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    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 >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Top 5 Chocolates in a Russell Stover Valentine's Day Mixed Box

    Ah, the heart-shaped box o' chocolates: a Valentine's Day tradition that's so cliché it's cool again (at least that's the rumor I'm starting). With so many different confections inside, it's hard to know just what to focus on during your V-Day binge. Here are the five standout chocolates in that mi ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Top Ten Foods You Think Are Healthy But Aren't (And What to Eat Instead)

    New year, new resolutions to exercise more and eat better to achieve a healthier lifestyle. These are worthy goals, of course, but many people don't realize they're sabotaging their attempts at healthy living with food and drinks that masquerade as nutritious but actually aren't. Sneaky little devil ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Top 10 Best Chocolate Candies To Make Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Happy

    Okay, time to get down to business. While it's perfectly acceptable to give out candy devoid of cocoa at Halloween, we all know chocolate is the name of the game on October 31. Whether you're being modest and giving out fun-size or miniature versions, or are going whole hog (probably in a not-so-sub ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    The Top 10 Best Candies for Halloween (Non-Chocolate Edition)

    Hey, look on the bright side. For every shitty type of candy there is out there, there are five more that are just mediocre. Har. Seriously, however, there's a world of great sweets to choose from when it comes to filling your treat-or-treat bowl. Here are ten of our favorite non-chocolate candies ( ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Three M&Ms and a Photo of Bacon? Odd Joke Requests Present Little Problem for Woodlands Resort Hotel

    When a Reddit user was presented with a "special request box" at the time of booking a room at the Woodlands Resort, he decided to have some fun with the hotel staff. He left the following request in the online form box: "Three red M&Ms on the counter. Not packages, just three single M&Ms. One for m ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    Top 5 High Volume Cocktails

    The renewed interest in classic cocktails has necessitated changes in drinking practices, specifically with regards to consumption rate. A potent mixed drink comprising half a cup or less of liquid is a beverage to be consumed in small, infrequent sips. Unless, of course, you're comfortable gettin ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 6, 2013

    A Slice for a Tat

    Pi Pizza truck reflects on its unique promotion.

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    May 29, 2013

    Summer Entertaining: Movie Night & DIY Popcorn Bar

    Summer entertaining doesn't have to be limited to the grill. Escape the heat with a movie marathon complete with a DIY Popcorn Bar. All you'll need is freshly popped corn, paper bags or popcorn buckets, and a few fun toppings. Use chalkboards or cardboard to make your own signs, and let guests top ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Early V-Day Prep: The "Have A Heart" Cocktail

    No sooner have the Christmas M&Ms been cleared from the shelves of Kroger then scores of red and pink chocolate boxes appear in preparation for Valentine's Day. I used to fight such excessively early celebrations. Now, I just kind of embrace it. In the spirit of the upcoming heart-themed holiday an ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    Top 5 Ways to Use Halloween Candy

    Let's face it, eating Halloween candy plain can get old really fast. Sure, we all love the variety in miniature chocolate bars, the fun size packs of M&Ms and Skittles or the endless amounts of candy corn, but sometimes we need to spice things up a bit. Here's my top five list of ways to use your H ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Today's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Let's Make a Cake

    Let's face it, many national food holidays are silly and dumb, but we all get a little bit excited when we find out we have an excuse to indulge. Since today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, you can't help but smile, because what's better than the combination of a soft cookie/cake/whatever that ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    8 Musical Activities That Should Be Olympic Sports

    After years of preparation, unprecedented security, and a Mitt Romney gaffe or two, the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London get underway about 3 p.m. Houston time. At the same time, multitudes will gather in nearby Hyde Park for a free concert with Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Desserts In Disguise: Carl's Jr. Testing New Ice Cream Burger Top 5 Frosty Food Fakers

    Wait, no, it's not an ice cream burger. It's a Brrrger. BRRRger. Jesus Christ. Carl's Jr. is testing this confection in a few California locations and yes, it looks ridiculous, but I also think I'm...jealous. I'd like to try it. I mean, I like a good ice cream sandwich just as much as anyone. (Wit ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Recipe: Homemade Caramel Corn

    Ever since National Popcorn Day, I've sort of been on a popcorn kick. After all the savories, the Parmesan dill and Spicy Cajun, I had a hankering for something sweet. I was never a big fan of that pseudo-homemade Act II caramel corn. It was always so goopy, and the caramel was never distributed eve ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Alien Force

    Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.

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    December 13, 2011

    Skittles Burger? Forget That Noise. Here's How to Make an M&Ms Burger

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttA Skittles burger is just a McDonald's quarter-pounder. This is a towering Texas-style burger. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.​By now, most of the Internet has seen the Skittles burger: the candy creation that somehow manages to make a compressed disc of pur ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Pimped Out S'mores

    Joanna O'LearyI don't think I could fit a whole one of these in my mouth.​Since the beginning of summer I've consumed an inordinate amount of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, most often in the form of Campfire Bars. And I since I so worship this glorious trifecta, I can't believ ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2011

    This Week in (Unrestrained) Deliciousness

    Here at Eating Our Words, we all like the green ones. ​In true Mardi Gras fashion, this week Eating Our Words was a celebration of excess. After all, we kicked it off with a gallon of butter and a call to judge our Burger Brackets. Your enthusiasm for beef is overwhelming (and I want one of t ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    What Your Favorite Color of M&M Says About You

    naathas​We all have our favorite color of M&M. The one that you reach for first when there is a big bowl of candy staring at you. I have even heard about people who will only eat certain colors and then throw away the rest. While I think that's a bit extreme, I admit that I like to segregat ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Food in Film: Top 5 Food Moments in Christmas Movies

    Christmas movies aren't all about plaintive children and heartfelt homecomings. Some of the best culinary scenes in cinema occur in seasonal flicks. Here are five to feast your eyes on: 5. Macaulay Culkin's monstrous ice cream sundae in Home Alone. Abandoned for the holidays by his distracted fa ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    One Live Humpback Whale: Local Fantasy Tour Riders

    ​Everyone probably knows that top-selling bands like Van Halen routinely demand everything short of the moon and stars for their tour contract and rider, but specifically No Brown M&Ms. Some bands have a schedule for required nourishment, or in Rush's case, for booze. The "Weekly Booze Schedul ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    The Situation: Seven Stupid Things He (Or A Very Good Imposter) Said On His Flight To Houston

    Laugh all you want -- he's getting a Bentley for his birthday​The Situation is in town!! He's here for a show, but you probably already knew that. Hey, hey -- that's not an insult. We're not saying you're the kind of person who follows The Situation's career or anything. Just that you're a d ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Strange Snacks

    ​If you were ever a fan of Sex and the City, you may recall the episode from season four in which the women recount their "secret single behavior" -- the things each of them did when their boyfriends, lovers or husbands weren't around. Carrie admitted that her "SSS" was standing around in the ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Top 5 Best Easter Candies

    We all look forward to various seasons. For some it's crawfish, oyster, or softshell crab season. For others, it's barbecue season. For us, it's Easter candy season. After all, Easter candy is better than the candies of all other holidays combined. Oh we'll grant you that Halloween has some winners ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    RIP, Sweethearts

    ​This Valentine's Day, you won't find the nostalgic Sweethearts of elementary school crushes past. Instead, you'll find a new, fruitier version of these classic American icons. After 145 years, NECCO has decided to "upgrade" the flavors of its conversation hearts. Here is a list of the new fla ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    The 5 Smelliest Foods You Should Never Bring to the Office

    Photo courtesy of Passive-Aggressive Notes​Two things happened this week that predicated this post. Number one: We brought a vegetable tray to our weekly staff meeting. This was onerous enough in and of itself, as the Houston Press staffers are accustomed to chips and cookies of indeterminate ... More >>

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    December 22, 2009

    The Shameless Chef: Happy Holiday Uncookies

    Yup, it's a dessert again, just like Thanksgiving. Something about the holidays ignites my inner sugar lunatic.​Happy Holidays! And no, that's not just political correctness talking; there happens to be plenty of holidays besides Christmas in December, including St. Stephen's Day and the Emperor's ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    That New Fancy-Ass HEB On Buffalo Speedway Hates Blondes

    Photo by Liana Lopez​Yeah, we've all heard about the blonde who couldn't call 911 because there wasn't an "11" button on her phone. The one who took her scarf back to the store because it was too tight. The one who hates eating M&Ms because they're so damn hard to peel.The new HEB at Buffalo S ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Frozen Fast Food Frenzy

    I, for one, welcome our new McFlurry overlords.It's hot as balls in Houston. You can do your best to hurry from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned movie theater / bar / restaurant / etc., but at some point you're going to be forced to spend more than 30 seconds out ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    The proper presentation for mat kimchee should mirror as closely as possible the appearance of an exploded chicken.Welcome back once again to the weekly round-up at Eating Our Words, where we've found a way to put gravy on pretty much everything (you just have to tell people it's "some kinda sauce") ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Tonight: Crystal Stilts at Rudyard's

    Crystal Stilts hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and specializes in the sort of shoegaze-indebted garage rock that's so dangerously laid back it's just short of comatose. I've never caught 'em live, but my guess is that their shows are rapturous, daze-inducing events - religious drone-pop experiences, one ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    October 23, 2008
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    July 24, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    September 27, 2007
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    July 19, 2007

    Lippe Service

    Do you have a vagina? If not, feel free to skip down to the next item. If so, then at some point, you’ve probably had an itchy vagina too. Well, there’s good news on that front: Lippe (yes!) Taylor Communications wants you to know that Vagisil has come out with a screening kit for vaginal infe ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006

    Murder by Numbers

    Mourning the latest hip-hop casualty in two easy steps

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    March 24, 2005
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    July 31, 2003

    If You Can't Take the Heat...

    Get all hot and bothered at the Houston Fiery Foods Show

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    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

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    July 1, 1999

    Night & Day

    July 1 - 7, 1999

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    December 17, 1998
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    October 8, 1998
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