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Texas Christmas Gift Ideas

Texas Christmas Gift Ideas

This is the perfect time to not only plan your gifts but also your home décor.  There’s even some incentive for you with the discount code TBTSPECIAL10, which takes 10 percent off the cart for ALL items on our site including turkeys.

 

If you haven’t added a little Texas flair to your tree, our Texas By Texans vendor Pattilu creates beautiful, hand-painted Christmas ornaments on a hand-blown glass bulb with frost and silver pearl finishes. Each one of them is distinctive and depicts our Lone Star State in blues and reds — often flanked by bluebonnets.

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When it comes to Texas Christmas gift ideas, we’ve also got you covered. We have a number of elegant pens on our site along with the Texas Rollerball Twist Pen, which is a 24 kt gold, handmade reproduction of the 1920’s design. They come in five woods including one that is made from TCU Maplewood from the TCU Girls Basketball court floor.

 

Texas Christmas Gift Ideas - Big Mouth Bowls potteryAnd finally, for that soup or cereal lover in your life, our vendor Dirt On Your Skirt constructs truly unique ceramic “Big Mouth Bowls” depicting everything from a dog to a pirate!  Each bowl is handcrafted to be memorable and bring a smile to the table.

 

Keep checking back to our blog for more deals and Texas Christmas gift ideas as we are always adding new vendors to the site. You are sure to find just the right item for every gift or personal need.

 

Texas by Texans sells only products made in Texas by Texan artisans and craftsmen. We offer Texas treasures of all types from food and clothing to home and yard décor. A portion of every purchase goes to support the Texas Work of Art Foundation,which promotes the advancement of art and music education in Texas schools. At Texas by Texans, we know that Texas is not just a place – it’s a state of mind!

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Jenny’s Tea Cookies

Recipe for Tea Cookies

We know you are ready for Thanksgiving and are already filling the grocery aisles, stocking your shopping carts for the upcoming feast. At the time of this post, we are exactly one week away from Thanksgiving. It is also the LAST DAY to order your Eddie Deen smoked turkey so that it arrives at your door in time for Thanksgiving. If you are still planning your holiday menu, give our blog a browse for a few side dish possibilities.

Today we’d like to share a recipe for AFTER your brood eats that turkey dinner. Holiday tables are always filled with pies and cakes, but how about some tea cookies so classic they could have come straight from your family’s recipe stash? Below is a simple favorite.

Jenny’s Tea Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter softened
1 egg
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix butter and sugar by hand. Add egg and beat. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl. Add vanilla to butter mixture and beat. Add flour mixture to butter sugar mixture and beat but do not over beat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Set oven to 375 degrees. Place half of dough on lightly floured surface and sprinkle a small amount of flour on top of cookie dough. Roll out to 1/4 inch. Cut with cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet and bake 10-15 minutes but check while they are cooking so as not to burn. Cook the rest of the dough or save to cook for the next day when all of our tea cookies are devoured!

A great addition to these delectable treats is to set out colorful bowls filled with our Limited Edition Honey Butter Quartet, which comes in a variety of flavors including my favorite, Peach Amaretto Pecan Honey Butter.

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A True Texas BBQ Legend

Texas BBQ Legend Eddie Deen

Texas By Texans vendor Eddie Deen has a rich history feeding the masses Texas BBQ on a grand Texas BBQ Legend Eddie Deen with George W Bushscale.

Deen catered exclusively for George W. Bush as governor and as president, and went on to cater all of Gov. Rick Perry’s gubernatorial inaugurations. He recently catered a barbeque serving 17,000 at Gov. Greg Abbott’s inauguration. But Deen’s reach doesn’t stop in Texas hearts. The company catered the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and served over 100,000 evacuees at the Convention Center in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. Deen has even catered all over the world. With that kind of record, rest assured that your Thanksgiving dinner will be perfect with one of Eddie Deen’s Smoked Turkeys.

The best part is that Eddie Deen does the work for you and all you have to do is hit your recipe books and files to find the perfect sides for your smoked turkey. But make sure you order smoked turkey by November 16 so it reaches you in time for the big day.

Below is a quick video about why Eddie Deen smoked turkey and Texas BBQ are great choices for your holiday table.

Happy Thanksgiving from Texas By Texans