Up and At ‘Em with Apple Inspired Recipes!


Autumn is a ripe time for apples. After all, Iit’s when these juicy, crisp offerings really come into their own! Here this most agreeable fruit finds itself at the center of an amazing Apple & Ham Breakfast Bread Pudding [above] from a quaint B&B I treasure in Sonoma called Camellia Inn.



All Aboard the Bourbon Heritage Month Bandwagon!

A handful of the trendiest drinkeries around South Texas are getting in on Bourbon Heritage Month. Wet your whistle at any one of these watering holes, or take two minutes to create your own concoction, in honor of our country’s Native Spirit…



It’s the Star Chef from Brennan’s for SARA’s Showcase Dinner!

Brennan’s of Houston is an institution, and the guy who’s responsible for many of the beautiful memories you’ll make here is the Executive Chef, Danny Trace. You can catch him putting on a SHOW at the San Antonio Restaurant Association’s (SARA) annual Showcase Dinner on Thursday, October 2 at Pearl Stable…



Cheers to the Best Little Bed & Brew in Fredericksburg

ANY excuse to visit the beautiful Texas Hill Country, as well as the charming town of Fredericksburg is good enough for me. There’s some great beer being made along Main Street from the friendly folks at Fredericksburg Brewing Company. In fact, we caught them on the date of their 20th anniversary!


One Heavenly Herb Garden in Fredericksburg, TX!

Who doesn’t love a vacation in their own backyard! This hidden gem is just a day trip away by car; a beautiful setting to totally decompress, because this place has it all. The Fredericksburg Herb Farm sits on 3.5 acres and has recently undergone a revitalization, featuring…


Catch One of the Top Chicken Fried Steaks in Texas at Republic Grille!

You’ll feel right at home at The Republic Grille — even if you’re just passing through The Woodlands. This moderately priced, upscale eatery has quite a collection of local memorabilia adorning its dining room walls…and some of the best chicken fried steak you’ll find anywhere in Houston!


Taste Elevated Poached Salmon with Candied Oranges

Here are a few reasons to love this fruity fish: it’s fun and innovative, extremely simple, healthy and delicious! This recipe comes from my friend Lori Krueger of Taste Elevated. Thanks Lori! It’s the same recipe I just featured on Austin’s KEYE-TV…


Meet the Master Class of Kolaches from Little Gretel

Some are calling it the “next generation donut” or “the new bagel.” Forget everything you think you know about kolaches…THESE are the real deal. Open wide for authentic Czech kolaches from Chef Denise Mazal of the spectacular Little Gretel Restaurant in beautiful Boerne.

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