If you give me a jar of peanut butter, there is a guarantee that I will start eating it by the spoonful. Creamy, sticky and comforting peanut butter is one of those foods I just can't resist. Unfortunately, it isn't calorie or fat free -- the downside to most comforting foods. I love to look at the ... More >>
I've always hated the phrase "movers and shakers", but if applied literally, it's an accurate description of our city right now. With locals running around town implacably, outpacing frequent mentions from national publications (which have taken to calling us the new "it" city), it's easy to forget ... More >>
"Who's going to teach me to roast a chicken?" I saw my best friend Tweet a few days ago. After a two month-long work trip to Norway, she had come back to the States more determined than ever to eat healthy. And what's healthier than a roasted chicken with a few vegetables tossed in? It's cost-effici ... More >>
The proof is in the pies at Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana, where dough is tossed in the air and comes to earth in heavenly fashion.
With acclaimed British restaurant Feast closing in August, now's the time to acquaint yourself with its excellent English menu before it's too late. Luckily, chef Richard Knight will be opening another restaurant in the Heights within a year, and there are plenty of other British restaurants in Hous ... More >>
Upper Kirby's Fat Bao offers delicious Chinese dough wrapped around savory and sweet fillings and now with lowered prices.
I'm willing to bet any American who's tasted Nutella can tell you all about the first time they encountered the addictive product. Most of us didn't grow up on the sweet hazelnut spread as so many of my European friends did -- including a girlfriend from England who received at least two Nutella "bu ... More >>
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 >>
There are just some foods I can't keep in the house, because if I did they would be fully consumed within a 24-hour period. This wasn't always the case, however. Years ago, when I worked at grown-up jobs (the kind where I put on pants and left the house in the morning), I could purchase these things ... More >>
Valentine's Day is one of the only days in the year where anything you eat can come shaped as a heart and be uberly sweet. Before you begin a sweet-filled day with boxes of chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries and packages of conversation hearts, take a whack at this dessert French toast treat ... More >>
We did it last year and this year, we're doing it again. It's almost February, which means in addition to fleeting resolutions, it's all about the chocolate baby. From Bacon & Chocolate Waffles to a piping cold cup of Frozen Hot Chocolate, here are 28 Ways to Indulge: Friday, February 1: Head to ... More >>
Who doesn't love a Pop-Tart? Even as college students, my roommates and I have Pop-Tarts in our kitchen at all times; it's a childhood classic that'll always stand the test of time. Last week on Pinterest, I made cupcakes with Earl Grey tea for a sophisticated treat, but this week, I stumbled upon ... More >>
It's fair to say I've become obsessed with microwavable desserts in a mug. I've made some fudgey 60-Second Brownies, a gooey Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie, and now a Crumb-Topped Mug Coffee Cake. See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake This simple and moist yellow cake is topped ... More >>
I was fully prepared to turn my nose up at Monster PBJ. A $7 peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Prepared with your choice of locally sourced breads, nut butters and jams? It sounded like a Portlandia episode. "We can pickle that!" I love it when I'm wrong. I'm officially here to tell you that if yo ... More >>
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 >>
Washington Post: The latest out-of-state paper to tackle Houston's bustling food scene is the Washington Post, in which writer Martha Miller visits a handful of our most popular restaurants and describes the city as "Silk Road meets Texas Bravado." Sarah Rufca at CultureMap called Martha's summation ... More >>
Christmas season is finally officially here. That means baking cookies just because you feel like it is completely appropriate. The food & beverage section of Pinterest offers an overwhelming amount of sweets and treats for this holiday season. Out of all the delicious and mouthwatering desserts I ... More >>
Guru Burgers & Crepes offers up stunning combinations of burgers and craft beer in Sugar Land.
Oh my gosh, you guys -- I just discovered the best thing ever. I really don't know how I've gone this long without it. It's fast, it's easy, it's delicious... It's microwaved mug brownies. Yes, I made brownies...in a mug...in the microwave. See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake ... More >>
Yep, it's that time again. Almost Halloween, and you with no costume. There's no time left to execute some grand vision that might impress people you'd like to sleep with. (Unless you want to try these, from our sister blog Art Attack.) That leaves you with only a couple of options: Sit around alon ... 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 >>
I have a new-found love for breakfast -- in fact, I've discovered that it's truly the most important meal of the day. On a particularly busy morning I found myself in a hurry, with looming deadlines, and in desperate need of caffeine. I of course made my way to Inversion Coffee. I wasn't planning o ... More >>
I'd do anything for a Twix bar. They are my absolute, hands-down, favorite candy bar. You can't go wrong with a crunchy cookie, sticky caramel and irresistibly delicious chocolate coating. So, when I found a how to recipe on Pinterest, of course I decided that I had to make them. However, this isn' ... More >>
When it's hot and sticky outside, I want nothing more than a frozen treat to stop me from being a total biotch to everyone in my general vicinity keep me happy. Enter the popsicle: sweet, tangy and totally satisfying frozen ice on a stick. Fresh berry filled? Awesome. Rum filled? Even better. All ... More >>
Pillsbury crescent rolls are one of the most delicious, scrumptious and addictive pre-made bread products. Pop them out of their package, separate into beautiful triangles, roll up into a beautiful crescent and bake until perfection. I especially love crescent rolls at Thanksgiving; they're always a ... More >>
It has long been a personal dream of mine that certain restaurants would offer their weekend brunch menu at night as well. Tucking into a huge meal is a great way to ameliorate a hangover but not particularly helpful if you aim to do anything but nap for the rest of the afternoon, so the option to m ... 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 >>
A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.
Attention all you Torchy's Tacos fans who aren't fans of the parking situation at the current location on Shepherd: The Austin-based taco shop is opening a second location in the Heights on 19th Street, in the spot formerly occupied by Harold's. Is there any restaurant that isn't opening a location ... More >>
Houston's Top 10 Patios
Although it's generally agreed upon that Melange Creperie serves the best crepes in Houston, there is one distinct disadvantage to the crepe cart: the weather. When it's raining or blazing hot (as it's about to get very shortly), head crepe-maker Buffalo Sean and his gang will often close up shop -- ... More >>
Happy Pesach ya'll! Passover, the Jewish holiday remembering the biblical story of the ancient Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt, is here. The story goes that once freed, the Israelites left in such a hurry that they could not wait for their dough to rise. To commemorate, matzah ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've just discovered the wonders of Biscoff Spread and now it's all over, as far as losing weight is concerned. And I thought Nutella was addictive, holy shit. It straight-up tastes like cookies, y'all. I'm dead. I'm so dead. We st ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
In January, we brought you a Month of Oatmeal in honor of National Oatmeal Month. That was nice and all, but February's here. And in February, it's all about the chocolate baby. From complimentary s'mores at a poolside bar to a Snickers beignet (is this real life?), here are 29 ways to indulge: Wed ... More >>
While my forays into the tunnels occasionally reveal bright spots, signs that, perhaps, someone is trying to make good food underground, I'm still overwhelmed by the sheer mass of careless, pointless dreck foisted on us tunnel dwellers. It's our own fault, I suppose. Certainly, we could come above ... More >>
I'm a little hesitant because it's half IPA. I'm very enthusiastic, however, because it's two things just crammed right the crap together. I love a good mish mash.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we promise never to have a talking anthropomorphic food item as ... More >>
ny.eater.comSo the word on the street is that food tastes better when you're stoned. I'm just guessin' though -- I would never engage in anything illegal like smoking The Pot! Swearsies. I hit up the Internet -- and a few of my favorite potheads -- to bring you this list of Top Ten Stoner Foo ... More >>
Taqueria El PalomoWith food trucks being all the rage these days, one can easily forget that they -- specifically, taco trucks -- have been around for a long time. Back in 2007, Robb Walsh even named his Top 10 Taco Trucks in Houston. These taquerias on wheels don't have fancy fusion food, an ... More >>
"Mother, are you certain these are Merlot? I detect nary a note of plum nor berry yet my palate does sense slightly more tannin than usual. Oh, Mother, it seems you've handed me a cluster of Cabernet Sauvignon yet again, you affable amateur!"Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating O ... More >>
This fig and goat cheese crepe did not come from Cafe Moustache; it came from Melange Creperie, just down the street.It's safe to say that outside of being able to drink a lot of wine on the cheap during happy hour, I don't understand the allure of Cafe Moustache, the subject of this week's c ... More >>
Cocoa fudge cookies.No matter how healthy I try to be, there is one habit I just can't kick. I need chocolate. It's my drug, and I have no intention of going to rehab. I do try to find the healthiest way to indulge, but one can only pretend to enjoy so many dark chocolate squares. My favorite ... More >>
Today closes out our discussion with pastry chef Rebecca Masson; for previous installments, click here and here. I had a chance to taste-test her signature petite treat: Fluffernutters and could taste the natural flavors in the peanut-butter oatmeal cookies because they weren't loaded with s ... More >>
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