Houston’s Secret Garden Nights Deliver Springtime in February

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BY SHELBY HODGE // 02.13.20 PHOTOGRAPHY EMILE C. BROWNE With Houston azaleas blooming well in advance of the season, the flower-infused “Secret Garden” theme of the Junior League of Houston’s annual Charity Ball(s) beautifully echoed the colorful tableau taking place on the building grounds. It was a fertile endeavor with the back-to-back gala evenings bringing…

‘Definition of serendipity’: The story behind Brennan’s of Houston

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Brennan’s of Houston is still located on Stuart Street in Midtown in a building originally designed by the late John F. Staub for The Junior League of Houston. Its architecture is similar to that of the 1795 Rillieux House in New Orleans, which is home to Brennan’s of New Orleans.  Photo: Courtesy of Brennan’s of…

The holidays’ final course

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CHOCO MINT, YES Consider the Mint Chocolate Cupcakes from Stop and Smell the Rosemary for Valentine’s Day, or any day. (Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Houston)   Cooking Buzz is produced in partnership with the Junior League of Houston, a women’s charitable and education organization founded in 1925.   I think of the holiday…

Fresh flavors for 2020

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NEW YEAR, NEW RECIPES Try the Vietnamese Pork Tenderloin and Rice Noodle Salad this year. (Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Houston)   If you’re like me, a fresh start is in order after the holiday season, with its hams and turkeys, gravies and jellies, potatoes, stuffings and casseroles. To fight back against that food…

Garden Party Friends and Family Preview Night

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Enjoy Charity Ball fun with family and friends at Garden Party on Thursday, February 6, 2020! Preview night guests will be treated to a dinner buffet, DJ dancing, family-friendly activities, a dress rehearsal of the all-volunteer cast Charity Ball show, and a cast meet-and-greet. Ballroom doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults,…

Festive and bold

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BY BLAIRE BURDINE, CONTRIBUTING WRITER | DECEMBER 1, 2019     As a mom to almost-3-year-old twins, convenience is key. If it can’t be made in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, I don’t even consider the recipe as something I could realistically pull off. With that being said, I’ve always felt that the holidays…

Take the Hassle Out of Turkey Day

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Whether you want to eat out or want to get Thanksgiving to go, here is a round up of the best Thanksgiving deals in Houston so you can take the prep off your plate. Junior League of Houston – The Pantry Spend Thanksgiving celebrating with friends and family and let The Junior League of Houston…

Not In a Turkey-Cooking Kind of Mood This Thanksgiving…

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Relax and have a guilt-free holiday by visiting or ordering from some of Houston’s finest Who can believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? We certainly can’t! If you’re not planning on cooking or going to someone’s house, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants to go to for your Thanksgiving meal as well as specials…

Where to get Thanksgiving to go in Houston

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Not all Thanksgiving dinners can be made at home from scratch. Sometimes we need a little help. Or a whole lot. If you prefer ordering some or all of your turkey day meal, below are a few places that can help. And what if you want to make it yourself? Check out these amazing Houston…