Chow Down during H-E-B’s Annual Ciao Italia Event!


Pack on the pasta this fall, only without the added calories! While there are more kinds of tomato sauce to choose from than ever before on H-E-B shelves, H-E-B’s Cooking Connection recommends is sourced directly from Italy, with fabulous flavors and no added sugar…



A ‘Little Italy’ This Week on Goodtaste.tv!

Rockin’ risotto and other Italian specialties that sing this season! The lovely ladies of Les Dames d’Escoffier have provided three fab recipes for Goodtaste viewers, including an exquisite pumpkin risotto and my favorite osso buco to date…



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!



KEYE-TV: Autumn Brunch in Austin!

Happy Monday! This week we’re talking killer brunch items from Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden. Oktoberfest is in fully swing at this causal, family-friendly spot in ATX. As a matter of fact, Banger’s hosts one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations in Austin every year!



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…


H-E-B’s Palate-Pleasing Pumpkin Beers!

Now that fall has all but arrived, one of the most popular seasonal beers of…well, EVER has hit the shelves. It’s pumpkin beer time! Each varietal is a little bit different from the next, and come from all over the US, brewed with the kind of aromatic ingredients you’d expect when thinking of Mom’s pumpkin pie.


One Last Lick of Summer with Lick’s Cilantro Lime Ice Cream!

Lick’s homemade delights have expanded from its original location off S. Lamar in Austin to the Pearl in San Antonio! They’re housed in the old CIA cafe location. ‘Honest’ ice creams the source from local dairy, and NEVER use artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives! Try this seasonal Cilantro Lime flavor…it’s gluten-free!


Houston’s ‘Best New Restaurant’ Nominee Shines at Brunch

Now that summer is all but over, make Sundays at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted your must-do activity for weekends this fall. Sunday brunch is back in a big way at this exceptional restaurant in River Oaks…guided by the ONLY Master Chef in all of Houston, Fritz Gitschner!

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