FOOD WISE: Make-ahead snacks for game-day entertaining

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Considering how much I’ve written on the subject, it’s no secret how much I love fall. I love everything about it. The colors, the cool, crisp air, boots and cute sweaters, gorgeous fall veggies like kale, chard, pumpkin and butternut squash, and those cooler weather foods I’ve been craving. This time […]

Chefalicious Hospitality working to make a difference in child nutrition in Williamson County

By KATE LUDLOW Sometimes, a run of bad luck can lead to some pretty great things. For Liberty Hill’s Chef Renee Morgan, what should have been a crisis ended up sparking a new career, and a new opportunity to give back to those around her through a non-profit organization, Chefalicious Hospitality. “We work to use […]

FOOD WISE: Celebrating Texas Wine Month…in Liberty Hill

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Something very special has just happened in Texas, second only to Texas Independence Day in my mind. In fact, one might almost consider it a religious experience. As such, it deserves the reverence due the most auspicious of occasions. Therefore, let us observe a moment of silence together….. For what, you […]

FOOD WISE: Liberty Hill school cafeterias serving healthy choices

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Anyone who knows me, knows how passionate I am about child nutrition. In fact, anyone who’s ever met me too, I imagine, since I hardly ever shut my pie hole about it. It’s why I do what I do in my everyday work and why that work is so important to […]

FOOD WISE: German influence is prominent in Southern-style cooking

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Sometimes you just have to get the heck ‘outta Dodge. Not because the law is after you, but because if you don’t get a break soon, you may do something that will cause the law to be after you. Oh come on now, don’t act like you never think this way. […]

FOOD WISE: Take steps to improve health with smarter food choices

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last week, we started a conversation about some of the health and nutrition aspects of food. I had just visited my eye doctor and was advised that I could get the same, if not better benefits to the health of my eyes by eating more kale rather than taking expensive “eye” […]

FOOD WISE: Try kale for healthy eyes

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Last week, I dutifully trotted into my optometrist’s office for my yearly eye checkup. Oh, nothing’s wrong, per se. You know, other than the usual for a woman of a certain age, as they say. I’m just pretty particular about caring for my eyes because of a weird injury to my […]

FOOD WISE: Try Asian cooking for good health, delicious meals

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN I don’t know what was going on in my neck of the woods last week but you would have thought we were celebrating Asian food week or something. Having spent part of my childhood in Okinawa, I fell in love with Asian food at an early age, but more about that […]

FOOD WISE: Broaden fall horizons with delicious dove

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Okay, I know it’s still, like a million degrees outside, but fall is coming and I love it! Fall is my favorite time of the year. All kinds of wonderful things happen in the fall. I don’t really enjoy football that much (shhh, don’t tell anybody here in football country), but […]

FOOD WISE: Improve your understanding of dietary limitations when preparing meals for others

By CHEF RENEE MORGAN Lately, I’ve been cooking quite a bit for folks with a variety of dietary limitations. I’m telling ya, it’s a new day for chefs everywhere. There is so much diet specific information to learn. I talk to people all the time who have questions about what some of these limitations, categories […]