Blythe Beck
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    Spice of Blythe: Car Fuel!

    DALLAS — Something awful happened to me the other day that I’m sure you can relate to: I was stuck in a traffic jam! Sitting there for two hours trying to make it four exits down the highway, I was tired, cranky, bored, and making it all worse, I was hungry. So I got to thinking about how I can avoid that in the future, and how you can too.  Here are some things you can keep in your car at […]

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    Spice of Blythe: A Resolution You Can Keep!

    DALLAS — As we head into this new year, here’s an easy way to make life better: make sure you have what you need to cook a hot meal every day of the week.  All it takes are some secret ingredients. First is the most basic: ground meat.  Whether it’s beef, turkey, chicken or pork, ground meat is essential for meals from tacos to lasagna to spaghetti. Then, of course, there’s chicken.  You may think it’s boring, but think of all you can […]

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    Spice of Blythe: New Year, New Booze!

    DALLAS — Here at the Spice of Blythe, you know we like to (responsibly!) enjoy an adult beverage from time to time, and soon we’ll have the best excuse of them all – New Year’s Eve! But NYE isn’t just an excuse to drink, it’s also a time for resolutions and finding ways to better our lives. In that spirit, we thought we’d give you some great ways to improve those cocktails you’re already enjoying, and to take it to […]

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    Spice of Blythe: Give Santa Something New!

    DALLAS — It’s Christmas time, y’all!  I’ve been thinking about the most important Christmas tradition of them all: Santa’s milk and cookies. And you know what?  I think we can do better. Start with the cookies.  Can you say boring?  Imagine eating the same chocolate chip cookies at house after house.  Sure it’s great for the first couple dozen, but after a while, you’re gonna wanna mix it up. Let’s mix it up in ways that bring the family together! […]

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    Spice of Blythe: Nog Up Your Holidays!

    DALLAS — Yet another of my very favorite seasons is upon us.  That’s right – it’s eggnog season! You know how some people looove their pumpkin and pumpkin spice?  Well, I am the queen of eggnog. But if you think we’re just putting eggnog in a cup and enjoying it like normal people… Wrong! For starters, let’s talk breakfast.  Yes, you can drink eggnog with breakfast, but what if you mix it in your pancake batter?  Spoiler alert:  It’s awesome. […]

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    Spice of Blythe: Shortcuts to a Great Thanksgiving!

    DALLAS — It’s finally here: the turkey, the football, the family. That’s right, it’s time for Thanksgiving! As a chef, it’s my favorite holiday, but if the thought of putting on a big family get-together stresses you out, don’t worry!  I’m here to help with some pro tips. First of all, list ALL THE THINGS.  List your guests, list your menu, list your decorations. Dividing and conquering starts with knowing your enemy, and lists are the way to do it. […]

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    Spice of Blythe: Let’s Talk Pies!

    DALLAS — You can’t have a holiday party without pie, right?  So the question is: to bake or not to bake? If I’m hosting, the answer’s easy – I’ll take care of the turkey and the sides, but someone else can do the baking.  That could mean buying one from the store or just having one of my guests bring one. But if you decide to bake your own – or if the baking falls to you – here’s some advice. Always […]

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    Spice of Blythe: (Pumpkin) Spice Up Your November!

    DALLAS — If you’re a little sad that Halloween’s over, that’s okay – so are we.  But just because jack-o-lantern season is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to toss that pumpkin out!  We have lots of ideas for how to put it to good use! The easiest is to just take the top off the pumpkin, fill it with bird seed and set it in the back yard.  Instant bird and squirrel feeder! But if you think that idea is for […]

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    Spice of Blythe: Use Food to Spook up Your Halloween!

    DALLAS — Halloween is almost here, y’all!  Which got me thinking, what’s something we can do with food, with our families, to make the most of one of my favorite holidays? So here’s what I came up with! First up, one of the classics.  Peel the skins off some grapes, throw in some veggie oil and some beet juice or red food coloring, and put out a bowl of bloody human eyeballs.  Muahaha. Or go with a goblin version – […]

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    Spice of Blythe: “Fall” in Love with Autumn!

    DALLAS — Happy Fall, y’all!  Decorations, candles, food. This is my favorite time of year by far, and for proof, you just have to take a step inside my house.  Let’s talk about how you can get the most out of your Fall. First, the decorations.  Since Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the “It’s Autumn” memo just yet, it’ll be a while before we’re using our fireplace.  So we turned ours into our own miniature pumpkin patch!  A bale of hay […]