• Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Eat This: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Cakeballs & Macarons at Petite Sweets

    The first official day of fall is Tuesday, September 23, and you know what that means: pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin. Throughout this autumnal season, recipes for pumpkin breads, muffins, cakes and pies will flood the Internet (or more accurately, will continue to) through a variety of social me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Houston's Top 5 Extreme Piercers

    If you ever find yourself sitting in a surgical chair, sweating a little bit because you're about to have a 10 gauge needle shoved through your penis, it might help to know that the piercer has a bottle of sugar tablets in his drawer just in case you get light-headed. The difference between a prof ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    February 25, 2014

    What Are the Seven Layers of the Seven-Layer (Magic) Bar?

    It's a deceptively simple question: "What are the seven layers of the Seven-Layer (or "Magic") Bar?" The answer, however, continues to elude me. If you look at the "official" recipe on the Eagle Brand website, which I think actually holds a copyright on the phrase "Seven-Layer Magic Bar," it would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Recipe: 5 Ingredient Red Pepper Alfredo Sausage Tortellini Macaroni & Cheese

    Where would food pornography be without Pinterest? This venerable website has made curating your own personal collection of gustatory glamour shots socially acceptable, if not advisable. I thank God for you, Pinterest, especially a few Sundays ago when I discovered this board dedicated to the assemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Sweet, Savory Crepes & Pinterest Fails

    The Pancake Princess: This week, Erika made one of her most loved breakfast dishes, pannenkoeken, aka Dutch pancakes, or crepes. She reminisces about how each person in her family would top these light delicate pancakes her father used to make when he was a kid. Her brother topped his with Nutella a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    The 2013 Houston Web Awards: The Best Of Online Houston

    Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    Spirited Sweets: Semolina Pudding with Ginger Vodka Sauce

    A few years ago, my husband received The Vodka Cookbook and a bottle of Smirnoff for Christmas. He was grateful but a bit bewildered, having never much been interested in drinking vodka let alone incorporating it into his cooking. So it sat on our shelf untouched and eventually I stole the vodka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Stacked Nutella, Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Heart-Shaped French Toast

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Taco Cupcakes

    The Food & Drink section of Pinterest is overflowing with recipes for Super Bowl weekend. Almost every pin is an easy appetizers, hearty game-day chili or a football-themed dessert. So, I decided to make an easy appetizer you can serve up to everyone at your home as you enjoy all the Super Bowl fest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Top 5 Ingredients to Add to Coffee

    When I go to the grocery store, I always stop by the coffee creamer section to see what new flavors I can try in my coffee the next day. I usually rotate between hazelnut, vanilla, creme brulee and holiday flavors like peppermint mocha; it's fun to change things up. I love getting to make a Starbuc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Earl Grey Tea Cupcakes

    I've never liked making ordinary white, vanilla or chocolate cupcakes; they need some extra pizazz or an interesting ingredient for me to want to make them. I stumbled upon these cupcakes a while back on Pinterest, but never really thought to try to make them. It was definitely one of those pins I p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Sammy Sosa's Pinterest Account Shows Sosa's Maniacal Interest In Sammy Sosa

    The final ballot count for baseball's 2013 Hall of Fame induction class was announced on Wednesday. Not surprisingly, the baseball writers collectively chose to induct nobody in this year's class. Even less surprisingly, the players on the ballot who had the stain of performance-enhancing drug use o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    What Would 90210's The Peach Pit Be Like If It Were Open Today?

    Last week, as I sat in my candle-lit bubble bath sipping champagne, I got to thinking about the Beverly Hills, 90210. And then, the gang's hangout -- The Peach Pit. Why, what do you do on a Sunday morning? Anyway, the champs got me thinking; What would The Peach Pit be like if it were open today? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Fat-Burning Chickpea Muffins

    When I came across this recipe on Pinterest for chickpea muffins that apparently have super powers to burn fat, I thought this would be a great recipe to share with everyone for the New Year. The number one resolution for each New Year is to lose weight, so why not help the cause by giving people a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Christmas Tree Pancakes

    Are you looking for a fun breakfast to make on Christmas morning? Pinterest is here to help you find the cheeriest breakfast your kids (and you) will love. It's a simple Bisquick pancake recipe with an extra addition of green food coloring. Turn your plain pancakes green and stack to make a beautif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Breakfast on Christmas Morning: Monkey Bread Muffins

    My mom has made monkey bread for breakfast on a few Christmas mornings. There is nothing better than waking up to the sweet sugary smell of monkey bread baking in the oven. It's sticky, sweet and each little bite melts in your mouth. Making monkey bread from scratch can be a bit challenging if you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    A Very Knitted Christmas: 15 Bizarre Handmade Christmas Ornaments on Etsy

    If you are looking for some new and interesting ornaments to decorate your tree this year, Etsy can be a good place to look. The home of all things crafty on the Internet, there are thousands of options for funky, arty, quirky and even traditional adornments for your tree. But, Etsy also has an abun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Mugshot Etiquette 101: Don't Smile Unless You Did Something Cool

    Every day here at Hair Balls we get to see great, sad, and dumbfounding mugshots from around the state of Texas. We sure do have a lot of criminals in the Lone Star State. Makes me fearful of seceding in 2025. REWIND: Sean Payne: Humble Man Too Drunk To Pose for His Mugshot REWIND: Michael Jordan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Sweet Potato Casserole Biscuits

    With the holiday season in full swing, Pinterest has been filled with Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes ranging from stuffing and pies to brunch and breakfast treats. I decided to make these sweet potato casserole biscuits this week to give some ideas to those of us who plan our holiday meals well i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Donut Pancakes for National Donut Day

    To celebrate National Donut Day, I decided to find a donut recipe on Pinterest. Instead of making ordinary fried donuts or baked cake donuts, I stumbled upon this blogger's interesting rendition of donuts for breakfast: donut pancakes. Here's how to whip up a batch.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012 A Pinning Site for Guys

    Recently, I received an email about a new Pinterest-style website for men. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Mexican Dorito Casserole

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Mini Sweet Potato Donut Holes

    You definitely don't need a donut maker or donut pan to make these wonderfully sweet breakfast treats. The original recipe I found on Pinterest uses a donut maker. The blogger tells you how to make these treats that way, but with a little more research, I discovered you can make the exact recipe in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Caramel Apple Popcorn

    The last 50 things I have pinned on Pinterest have been some sort of fall-themed dish. I can't resist pinning recipes with pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, spices, caramel or any other fall ingredient. This week, I came across a caramel apple popcorn recipe that reminded me of my mom's candied popcorn sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Pumpkin Granola Bars

    Because we can now purchase Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, it is now fall. Yes, I let Starbucks determine what season it is. No judging. In honor of the start of fall, this week, I looked for a pumpkin recipe on Pinterest. With options ranging from pumpkin fudge to pumpkin pie French Toast, I d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Blackberry Sticky Buns

    One of my new favorite talk shows is The Chew. It's a morning talk show with co-hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz. They talk about recipes, tips and tricks for hosting parties, how to dress, eat healthy and other lifestyle topics. Daphne Oz, author of The Dor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Twix Bars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip

    Avocado is a fruit that can find its way into any and every dish. In the past week, we've shown you how to make an avocado milkshake and we've told you about our number 40 favorite dish, a fried avocado taco. This week, I made a twist on guacamole, thanks to Pinterest. It's perfect for Olympic watc ... More >>

  • 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

    July 25, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Natural Skin Tanner Smoothie

    This week on Pinterest, I wanted to create a beverage instead of food. The Food & Drink section was filled with cocktails and alcoholic beverages, but all of them seemed ordinary and simple. I then started looking for a milkshake, but none of them struck me as exciting. Then I came across a vibrant, ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Tiramisu Bread

    After trying an array of espresso beverages recently, I've developed a craving for anything classically Italian. So, while scrolling through the never-ending pages of "Food and Drink" pins on Pinterest, I came across something to satisfy my Italian cravings and my sweet tooth: tiramisu bread. The f ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Make at Home: Panera Bread's Signature Macaroni & Cheese

    Macaroni and cheese will forever be one of the greatest comfort foods. It doesn't matter if you're five years old or 50 years old, you can always enjoy this creamy, cheesy and comforting dish. After browsing through Pinterest for a recipe to make for dinner, I continually came across the recipe for ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Lady Gaga's New Little Monsters Site Mashes Up Pinterest & Tumblr

    Fans of pop star Lady Gaga now have a social network to call their own with Little Monsters going live this week in beta. The site mashes up elements of Pinterest, Tumblr, and old-school chat room culture to create a place for Gaga's little monsters to hang out online, trade gossip, fan art, and pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Healthy "Egg McMuffin"

    Having the option to grab breakfast on-the-go makes our lives easier, but it doesn't necessarily benefit our health. This week on Pinterest, I found a healthy version of McDonald's Egg McMuffin that you can make ahead of time. I'll admit that I was skeptical. But these simple substitutions tasted g ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Nutella Mug Cake

    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 >>

  • News

    June 28, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Web Awards

    The Houston Press rides the wave to the next group of winners.

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    June 26, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Frozen Greek Yogurt Bananas

    My favorite ice cream treat at Disney World is the frozen chocolate banana. I've always loved the combination of chocolate and banana, and I love it even more when it's coated with crushed pecans, almonds, cashews...pretty much any kind of nut. This week on Pinterest I found a recipe for frozen ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest: Snow Cone Cupcakes

    The "Food & Drink" section of Pinterest always has recipes that make you think, "hmm, would this actually work? or actually taste good?" That's why I am here -- to answer these questions for you and bring you weird, wacky and fun recipes from Pinterest. This week, looking through the Pinterest feed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Nominate Your Favorites for the 2012 Houston Web Awards

    If you love food and you live in Houston, chances are you follow at least one food truck on Twitter, one restaurant on Facebook or one beer blog (remember blogging? People still do it, and in more than 140-character bursts). The 2012 Houston Web Awards are fast approaching, which means now is the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Fat City Tackles Every Entry on Our 100 Favorite Dishes List

    Because I'm getting to be an oldster, I'm still not as hip to newer sites like Pinterest and Tumblr as I once would have been to, say, Blogger or Wordpress. Tumblr sites in particular sort of confuse me -- aren't they just blogs? With more pictures and less writing? And no vicious comment sections? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Pinterest Taking Sharing Online to a Whole New Level

    Somewhere near the crossroads of Facebook, Tumbler, Digg and an Amazon Wish List, there is a rapidly growing social network known as Pinterest. Developed only a couple years ago, this "virtual pin board" has been rapidly growing in numbers and clout since its beta launch in the spring of 2010. To u ... More >>

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