There’s no quicker way to bring us back to our childhood than catching a whiff of homemade mac-and-cheese or building your own hulking ice cream sundae with all the fixin’s. While the child in you remembers the comfort and the yumminess, your adult self thinks your palate could do better, right? Now you can have […]
You scream, we all scream .. wait a second — let’s give Dad a little peace this Father’s Day weekend! To all the fathers out there, our ultimate treat to you comes in the form of an Ice Cream Sundae on Sunday!
Sunshine and juicy strawberries go hand-in-hand! These ruby red beauties are a perennial favorite of ours, over and above a sure bet for spring cuisine down south. Lighten up the last part of your meal with some ‘berry’ good desserts…
Microwave ice cream and end up with cake, huh?! The tease from Food and Wine caught my eye, so I decided to investigate. I created three different ‘cakes’ and used H-E-B’s Creamy Creations ice creams. The process is simple and turns run-of-the-mill ice cream on its head!
Anytime I have a nutrition question or want something magnificent created, I call on my go-to dietitian Rosie Benner. Here we’ve upped the ante on these are rich, homestyle treats…
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!
Allow us to state the obvious…it’s hot! And the temperatures aren’t cooling down any time soon. We’re on the move across the Lone Star State to find the most irresistible spots to cool down with something sweet this summer. Whether you like crunchy, creamy or chocolatey, these treats will have you HOOKED!
Looking for a sweet, non-dairy treat for your tummy? We have a few in mind for you. Sweet Ritual in Austin serves up vegan treats at their shop. If you’ve never tried a scoop of their “ice creams,” then you need to stop in.
In the Houston area, you need to stop in at Cloud 10 Creamery. Calories don’t count here! They take their ice cream to the next level with these custom treats that are large enough to share.
If you’re spending the afternoon in Fredericksburg, be sure to stop into Clear River. Their country store vibe takes you back to childhood. You’ll find sandwiches and other lunch favorites, but the real star is their ice cream. Here are a few of the creations they’re serving up, one giant scoop at a time…
Ruben Ortega is known for his churros, which have been featured in Saveur magazine and in Hugo’s cookbook, Hugo Ortega’s Street Food of Mexico. It’s not only a favorite at the restaurant, but at home, too. Ruben sometimes does a twist on the traditional Mexican pastry for his son, by turning it into an ice cream sandwich…
This unassuming farm-to-table chow spot is modeled after its namesake, Contigo Ranch in South Texas, and a definite must for reasonably priced ‘bar food’ (their words, not mine!) utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients, often unique to the Lone Star State.
Here in the charming town of Boerne you’ll find one of my very favorite places in all of Texas…Epicure Gourmet Market off Main. This place truly is gourmet at its best. Often times I find products here you simply can’t get anywhere else. Stephanie, the store manager, shared one of the latest edible additions to the store…home-shipped ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream!
A weekend exploring the city helps with a Monday pinned to your desk — but don’t take it from me! Make Monday better with a Westin weekend. Multiple pools, fabulous resort cuisine from some top chefs, and plenty of places for the kiddos to play.
Weekends are oh so worth it this summer at The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Enjoy extended breakfast hours, late check out on Sundays (3 PM), recipe cards, weekend music and more when you book a Westin Weekend. Rejuvenate for the week ahead with a relaxed atmosphere on your off time!