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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. Keept reading for all of the details of Houston Margarita Fest 2016! For those ready to get [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|Categories: Events, 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

Food Clique Subscription Box Giveaway

Let's start this week off RIGHT, with a giveaway!  The creators of the latest and greatest subscription box 713 Food Clique just so happen to be members of the Houston Food Blogger Collective.  Over the past few months, I have gotten the opportunity to learn more about subscription box, Food Clique and meet the great ladies behind the product. How it works: It can be difficult keeping up with all the best new restaurants in Houston.  However, as a subscriber of 713 Food Clique you get a box featuring offers of the best restaurants right to your door each month!  713 [...]

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|11 Comments

Uber Eats and the Halal Guys

No one told me that Uber Eats expanded their delivery area to now include my home AND office!  Upon discovering this, I tossed the Lean Cuisine I had for lunch to the side and went straight to the app to order. Within an hour, I had Halal Guys at my door thanks to UberEats.  Check out my thoughts on Uber Eats and the Halal Guys below! How it Works If you have used Uber, you can make your way through UberEats.  The apps are virtually the same.  After selecting your pick up location, you peruse through the menus that are available [...]

By |July 14th, 2016|Categories: Lunch, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Uber Eats and the Halal Guys

Degusta Box Review and Giveaway!

I come bearing gifts!!!  The good folks over at Degusta box invited me to try one of their subscription boxes for a month and share my thoughts with you all my readers.  Please know, if I do not like something I will not share it here! As you can tell from this post, I was thoroughly impressed with the Degusta Box.  Check out my thoughts and the giveaway details below! How It Works Degusta box is a monthly subscription box that delivers all of the best new snacks to your door each month.   Subscription boxes like Curlbox or Birchbox seem [...]

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Tipsy Dessert Bar

So I got a little "tipsy" with a few of my Houston Food Blogger Collective friends this past Friday! Kim from Adventures in a Newish City, organized an ice cream tasting for us at the Tipsy Dessert Bar to try their dairy free alcohol infused ice cream! But first, we needed to fill our bellies with some good food.  We stopped over at Helen's Greek and Wine for dinner.  I blogged about this amazing spot a few months back and since then, they have been nominated for a James Beard award. They are the real deal now! I was not on [...]

By |March 13th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Tipsy Dessert Bar

Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

If you recall in my Los Angeles recap, I raved about the Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip cookie I devoured at the Tiago Coffee Shop on Hollywood Boulevard.  As promised, I went home and tinkered around in my kitchen until I created a cookie similar to the one I had in Los Angeles!  Baking has a chemistry aspect to it that I am not well versed in, so I started with a recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon.  I follow this blog on Instagram so they were a familiar name that I trusted. In case you forgot *swoons* The first [...]

By |March 8th, 2016|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks|Comments Off on Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Buffalo Bayou Brewery

If anything, this blog has forced me to be more adventurous when it comes to my foodie excursions.  I am always looking for new and unique content to keep things fresh around here.  Over the weekend, my friend invited me to Buffalo Bayou Brewery with a small group of his co-workers.  Not going to say that I leaped at the chance, because I am not a beer drinker, but after giving it some thought I decided that it may be worth the trip. Location/Setup: Buffalo Bayou Brewery is located off of I10 about a block or so away from the [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Categories: Dinner, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Buffalo Bayou Brewery