HOW TO: Ceviche

This is out of the Rockport collection cookbook! First time I made it … Amazing! Either one!
MGG

HOW TO: Ceviche

This is out of the Rockport collection cookbook! First time I made it … Amazing! Either one!

MGG

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love,
The Girls of Mix and Moxie

Happy Mother’s Day!

Love,
The Girls of Mix and Moxie

Hoppy Easter!
Love, 
The Girls of Mix and Moxie

Hoppy Easter!

Love, 

The Girls of Mix and Moxie

IN THE KNOW: Setting the table
I love that I received this email from my cleaners. I am going to print it and put it inside my kitchen cabinet.
MGG

IN THE KNOW: Setting the table

I love that I received this email from my cleaners. I am going to print it and put it inside my kitchen cabinet.

MGG

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OUT AND ABOUT: Dallas, TX

The food truck phenomenon has descended on Dallas with five trucks scheduled to start making the rounds around town this month.

  • Local favorite Tin Star launches “Paco” the Taco Taxi and serves up gourmet tacos and nachos street side.
  • Italian inspired eatery TX Delizioso dishes classic pizzas and pastas with a twist, and a majority of its ingredients coming from local Texas vendors.
  • Little Vessel Grill creates Asian-American inspired dishes such as tomato soup shooters and skewers stacked with chicken, avocado, and blood oranges.
  • Hailing from two LSU alums, Cajun Tailgators brings a little low-country to Big D with po-boys, boudin, and beignets, just in time for Mardi Gras.
  • Dos Paisanos blends the best of Mexican and Salvadorian cuisine to create familiar dishes such as burritos and carne asada, in additional to less familiar Savladorian dishes that are sure to keep you coming back.

Food on the run just got a lot easier with these food trucks and others rolling around the city. Check each food truck’s facebook and twitter feeds to stay up to date with their whereabouts.  

TJM

IN THE KNOW: Tidbits
With sites such as Daily Candy, Living Social, and Gilt City making their mark on the social media world, getting insight on deals and events around town has never been easier. Add Tidbits to the mix and you are sure to have the “inside scoop” on all things fab!
With bi-weekly newsletters dedicated to over 10 cities across the country, including four right here in the great state of Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Tidbits keeps you up-to-date on the latest happenings in your city. Get the scoop on the newest restaurant and store openings, travel deals, and tips on being the best gal you can be!
TJM

IN THE KNOW: Tidbits

With sites such as Daily Candy, Living Social, and Gilt City making their mark on the social media world, getting insight on deals and events around town has never been easier. Add Tidbits to the mix and you are sure to have the “inside scoop” on all things fab!

With bi-weekly newsletters dedicated to over 10 cities across the country, including four right here in the great state of Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Tidbits keeps you up-to-date on the latest happenings in your city. Get the scoop on the newest restaurant and store openings, travel deals, and tips on being the best gal you can be!

TJM

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love,
The Girls of Mix and Moxie

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

The Girls of Mix and Moxie

OUT AND ABOUT: Houston, TX

As a self-proclaimed foodie, one of my favorite pass times is dining at a local restaurant, sipping wine, and noshing on some of the finest food the city has to offer. Below are a few of my go-to spots around town. 

Brasserie 19

Serving up French cuisine, Brasserie 19 encompasses all of the elements of a chic Parisan cafe. The raw bar serves up fresh oysters, crab, and mussels, and make sure you make room for the decadent desserts. Bon Appetit!

Ava Kitchen & Wiskey Bar

Old world meets new at this swanky West Ave restaurant. With an extensive whiskey selection and delectable bites, Ava doesn’t miss a beat. Make sure you check out Ava’s sister restaurant, Alto. Located directly above Ava, this upscale pizzeria hits on all the right notes. 

Up Restaurant

Overlooking Houston’s Highland Village, Up offers a luxurious setting to enjoy a late afternoon cocktail or intimate dinner. The spirited vibe and glam decor help make the experience one to remember, and the food… well of course it is to die! 

TJM

HOW TO: Make a Cookie Cup
Looking for a fun dessert? This would be great filled with ice cream and berries. For this and other fun recipes, check out www.wilton.com.
Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon no color almond extract
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the outside of each bowl cavity of Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan with vegetable pan spray. 
 

Step 2: In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

Step 3: Roll out dough on generously-floured surface to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut 4-1/2 in. circles from dough.. Drape one circle over each bowl cavity of pan, pressing to form smooth surface.
Step 4: Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie cups are firm and golden brown. Cool on pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Loosen bottom edges of cookies from pan using small spatula. Carefully remove cups from pan and cool completely. Wash, dry and spray pan; repeat with remaining dough. 
MGG

HOW TO: Make a Cookie Cup

Looking for a fun dessert? This would be great filled with ice cream and berries. For this and other fun recipes, check out www.wilton.com.

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

 1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon no color almond extract

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray the outside of each bowl cavity of Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan with vegetable pan spray. 

 

Step 2: In medium bowl, combine flour and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.

Step 3: Roll out dough on generously-floured surface to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut 4-1/2 in. circles from dough.. Drape one circle over each bowl cavity of pan, pressing to form smooth surface.

Step 4: Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie cups are firm and golden brown. Cool on pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Loosen bottom edges of cookies from pan using small spatula. Carefully remove cups from pan and cool completely. Wash, dry and spray pan; repeat with remaining dough. 

MGG