steps of smoking salmon from the comfort of your own home, and says you can do it with any sort of meat! Nathan says he used Scottish Salmon from his local grocery store, washed it, cut a slit to filet his fish, washed it again, and started on […]

  • Spice of Blythe: You’re Not Alone Hurricane Harvey Victims!

    DALLAS — My heart’s breaking right now along with the rest of Texas, and all of America. I am feeling so bad for the people of Houston. This is a terrible, terrible tragedy and it’s AWFUL to watch. I am so sorry for all of the hurricane victims down there. I am a Houstonian. I was born there, I was raised there, my mom lives there, my sister and her family still live there, my dad’s even buried there. My […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Support Your Neighborhood Farmers Markets!

    PLANO — In a two part series, Blythe Beck heads out to the Plano Farmers Market to talk about supporting and showing some love to your neighborhood farmers and artisans! First up, she stopped by the Cowboy Candy Salsa stand for some free samples! ‘Cause who wouldn’t want a free sample? She met Spicy Tim and highly recommends the salsa! Next, she stopped over at the Special Touch Embroidery, which is family owned and operated right in north Texas. Charles […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Celebrate the Red, White and Blue in every way this year!

    DALLAS – Happy Birthday America! That’s right! July 4th is here and we are super excited about it. You know, not only do I love the Independence of America, but I also love the food that comes with it. That’s right, whether you want to stay inside in the air conditioning to keep cool or if you want to go outside and brave the heat on that hot grill, I’ve got lots of suggestions for you so that you can make […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Support Your Neighborhood Farmers Markets Part 2!

    PLANO — In the second part of the series, Pink Magnolia chef, Blythe Beck, heads out to the Plano Farmers Market to talk about supporting and showing some love to your neighborhood farmers and artisans! First up,  Blythe  visits Jerry at Terra Sienna Grass Fed Beef out of Montague Texas. No antibiotics, hormones, grains, or corn for this meat! Next,  Demetri and his wife make their food with love at Greek Mama’s Bites. They had Blythe take home some delicious Baklava, Spanakopita, […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Road Trip Food!

    I am so excited one of my best friends in the world is having an amazing birthday party as a suprise. I am headed to Chicago and I decided to take my lovely fiance and make it a road trip worth remembering. With road trips, two things come to mind: amazing music and fabulous snacks. First and foremost, start with the beverages. Water to stay hydrated! Maybe some iced tea or lemonade? How about the great food? Maybe some high-in-protein […]

  • Spice of Blythe: Eat for a Good Cause!

    I’m so excited because this is such a special time for a really great week to support not only your neighborhoods but your local restaurants. It’s Restaurant Week or here in Dallas, Restaurant Weeks! It’s one of the great weeks to celebrate your local city, local chefs, and neighbors. Restaurant week consists of going out to local restaurants that participate, they provide a three or four course menu at a set price and $10 of that goes back to the […]