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Potluck Time: Banana Trifle

I love to start a post with a somewhat relevant story, so here it goes!  When I graduated law school I entered into the suckiest legal market in recent history.  With little experience I was relegated to the document review world or as I called it, the land of the unwanted attorney.  Basically, the work was super boring and simple enough that a trained monkey could do it.  Then the jobs were temporary with no benefits.  When I tell you it was THE worst.  As you can imagine, we tried to make the best of it.  On one project, everyone [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Potluck Time: Banana Trifle

My Served Meals

Can I talk about black girl magic a little before I get into this post? It is somewhat relevant here I promise.  Today our nation woke up to a new President elect.  It shakes me to my core to think President Barack Obama will be followed by a candidate who ran on fear and bigotry.  I'll save you my legal and historic rant on that for another time and venue.  Despite all that I believe went wrong with this election, when I scanned the exit poll returns  I was SO proud to see how black women voted.  We are not [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Thanksgiving at Fleming’s

Has anyone else noticed the extreme rush to get to Christmas this year? I saw full out Christmas decorations before Halloween!  It such a pity too because Thanksgiving is a great holiday especially for the foodies!  The last few years my mother has conned me into cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the rest of the family.  That process takes a lot out of you! For those looking for additional options that do not involve slaving away in the kitchen, Flemings Steakhouse will have all of their locations open on Thanksgiving Day offering a four course meal.  Plus, all the wine will [...]

By |November 5th, 2016|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |21 Comments

Houston Margarita Fest 2016

It is time for Houston's 5th annual Margarita Fest!  The event is set for November 5th from 12pm-10pm at Sam Houston Park.   Attendees will get to sample 27 margarita flavors plus various cuisines like barbecue and of course Mexican food.  On top of the margaritas and food, there will be live entertainment including DJ Mannie Fresh (throwback!).  The event also features a best margarita competition and best salsa dancing competition.  So there will be plenty to do for the 21 and over crowd. For those ready to get their drink on at this festival, tickets are already on sale [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|7 Comments

Diner En Blanc 2016

Yesterday, I attended Houston's Diner En Blanc 2016.  Just like last year, I complained all the way up until the event, but once the tables were sat and the napkin wave began I was again in love with this event!Someone is probably thinking, DANG she's writing about that event again?! I apologize in advance, but for whatever reason my views tell me that people love reading about Diner En Blanc SO I am just here to give the people what they want :).  Here is my event run down! My HFBC friends and I at the event! Table Decorations: If [...]

By |October 16th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|2 Comments

Diner En Blanc Houston 2016 Prep

Despite my gripes from last year, I am back for more with Houston's second edition of Diner En Blanc! This years event is set for Saturday October 15th.  *Fingers crossed* that we do not have a weather mishap that requires rescheduling like last year.  The Houston event is returning with new hosts this year and I expect it to be even better.  The new hosts have successfully hosted Diner En Blanc in New Orleans and Atlanta, so I imagine they know what they are doing!   With many lessons learned from last year I think I will manage to do [...]

By |October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|3 Comments

Tacolandia 2016 Giveaway!

Hey friends! I am back with another giveaway! The Houston Press is hosting their second annual Tacolandia event on October 22nd at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou from 4pm- 7pm.  For the cost of admission guests are treated to all you can eat tacos from the best taco serving restaurant spots in Houston.  If you upgrade to VIP you not only receive early admission, but you can also receive beer and cocktail samples, while all others can purchase them from on site vendors.  Tickets are currently on sale and Houston Press is offering several package deals.  Plus this event tends [...]

By |September 29th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|7 Comments

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

As you know I am a make reservations kinda gal rather than spend all day in the kitchen.  However, because I do not does not mean I cannot!  When the urge hits me I generally try to whip up something homemade and a little more detailed.  On this particular Sunday, a trip to Trader Joe's had me wanting to roast my own chicken and concoct some good hearty sides to go with it.  Most importantly have some leftovers to get me through the week. So I started out using this recipe from Carnal Dish for a Meyer Lemon & Garlic [...]

By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

White Chocolate & Honey Blondies

  A few weeks ago I received my second Degusta Box!  Opening the monthly subscription box still feels like Christmas.  As promised, each box will include some things you have probably seen before or tried.   This go around, that item was the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal.  The other draw of course are new items that you may have never heard of.  In this box I was immediately intrigued by the White Lily White Grape Seed Flour.   I have spurts of baking madness where I am using my KitchenAid mixer weekly, but I have not had much inspiration [...]

By |August 20th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |Comments Off on White Chocolate & Honey Blondies

UniverSoul Circus

Since folks seem to think I know all the Houston happenings outside of the food world, it is only right that I branch out a bit with some event reviews!  A few weeks back, the folks at UniverSoullllllllllll circus reached out to me to attend one of their Houston shows and of course share my experience with my readers.   I have no kiddos, so I brought the next best thing as my plus one, my not so little sister! Despite being twenty-five, my sister was SUPER excited about going to the circus.  Her excitement is generally contagious, so I [...]

By |August 14th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks|1 Comment
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