Martha Stewart

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    10 Best Summer Drinks to Keep You Cool

    During the summer, we all want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine, but living in Texas, more specifically Houston, that length of time outside tends to shorten as we get closer to three digit temperatures. Sure, water can help you stay hydrated and cool off your body, but so do other tastier cold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    10 Best Things to Christen Your Grill With on Memorial Day (or Whenever)

    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and you know what that means -- it's grilling time. You might have used your grill here and there throughout the spring season, but as the summer months approach, get ready for back-to-back weekends (and even weeknights) of grilling your food. Of course, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    5 Best Cooking Video Sites For When the Printed Word Isn't Enough

    Have you ever read a recipe and had absolutely no idea what it was saying? You try to dissect it and attempt to figure out what it means by looking up certain words, or reading user reviews online, but nothing helps. That's because you can't cook the dish until you see how it is done. A couple of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Mazel Tov, Potato Kugel

    Since today is the first day of Passover, this week's recipe is an Ashkenazi classic casserole, potato kugel. Kugel is a baked pudding or casserole traditionally served on the Jewish Sabbath or other holidays. Originally puffed and baked in a ring shape, the name of the Yiddish dish likely referen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Recipe of the Week: Flourless Chocolate Cake

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post This week (just in time for Valentine's Day), we're bringing you the king of all chocolate desserts, the flourless chocolate cake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    How to (Almost) Make a Gingerbread House from Scratch, Or, My Epic Holiday Failure

    I love food, but there's a reason I'm a writer and not a chef. I cook a few things very well. I can follow a recipe. I have a good sense of how flavors should go together. I'm actually a wonderful baker. But events like those that took place last week remind me that I do better work in the dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Never Done Thanksgiving Take-Out Before? We Give Ouisie's Turkey and Sides a Lunch Tryout

    My family has never celebrated Thanksgiving in a huge way. We all love to eat, and my mother and I are pretty great cooks (if I do say so myself). But we're a family of three, so it never seems worth it to spend our day off slaving over a hot stove while my dad watches football in the other room, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    The U.S.'s Best Trick-Or-Treating Spot Is Right Here, Study Says

    If you're busy plotting out your Halloween route in order to maximize efficiency, be sure to include Bellaire and, ummm, parts of Spring Branch on your list. That's according to Zip Realty, which has come up with criteria to allegedly determine the 15 best places to trick-or-treat this year. The a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Top 10 Pumpkin Seed Recipes: Don't Waste Any Part of Your Jack-O-Lantern!

    Millions of people carve pumpkins every year as Halloween nears. While it is loads of fun to create an image, design or simple Jack-O-Lantern face on the front of a pumpkin, the best part is often discarded and forgotten about; I'm talking about the seeds. I always thought the stringy flesh of a pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Top 8 Culinary Scandals of the Past Decade

    It seems every day someone new is coming out of the woodwork to claim he or she was wronged by Paula Deen. The once-beloved host of Paula's Home Cooking on the Food Network has been accused of racial and sexual discrimination by a number of former employees and was quoted using the "N-word" and sayi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    How To: All-In-One-Pot Pasta

    I'm always looking for a way to make cooking easier. There's no need to make things complicated for yourself; cooking is supposed to be enjoyable. I recently came across a recipe from Martha Stewart that makes the pasta, sauce and whatever ingredients you want to add all in one pot. Intrigued, I be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Super Bowl Makeovers: 5 Favorites Lightened Up

    Super Bowl Sunday is most definitely a day of indulgence. Beer, wings, nachos, sliders -- it's all so good, but so, soooo bad. Normally. Have no fear -- with just a few simple tweaks, you can still enjoy these game day favorites, and with only a fraction of the guilt. Check out our secrets to makin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    My Love Affair With Liverwurst

    There are certain foods deemed inherently gross by popular culture, and many people -- myself included -- grow up "hating" them without ever having tried a single bite. Growing up I remember knowing certain foods, whether I'd tried them or not, were "not good." High up on that list was liver. In b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Sweet and Easy Christmas Cookies: Chocolate-Chip Coconut Macaroons

    Every Christmas I always look for new cookie recipes or sweet treats to bake. A few years ago I came across a Martha Stewart recipe for coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate. I decided to scatter miniature chocolate chips throughout each little cookie instead of dipping them because I wanted to add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Homemade Gift Ideas

    Every week this holiday season, we've been posting our favorite food-centric gift ideas. We've already featured Useful Kitchen Tools Under $30, Holiday Gifts That Nobody Actually Wants, Top Gifts for Kids, and more. While store-bought gifts are wonderful (consumerism! Americuh!), homemade gifts ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    The Sociological Implications of the Twist-Off Bottle Cap

    I can't count how many times, when I first started drinking craft beer, I nearly ripped the skin from my palms. You know how it goes, absentmindedly twisting the top off of a non twist-off bottle. More times than I'd care to admit, I even gave it a second go. These days, I have a bottle opener moun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Making the Most Out of Kimchi

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    5 Recipes to Celebrate National Strawberry Shortcake Day

    You can't go wrong with a strawberry shortcake for dessert during the summertime. Fresh, juicy and sweet strawberries paired with a moist, fluffy biscuit cake and a massive heap of smooth whipped cream (I love whipped cream) just scream summer. Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day, so I encou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Easter Potluck Recipe: Raspberry French Macarons

    Earlier this week, we brought you a Homemade Spinach Bread recipe for an Easter potluck. For my second annual Friendster (Easter w/ degenerates friends, not the defunct social network), I'll also be making an adorably pink dessert: Raspberry French Macarons. Trendy, light, sweet, and oh-so-pretty, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Last week was filled with classic favorites, Galumpkis, Corned Beef Deli Sandwiches & Blackened Tilapia. I picked up some amazing sweet potato gnocchi and an awesome-looking mango chutney last weekend, so this week I'll definitely be using both in my menu. Here's what I'm making: Veal Saltimbocca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Ingredient of the Week: Korean Seasoned Soy Bean Paste

    Photo by John SuhBibigo's ssamjang: ready-to-eat​Last week, we brought you gochujang, a red pepper paste used in Korean cuisine. This week, we give you ssamjang, a Korean seasoned dipping paste that uses gochujang as an ingredient. What is it? Ssamjang is a thick and spicy dipping paste tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Holiday Classics: The Gingerbread Man

    Photo by surlygirlGingerbread men celebrate Hanukkah too.​We'll be featuring some holiday cookie classics on Eating Our Words in honor of the season. And since I'll need something to bribe Santa with after a year of being a total bitch, I can promise you this: all of them will be equally delic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    A Cooler Coke: Hata Original Ramune Soda

    Anything with opening instructions this detailed must be delicious!​Back in middle school, a bunch of my peers got deeply, dorkily involved in Japanese pop culture. Cartoons, toys, various scholastic accessories; if it was Japanese, it was cool. I never really got the appeal, finding many of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Five Staples of the Soccer Mom Cabinet

    Photo illustration by Monica Fuentes​Believe it or not, I can remember a time when "soccer mom" wasn't necessarily a pejorative term. My theory: certain real/desperate housewives' reality dramas and sitcoms have significantly reinforced the negative associations surrounding this figure. But f& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Chef Chat Part 3, Cunninghame West of Valentino Restaurant Is No Food Snob

    Photos by Mai PhamZucchini stuffed with cauliflower and shrimp over a three-tomato sauce​The last two days, Chef Cunninghame West has been entertaining us with stories about moving around the country looking for new jobs, hiding things in cane fields and sleeping outside by the ocean; see our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Top Five Under-Appreciated Fowl Meats

    halfpint79Cornish hen.​All fowl should be fair game for eating, but many Americans, me included, seem fixated on chicken and turkey. Next time you're in the mood to eat some feathery friends, consider this list of under-appreciated fowl. Hunting down some of these birds will have to be a figu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    We Want to Dine with These Five Dead Famous People

    Consummate hostess: Dolley Madison.​5. Dolley Madison. Forget about Martha Stewart. As First Lady, Madison took the role of hostess to a whole new level, earning accolades for her brilliant dress, witty conversation, and terrific dinner menus. And she had moxie as well domestic graces: She off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Five Ways Robots Can Improve the World of Food

    Look at that creepy efficiency.​Recently, Eating Our Words learned about a restaurant in China run entirely by robots. While we applaud the technological innovation necessary to create this bizarre and somewhat terrifying reality, we think the Chinese may have gone too far. We aren't worried a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Herbs: Grow Your Own, Man

    Apartmenttherapy.comEven Martha Stewart would be jealous of this little display.​September is a great time of year to start a windowsill herb garden. Not only are these plants attractive and aromatic, you'll be able to add fresh-picked flavor to your meals all winter long. After the jump, eig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Éclair

    Photos by Ruthie JohnsonThierry André Tellier Café's version on the left, French Riviera Bakery's on the right. ​Someone once said that an éclair is "a cake long in shape, but short in duration," and with him I have to agree. I have always loved this treat, with its pillowy pastry and smoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    You could also stay inside and make Martha Stewart-inspired berry cakes, but that isn't nearly as fun.​With a three-day weekend ahead, you can make the most of it (rain or shine) by heading to one of the patriotic parties hosted by some of the city's best restaurants. Branch Water Tavern is h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

    ​For our annual Houston Press Holiday potluck lunch, I decided to invent a new dish called "Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes." I baked the sweet potatoes, and scooped them out of the skins just like you do when you're making twice baked potatoes. But instead of sour cream and all that, I cooked chop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Give Something Better Than a Fruitcake This Year

    Etsy, the online marketplace where the artsy-crafty types among us can sell their handcrafted and homemade gifts to the world, is good for gifts other than just jewelry or throw pillows. Their "edible" section is stocked full of yummy goodies -- and now includes baked goods, too. So don't fret if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each Friday, we'll put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog that we should be paying close attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Great Food Houston: Ruthie compares and contrasts the "free and reduced lu ... More >>

  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    ...and You Thought the Property Tax Was Killer

    So a few weeks ago I drove out to Katy to check out a new neighborhood designed with Martha Stewart in mind. I’ll admit I’d planned on showing up, making a few prison jokes and calling it a day, but the houses really were pretty nice – full of natural light and nifty accents. Way the hell out ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2005
  • News

    March 3, 2005

    Chop Sticklers

    Veterans of regular etiquette still can get forked over on ethnic foods

  • Culture

    December 23, 2004

    O Little Town of West Texas

    Lee Friedlander goes to homes for the holidays

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Ghostly Glamour

    Get freaky like the stars at the Haunted Hollywood Party

  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Getting Carnal

    Sexcapades come to Conroe ISD

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    The Rogers Sisters

    Purely Evil (Troubleman Unlimited)

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2003

    The Anti-Marthas

    Two Austin cooks defy the queen of domesticity

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    July 4, 2002

    Bet on Black

    If there's a sure crowd-pleaser this summer, it's the fast-paced spectacle that is MIIB

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    No Laughing Matter

    Cheerleader proves that gay "recovery" therapy is still too controversial a subject for comedy

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2000

    Keep Off the Grass

    Felder Rushing lectures at the Harris County Agriculture Extension Center

  • Dining

    July 8, 1999
  • Music

    July 31, 1997
  • Culture

    May 22, 1997
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