I'm hoping that the list will give you some ideas on items to request for yourself or give you a starting point for someone who said, "Oh, it doesn't matter, whatever you get me is fine." I think the items would be great collectively in a custom gift basket for the girl who wants to just chill.

Creamy Sausage Brie & Artichoke Party Dip

This combination of sausage, brie cheese and artichokes takes a few less than 40 mins to prepare. Definitely a hit for your next party during this holiday season

Travel Bites: Time Out Market Miami

You've got  a Chopped winner and a James Beard chef located in a food hall!  Sounds like a great set up and a wide range of chef and cooking skills going on in this 17,500 sq feet of foodie heaven!

Guide to HBCU Homecomings: Survival Tips

If you are new to HBCU homecomings or it's been 5 or more years since you've attended this post is for you. As much as I love homecoming, it's hits a little different after 40. But I'm putting out a list of things to keep in mind to prepare and set your expectations to survive your HBCU homecoming experience.

Black Owned Houston Restaurants to Try Right Now| Bits N Bites

I and The Black Blogger Clique, a collective of Houston area Black female food bloggers, are sponsoring a BLACK challenge, like BINGO, encouraging you to patronize 25 Black owned restaurants this month.

Brunch Praise for A’Bouzy|Bits N Bites

If you're looking for a spot with great food, great bubbly, beautiful people and great people watching head to a'Bouzy.

Travel Bites: Brunch at Ida Claire, Dallas, TX

One of my buddies Vern mentioned doing brunch the previous evening and to call him Saturday morning so we can get all of our nutrients in before this sun fest of libations and college fun at the pool party.  Well, duh, of course my partner in crime(not in real life crime) Deidra and I were up to brunch. We called Saturday morning, left a voice mail, "VERN--IT'S B..BRUNCH!" He immediately called back, said, "Let's meet at Ida Claire's--meet you all at 10:30."

“Bae” Day: Cooking with a Twist

This is the first installment of the “Bae” Day segment of my blog. “Bae” Day is where I’ll recommend places to go for date night with your boo thang! Cooking with a Twist is up first! !  I am recommending this as a “Bae” day because there were several couples there, however, please feel free to go with your non-bae people as well! I follow Cooking with a Twist on Facebook and every once in a while they will run a BOGO special on their cooking classes.  I noticed I didn’t ...

First Bite: Harold’s in the Heights

My brunch buddy said, "Chef what do you recommend?" Chef Antoine replied, "Is this your first time?  We have some really great things. What are you interested in?" Brunch buddy said, "Chef we'll eat whatever you recommend." Chef said, "Really? Well let me take those menus from you." I was ELATED-- a personal chef tasting menu for regular price?! Okay!  to brunch!"

First Bite: Lee’s Fried Chicken and Donuts

I've heard about Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts since they opened, but I just never think of driving all the way from Pearland to the Heights. One day after I finished teaching my collegiate class, I said, "I think I'm close to the Heights, let's see how far Lee's is from here." I put the address in Google Maps and it was less than 3 miles so I decided to visit for to go dinner. The Interior Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts is a quaint restaurant with limited booth seating inside as well as a ...