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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

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

Sundown at the Grove

Last Wednesday, I visited Sundown at the Grove presented by Southwest airlines.  The event is weekly and showcases craft breweries paired with cuisine created by the Grove's chef!  I feel a bit cheated since this event has been around for five years and this is only the first year that I heard of it!  When the organizers invited me to attend, I jumped at the chance to experience Sundown and of course share my experience with you all! How it Works The event is hosted on the Grove's upstairs patio which is hands down one of the best rooftop patios [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Happy Hour, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sundown at the Grove

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 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 in your area.  Each restaurant has [...]

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

Wine and Food Week Giveaway!

Hey friends! I am back to share an exciting event with you all! Next week is the 12th Annual Wine and Food Week in the Woodlands.  This year's theme is "A New York State of Mind" and will be held from June 6th through 12th at various venues in the Woodlands area. When they said "WEEK" they were serious. Check out the jam packed schedule below! Tuesday, June 7th 7-10pm "It's A Guy Thing" includes food, drink and entertainment catered to the men such as poker, craft beers and cigars.  Everything about that has "guy party" written all over it. Wednesday, [...]

By |May 28th, 2016|Categories: Houston Eats, Tips and Tricks|Tags: , |14 Comments
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