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 >>
Serving food in a buffet-style is always efficient and easy when hosting a bunch of people over for dinner. With the Super Bowl game this Sunday, everyone wants to watch the game and have a good time with friends, not slave away in the kitchen. You'll be happy, you're guests will be happy and your s ... More >>
Tis the season to host Christmas parties and tis the season to get easily stressed out from all the tasks that come with preparing for many guests to visit your home. Not only do you need to invite the guests, clean the house and decorate it with Christmas cheer, but you need to cook a variety of sn ... More >>
Photo by saketvora on FlickrWith the weather finally cooling down and the holidays fast approaching, I find myself longing for a warm and cozy gathering with family and friends. Oddly enough, I actually feel like cooking for these psychos. I'm thinking a roaring fireplace, flowing wine, great ... More >>
Yes, you read that right: Marfreless, the legendary sign-less make-out bar in River Oaks, is partly behind a book from two Houston locals on how to make your next party the talk of the town. Or at least the subdivision.
Mike Riccetti, a longtime Houston food fixture who writes for the Examin ... More >>
Jessica RisleyPear and taleggio pizza.I threw my first party at age 15 while the parental units were out of the country. Not the smartest idea, but the gathering was pretty legendary. Since then, I have learned a thing or two. Some bits of wisdom are pretty obvious, like "don't feed your gues ... More >>
Let us all give thanks, because Alton's Cranberry Granita is an absolute hit. Think sorbet with just the right balance of tart and sweet. The cranberry and lime zest blend together in absolute harmony and burst with flavor.
Alton does it again with a super-easy recip ... More >>
Houston Restaurant Week is here once again, the annual benefit to assist the Houston Food Bank. And this year, "week" is a misnomer: Houston Restaurant Week runs from August 1 through August 21, giving you nearly an entire month to dine out at some of Houston's best restaurants, all while hel ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseClick here for a full slideshow from Odd Pair.Our latest Eating Our Words event -- Odd Pair at Absolve -- went so well yesterday that we wish we could host it every Sunday. Although the event was sold out, the concept of Odd Pair also translates well to a party at home, w ... More >>
elana's pantryAh, June. 'Tis the season for weddings, which means feckless DJs, lugubrious toasts, and gratis (but questionable) food and drink. Although these days most brides and grooms have gone creative with their cocktail hour comestibles (bleu cheese-stuffed figs wrapped in bacon! minia ... More >>
We caught the ever-busy Lisa Hedrick of Hedrick Gourmet Group for a quick chat about which catering options are hitting it big this season. With the economy strapped, Lisa wanted to talk about how to make your dollar stretch and still have a good time.
Eating Our Words: You've been catering ... More >>
Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for pumpkin pie, good cheer, sweaters...and loved ones swilling booze and going at it. Yes, Thanksgiving family tension -- if not outright violence -- is a tradition as time-honored as postprandial football. Inspired by this recent article in the New York Times, we as ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below.
Guns and Tacos: Hilarious and topical (with pictures and captions that alwa ... More >>
El Bolillo Bakery on Airline has got a lot of things going for it. There are crunchy bolillos in two sizes. Fresh corn tortillas made out of stoneground nixtamal are sold out of a steamer case and they are exceptional. The telera bread is great for tortas--I also use it cut in half for hamburger ... More >>
You've counted down the days remaining in the Bush administration.You've planned a party for the last full day, an Inauguration Eve get-together to help usher out an era of errors.So you go to Central Market and get a cake for the occasion.
Happy "Juanuary" 20th, dudes.One last Bushism for the roa ... More >>
Airline travel is down, grocery stores are giving away free turkeys to get customers in the door, and everybody is looking for ways to economize this Thanksgiving. But before you decide to save money by buying a jug of Riunite instead of an expensive wine, consider serving your guests American cra ... More >>