Water 2 Wine


At Water 2 Wine you can enjoy a wine tasting with friends or make a batch of your very own wine, complete with custom labels. Let your taste buds travel the world with a wine sampling. Water 2 Wine has a wide selection to choose from. Water 2 Wine is a great venue for parties. Get the girls together for a wine tasting party, or go all in and make your own wine, complete with... Read More

Cypress Creek Cafe


Find casual Texas cuisine at the Cypress Creek Café in Wimberley any day of the week. Try the Texas Pasta with sautéed sausage, chicken, and shrimp tossed in a spicy cilantro cream sauce, served over penne pasta. Plan to eat here on the weekend when every meal is served up with a side of live music. Check out the Cypress Creek Café website for more information. Cypress... Read More

Gruene Flour Cupcakery


Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Gruene Flour Cupcakery in Gruene Lake Village. The charming bakery features a variety of cupcake flavors every day, including favorites like vanilla, chocolate, and red velvet. Mini cupcakes are available for the little ones and for those with a light appetite. Owners Jamie Cantu, Kim French, and Jennifer Martin say they “keep the focus on the... Read More

Rattlesnake Popcorn


Weekend Snacking—Go TEXAN Style Recipe and Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange Try this subtly spicy Texas snack the next time you curl up with a good book or have a family movie night. 2 tablespoons Texas Olive Ranch Rattlesnake Chipotle & Pepper Olive Oil 1/2  cup of high quality popcorn kernels salt to taste Add oil and popcorn to 5.5-quart Dutch oven or saucepan. Set... Read More

Dessert is Bliss


- Photography by Natalie Lacy Lange - Cure your sweet tooth with a little Bliss. Based in Houston, Bliss Candy Company specializes in handmade toffee using four simple ingredients: butter, sugar, almonds, and chocolate. Cynthia and Sammy Timpa started the company in 2006, after years of practicing, perfecting, and eventually improving a toffee recipe passed down from Cynthia’s... Read More

Hudson’s on the Bend: Texas Hill Country Cuisine


Hudson’s on the Bend: Texas Hill Country Cuisine Photography and Text by Natalie Lacy Lange Chef and owner of Hudson’s on the Bend, Jeffrey Blank is a longtime champion of local cuisine. Since he opened the restaurant in 1984, he has been passionate about serving bold Hill Country flavors using the best ingredients. “The difference between an average cook and a great cook... Read More

Fire Up the Grill

Grill Jalepenos

Summer is here, kids are running free and families and friends are looking for excuses to gather for outdoor grilling and games. An easy griller idea? Jalapeno Poppers. Cut off tops of peppers, scoop out seeds, fill with cream cheese, wrap in bacon. Grill 15 minutes. Make an easy dinner using pre-seasoned pork loin, fresh cut peaches or nectarines, and sweet onions. You can... Read More

La Colombe d’Or: Classic Upgrade

La Colombe dOr - Veal Chop

- By Holly Beretto - When Houstonians want a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city, they step through the doors of La Colombe d’Or. The Montrose Boulevard mansion belonged to the Fondren family, founders of Humble Oil. There’s something wonderfully classic about the historic home, sitting there patiently, like a grand lady waiting for a gentleman to fill in her dance... Read More

Rosemary Fizz Lemonade


As the Texas temperatures rise, my mouth waters for one of my favorite cold drinks. It’s the perfect refresher during a long day in the garden, but add a little tequila, and it becomes a tasty cocktail. The rosemary adds something special to the mix. Even my friends that don’t like this herb have loved the drink, so don’t be afraid to try it. The other... Read More

Apricot Cream Filled Crepe’s

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Sunday morning found my family scouring the cabinets for something special to eat. At first, we thought pancakes and eggs were in order, but while pulling the eggs out of the fridge, I was inspired to try my hand at making crepes.  I didn’t really have anything particular in mind, but after taking a swift inventory of the available ingredients, I decided to make an apricot/sour... Read More


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