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  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    America's Test Kitchen Shares Culinary Tips & Tricks During Live Show

    Christopher Kimball, host of America's Test Kitchen, brought the PBS show to life on stage Thursday night during America's Test Kitchen Live. Fans of the cooking show, young and old, filled the seats of Jones Hall to listen to Kimball share secrets about the production of the show and explain how th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Battle Peanut Butter Cup: Reese's Vs. Butterfinger

    Someone dared contest the primacy of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Well, I shouldn't be too dramatic. This isn't the first time, for Paul Newman and others have offered some competition. But never before, however, in (my) recent memory has another major candy manufacturer issued such a direct sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Eggnog Pound Cake & The History of The Chocolate Chip Cookie

    The New Yorker: Can you believe the chocolate chip cookie has been around for 75 years? In honor of its 75th anniversary, The New Yorker, explained the history of the chocolate chip cookie. Many of us know that Ruth Wakefield created the chocolate chip cookie by accident, but do you know the story a ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 13, 2013

    Man of Steel: Making Sense of All That Christ and Death Stuff

    Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Top 5 Supermarket Ice Cream Treats for Summer 2013

    Although I plan to spend a fair amount of time this summer at Fat Cat Creamery's ice cream parlor, I can't possibly go there every night without 1) the owners issuing some sort of food restraining order and 2) going into massive debt. In between visits, I plan to satisfy my ice cream treat cravings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Sometimes, the only cure for a bad day is a warm, sweetly soft, freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie. Here are our 10 favorites in the city. 10. French Gourmet Bakery & Cafe Although I usually favor the chewy chocolate chip cookie, I very much enjoy the cakey texture of the French Gourmet Bakery's ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    My Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe (with M&M's!)

    Walking by a cookie place in the mall gets me every single time. Just last week, the aroma of freshly baked sweets at a Nestle Cafe lured me in like a bad habit. Drawing closer to the shop, I was immediately transported back to my childhood; a young, extraordinarily beautiful little girl begging he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Great Debate: Hershey Krackel v. Nestle Crunch

    The upcoming presidential election has gotten me into the mood for debate, and rather than argue about shit I know very little about (e.g., the efficacy of the stimulus package), I would like to engage with the American people on an issue very close to my heart: the supremacy of Krackel over Crunch. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    At Home Treats for Your Dog: Peanut Butter, Banana and Yogurt Popsicles

    Popsicles and cool treats are not just for people; dogs deserve a little treat to cool down, too. My dog, Abby, loves to run and play outside during the summer, just like any dog does, but sometimes cold water or a dip in the pool isn't enough to cool her down. Although grocery stores sell ice crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Limited Edition Nestle Oatmeal Scotchies

    Photo by Joanna O'LearyYes, those are dark chocolate Milky Ways lurking in the background.​Between October and December it's rare to find a "limited edition" food product that doesn't have something to do with the impending holidays. That's exactly why I gravitated toward the new "Oatmeal Scot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Ben & Jerry Whip Out Their Schweddy Balls: Five Other Pervy Food Names​Neat. Good times. Ben & Jerry have exposed their newest, limited-batch flavor "Schweddy Balls" based on the mock-NPR SNL sketch starring Alec Baldwin because "It's never too early to start celebrating the holiday season." (Wasn't it just Labor Day?) According to the company sit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Frugalicious: Porcupine Balls

    Ready to make some balls​Porcupine balls are a great entree -- inexpensive, delicious and easily modified to suit your caloric or dietary needs. This dish is quick to assemble, leaving you plenty of time while it bakes to do your thing. Clean-up is easy, and most ingredients are pantry/freez ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Chefs Taste Test Edible "Marital Aids" for Valentine's Day

    We were terrified of the ball gag, too.​A chef, a pastry chef and a food critic walk into Erotic Cabaret. It's not the beginning of a joke; it's how I spent my Saturday afternoon. I took chef Jonathan Jones of Beaver's and pastry chef Jody Stevens of Jodycakes to the "marital aid" store this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Top 5 Hot Chocolates to Warm You Up This Winter

    The cocoa at Antigua.​Cold weather is on the way - perfect for grabbing a Snuggie, a good book, and a steaming mug of delicious hot cocoa. Here our picks for the best options in town. 5. Nestle Abuelita Authentic Mexican Chocolate Mix (various supermarkets) This stuff would win for convenien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Shiftwork Bites: Simple Braised Sausage and Sauerkraut

    ​There's been a trend emerging in my Shiftwork Bites cooking, as of late. As the weather turns colder, I turn to heartier, simpler, more soul-satisfying meals. I'm sure you are all doing the same. For Shiftwork Bites, this is a good thing. Typically, it means meat and potatoes, frequently cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    $2.99 Southern Point Wine from...Walgreens

    ​It's called Southern Point, retails for $2.99, and you can only get it at Walgreens. Oh, and it's as good as any $10 to $12 wine in recent memory. Yes, Walgreens. America's largest retail drugstore brought wine and beer back to its shelves earlier this year, ending a nearly 15-year sales b ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Peanut Butter Miracles

    Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Sweet Tea & Vodka: Deep Eddy, A Uniquely Texas Spirit

    ​Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka couldn't be more Texas if it tried. Its namesake is the oldest swimming pool in Texas, on the National Register of Historic Places. The water for Deep Eddy comes from an artesian well in north Texas, and the corn for the vodka -- which is distilled 10 times -- from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Summertime Splurge: Ice Cream at The Chocolate Bar

    ​Whether it is an innate physiological response to the sweltering heat or a more shallow desire to look good while lounging poolside, people have a tendency to eat lighter during the simmering months of summer. But this rule of thumb excludes ice cream. So despite my recent healthful eating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    The 5 Greatest Discontinued Desserts

    ​For people who have an unhealthy relationship with food, dessert is an extremely important part of the meal. It's the sweet reward for struggling through all the harsh, bitter flavors of entrees like chicken fried steak, pizza, prime rib, hamburgers, stuffed pork chops, and other disgusting s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Superbanana slumbers innocently, unaware that he will soon face his fearsome arch-nemesis: Krypto-Monkey.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've decided to keep all these sausage and cheese Christmas gift baskets for ourselves. Jane Catherine Collins certainl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    German Chocolate... Pie?

    ​You've probably had German chocolate cake, the multilayered chocolate dreamboat filled and topped with a luscious coconut-pecan frosting. While this lover is a year-round nationwide favorite, most people have never heard of its cousin, the German chocolate pie. The pie version features the sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Social Media Smackdown: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

    They tell you landing a job via social media that won't trigger your gag reflex is a piece of cake. They share insider tips and tricks like Carrie and Samantha dishing blowjob techniques over Cosmos. They tell you to keep your nose clean, but if you can't, don't post photos of it online. So whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Janitors' Nightmare: Study Says Chewing Gum Increases TAKS Scores

    Let there be jubilation in the halls of junior high schools across the land! A crack Baylor College of Medicine research team has found that chewing gum in class improves TAKS math scores.The study centered on 108 math students, aged 13-16, at a low-income, predominantly Hispanic Houston charter sch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Crunchy Bacon Chocolate Bar

    The best thing I got in my Easter Basket was this Mo's Bacon Bar from Vosges chocolate company. The texture is not unlike a Nestle's Crunch, but instead of crispy rice, the crunchy bits here are pieces of alderwood smoked bacon and coarse alderwood smoked salt. When you open up the aluminum foil, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Anti-Semitism Rears Its Ugly Head in Klein Independent School District?

    Jewish parents at Klein High School want to know what Terri Hall, the academic adviser to the student newspaper, was thinking when she allowed what some of them consider an anti-Semitic news article and editorial to be published in the January 30 edition of the Klein Bearchat.The banner story in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Magical Realism and Tres Leches

    "Legend has it that the recipe for Tres Leches cake was first printed on the back of the can of Nestle's sweetened condensed milk," Michael Cordúa, the chef behind the Cordua Restaurants in Houston, once told me. The name tres leches, or three milks, refers to the ingredients used -- a can of eva ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Summer Drinks: Greek Frappe

    The story that I heard while living in Greece was that, in 1957, Nestle's was marketing an instant chocolate milk drink to the Greek market and giving away free cocktail shakers. This gave one of their Greek executives an idea on how to penetrate the Greek market with Nestle's instant coffee: Ice, ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006

    Monkey Shines

    Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • Music

    June 24, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 26, 2003

    Big Bang

    The bygone days of the Insurance Man

  • News

    December 30, 1999
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Great Sucking Sound

    Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.

  • Calendar

    July 28, 1994
  • Film

    March 3, 1994