Spoiler alert: Store-bought cookies suck. I wish I could be more positive about this, but I just can't. They are full of so many chemicals and preservatives and weird "softening" agents that they don't resemble a real, home-baked chocolate chip cookie any more than a clay pigeon does.
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Nature Fusion had points docked for being ridiculously, outlandishly difficult to open.General holiday stress, wildly schizophrenic weather and two weekends in a row of driving to Dallas-Fort Worth has taken its toll on me: I have a cold.
It happens once a year, despite my best efforts. And ... More >>
Hey Ruby Redbird, put that in your glass and drink it.I consider myself to be a man who keeps his word. I also consider myself a chronic procrastinator, prone to a relaxed pace. That's why I'm just getting (back) around to this one. I'd like to say I had it on my to-do list all along, but tha ... More >>
Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CAThis week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition!
Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>
naylandhouse.comFuture ordained minister MC Hammer wasn't kidding on his 1990 hit single "Pray."Let's face it. Not everyone is cut out for - or interested in - being a sixtysomething rock star. But what type of careers awaits a retired musician? Many rock stars stay in the music industry real ... More >>
This weekend I sat down with insightful veteran chef Mark Schmidt of the historic Rainbow Lodge. We talked about seasonal cooking, his childhood summers spent in England, and his experience as a guest chef at the James Beard House.
Eating Our Words: Can you start by telling us about your bac ... More >>
Wow, having a NCAA Tournament regional is almost like having a Super Bowl!! Hordes of fans come to town, pack the bars and strip joints, throw money around like drunken sailors and appall the locals while keeping bartenders and cheap hotels happy.Except in Houston. Which has somehow managed to ge ... More >>
Houston -- like most other cities -- was once home to a broad array of supermarkets and grocery stores like Weingarten's (whose last grocery store closed in 1984 -- the company is now exclusively in the real estate market), Continental Finer Foods, and Lewis & Coker before it gave way to bein ... More >>
Local groceries want your business this year, and they know you want their turkeys. Having just moved to Houston from the country's 10th-most populous county for turkeys (Dubois, in southern Indiana), I should point out that most of these are the same birds stuffed into different-colored wrap ... More >>