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,…

Seaside summer supper

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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. Galveston during my childhood. I can practically smell the salt in the air and feel the sand between my toes, remembering hours of shell-hunting, castle-building and card games with my grandmother. I also remember…

Oven off, grill on

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June is a great time to regain balance after the hectic weeks of May finals and ceremonies and before fun but exhausting summer vacations. Temperatures are rising, but the intense Texas heat is still at bay. As the days get hotter, I am less inclined to turn on my stove or exert any more energy…

The Junior League Of Houston Announces New Leadership

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Local, Women-Led Volunteer Organization Introduces Executive Committee for 2018 – 2019 HOUSTON (May 2018) – The Junior League of Houston, Inc., an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, recently announced its 2018 – 2019 Executive Committee. Incoming…

Kids in the kitchen

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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. Growing up, some of my fondest memories were spent in the kitchen with my mom and brother, baking up a storm. We loved to experiment with recipes and had family traditions around our birthday…