50 Years of Junior League Cookbooks

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Since 1968, Junior League of Houston cookbooks have inspired countless home cooks. Often handed down generationally, from mother to son or daughter, with notes scribbled in margins and spills on time-worn pages, the books are much more than mere mélanges of recipes. They’re the products of hundreds of hours of work – all volunteer –…

More holidays, more fun

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I’m just going to say it – day-to-day cooking is not my favorite. Planning meals, finding time to grocery shop, and cooking after a long day at the office or meal prepping on Sundays while my 3-year-old and 6-month-old daughters are playing nearby is not high on my to-do list. We eat out and pick…

Culinary kickoff

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October is the perfect time to reunite with friends for a “homecoming” party, and what better backdrop than college football. Living near Rice Stadium, we mark each of the Owls’ home games on our calendar with red ink. At times, it seems the Owls’ glory days (1954 Cotton Bowl champs!) are in the past; therefore,…

Soirees and ball gowns; see photos of the dazzling start to Houston society season

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The weather is starting to cooperate and it’s not horrifically hot outside, which can only mean one thing, Houston society season is back in action. Though the 2018 parties kicked off back in April, things really kicked into full gear in September with everything from a Texans party at Steak48 to the Houston Symphony’s grand return to…

Elizabeth Anthony returns to the Junior League of Houston’s Opening Style Show runway

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Junior League’s annual Opening Style Show and Uptown Park mainstay Elizabeth Anthony is back in. With the catwalk change-up comes a clientele shift, too. Elizabeth Anthony’s sophisticated and conservative crowd filled seats inside of the Junior League’s classic ballroom. Under sparkling chandeliers, the specialty boutique, which last participated in the Opening Style Show in 2013,…

Grand Fashion Show Kicks Off Junior League’s Season of Giving

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What: The Junior League of Houston opening fashion show luncheon Where: The Junior League of Houston headquarters on Briar Oaks Lane PC Moment: What could put the ladies in more of a fall mood than the grand array of seasonal fashions from Elizabeth Anthony that hit the catwalk in a tempting reminder that the big parties and luncheons are just around the…

Preschool sous chefs

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Cooking Buzz is produced in partnership with the Junior League of Houston, a women’s charitable and education organization founded in 1925. As a mother of two young children, ages 6 and 3, a lot of my day revolves around food – preschoolers and kindergartners are obsessed with eating (or asking for food and then not…

Connecting through food

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Ten years ago, the Junior League of Houston published Peace Meals: A Book of Recipes for Cooking and Connecting. As members prepared to distribute the new cookbook celebrating a “nourishing connection,” Hurricane Ike struck Houston, wreaking havoc and prompting residents to reach out and help each other. That connection was on display again a year…

That’s a Junior League wrap

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The gavel was passed at the last meeting of the year to the new 2018-19 Junior League of Houston executive committee. Last year’s executive committee included (pictured, from left) Steph Magers, Mary Lee Wilkens, Catherine Smith, Sarah Snyder, Mitra Woody, Courtney Hoyt and Melisse Reynolds. Incoming executive committee members are Magers, president; Jayne Sheehy Johnston,…