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Molly Dunn

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    March 10, 2014

    Top 5 Cheese Plates in Houston

    When a menu offers a cheese plate, there's a 99 percent chance I am going to order it. Especially if it comes with a variety of breads, crackers, fruits, meats, and preserves or jams. Each of these enhance the cheese -- and you can make a meal out of an appetizer. Whether you want to munch on some ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Top 5 Cappuccinos in Houston

    When I go to a coffee shop, nine times out of ten I order a cappuccino. To me, it reflects the true talent of a barista -- getting the foam-to-espresso ratio just right; making sure the java is strong enough to ensure a caffeine boost; and guaranteeing every sip is warm, smooth and comforting. It's ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    Five Easy Prep-Ahead Valentine's Day Dinners & Desserts

    If you haven't made reservations for Valentine's Day (which is this Friday, FYI), then have no fear, because you can easily prepare a romantic dinner for you and your Valentine at home. But, we know that not everyone has the time to cook a fancy, four-course dinner the second they come home from wo ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Salads

    Our 2013 Best of Houston® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    Here's A Secret: Gluten-Free Doesn't Mean Calorie-Free

    I'll never forget watching the Heisman Trophy announcement the year Robert Griffin III (RGIII) won. While my Baylor friends and I watched our quarterback on TV, hoping he would be awarded with the trophy, we were enjoying a spread of snacks, including two types of cookies. One was the peanut butter ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    First Look at The Nook Cafe, UH's New Coffee Shop

    Every college campus needs its own special coffee shop -- something other than Starbucks, at least. For me, it was Common Grounds at Baylor University. Just on the outskirts of the campus you could find a crowd of students sipping on the signature Cowboy Coffee made with the Daily Joe, half-and-half ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    First Look At Espresso Rescue: The Coffee Truck

    With the influx of food trucks to the Houston mobile dining scene, we seem to be missing one type of truck. The city is blessed with numerous trucks that will satisfy the late-night munchies, the sugar cravings in the afternoon and everything else in between, but we don't have enough trucks to jump- ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Knock-Knock! Who's There? Girl Scouts! Cookie Season Is Back With Two New Flavors

    So, you're probably well into your New Year's resolution of giving up sweets or eating healthier. After the past few months of indulging in Christmas cookies, holiday dinners and endless amounts of booze, the last thing you need is more sugary food. Unfortunately, you're going to have to put that di ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Houston's Top 5 Places for Greek Pastries

    When someone mentions Greek sweets and baked goods, nine times out of ten your mind will go straight to baklava. And there's no shame in that! The sticky, sweet, nutty and flaky dessert puts a smile on everyone's face. But, there's more to Greek bakeries than baklava. Much more. Houston may not be ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Want a Pint While Shopping for Groceries on Kirby? Welcome to Kirbside Bar

    A new bar has opened in the Kirby neighborhood, and it's inside a grocery store. On Friday, January 3, Whole Foods on Kirby celebrated the grand opening of the Kirbside Bar, and now you have a place to sit down and grab a drink while out shopping for groceries. Kirbside Bar is similar to the one in ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The Top Ten Eating...Our Words Posts of 2013

    It's the end of another year, and here at Eating...Our Words we're looking back at all the great stories we shared in 2012, remembering some that weren't so popular and figuring out new ways to keep you coming back for more. We've already looked at the best new restaurants of 2013, biggest scandal ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    Eat The Grasshoppers at Hugo's: Soft Chapulines Tacos

    I believe the last time I willingly ate bugs was when I was five and didn't know any better. So, how did I find myself in my twenties ordering grasshoppers to share as an appetizer with my fiancé while dining at Hugo's? In certain countries, bugs and insects are delicacies, such as fried centipede ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Five Easy Christmas Desserts

    Planning a Christmas Eve and/or Day dinner can be stressful. But it doesn't have to be. Or at least the dessert part doesn't have to be. After you have prepared and cooked a delicious meal for your family, the last thing you want to do is stress over the dessert. Here are five easy last-minute Chri ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    It's Time To Make Your Very Own Panettone

    Each country has its own traditional dishes and desserts for Christmas and the holidays. The French make Thirteen Desserts of Provence, Germans make Christstollen, Brits make Christmas pudding and Italians make panettone. This sweet bread originated in Milan (or so the story is told) and has become ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Dylan Carnes, Owner and Vegan Baker of Sinfull Bakery, Wants To Go National

    Not many people wake up and say they want to be a baker when they have never baked a single thing in their entire life, but Dylan Carnes is one of those people. And she didn't decide she was going to be a regular baker -- she chose to be a vegan baker. After moving from Houston to the northwest, se ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    The Great Debate: Is the Fruitcake Worth Eating, or is it Nothing But a Doorstop?

    Ah, fruitcakes. You either love them, or you hate them. There are very few in-betweens when it comes to this sweet bread filled with nuts and candied fruit. Though gifting fruitcakes around the holidays is not as popular as it used to be, the baked good has been a part of people's diets since as e ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Family Coming Into Town For the Holidays? Here Are 10 Super-Sized Breakfast Recipes

    Seriously, y'all. Christmas will be here before you know it, and family members will be knocking on your door as you welcome them over for the holidays. Soon your home will be filled with aunts, uncles, children, grandparents and everyone else in between. Yes, having a bunch of family members in on ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Adair Kitchen's Fall Menu Is A Taste of Home During the Holidays

    If you're missing your mother's cooking during the fall/winter season, then head to Adair Kitchen during the next several weeks and order the fall seasonal menu. Adair Kitchen's regular menu is filled with items inspired by the mother of the owners, Nick Adair and Katie Adair Barnhart, and the seas ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    How To: Make Cookie Butter at Home

    Looking for the perfect foodie gift for friends and family this year? Spread holiday cheer with cookie butter. (No, I'm not talking about buying the Speculoos Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's -- don't bank on the store having a full stock; there could be a shortage, or employees could limit the amoun ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    10 Ways to Make Your House Smell Great With Food

    The holidays are here and floods of family and friends will be showing up at your door -- announced or unannounced. While you could purchase a variety of air fresheners and sprays to make the house smell wonderful, nothing beats the odors that come from the kitchen. Before your guests arrive, use on ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Inversion Coffee House: Your One-Stop Shop for Inventive Caffeinated Holiday Drinks

    Recently, I wrote about the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks and McDonald's, and a few of you wanted to know about seasonal beverages available at local coffee shops. While some places are serving their versions of pumpkin spice lattes, such as Dirk's Coffee and Bite Macarons, others have seasonal ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 21, 2013

    Top 10 French Fries

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    November 21, 2013

    The Ultimate Thanksgiving Prep Guide 2013

    If you have ever made the entire Thanksgiving Day feast at home, you know how much preparation is required. The turkey must be bought on a certain day so it can thaw in time for you to stuff it and put it in the oven; your ingredients must be purchased in advance, otherwise you'll be fighting over t ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    November 12, 2013

    A First Look at Allô French Rotisserie: Casual and Comforting French Food in Vintage Park

    Wherever you go in Paris, you will find a multitude of cafes and bistros showcasing whole rotisserie chickens in their windows. Thankfully, you don't have to spend much time scouring the streets in search of a hot, juicy chicken -- your nose will lead you in the right direction. In Houston, you ca ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Hubbell & Hudson Wants to Cater Your Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

    It's not too early to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner, and if you are not going to cook everything yourself this year, restaurants and grocery stores around Houston and the surrounding neighborhoods can help you serve a traditional, comforting meal -- you don't have to cook in your home to h ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Angela Rowley, of Blackbird Foods, is Taking Meat Pies to Another Level

    Just because it's a pie doesn't mean it has to be sweet. Angela Rowley, owner of Blackbird Foods, chose to focus her business on savory meat pies. Growing up in Port Arthur, Texas, introduced Rowley to the flavors and spices of Cajun cuisine at a young age. "I have always baked pretty much my whole ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    How To: Make Your Own Almond Milk, And You'll Never Buy it in a Store Again

    Making almond milk at home is a lot easier than it sounds. I always use almond milk instead of regular milk for my cereal and in my coffee, because I think it adds more flavor and tastes better than ordinary milk. However, buying a gallon of almond milk from the store is quite pricey. I decided to ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Here Are Five Pumpkin Recipes Pinterest Told Me To Make (Not All of Them Are Good)

    During the holidays, Pinterest is my go-to recipe index. You can always find a plethora of dishes to cook for any meal or party, or to give as gifts to friends, family and neighbors. One simple search on the Food & Drink section of Pinterest will turn up an overwhelming number of pumpkin recipes, a ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Belen Bailey, Sweets by Belen

    You don't have to graduate from a culinary institute to be a successful baker. Belen Bailey, owner and baker of Sweets by Belen, proves that a love for a mother's sweets and treats, combined with a passion for baking, is more than enough to make a name for yourself in the Houston culinary world. As ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    A First Look at Fielding's Wood Grill in The Woodlands

    The area where The Woodlands and Shenandoah meet on Research Forest Dr. has transformed from small strip centers and rows and rows of trees to a completely new area for residents and those passing through on I-45 to stop and grab a bite to eat. While many of the restaurants in this area are chains, ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    How To: Make a Pumpkin Cake That Looks Like the Real Thing

    No, this is not a cake that tastes like pumpkin. It's a cake that looks like a pumpkin. Anyone who knows me knows I love to make cakes and sweets, so when I saw that it was possible to make a pumpkin-shaped cake with a Bundt pan, I immediately decided to give it a whirl. For those of you who don't ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Baker Spotlight: Chef Francis Reznick, Rustika Cafe & Bakery

    It's a family affair at Rustika Cafe & Bakery. Francis Reznick, along with her husband, Leonardo, has been running and operating Rustika for 20 years. While he manages the cafe side of the business, Chef Francis is the mastermind behind the beautifully designed cakes, cookies and pastries created i ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    It's National Chicken Month: Ten Stellar Chicken Recipes

    Even though most of us eat chicken on a regular basis, the entire month of September is dedicated to the bird. It's not the most highly-praised protein, but it can be prepared in a variety of ways that take it from something quite plain and bland to something bursting with flavor. The key is to make ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013

    Declawing Cats, Banned in Many Countries, Is Thriving in the United States

    So your cat just slashed your prized Australian aborigine drum set. Or maybe that cute as a button kitten you got just a few weeks ago took out the wall paper in your den. No problem: just have your cat declawed and all that goes away. You'll never have to worry about home destruction or battling wi ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Ten Easy and Healthy Before-School Meals

    The first meal of the day for kids is the most important meal of the day, but it is hard to whip together a nutritious breakfast for your kids when they are running out the door to catch the bus or drive to school. So, you resort to just cereal, a granola bar, something from the drive-thru or nothin ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Top 10 Late-Night Coffee Shops in Houston

    Houston's love affair with coffee shops doesn't seem to be in any danger of dying out. And this time of year, with classes at colleges and high schools starting up again and students looking for places to study (or not), coffee shops are swinging back into high gear -- especially those open into the ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    10 Back-To-School Lunchbox Recipes

    Last week we gave you ten back-to-school snack ideas to serve your hungry kids when they get home from school. This week, we are helping you pack a healthy and filling school lunch with ten recipe ideas. School lunches typically are boring, mundane and not as nutritious as they can be. However, you ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 21, 2013

    The 10 Worst People in Houston Restaurants

    Houstonians love food. Dining out is one of our favorite pastimes, and we embrace it like it's the official sport of Houston. We are a city of "foodies," and thanks to us, the restaurant industry is thriving. Unfortunately, this insane love of food has also spawned a culture of restaurant monsters ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    The 8 Stupidest Things in the Houston Restaurant Scene Right Now

    First off, we want you to know that we think Houston has a killer restaurant scene. We have some truly top-notch eateries in this town, and we're damn proud of them. That said, everyone messes up from time to time. Chefs, waiters and restaurateurs all do stupid things. And we totally forgive them, ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Top 5 Ways To Improve Cauliflower: Say Goodbye To Bland Flavor

    It can be hard to always eat your vegetables, especially ones that are pretty bland on their own. When I was seven years old, cauliflower was one of those vegetables I just never liked. It's not sweet like carrots (my favorite veggies), it's a little mushy and let's face it, it really doesn't have t ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 18, 2013

    Finally Visiting Cuchara

    An evening of highs and lows.

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    July 4, 2013

    Five Easy Homemade Wedding Favors & Rehearsal Dinner Treats

    One of the best ways to save money when planning a wedding is to do things yourself. Wedding magazines, Pinterest boards and crafting/cooking websites all offer various DIY projects to help you stay within your budget and have the things you really want for your wedding. Here are five easy homemad ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Cake Decorating 101: Baking the Perfect Cake

    One of the most challenging things to make in the kitchen is a cake. It seems quite simple at first. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, pop it in the oven, then cover it with frosting. Maybe add a little bit of sprinkles or icing, and voilà, you have a cake. However, as many of us ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches: Quick & Tasty

    I love Special K products. The cereals, snack bars and chips are always tasty. While shopping at Walmart I came across a new product in the frozen section -- breakfast flatbreads, all less than 250 calories. I decided to give them a try. With choices from sausage, egg and cheese, ham, egg and pepp ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Baked Pumpkin French Toast

    What's better than a seasonal breakfast? A seasonal breakfast that's super-easy to make. Pinterest always has a wonderful selection of recipes you can prepare ahead of time to ease the stress of getting things cooked on time. I came across this recipe last week and just loved the ingredients the bl ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Substitute Avocado for Butter: Chocolate Chip Cookies

    People have tried to re-create sweets with a multitude of ingredients to make them healthier. Prunes, applesauce, egg beaters, whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, etc., have all been used in baked items to replace the ingredients high in sugar and fat. But would it have ever crossed your mind that an avoca ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Peter Frampton and Boone's Farm: What Was Your First Drink?

    Last week, our intern Molly Dunn wrote about her experience ordering her first adult beverage upon turning 21. In honor of National Dry Martini Day (yes, that's a thing; they're all things now), Dunn bravely ordered a serious drinker's drink. And, as you'd expect, promptly spit the foul thing out. ... More >>

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