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A beginner's guide to Vietnamese cuisine.
We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>
Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.
Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.
Houston's 10 best mudbug joints.
A recent Zagat survey revealed that we still consume coffee even if the price of a cup of Joe continues to increase while our economy struggles to get back on its feet. In fact, the average American consumes 2.2 cups of coffee each day, according to the Zagat statistics. Although we need to cut bac ... More >>
Houston's 10 best beer bars
Cupcakes are hands-down my favorite treats: personal cakes with the perfect amount of frosting to cake. Not to mention, they're super cute with pretty piped frosting on top. However, as much as I love decorating the top of each cupcake with a swirl of frosting and possibly some sprinkles, I have fo ... More >>
Molly Dunn really needs to stop writing about cookbooks, because I'm going broke and gaining weight. That goes for you, too, Patrice Shuttlesworth! I was browsing the shelves at Brazos Bookstore less than two weeks ago, and mentioned to manager Jeremy Ellis how much I had enjoyed the cookbook Plen ... More >>
For those of you who don't enjoy having a "romantic" dinner in a crowded restaurant on Valentine's Day, or for those of you who have yet to make reservations, have no fear. You can make a delectable, upscale and romantic meal at home. The key to making a restaurant-worthy meal is to keep it simple a ... More >>
Two summers ago, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and got to taste and cook some of the best food I have ever had in my life. The first dessert we ate while in Italy was a creamy, pudding-like sweat treat, otherwise known as panna cotta. I had never had panna cotta before, but I read about it i ... More >>
Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day
One of the creamiest dishes I know is pasta with Alfredo sauce. I mean it's practically cheese, cream, butter and pasta ... that's why it is so good. As a kid, I never liked tomatoes (don't shun me; I love tomatoes now). So tomato sauce on my pasta was never an option or something I would opt for. ... More >>
Recently, I received an email about a new Pinterest-style website for men. Dudepins.com is laid out just like Pinterest, but instead of pins for wedding decorations, crafts and desserts, Dudepins has everything it imagines a guy might want to pin online. It's true that women dominate Pinterest, but ... More >>
The classic cheesy nacho chips known as Doritos have been used in various ways over the years. Most recently, Taco Bell has transformed their signature taco shell into a Dorito taco shell ... still not too sure about that one. But, this week on Pinterest, I stumbled upon a casserole dish using Dorit ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
I love my university for various reasons, but a new reason is that we have a "Fry What You Like" competition where teams of four get to fry anything of their choosing. All we have to do is prepare our items, dip them in a frying batter, roll them a coating of our choice, and the Baylor dining servic ... More >>
Cobwebs, witches, monsters and other creepy things always get incorporated into Halloween desserts. But, if you want to take your cupcakes to a whole new level, try making them glow in the dark. I love looking up fun recipes for Halloween. For some reason, themed food and desserts always catch my e ... More >>
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 >>
Houston's ten best iced coffee crinks
Top five condiments to make at home.
Try this local one instead.
After walking by Salata numerous times while shopping in The Woodlands Market Street, I finally decided to step inside and see what this place was all about. Salads are one of my favorite things to make just because you can be so creative and change it up every time. Maybe it's the fact that I li ... More >>
Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling
It's a weekday night and you're at a loss as to what to cook for dinner. How many of you have been in this situation? You look at all the food in your refrigerator, pantry, freezer and cabinets, and a combination of ingredients isn't coming together. What if there was a resource to give you numerous ... More >>
Baking a cake takes time and effort; especially if it is from scratch, but what if you could make a cake from scratch in less than five minutes? Too good to be true? I disagree. Mug cakes are the perfect way to have your cake and eat it too. Pinterest offers a variety of mug cakes, from mocha to ba ... More >>
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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