recipes

 

 

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Beverages

Lavender Mint Latte

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

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Cocktail

Arbor Grill's Pink Grapefruit Mojito

We're saying bon voyage to the finale of Mad Men with this classy cocktail creation, compliments of the all-new Arbor Grill at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. It is soooo refreshing!

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Entree

Kennebunk Inn's Lobster Lo'Maine

Luscious lobster Lo Mein from Chefs Shanna and Brian O'Hea from The Kennebunk Inn in Kennebunk, ME. Catch this culinary couple at the annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair, beginning April 23!

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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

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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Dessert

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Creamy, spiced pumpkin with a crisp sugar crust is as elegant as it is comforting. This recipe comes from the book Vegan Desserts in Jars by Kris Holechek Peters.

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Dessert

S'mores in a Jar

These s’mores are a riff on the classic: graham cracker–flavored cake covered in a layer of creamy chocolate ganache and then topped with vegan marshmallows, lightly broiled to brown them. There are several companies that make vegan marshmallows, and you should be able to find them at your local health food store or online. This recipe comes from the book Vegan Desserts in Jars by Kris Holechek Peters.

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Dessert

Lemon Pudding Cakes

This is a recipe that can cause you to think, “Uh, oh.” Before it goes into the oven, its fate appears dubious, but the oven gods work their magic. The moist cake floats to the top while the tangy pudding sinks to the bottom—kitchen chemistry at its finest. For saucier cakes, reduce the cooking time by 2 minutes. This recipe comes from the book Vegan Desserts in Jars by Kris Holechek Peters.

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Dessert

Grasshopper Pies

Chocolate and mint are such a lovely pairing, and this no-bake treat is a perfect way to indulge. Never miss an opportunity to beat on something with your rolling pin. This recipe comes from the book Vegan Desserts in Jars by Kris Holechek Peters.

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Dessert

Salty Crunchy Almond Cheesecake

Salty/sweet is a popular flavor combination these days, and who can blame anyone for seeking it out? This no-bake treat is the perfect combination of crunchy, salty pretzels, a thin layer of chocolate, and creamy, almond-scented cheesecake. This recipe comes from the book Vegan Desserts in Jars by Kris Holechek Peters.

Makes 6 cheesecakes

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Dessert

Don Strange Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Bars

Leave it to Don Strange of Texas to find a way to make pie even better....pie bars! Try this Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Bar with plenty of whipped cream, served on a shortbread cookie crust. A fun way to serve dessert at any event! Cut like a brownie, the pie bars are portable, tasty slices of flavor, requiring no silverware to dive in and enjoy them.

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