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Tanji’s H-E-B Wine Picks: Wines for Anytime

We’re getting you holiday ready here on Goodtaste! On last weekend’s NEW episode, we shared 3 bottles for any occasion. Whether you’re staying in with a take-out pizza or going […]

Our 12 Essential Fall Spices

When fall comes around, my spice drawer is still in utter disarray from the previous year’s frenzied holiday cooking. Before we dive into another busy season, I like to give my drawer a refresh. We all have those dusty jars that we’ve been using for years, but ground spices only have a shelf life of […]

5 One Pot Dinners to Make NOW

One-pot cooking is my favorite way to feed my family when the weather starts to crisp up. Not only does it cut down on the dishes (which is always a win in my book), but your dinner cooks without you, simmering quietly on the stove and filling your house with wonderful smells […]

My 6 Travel Essentials

While filming a new season of Goodtaste, I sure do a lot of travel. From the coast to New Orleans and everywhere in between, our team is always on the go. To make sure that I stay fresh, rested, energized and organized, I rely on a few essentials to keep me going. Here, my 6 […]

Tanji Talks: Houston Restaurant Picks & H-E-B Wine

Houston is known for being a culinary hotspot when it comes to dining – it’s a challenge to keep up with all of the new restaurants opening! Today I share some of my favorite, yet affordable, restaurant picks, plus great wine finds from H-E-B. Watch the segment here for a peek at the South African-inspired […]

8 Must-Have Beach Accessories

Enjoy the last-hoorah of summer in style! From my go-to beach tote to the Swiss Army knife of beach chairs, these are the items that I always pack with me when I’m going to relax by the water.

My Travel Picks

Many of my days are spent on the road — traveling and visiting the wonderful folks behind so many fantastic restaurants in Texas and beyond. When we’re shooting on the road, the very long days and airport delays can really take a toll.

Louie Mueller BBQ

Texas Monthly’s 50 Best BBQ Joints!

The wait is over BBQ fans…the 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas according to Texas Monthly have been unveiled! The list, which releases every 4 years, is always highly-anticipated and perhaps a little controversial at times…

­¡Ven a Comer! A Culinary Cookbook Celebration

It’s going to be un buen día as San Antonio chefs celebrate the rich heritage of Mexican cooking at Ven a Comer this Cinco de Mayo weekend! The three day festival will culminate in a delicioso multi-course dinner featuring…

Classy Kentucky Derby Cocktails

Pull out all the stops when planning any Kentucky Derby viewing parties! We have several chic drink selections for you to try at home in honor of the 144th anniversary.

TONS 2017

Exclusive VIP Tic’s to TASTE of the Northside!

Party with a purpose with me at this year’s Taste of the Northside benefitting Brighton Center! As host of the TASTE VIP Room, I am able to offer the ONLY VIP Tickets on sale to the public! There are a limited amount…

Bistro Menil Pizza

Pick Your Pie for National Pizza Day!

The “hot-n-ready” holiday happens this Thursday, February 9th! Snag a slice on National Pizza Pie Day from one of these top locations in San Antonio, Austin and Houston. Who needs an excuse to eat some really great pizza? Now you’ve got one!

Taste of the NFL

Kick Hunger Wine Dinner – 1/24!

You can help support hunger relief in Houston by attending the Kick Hunger Wine Dinner at Masraff’s. This special dinner features Pro Football Hall of Fame players, Elvin Bethea and Ken Houston.

black truffles

The Truffle Masters 2017 – Win Tics!

Who will become the 2017 Truffle Master? Join me to find out–and enjoy some delicious and rare truffles! The 3rd annual culinary extravaganza is happening Monday, January 16, 2017…

Michael's Cookie Jar Classic Shortbread

Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Start the holidays off with a cheerful swap! Find a festive cookie that begs to be shared and make an afternoon of it. Invite friends to bring over their own seasonal recipes and sample away! That’s the best part…

Picture Perfect Holiday Pies!

When it comes to holiday dessert, there’s nothing quite like that perfect piece of pie – no matter how you slice it! Plain and simple, our savory picks for Thanksgiving won’t disappoint. There’s something for everyone…the hard part is sharing!

Slow Cooker Low Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake

Downright Devilish Pumpkin Desserts

Consider this our sinfully sweet homage to pumpkin for the week leading up to Halloween. Sink your ‘fangs’ into a number of pumpkiny refreshments–all in one place!

Karbach Brewing Co. Pork Chops

Seasonal Grub from Breweries We Love!

Grab your buds and make a day of it at one or more of our local Texas breweries. In addition to delicious craft beers straight from the source, more often than not you’ll find some darn good cookin’ as well!

Cantwell Mattress Co.

Sleep Well Every Night on This!

A good night’s sleep makes all the difference–it’s as simple as that. And I’ll admit, the older I get, the more important it is. For the past year, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect mattress…

Kosta Browne Wine Dinner

Kosta Browne Wine Dinner – 10/25!

Here’s a great opportunity to enjoy the highly acclaimed wines (including an award-winning pinot) from Kosta Browne Winery paired with world class cuisine from my friends at Masraff’s. Reservations required!

The Guenther House Chicken Pot Pie

Awesome Autumn Comfort Food!

Craft casseroles and other fall comfort foods for your dining pleasure are on Goodtaste! We’ve put together a handful of heartwarming recipes that really ‘hit the spot’ this season.

2016 A Taste of Success Casino Night

2016 A Taste of Success Casino Night

Hey gang! Join me as your MC for A Taste of Success Casino Night on October 28 and let the chips fall where they may! 😉 The theme for 2016 is Denim & Diamonds, so come ready to taste, play, bid, dance and support!

Save Room for Sorrento!

When you visit Montalcino, you’ll quickly learn that Brunello is king. And, all that fantastic Brunello pairs perfectly with the Tuscan cuisine—roasted meats, whole fish and those delectable pastas.

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