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Adams Extract: It’s Not Just Vanilla! BBQ Rub, Ice Cream & Skillet Cookies, Oh My!

Any Texan who has ever baked anything is familiar with the brand Adams Extract. But did you know they make more than just Vanilla Extract? They’ve actually got an assortment of flavorings, box cake mix kits, BBQ rubs and grill seasoning blends, and a whole line of herbs and spices. Did we mention ice cream? Did we mention cookies?  Oh yes. There’s a lot you need to learn about this vintage Texas business from Gonzales. They are diversifying y’all, and it’s really quite wonderful. Continue reading

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In-N-Out Is Coming To Houston, So We Asked A Real Californian What All The Fuss Is About

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In-N-Out Burger, the famed California fast food haven, is rumored to be closing on at least one plot of land in the Houston area. Jazz Hamilton, VP of Retail Brokerage Services at CBRE confirmed the rumor but refused to disclose the location. Apparently, plans are still in their infancy, but the restaurant is expected to open this year. Continue reading

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Mexican Style Ice Cream Parlor, El Kiosko, Comes To Tomball

We love Mexican food. I mean, we REALLY love Mexican food. We also love ice cream. And margaritas. But I digress. A brand new Mexican restaurant has opened in Tomball and it’s not your typical cocina. It’s El Kiosko, and it’s a Mexican ice cream shop serving up Mangonadas (a spiced mango fruit drink), Troles (fruit ice), Elotes (cheesy grilled corn on the cob), Jugos Naturales (fresh fruit smoothies), Tostadas and Tortas (the Mexican solution to a sandwich), Nachos (need we explain?) and of course, ice cream a la Mexicana. Continue reading

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6 Ways To Beautify Your Home With Glass & Mirrors

At some point every homeowner has wondered how to repair a corroded bathroom mirror, or whether there’s a way to protect your beautiful hardwood table from scratches and water damage. This past week we decided to ask the experts at Northwest Glass & Mirror for their advice on how to improve, protect, and maintain your home. Here’s what they told us, and their advice could actually save you money: Continue reading

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WRITER CALL: The Pink Armadillo To Re-Launch, Covering NW Houston’s Good News

I’m very excited to announce that The Pink Armadillo will be re-launching this Spring. After a 5 month hiatus during which my third beautiful daughter, Gwynevere, was born, I am back covering northwest Houston’s happy, inspirational, and wholesome news. So, small businesses, charities, churches, girl scouts, and adoptable doggies … get ready to get featured!

If you’re a writer, blogger, or journalist interested in reviewing your favorite family owned restaurant, local non-profit, or church’s new ministry, please email me.  Here are a few of the topics I’m most interested in: Continue reading

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Chuck Norris Unleashes Never Ending Source Of Power: Bottled Water

Chuck Norris has ventured into the industry of bottled water with his new brand, CFORCE. The water is sourced from a sustainable, natural aquifer deep beneath Chuck Norris’ Lone Wolf Ranch in Navasota.

According to the company website, “CFORCE doesn’t flow from the ground; it bursts from an artesian spring with the same unharnessed power and intensity you’d expect from Chuck Norris’ roundhouse kick.”

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