recipes

 

 

  • Chocolate-Covered BACON!

  • Drew's Pastry Place Tiramisu

  • This Hotdog is a Real Devil...

  • Kris Bistro's Salmon Spring Provencal

  • Ruben Ortega's Ice Cream Churros

  • One Lucky Duck's Zucchini & Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne

  • Tuk Tuk Taproom's Myanmar (Shan State) Tomato Salad

 

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By Course   :   By Meal   :   By Occasion

 

Appetizer

Dolce Vita Meatballs

Signature meatballs (minus the marinara) from Dolce Vita off Westheimer, in the heart of Montrose. Large and in charge!

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Beverages

Food & Wine's Cucumber-Lemonade Mocktail

What pretty presentation! This virgin drink comes equipt with a super-thin slice of cucumber pressed against the glass, which adds an artistic twist to this refreshing cocktail.

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Cocktail

Ole Smoky Pineapple Mojito

National Mojito Day is July 11th. What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing mojito? We found a great recipe that captures all the flavors of summer.

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Dessert

Drew's Pastry Place Tiramisu

Find this it for a mere $5 on his menu, or try your hand at this popular tiramisu from Drew's Pastry Place. Watch Drew demonstrate this recipe for Goodtaste here...

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Entree

Rico's Hot Dog from Hell

If you're wanting to add a little spice to your everyday hot dog, this is the recipe for you! Layers of heat can be found inside this dog. Jalapeños, Serrano peppers and a Habanero aioli are all main ingredients. Enjoy!

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Sides

One Lucky Duck's Zucchini & Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne

We like the vibrant color and tart flavor of green zebra tomatoes, an heirloom variety, for this dish. Of course you can use any tomatoes, preferably heirloom. Use the best quality sun dried tomatoes you can find (but not the kind packed in olive oil as this is most often not cold pressed). The brighter ones make for a redder sauce, which will add good, Italian-flag contrast to the dish. With basil pistachio pesto, tomato sauce and lemon-pignoli ricotta.

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Soup

Table on Post Oak Ponzu Crab

This recipe from the all-new TABLE on Post Oak Executive Chef Manuel Pucha includes colossal lump crab, avocado, shishitō pepper, and ponzu vinaigrette. Dig in!

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Entree

The Nephew's Italian Meatballs & Spaghetti

This recipe for D'Amico's award-winning meatballs makes 40 meatballs about 3 oz each, and allows 2 per serving. It is recommend you make the Nephew’s Suga Sauce on the same day, with the quantities balancing out almost perfect for freezing part of it. See NOTES at bottom of this recipe.

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Entree

Central Market's Simple Roast Chicken

One of the most common -- and most delicious -- ways to prepare a whole chicken! Thanks to the team at Central Market for putting their BEST 'wing' forward for this crispy, tender entrée. 

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Entree

Katz's Deli Reuben

A regal reuben recipe from the world famous Katz's Deli and Bar -- originally established 1888 in Lower Manhattan! The sandwich comes from their location off of Westheimer in Houston. Grilled to sizzling perfection...

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Entree

Chef John Moeller's Grilled Lamb Chops

I was thrilled to receive this lamb chop recipe from Chef John Moeller -- former chef to THREE White House presidents (Clinton and both Bush's). This was the precise meal served at Television Correspondents Luncheon, January 20, 2004 with President George W. Bush! Grilled Lamb Chops, Jalapeno Mint Sauce, Artichokes, Braised Endive, Baby Carrots, and Potato-Chive Puree. It's best to marinate the lamb the day before to enhance the flavor of the meat. Bon Appétit!

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Entree

The Breakfast Klub's Wings & Waffle

Some of the best breakfast you'll find in Houston is at The Breakfast Klub in Midtown. Now you can savor the flavor of their signature Wings & Waffles at home! Wake up to happiness on your plate...

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Beverages

Lavender Mint Latte

A tame, truly stupendous concoction from Master Barista Giorgio Milos. 

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Entree

Chicken with Herbes de Provence

Herbes de Provence is an assortment of dried herbs said to reflect those most commonly used in southern France (basil, fennel seed, lavender, marjoram, rosemary, sage, summer savory, and thyme). Enjoy this straightforward recipe, courtesy of H-E-B Cooking Connection.

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Appetizer

Kiran's Naan

This recipe from Kiran Verma - the "godmother of Indian fine dining," and makes 24. You can also stuff the Naan with your favorite stuffing like onion, garlic, ground meat. Her favorite is Naan stuffed with Rosemary and Goat cheese. Yum! Enjoy :)

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Appetizer

Royal Sonesta Hotel Bacon Fat Popcorn

Curl up with a good flick or series and say hello to the downfall of your diet! BACON-FAT-Popcorn...oh my! This devilishly delicious snack comes from Chef Peter Läufer of the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston - thank you Peter!

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Cocktail

Boudro's Tangerine Dream

Also known as the Tanji-rine Dream ;). This drink pays homage to the ladies of the 70s and 80s penchant for sweet, fancy, crafted pink drinks. BTW, just for the record, I was still in high school in the '70s! :)

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Dessert

Fluff Bake Bar's Ginger Molasses Cookies

Soft, sugary spiced ginger molasses cookies you can bake at home. From Rebecca Masson, Owner and Pastry Chef of Fluff Bake Bar in Houston. Rebecca is affectionately known around town as 'The Sugar Fairy' and appeared as a contest on Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts! These are good for anytime of year...

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Soup

Cured's Oyster Turnip Bisque

I've been a longtime fan of Chef Steven McHugh. His new restaurant in the Pearl, Cured, is a culinary gem for charcuterie, salumi and other hand-made, farm-to-table dishes. This oyster turnip bisque is sensational! I tried it on a recent lunch date and fell in love. Enjoy!

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Cocktail

Anchorita

Made with Ancho Reyes - a spicy/sweet ancho chile liqueur you must try. It adds a unique touch to this classic Milagro margarita! The Anchorita was created by Licorera Ancho Reyes and the CIA in Mexico and inspired from a 1920's-era recipe.

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Sides

Cold Black Bean Salad

You take a can of corn, a can of black beans, mix with Robert's Reserve Roasted Red Pepper & Onion Dip, toss in feta cheese and cilantro and vualá! You're ready to chow down thanks to H-E-B Cooking Connections.

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Appetizer

Easy Bacon Jam Dip

Made with one of my favorite products...Bacon Jam. Good on anything! Chef Anna of H-E-B Cooking Connections shows us how to create this addictive Bacon Jam Dip with cream cheese...

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Appetizer

New Orleans BBQ Shrimp

This super starter is super easy from H-E-B Cooking Connections. The BBQ mix is already prepared - toss with the shrimp and you're done!

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Appetizer

Slighty Guilty Turkey Queso

One incredible, fat-free queso dip from H-E-B Cooking Connections. Would you believe the entire jar of Cookwell used is only 200 calories?! Neither could we...

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Dessert

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Port Milkshake

Wine milkshakes have become incredibly popular…the combinations are endless. The Tawny is typically sweet, and often served as a dessert wine. Paired with Reese’s, it finds a marvelous companion.

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Dessert

Nara Bacon Cookies

Bacon flavored sugar cookies served with a dark chocolate ganache! The yield for this scrumptious recipe is 18-20 cookies. 

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Salad

Skeeter's Asian Chicken Salad

From Skeeter's Mesquite Grill in Houston. Spring mix & romaine lettuce, green cabbage, cilantro, chives, almonds, mandarin oranges + chow min noodles. Tossed with grilled chicken in a sesame ginger vinaigrette.

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Salad

Skeeter's Lemon Kale Salad

From Skeeter's Mesquite Grill in Houston. Chopped curly leaf kale with avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, almond & feta. Tossed in olive oil & lemon juice.

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Salad

Skeeter's Farm Chicken Salad

From Skeeter's Mesquite Grill in Houston. Spring mix & romaine w/strawberries, walnuts, red onion + feta with sweet green dressing.

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Soup

La Hacienda de Los Barrios Menudo

This piping hot recipe comes from the Barrios Family of La Hacienda de Los Barrios. Try serving with finely chopped serrano chiles to garnish the menudo. Warm corn or flour tortillas are also a must! 

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Entree

Olivette Liberty Farms Duck

From Executive Chef Neal Cox of The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. Plated with quince, dried apricot, arugula, braised duck, red quinoa, date sauce.

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Entree

Monterey Stuffed Chicken

Cheesy Monterey Chicken STUFFED with shrimp, chorizo, two kinds of cheese. Served on a bed of Sysco Imperial Spanish Rice and garnished with roasted jalapeño and chopped parsley. Watch this short video and learn how to prepare this dish today!

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Entree

Boudro's Braised Lamb Shanks

Chef Manny shares this wonderful recipe for braised lamb shanks that you can find on Boudro's/Zinc's menu right now. Happy holidays everyone!

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Entree

Kenny & Ziggy's Chicken Pot Pie

It’s that time of year to start turning out those famed Kenny &  Ziggy’s chicken pot pies. Golden domed chicken pot pies made from scratch. They've long been one of the most popular dishes at the famed deli. Last spring, the pies disappeared from the menu as the weather warmed, but with autumn’s return, hungry Houstonians once again have their chicken in every pot!

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Sides

Savory Butternut Squash Hash

An aromatic dish in time for the holidays and our transition into winter. Try this butternut squash hash from Executive Chef Ojan Bagher of Sysco Houston. Watch the video of how it's made here.

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Dessert

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are traditionally flavored with vanilla and filled with fruit jam, but these are chocolate cookies stuffed with more chocolate! They will be a welcome treat on your holiday cookie platter, and they are a perfect hostess gift. From the cookbook, Baking For Friends, by Kathleen King.

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Dessert

Chocolate Raspberry Tart

This tart is a beautiful, almost black, sleek looking dessert. Serve as is, or top with fresh raspberries or whipped cream and raspberry sauce. The filling is smooth and not too sweet and is perfect for a more sophisticated occasion. From the cookbook, Baking For Friends, by Kathleen King.

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Entree

s.a.l.t. sisters Herb and Tomato Crusted Cod

A delightful twist on the traditional herb crusted fish, this one may be missing the bread crumbs but not the flavor. The potatoes create a crunchy crust with a cheesy herb topping.

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Soup

Texas Pecan & Bourbon Stuffing

Watch for this to be a household favorite -- and quick! Delicious pecan and bourbon stuffing for your holiday table.

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