What a start to the new year! Actually, in moderation, these ‘luxuries’ can be good for you. Let’s start with red meat—a particular kind of red meat. Next, chocolate – dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidant properties. Last but not least – red wine.
Comfort food is so the latest buzz again, and deviled eggs have reemerged as a classic family recipe you’ll find on many fine dining menus as of late! Perfect for your next big bash, or just to snack on at home – I can’t get enough of them. Cooking Connections brings things together nicely with their southern smoked salmon rendition.
Most mothers I know deserve more than just one day per year for some extra love and attention. Red or white, H-E-B has you covered in the vino department. The Pinot Grigio by Riondo is a lovely Italian white — light and crisp with hints of honey and lemon — at just as lovely of a price point: $10! I hear it’s a real charm with snapper…
Welcome to the most spectacular patio in the city…Paesanos 1604. Come for the incredible food and stay for the unbeatable ambiance (live music every Friday night, for example). Chef Clark McDaniel and his culinary crew have recently revealed a new Spring menu packed with temperate eats like their luscious oak-grilled salmon with leek mashed potatoes, drizzled in a refreshing raspberry vinaigrette. Simply marvelous.
It’s my duty to spread the good news about one of my all-time favorite seafood joints…that’s Gaido’s in Galveston; a restaurant that recently celebrated it’s 100th year anniversary! I caught up with Nicolas Gaido for a crash course in their New Orleans-style Barbeque Shrimp.
The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort’s premiere restaurant Francesca’s at Sunset has just announced a new expansion to its dining menu- a Looney Tunes™ character breakfast!
One of the most elegant stores for your home decor is located just off Main Street in Boerne. Las Finezas has a superb selection of both functional and decorative items you’re not going to find just anywhere. Great for gifts as well, they carry one of my favorite lines, the Intrada, imported from Italy.
The experts know best – plain and simple! I enlisted the good advice from the folks of Ben E. Keith Co. (providers of quality food products to many of Texas’ top restaurants) on how to properly prep your grill – and belly! – for Memorial Day this weekend. You can look no further…
Chef Michael Pearce joined me recently at the beautiful Culinary Institute in San Antonio to share his secrets to grilling the perfect, sizzling batch of fajitas…fans of tailgate fans listen up! We used a premium, Black Angus skirt steak for the meat – a long, flat cut that is prized for its emphasis on flavor rather than tenderness.
Spend a weekend, a week…heck any amount of time is time well spent at the luxurious Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. It boasts a resort-style atmosphere with the amenities to back it up! Enjoy fun in the sun with your family at one of three picturesque pools on this gorgeous stretch of property near Uptown.