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    April 23, 2014

    The Rodeo Is Over, But You Can Still Get Deep-Fried Oreos

    I miss the rodeo. I miss cowboys in bolo ties, mutton bustin' and bull riding, live music and two stepping...the list goes on. But perhaps most of all, I miss the unspoken understanding that everything at the rodeo -- and I mean everything -- is to be deep-fried and or/covered in bacon. I was trave ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    The United States of Desserts: The Whoopie Pie

    In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections, and desserts associated with certain American states. First, I should acknowledge that the whoopie pie finds its roots in multiple states. Maine probably has the strongest claim, but there is also strong proof that t ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Top 5 Baked Good Recipes To Try For Easter

    In terms of food, Easter is traditionally all about eggs, ham, and candy. This Sunday vary your spread of sweets with some cookies, bars, cakes, pies, etc. Food bloggers near and far have designed some incredible Easter-themed baked goods, and I've picked my five favorites. 5. Peanut Butter Gooey ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    I Mourn These Top 5 Discontinued Cookies

    In a world in which we have shelf space for Berry Burst Oreos it's a mystery to me as to why any decentt-asting cookie is discontinued. I guess it's a fact of life that some of the most delicious baked goods go the way of all flesh while far crappier ones enjoy an interminable existence. Sigh. Here ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Top 5 Valentine's Day Gifts Available Online for Foodies

    Don't be that guy (or girl) charging through CVS on February 14 in search of a giant heart-shaped chocolate box. If Valentine's Day is important to you, or rather, if Valentine's is important to your partner, act early and order one of these gifts. You'll get extra points for planning ahead, I promi ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    5 Ways To Use Your Leftover Halloween Candy (Because You Know You Bought Too Much)

    So, not enough trick-or-treaters came to your house this Halloween and you're stuck with bags and bags of candy, right? This happens to my family every year, and we usually leave it in the pantry until Easter, then replace it with chocolate-covered bunnies and robins' eggs. But, how about putting th ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Top 5 Riffs on KFC We'd Like To See in Houston

    I think it's clear people in Texas are into eating fried food. And, it's becoming even clearer that we aren't shy about deep-frying non-traditional items. Why, then, should we be limited to chicken (and maybe fish) when we're craving a red-and-white bucket of battered goodness? Attention, colonel! ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Sweet Meets Savory: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oreo Popcorn

    About two weeks ago, HEB ran a special on Oreos, offering $3 off if you bought three packages ($2.99 each). Of course, in my mind, six bucks for three different types of Oreos seemed like an incredible deal. And it was, sort of, because it enabled me to make Oreo fudge, Oreo cupcakes, and multiple O ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Waiter, I'd Like Some Pie in That Milkshake

    A slice of pie is best accompanied by a scoop of ice cream, or, as some argue, a slice of cheese. And apparently, a milkshake is best accompanied by a slice of pie. Given we live in a country in which we deep-fry Oreos and manufacture two-pound Snickers bars, I am not terribly shocked someone some ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    How Do You Dress Your Dog?

    So often while watching Mad Men I am completely gobsmacked by the way things used to be in the olden times. I mean, wow -- smoking while you're pregnant? Referring to pot as grass? Crazy pants. I thought had seen it all until season 6, episode four ("The Collaborators") when Don gets stoned and tel ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    A Musical Celebration of the Oreo Cookie

    Do you like cookies? No? Well at least now we know who the hidden aliens are and can send Roddy Piper to deliver fisticuffs and quips about the surplus of ass-kickings inversely proportionate to the scarcity of bubble gum. Seriously, though, cookies are awesome, and it was on this day 101 years ago ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Top 5 Grocery Products I Wish Existed In Real Life

    In a world that contains dulce de leche Cheerios, peppermint patty-flavored coffee creamer and vegan mayonnaise, it's hard to imagine needing, let alone wanting, greater variety in foodstuffs. Yet still I do. Here are my top products I wish actually could be bought in a supermarket. 5. Cashew Butte ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Weaponized Bacon Unofficial Theme at Rodeo's 2013 Gold Buckle Foodie Awards

    Yesterday afternoon, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo held its annual Gold Buckle Foodie Awards in which the dozens of carnival food vendors enter their yearly over-the-top culinary creations to be judged by a ravenous pit of on-air media personalities and journalists. "I've been doing this five ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Gingerbread Truffles

    My friends and I always wind up making Oreo balls for anything we go to. Whether it's a birthday party, a social event for our sorority or just because we want to, we always make Oreo balls. For those unfamiliar with Oreo balls, they are super simple. Just mash an entire box of Oreo cookies, mix th ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    60-Second Brownies...In a Mug

    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 a the microwave. See also: What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Candy Corn Cookie Crunch

    I will admit it. I am addicted to candy corn. Stick a bowl of candy corn in front of me and I won't stop eating it. So, naturally, I decided to celebrate this wonderful fall weather and Halloween season by making a candy corn cookie crunch bark dessert. It's simple to make and it has a ton of all o ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Too Bad It Rained: Top 5 Fried Foods I Wish I Had Tasted at the State Fair of Texas

    Unfortunately, it rained literally all day long in Dallas on Saturday. Which just so happened to be the day I planned to attend the State Fair of Texas. There were many things I was looking forward to doing. I wanted to see Big Tex, ride the Ferris Wheel, watch the pig races and enjoy the fireworks ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Today's National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: Let's Make a Cake

    Let's face it, many national food holidays are silly and dumb, but we all get a little bit excited when we find out we have an excuse to indulge. Since today is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, you can't help but smile, because what's better than the combination of a soft cookie/cake/whatever that ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    It's National Cheesecake Day: Oreo Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes

    Out of all the weird and ridiculous national food holidays our country celebrates (or at least acknowledges), National Cheesecake Day is a day we should all take seriously. With all the varieties and forms of cheesecake, there's a flavor or style out there for everyone to enjoy on this creamy holida ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Cheap Cheesecake and Free Tequila; What Could Be Better?

    Hopefully, you're already celebrating National French Fries Day today. But hang on -- we've got two more good ones coming up. What better place to celebrate National Cheesecake Day is there than The Cheesecake Factory itself? The restaurant is known for having more than 30 different flavors of chee ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Oreo Turns 100 Years Old: Our Favorite Flavors Through the Years

    If you thought the 500th episode of The Simpsons made you feel old, consider this: The Oreo cookie has been around since before TV even existed -- and back then, it was made with lard. In the 100 years since its invention, Oreo has become the representative cookie of modern American culture. Everyo ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Super Bowl Snack For a Crowd: Oreo Truffle Footballs

    Earlier, we brought you a Super Bowl Buffalo Chicken Dip big enough to feed a game day crowd. Now for the sweets (I mean, you need something to counteract all of the spicy wing dip and beer, right?). With only four ingredients, these Oreo Truffle Footballs are delicious, so simple to make and even e ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Top 5 Food Maneuvers That Only Work On Television

    On TV, even a small French child is good at separating Oreos. As a little kid, I liked to eat my cereal in a clear bowl with bright-white milk with the box placed next to my bowl facing outward toward an imaginary audience. Just like in the commercials. For whatever reason, I found replicating tho ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Top 5 Seasonal Commercial Halloween Snacks

    Photo by Joanna O'LearyBoo! I'm orange.​Since Halloween is my favorite holiday, I'm more than thrilled that what was once a one-day celebration has now become a whole season in its own right. Despite my usual aversion to processed food, I'm also tickled pink (orange?) by the plethora of Hallow ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, wherefdkosa[GNOWri'r Excuse me. "Where ragweed season is now in full effect," I was about to say. We started the week off right with a look at some of the best moments in TV food. A solid list, although somewhat incomplete without includi ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    The Ever Expanding World of Oreos

    With temperatures falling and pumpkins filling the parking lot of Whole Foods, it's hard not to get excited for autumn and its accompanying pleasures. For me, that's Halloween Oreos. I've always been a fan of "milk's favorite cookie" and look forward to the time when the lard filling is tinged a br ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Japanese Kit Kat

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Top Ten: Stoner Foods​So 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 >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Pimped Out S'mores

    Joanna O'LearyI don't think I could fit a whole one of these in my mouth.​Since the beginning of summer I've consumed an inordinate amount of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers, most often in the form of Campfire Bars. And I since I so worship this glorious trifecta, I can't believ ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Food Fight: Fried Rodeo Fare

    ​ Fried delicacies abound at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, so what better place to do a little food fighting? To locate the stands we visited, click here. Battle Corndogs (Yoakum Packing Co. vs. Cajun Unlimited) What rodeo trip would be complete without scarfing down a corndog--or ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    The OMG Cookies & Cream Cupcake at Rice Epicurean Market

    ​Move over, Crave. I adore your cupcakes for their salty-sweet buttery icing and inventive flavors, but you have some competition in a chain grocery store. Rice Epicurean Market's OMG ("Oh My God") series of cupcakes ($2.99 each) are sizeable, moist, and topped with the densest, creamiest fr ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Recipe: "Winter Edition" Oreo Fudge

    ​Ever fascinated by seasonal products, I picked up a package of "Winter Edition" Oreos ($2.99) at the supermarket. It seems Nabisco has become sufficiently PC as not to call them "Christmas" Oreos, though they don't exactly scream Hanukkah. Like other seasonal Oreos, this variety is similar t ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Your Handy Thanksgiving Flow Chart, Plus Bonus Recipe for Creamy White Deliciousness

    Jason Bargas Click here to view the chart full-size.​If you have to attend a Thanksgiving meal, then you have to make a Creamy White Deliciousness Pie - at least according to this handy flow chart, which we've assembled to help you navigate the holiday. Fill your quota of Kickass Points (Coo ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Araya Artisan Chocolates: Halloween Chocolates for Grown-Ups

    ​For kids, Halloween is mostly about dressing up, trick or treating, and getting CANDY. As we get older, many of us continue with the dressing up, but the trick or treating switches to parties, and the candy switches to booze. Now don't get me wrong, this is a pretty decent trade, but what if ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    DQ Blizzard Creme Oreos

    ​Given the long-standing partnership between Nabisco and Dairy Queen, I wasn't terribly surprised to see that the two brands had joined forces to create DQ Blizzard Creme Oreos. The Blizzard of the Month at Dairy Queen right now is, in fact, the "Brownie Earthquake" (funny how we're now linki ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Oreos v. Newman-O's

    ​What's better, organic Newman-O's, or non-organic Oreos? They look exactly the same -- you have to get really close to see whether you're eating a Newman-O or an Oreo. And I really can't taste the difference, either. If you like to split your Oreos in half and lick the center out first, it st ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Pretzel M&M's

    ​I am generally not the biggest fan of standard packaged and/or processed foods, but I am nevertheless inexplicably drawn to specialty versions of such products. When affixed to a package of cookies, crackers or even creamed corn, the words "new," "limited edition" and "seasonal flavor" mesmer ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Strange Snacks

    ​If you were ever a fan of Sex and the City, you may recall the episode from season four in which the women recount their "secret single behavior" -- the things each of them did when their boyfriends, lovers or husbands weren't around. Carrie admitted that her "SSS" was standing around in the ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Late Night Scene: TCBY

    ​We were riding our bikes home late one tepid Houston spring night when we noticed the neon open sign was still lit up at TCBY on Rice Blvd. in the Village. Realizing we hadn't eaten in like two hours, so we popped in to see what they had, asking the teeny bopper behind the counter if she had ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Shameless Chef: Dirt Pudding

    This should provide you with a lifetime's supply of vegetable shortening.​ Don't touch that. Leave it the hell alone. Hi, this is the Shameless Chef, and you'll have to pardon my irregular typing and somewhat cranky demeanor. I'm hung over as hell this morning, and my sister thought it would b ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Late Night Scene: Saint Dane's

    Fried Oreos​We could probably tell you every bar inside the loop that serves Miller High Life, the champagne of beers. We're happy to report that Saint Dane's (502 Elgin) is one of these bars. But it also serves shots in plastic cups, which is a personal peeve of ours. We mean, is this a frat ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Top 5 Sweets of Sugar Land

    Wrong, but right: Oreo Pizookie​Imperial Sugar may not actually produce sugar in Sugar Land anymore, but even as dust collects on the factory smokestacks and the museum leads tours through the old warehouse, there are still a number of bakeries, breweries and cafes making Sugar Land's namesake ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Australian Cookie Ignites Debate Over "Creole," To The Bafflement Of Houston Creoles

    ‚ÄčIt's a never-ending debate around these parts. What is Creole? Is it the same as Cajun? If not, why not? And let's say you were an Australian supermarket chain and were looking for a name for your in-house generic rip-off of the Oreo, and you decided to call it the "Creole Cream." Should you exp ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Australian Oreo Cookie Ripoff Ignites Debate Over "Creole," To The Bafflement Of Houston Creoles

    ‚ÄčIt's a never-ending debate around these parts. What is Creole? Is it the same as Cajun? If not, why not? And let's say you were an Australian supermarket chain and were looking for a name for your in-house generic rip-off of the Oreo, and you decided to call it the "Creole Cream." Should you ex ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Rodeo Food: Wurst Kabob and Deep-Fried Oreos

    Sure, I love all the cowboy junk inside the exhibit halls and the wicked-ass carnival rides at the carnival. I don't even mind teenaged FFA members screaming at me to buy a program. But by far, the best thing at our Houston rodeo is the food. All the heaping, awful, death-defying foodstuffs that h ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    June 21, 2007

    Mak Chin

    A Spot of Cheesecake?

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    July 27, 2006

    Hot and Steamy

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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    May 8, 2003

    Feel the Earth Move

    The Dessert Gallery

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    January 20, 2000

    Hot Plate

    "The Big O" at Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe

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