• Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Recipe: Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I am not of the camp that believes bacon makes everything better. A fried egg, maybe. Avocado, usually. Cheese, most definitely. But bacon? I find its addition usually unpleasantly doubles a food's salt factor. When the food in question, however, is predominantly sugary, then some contrasting flav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Kool-Aid as Lipstick and Other Alternative Uses for Food

    "Life hacks" is the term most often used by websites like Buzzfeed and Pinterest to refer to something that makes life easier. Use a soda tab to hang paintings! Separate egg yolks with a plastic bottle! Store cleaning supplies in a hanging shoe rack! While these are all perfectly fine ideas, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    How to (Almost) Make a Gingerbread House from Scratch, Or, My Epic Holiday Failure

    I love food, but there's a reason I'm a writer and not a chef. I cook a few things very well. I can follow a recipe. I have a good sense of how flavors should go together. I'm actually a wonderful baker. But events like those that took place last week remind me that I do better work in the dining ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Doritos Rice Krispie Treats, Plus Additional Proof the Internet Has Gone Loco for Doritos

    Even our goats are going crazy. Ever since Taco Bell introduced the Doritos Locos Tacos in 2012 (Nacho Cheese) and again in 2013 (Cool Ranch), the Internet has lost its collective shit for Doritos. Our own Christina Uiticone got the chip-induced fever and reviewed both flavors herself and rumor has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Tasting Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve 13, a Belgian Quad, on Release Day

    It's Divine Reserve release day once again and from the looks of traffic on Twitter, the madness is only growing. Lines were forming early at H-E-B locations as trucks began arriving around 8 a.m. New to Saint Arnold's Divine Reserve bottling this year are large-format bombers -- which will arrive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Homemade Pop-Tarts

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    60 Second Crumb Coffee Cake...In A Mug

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Pumpkin Christmas Cookies for Your Dog

    I am officially home for the holidays, so Christmas cookie baking has begun. But who says your dog can't enjoy Christmas cookies this year? I always make sure to buy my dog a couple of holiday treats to enjoy on Christmas morning, but when I came across a few Christmas cookies for the dog on Pintere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Fry What You Like: Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon-Wrapped Avocado

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    10-Plus Vinyl Albums You'll Always See at Thrift Stores

    I have been cursed with an affliction to mindlessly buy vinyl at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales, without regard for how much room I have at home. The problem now encompasses compact discs too. It's a genetic trait. My father collects containers. His garage looks like the ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: The Suffers

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012

    When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

    Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Calli Dretke: Cops Say Drunk Driver Slams Into Blood-Alcohol Testing Van, Bringing Serious Charges for Area Hospital Spokesperson

    In a DWI incident that recalled last year's "Why was the helicopter flying so low?" debacle, a 25-year-old Montgomery woman has been jailed after police said she drunkenly rear-ended a police Blood Alcohol Testing Van. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, a county sheriff's deputy wa ... More >>