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Steak in the Clear Lake area

Killens is great! It is in Pearland though. My husband still says the best steak he ever had in our area was at Pappa's Steak House in Houston

Sep 03, 2009
jennisad in Houston

moist lemony cake recipe?!!?

I second Ina's lemon pound cake. I was also on a search a while back for a super moist, extra lemony cake, and i tried many. Though this has no curd, it is wonderful!

Oct 21, 2008
jennisad in Home Cooking

Pick 2 cupcakes, please. . .

WOW!! what a list! Where in the world did you snag all these recipes? Can you share/ give hints? :)

Sep 02, 2008
jennisad in Home Cooking

Clear Lake / Houston Dives

I second this one. Topwater is pretty darn good.

Feb 07, 2008
jennisad in Texas

Chocolate mousse question

I agree, please post your grandmothers recipe if you can! I was in Paris last summer and the mousse was so darn good...

Dec 20, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Stress Baking?

ohhh...those look so good. Yup, I will have to make those next. Chocolate on chocolate cannot be beat! Thank you!

Your new job sounds fun!! I hope both of our new ventures are successful!

Sep 27, 2007
jennisad in General Topics

Stress Baking?

How ironic...I myself am going through a job change after 7 years...STRESSFUL! Even if it is a change you initiated. I just made over 100 chocolate peanut butter cookies...good thing my boyfriend is a football coach and can drop them with the coaches!

World Peace cookies...what exactly is that?

Sep 26, 2007
jennisad in General Topics

Stress Baking?

Baking is therapy to me as well...thought I was a rarity, but I see I am not! Like Candy and Emme, when I lost my long time pal, my dog, Bandit...i was too sick to do anything for days, but I baked like a possessed soul.

I say whatever works, and saves us true therapy bills!

Sep 25, 2007
jennisad in General Topics

icing for icing lovers

I third the recipe request..looks dreamy!

Sep 14, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Cake Balls?! Heard of them? Have any tips?

I made some tonight...they are like truffles, and sooo tasty. I was surprised at how good they were, I had my doubts with the box cake, store icing.. I considered making my own icing, but figured I would try it this way first.

I made red velvet cake, cream cheese icing (i did doctor it up with powdered sugar and some vanilla) I did just as TiffanyBlue said, but i did freeze the balls for a few hours prior to coating. Sprinkle colored sugar on top...done. YUM

Sep 14, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

Reporting back...I made the hummus...chickpeas, garlic, lemon, roasted red peppers...forgot the tahini/ (peanut or cashew)butter. Tasted it and it tastes as it always does homemade for me...

Remembered the key ingredient, and I had almond butter on hand...figured it cant hurt. HUGE DIFFERENCE!! THIS IS HUMMUS!

Thanks to all for helping...so good!

Sep 14, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

I know exactly whre I can find cashew butter...Thanks everyone :)

Sep 13, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

THANK YOU!!!
What a great idea, peanut butter, but I will look at Whole Foods, I do think I have seen 'sesame paste' at Kroger though...thank you all for the tips!
Hummus here I come!

Sep 13, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Humus hummus hummous

Is there a difference in using tahini or sesame oil? Reason I ask, I cannot find tahini ANYWHERE, I live in the south, we have no Trader Joe's...anyone have ideas of where it can be found in the Clear Lake, Texas area?

And if not is sesame oil ok to use instead?

Sep 13, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

icing for icing lovers

Is this the frosting you are talking about? I dont have the book, and was wondering if this could be the recipe?

http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource...

Sep 13, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Bakers? Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Advice

I would likely add a tablespoon or so, and I think it sounds like a great addition! I see no trouble doing both kinds of raisins. Both are subtle flavors. Sounds like your experimenting may be on to something good!!

Sep 07, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Cake Balls?! Heard of them? Have any tips?

Brownie balls sounds great...and the Ice cream balls sound kinds hard to master, he must have some patience. I will do some other searching around for ideas, but I assure you that these little things are really good!

Sep 07, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Cuisinart Mixer vs Kitchenaid? anyone...

Waring be-hive?? I have not heard of that...what do you knwo about it?

Sep 06, 2007
jennisad in Cookware

Cake Balls?! Heard of them? Have any tips?

I recently tried cake balls, and while not the BEST dessert I have had, it was pretty good. I have read that they are made with regular cake, regular icing, balled up, frozen and then dipped in melted candy chocolate.
Has anyone tried these? Do youhave any tips on making them? Any GREAT combos? Also does regular store cake and icing work? I am a make from scratch kind of girl, so this will be new for me!

Sep 06, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Farmer's markets in Houston?

What is the one in Clear lake like? What do they typically offer? only fruits and veg?

Aug 21, 2007
jennisad in Houston

pearland food

I agree with above poster that Central bbq is nothing worth stopping for. MUCH better BBQ elsewhere. When I finally tried it, i was shocked that people actually consider it good. Or maybe it was an off day for them...

Santa Barbara is great...well worth the trip, and you can bring in your own wine...or iuse to be able to.

Aug 09, 2007
jennisad in Texas

Dommy’s Dinners: Chorizo Pt. 1 – NACHOS!!

That looks so good...i think i am inspired to make nachos for dinner now!!

Aug 09, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Farmer's markets in Houston?

No cheeses, sorry. Only fruits/veg, some plants, some little package of stuff like dried fruit, nuts, trail mixes.

Aug 07, 2007
jennisad in Houston

Farmer's markets in Houston?

I live in Alvin, and go to Froberg's weekly. MANY homegrown fruits and veg, but also some brought in from other parts of the area...worth the drive if you are not too far.

Also the prices are really decent

Aug 06, 2007
jennisad in Houston

Houston-Star Pizza

Thanks for the report...I always like a heads up on whats worth ordering before I go...and i do plan to go!

Aug 06, 2007
jennisad in Texas

Looking For Great Couscous Recipes

I just made this tonight...LOVED IT. Even my BF that only tolerated couscous, gobbled this up. Recipe calls for orozo, i just subbed couscoous, and it was great!
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

Aug 06, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

New to Houston, what's your favorite restaurant in town

For Pizza another one I love is Collina's

Jul 29, 2007
jennisad in Houston

ISO super dense, moist, extra lemony Lemon pound cake

Amen to the busy summer, same here.
Thanks for the reply, after the lemon cake success, I am ready to tackle the apple one! Will report back

Jul 27, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

ISO super dense, moist, extra lemony Lemon pound cake

do report back...some great suggestions here!

Jul 27, 2007
jennisad in Home Cooking

Cuisinart Mixer vs Kitchenaid? anyone...

oops...thanks for the catch...i mean MIXER

Jul 25, 2007
jennisad in Cookware