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Easter

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunts & A Bunny Bar Hop

    Pub Night @ Saint Arnold Brewery Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 2000 Lyons Pub Night is back at Saint Arnold Brewery! During this month's Pub Night the brewery will serve Bishop's Barrel No. 5, Divine Reserve No. 11, Pumpkinator 2013 and a special cask of Icon Blue, which is Brown Porter with hints of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    How to Make Pizza Rustica (Italian Easter Pie)

    Every Easter, I thank god for my Italian ancestors. That's because at a young age I was introduced to my favorite Easter dish, Pizza Rustica, also known as Italian Easter pie. Pizza Rustica is actually not a pizza at all, but rather a savory, almost quiche-like enclosed pie filled with ricotta, eg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Top 5 Baked Good Recipes To Try For Easter

    In terms of food, Easter is traditionally all about eggs, ham, and candy. This Sunday vary your spread of sweets with some cookies, bars, cakes, pies, etc. Food bloggers near and far have designed some incredible Easter-themed baked goods, and I've picked my five favorites. 5. Peanut Butter Gooey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    10 Ways to Use Easter's Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs

    After this weekend, you and just about every other household with be in possession of a ton of hard-boiled eggs. Whether you dyed them for an Easter egg hunt or boiled them to make some deviled eggs, chances are you're stuck with more than you can want. My family always boils several dozen eggs, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    What to Do This Weekend: Easter Edition

    It's weekend eve again everybody and time to put on your party shoes...for this weekend, they should be dress shoes with a hint of pastel because it's Easter. For those religious sorts, this means prayer and contemplation of the death and resurrection of Jesus -- pretty much like every Sunday. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Five New (& Easy!) Sides For Your Easter Meal

    Whether it be a lavish brunch or a potluck dinner, we love a good Easter Sunday meal. Unfortunately, the same deadbeat dishes seem to make an appearance year after year. This time around, we're giving the usual suspects (think scalloped potatoes and buttered peas) a bit of a makeover. Here are five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Top 10 Easter Candies for Your Basket

    The grocery stores are PACKED with Easter candies, and there's a lot to choose from. You don't want to make a poor decision when buying some of the worst candies, like Easter candy corn. Seriously? That's disgusting. Kaitlin Steinberg created her list of the worst Easter candies, and I have made my ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 10, 2014

    Where to Eat in Houston for Easter 2014

    Your guide to holiday meals.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Where to Eat on Easter Day (2014)

    Some of you may be wondering, "When is Easter?" And I bet those of you who gave something up for Lent know exactly when Easter is (you've been counting down the days). Well, this special holiday is Sunday, April 20, and the best way to celebrate any weekend holiday is with brunch, no?. Many restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Angie Jackson, Cake Ball Designer and Owner of Angie's Cake

    The cake-ball hype took off just a couple years ago, but Angie Jackson of Angie's Cake began her cake ball and pop business before anyone even knew what a cake ball was. In fact, the mecca for these bite size sweets, aka Pinterest, hadn't been invented when Jackson made her first cake balls. Jackso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Top 8 Best Limited-Edition Holiday Treats Appearing on Grocery Store Shelves NOW

    Fall has always been my favorite time of year, partially because I long for the first cold front and the changing of the leaves, and partially because fall and winter foods are my absolute favorites. As a child, I'd look forward every year to when chocolate oranges would reappear on grocery store ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    How To: Homemade Stove-Top Smoker

    Last summer, my mom and I attended a fish cooking class at Hubbell & Hudson. We learned how to make fish in several different ways, but one of the methods stood out to me. Rather than grilling a piece of salmon, we smoked an entire salmon on the stove. This was the most tender and flavorful fish I h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Five Ways To Use Leftover Jelly Beans

    If you have a ton of Jelly Beans left over after Easter, you don't have to just eat them by the handful out of the bag. In my family, we always have an enormous amount of Easter candy, especially Jelly Beans, leftover until Halloween. Then the cycle repeats. But, here are five ways you can put your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Killen's BBQ, Sprouts Grand Opening, Iron Throne Beer, Ash Bash and Easter Brunch

    Just because it's Easter Sunday doesn't mean you have to spend the weekend hunting eggs. There are plenty of non-Easter events coming up in the next two days. Killen's BBQ Pop-Up 2804 South Main, Pearland Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Within a few months, Ronnie Killen will open up his hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    A Feast of Ice and Fire: Throw a Game of Thrones Season Premiere Party

    Winter. Is. Coming. If you are confused by that statement, stop reading now. We are no longer friends. (Jk you can keep reading.) This Sunday is a special day. Yes, I know it's Easter Sunday and that is a very special day to many, but that is not what I'm talking about here. I'm talking about th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    10 Ways to Make Ordinary Deviled Eggs Extraordinary

    Each Easter, my family and I dye hard-boiled eggs with the standard grocery store dying kit. My mom then hides them around the house for our Easter egg scavenger hunt/overly competitive holiday tradition on Easter morning. After we all run around the house in hopes of being the Easter egg hunt cham ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Italian Easter Pie: Wherefore Art Thou in Houston?

    For me there are two unfortunate realities of being an "adult" and spending Easter away from my extended family. First, if I want an Easter basket, I have to make my own. (Which I have done and will do this year because I have no shame.) Second, I will not be able to feast on the fabulous Italia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    5 Easy Easter Lamb Recipes

    Easter is less than a week away, so if you haven't planned your Easter dinner yet, now is the time to do so. Rather than having the typical honey-baked ham or a smorgasbord of deviled eggs, many homes will celebrate with a delicate, tender and elegant piece of meat such as lamb. Lamb is not the eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Top 5 Special Edition Easter Candies

    Like candy? Easter should be your second favorite day of the year (after Halloween) given the plethora of special and/or limited edition confections that emerge in celebration of the holiday. Last October I scoured the shelves for the best varieties for All Hallow's Eve, I've done the same this Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Top 5 Things to Eat, Drink or Celebrate This Weekend: Revival Market, Anvil, Sonoma Brunch, Hotel Derek's Early Easter & Ninfa's Crawfish

    In case your weekend doesn't revolve around the parking lot full of food trucks at Haute Wheels or all-you-can-eat brisket at the Houston Barbecue Festival, here are five other great things to eat, drink or do this weekend. Revival Market's two-year anniversary party Saturday, 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. 550 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Top 5 Homemade Easter Basket Treats

    It's hard to believe that Easter will be here in less than two weeks. With the holiday arriving a lot sooner than it did the previous year, there seems to be quite a rush to find the perfect treats to place in your children's (or spouse's) Easter baskets. Choices range from colorful Peeps and giant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Where To Brunch on Easter Sunday 2013

    From holiday classics like the Easter bunny and roast leg of lamb to Mexican-style brunch buffets and live bands, here's where to eat this Easter:

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    (Possibly) On the Menu: The McGangBang

    It was a lovely Sunday afternoon. I was sitting in a room full of friends as we laughed, noshed on fruit cocktail, enjoyed a non-fruit cocktail or two and finished setting out the day's "spread" when it happened. You could smell it before it even hit the door. McDonald's was here. While others brou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Wine of the Week: Great Value for an Under-$40 Red Wine

    Here at Wine Time, we generally try to write about under-$25 bottles readily available in the Houston market. Even though there are many great price-quality-ratio (PQR) wines out there at lower "price points" (as we say in wine-speak), under-$25 represents the current sweet spot in my experience, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Wine Time: A Favorite Wine for Easter Lamb

    When it comes to pairing wine with food, we live by two maxims at our house. 1. If it grows with it, it goes with it. (Motto attributed to the great New York restaurateur Danny Meyer.) Look to traditional pairings as rules-of-thumb. For example, the inhabitants of the western coast of France famo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    What I Want In My Easter Basket

    In one of his stand-up routines, Jerry Seinfeld has a terrific bit on Halloween, in which he says the "only clear thought" he had in the first 10 years of his life was: "Get candy." Hmm. "Get candy" still dominates my psyche 30 years later...and counting. Which is probably one of the reasons why H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Dining Out on Easter, a.k.a. Brunchapalooza

    It's a little bit breakfast, a little bit lunch, and it's socially acceptable to drink before noon in public. Yes, my friends: Brunch is a beautiful thing. And Easter Sunday is the mother of all brunch celebrations. When it comes to Easter in Houston these things we know for sure: Easter egg hunts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    PETA Asks Joel Osteen to Hang a "Go Vegan" Banner in His Church

    We guess there's no harm in trying. PETA has written a letter asking Joel Osteen to hang a large "Go Vegan" banner in Lakewood Church, for which in return they will "prepare a delicious Easter Sunday faux-ham meal with all the trimmings for his parishioners." Why Osteen? PETA seems to think he's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Top 5 Food-Inspired Holiday Games

    Photo by Neighborhood CentersThese kids wouldn't last a second in our egg hunt.​Raise your hand if you are obsessed with holidays. I think I've spent a good $50 on mini pumpkins this month. I like hiding them around the apartment and surprising my fiancĂ© with them; next to the alarm clock whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Odd Pair: Boudin Balls and Brunello

    ​Steaming boudin balls, freshly fried by Aunt Pam (who lives just a few doors away), were met with gasps of delight when they magically appeared at our family's Easter gathering last week. I had been waiting for the main attraction -- the spiral-sliced baked ham and all the fixings -- to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Lamb Cakes and Leprechauns: Holiday Cake Heebie-Jeebies

    Please, don't cut me!​Many holiday traditions are built around food. One of my family's traditions is lamb cake. As far back as I can remember, lamb cake has been a part of our Easter festivities. It is always plain white cake, with cream-cheese frosting and green-dyed coconut grass. Even aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "That ice machine is looking pristine, bro."​You know what Jesus was doing around Easter? Getting crucified and coming back from the dead to hang out in the Middle East instead of in paradise with his dad, for some reason. You can learn about the first part of this in Mel Gibson's The Passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    How to Use Up Leftover Easter Candy

    Flickr user: Qfamily​The Easter bunny has come and gone, taking with him our excuse for consuming candy like a five-year-old and generally overindulging. If, despite your best efforts, you are still left with a huge basket full of candy, here are some unique ways to use up your stash before th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Want to see someone carve Prince William's face in this cheese? Of course you do.​Yes, it's Easter weekend, which means -- for some of you -- an extra day off and making extravagant dining plans for Sunday which involve uncomfortable clothing and your aunt who wears too much perfume. If you do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    That's not Jesus, that is clearly Rasputin. This pierogi will take ages to destroy.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where our skin is getting tan and leathery, our forearms like bronze hamhocks, our necks like freshly-stained rawhide, our nipples like crisp yet moi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Cooking the Easter Bunny

    KILL IT WITH FIRE.​If your kids haven't already figured out that there's no Easter Bunny, here's an easy way to teach them a valuable lesson while also scarring them for life: Cook and serve rabbit this year for Easter. Decorate with Easter eggs for effect. This is absolutely the kind of thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Eating Out on Easter Sunday

    ​Ahhh Easter, a pastel-colored day filled with stale marshmallow candy, uncomfortable clothing, hard-boiled eggs and magical hares. And when the Easter Bunny comes to town, many of us go out to eat. So many, in fact, that Easter Sunday is currently the second most popular day for dining out (M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Seven Easter Candy Favorites

    ​These days, my Easter candy consumption is less "get up early and hunt for my Easter basket" and more "stay up late stuffing my face with Easter treats." I was at H-E-B the other day, and I spent half an hour browsing the Easter display to see what's going on in the world of Easter candy. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Cadbury Eggs vs. Peeps: The Ultimate Easter Candy Battle

    Graphics by Monica Fuentes​Peeps and Cadbury Eggs might be the two most divisive Easter candies on shelves today. Loving or hating either one can easily be decried as heresy from staunch Peep apologists or Cadbury defenders. People don't seem to be as passionate about things like Reese's Peanu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    ​As you may have read and seen around the Internet, this Sunday is Linda's Block Party at 1834 Westheimer, a fundraising event to help defray medical costs for Linda Salinas. Salinas, a local bartender and sommelier, was injured in a scooter accident on Sunday night, and the Houston restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Odd Pair: Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs

    ​A peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich. That's the way our wine guru described this week's Odd Pair. You may be scratching your head, thinking, "How can wine and candy taste like a sandwich?" Well, surprisingly, it can. This week, we're pairing leftover Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs with win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Top 10 Foods to Use to Dye Your Easter Eggs Naturally

    ​This time of year, the stores are inundated with tons of egg coloring kits containing all sorts of artificial dyes and decorations to delight our whimsical fancies. These kits can be tons of fun and often impart great uniform color to the eggs. However, it seems that lately more and more peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Top 5 Worst Easter Candies

    We've already professed our love for Easter candy. Now we're willing to admit where it falls short. After all, no holiday is complete without its nasty options to complement the greatness. Without further complaint, here are our five all-time most hated Easter candies. ​5. Pez In our somet ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Easter in the Gardens

    Web exclusive!

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    March 20, 2008

    Easter in the Gardens

    Kids have a date with the big Bunny

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    April 5, 2007

    The Passion of the Christ

    The River Oaks Theatre offers a dogmatic loophole

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    April 13, 2006
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