CoolHaus – Balsamic Fig Marscapone Sammie

CoolHaus – Balsamic Fig Marscapone Sammie

To celebrate a recent career move, we headed to Austin for some outdoorsy relaxation.  And of course dessert. After delicious drinks and dinner at Peche, including a note-worthy bleu cheesecake, the group headed to the Blind Pig for one of our favorite acoustic cover talents, Joe Vega.  After Crash, What’s Up?, and a few random … Continue reading

Rodeo Rumble – Round 2

Rodeo Rumble – Round 2

Rodeo Rumble Round Two – Fair Fix vs. Sills Funnel Cake House Like a kid making a weekly trip to the candy store with $1 allowance money in her pocket, I am mentally walking down the food tent aisles thinking about what I REALLY want and how to manage tasting standbys and new items in one trip.  … Continue reading

Rodeo Rumble – Round 1

Rodeo Rumble – Round 1

Rodeo Rumble Round 1 – Sweet Cheeks vs Fair Fix It’s Rodeo Time Houston! This means boots, turkey legs, and fried bits of deliciousness. … and about 57 other fun things. The largest livestock exhibition and entertainment show that is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo  is a far cry from my first rodeo experience … Continue reading

Sour Dough Doughnuts – Alto Pizzeria

Sour Dough Doughnuts – Alto Pizzeria

Does everyone remember the first time they tried Nutella or is that just me? I was living in Budapest, Hungary several months after the Wall had fallen. As an American, I had intimate knowledge of chocolate and peanut butter but chocolate and hazelnut? In that cute little jar? I don’t remember all the ways we … Continue reading

Homemade Snickers Bar by How Sweet It Is

Homemade Snickers Bar by How Sweet It Is

A woman wielding a serrated knife. A woman wielding a heated serrated knife. A man giving it a try too. A man holding a straight-edged metal spatula. A man tapping out in victory, angry red lines across his hands. Battle of the Sexes?  An episode of Survivor: Kitchen Editon?  Not quite. This is the ferocity … Continue reading

Hello Sugar!

Welcome to The Dessert Critic! Let me help you find the desserts worth the splurge.  Check back often for dessert reviews of recipes, products, and Houston restaurants. I recently heard the statement, “Food brings people together.” and I couldn’t agree more.  Especially with dessert – who wants to eat an ENTIRE cake slice from The … Continue reading