Wine accessories to make your life easier

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s already the end of October?! I feel like it was just September and it’s almost time to start planning Thanksgiving! Since we’re quickly approaching the time of year when we’re all pulled in a million directions, I’d like to share a...

An Extravaganza of Food- The Houston Press Menu of Menus

If you didn’t attend the Houston Press’s Menu of Menus Extravaganza Tuesday night, you missed out on a feast! The event was held at Silver Street Studios, which is a really cool industrial space near Washington. The building is very open with plenty of room for guests to stand and eat their samples and take pictures. It created a fun, laid back vibe perfect for wandering, sampling, and spending time with friends.

Vanilla Cake Mix Competition

There are a lot of vanilla cake mixes on the shelves of your local grocery store. You probably see them every time you go to the store and walk past them or grab a box without thinking too much of it. But if you’re looking for the best vanilla cake mix and frosting for guaranteed delicious cakes and cupcakes every time, you should definitely consider which mix you get.

Cookie Dough Wars

I have a very special relationship with refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough and I am not ashamed to admit it. As some of you know, refrigerated cookie dough got me started on this path to sharing my love of baking and sweets with the world. It was junior year of college, my friend and I had a package of cookie dough and decided not to eat ALL of it raw, so we made cookies in the college dorm kitchen. It sparked an impromptu gathering that really struck me. I was amazed by how the smell of cookies brought people who normally didn’t hang out together into one room, sharing their lives.

Wine Insiders- Great Wines, Awesome Value

I am a total sucker for good wine at a great price. I mean, what’s better? High quality wine that doesn’t break the bank? Sign me up! Unfortunately, this means that I totally fall for any advertising that promises me that. Which means I sign up for wine clubs. Lots of...

Crazy for Cupcakes

Cupcakes. They have been the trendy dessert for years, despite annual predictions that something, anything is going will displace them. There are entire bakeries devoted to them, you can get them from vending machines, watch competitions devoted to them, and buy...