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The Mac & Cheese Rules

Let me start by saying I LOVE mac 'n cheese.  It is my all time favorite side dish.  I enjoy making it and of course partaking in devouring it.  As the Thanksgiving holiday approached, I got excited about all the mac 'n cheese I planned to eat.  Then something odd happened, it seemed like everyone was presenting their own spin on mac 'n cheese AND about 50% of these versions broke the cardinal rules!  Scrolling social media, I found myself saying "oh no baby what is you doin' " countless times!  So I decided that as a connoisseur of mac 'n [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|2 Comments

Holiday Gift Guides

We are within hours of Thanksgiving so I think it is safe to start talking about Christmas gifts right?? (Please don't yell at me Holiday Police!) Ahead of Black Friday and the official start of the holiday shopping season, I created two holiday gift guides with some fun items and outsourced the third one to a surprise guest (read on to find out who).  Some of these items are my favorite things (*in my Oprah voice*), things I am eyeing for myself or just cute gift ideas! Enjoy! The Gadget Lover Gift Guide Vinglacé- this portable wine container is a [...]

By |November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Top Lists|Comments Off on Holiday Gift Guides

The Halal Guys

To know me is to KNOW that I order Halal Guys via Uber Eats AT least once a month.  I have no shame!  Despite Halal Guys having several convenient locations around Houston, I still had not visited in person.  After being invited to stop by a location to see all that Halal Guys had to offer, I could not pass up a visit and of  course provide you all with the info!  Read along for all of my details on my visit to the Halal Guys! Location and Setup: I visited the first Houston location located on Farnham near 59 [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|2 Comments

High Tea at Radio Milano

Radio Milano boasts a modern Italian menu with a hip bar space downstairs.  They have taken their modern spin a little further with the introduction of a Modern High Tea.  So think of it this way.  You probably had a tea set as a kid and imagined yourself enjoying a fancy tea with friends once you grew up.   Radio Milano took that vision, modernized it and included some important aspects, like cocktails!!! Check out my High Tea at Radio Milano experience below! The Location and Setup The main dining room. Radio Milano is a two story restaurant nestled in [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Categories: Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch|Comments Off on High Tea at Radio Milano

Black Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving

So, I am a part of an awesome blogger family made up of black bloggers from around the world!  We have bonded over our shared love of food and our desires to have successful blogs!  These ladies (and a few gentlemen) are true friends, so what do friends do?  They gather over food of course!  Since we have miles and oceans between us, we decided to host a virtual Thanksgiving potluck.  Here is the best part, you all get to enjoy it too!  Curated by my blogger friend Dash of Jazz, this menu is made up of the best contributions of [...]

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes, Top Lists|Comments Off on Black Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving

Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Recipe

I had a vision for a cornbread that included sweet potato flavors and honey.    So I set out to making it essentially playing on my favorite Krusteaz Honey Cornbread.   Generally, when I play around with recipes, one or two takes and I have it down.   Who would have thought that cornbread of all things would be so tricky!  I mean most of us grew up with Jiffy that only required an egg to get it going.  Simple right?? Wrong!  So after three tries I finally have perfected by Sweet Potato Honey Cornbread Recipe just in time for Thanksgiving! Check [...]

By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Recipes|8 Comments

Jack Daniels: Art, Beats and Lyrics Houston Recap

Last Friday, I joined a nice group of folks for the Art, Beats and Lyrics event hosted by Jack Daniels in Minute Maid Park.  Now, I do not typically write recap posts, but this event was too fun not to share with you all the details!  Check out my Jack Daniels:  Art, Beats, and Lyrics Houston Recap, plus catch the cocktail recipe at the bottom! The Concept Created in 2004, AB+L combines Jack Daniels, music and urban art.  For the Jack Daniels piece, guests will enjoy cocktails featuring the Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey.  The drinks are flowing and the [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Jack Daniels: Art, Beats and Lyrics Houston Recap

My IceBox Chef Prepared Meals

As you can imagine, I stay busy between my job, this blog and then what little bit of social life I have.  For that reason, prepared meal companies are my jam!  I recently was provided an opportunity to try local company, My IceBox and I am excited to share with you all my experience. Keep reading for all the tea on my Ice Box's chef prepared meals! The Process The ICEBOX! For my busy readers, gather 'round!  This is definitely for you!  Here is how it works.  On Monday, you place your order online and the menu changes [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Houston Eats|Comments Off on My IceBox Chef Prepared Meals

Jack Stack BBQ Kansas City

So please do not judge me for the timing of this post!  Yes my trip to Kansas City was last month, but I still have more to say!  If you have followed me for awhile, you know I have spoken HIGHLY of Kansas City barbecue.  Straight off the plane, suitcases in tow, our first stop is always for a plate of barbecue.  I stick with Gates, because that is what I know! So this go around I decided to change it up a bit and try Jack Stack BBQ. The Setup Majority of my family lives in KC, so I [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|Categories: Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on Jack Stack BBQ Kansas City

The Corner in Kansas City

As you can imagine, whenever I go out of town finding a new brunch spot is on the to do list.  I had a brief stay in Kansas City (my birthplace) a few weekends ago before I headed over to my alma mater for homecoming.  With my aunt in tow, I went in search of a new Friday brunch spot in Kansas City!  Per the suggestion of my friend, we headed to the Westport area for brunch!  Keep reading for all of the tea on brunch at The Corner in Kansas City! The Setup The Corner, literally sits on a [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|Comments Off on The Corner in Kansas City