Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  Food & Flowers?
[ 3 ] January 10, 2017 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Food & Flowers?

Thanks to ProFlowers for sharing this week’s Etiquette Tip.  Ever thought about what dishes pair well with a particular flower?  No?  You are NOT alone!  As 2017 ushers in new beginnings, I am hoping to improve on my hosting skills, which includes tablescapes.  Here’s a quick, nifty guide to perk up your dinner table. *Graphic […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:   “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition
[ 0 ] November 15, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition

JKGF loves a good cause.  Here is one that will let some of the top mixologist showcase their skills.  Deets below: WHAT:          All Set Restaurant & Bar will host a “DMV Smackdown” Cocktail Competition sponsored by Absolut Vodka  with the judging experience taking place from 8 PM to 10 PM.  Ten bartenders from DC, Maryland and […]

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Slice of Life is Back!
[ 0 ] October 25, 2016 |

Slice of Life is Back!

Slice of Life is back and we are excited to share this annual pie sale.  Slice of life is one of the most basic ways to give back to the community:  buy a pie, provide one full day of meals for a Food & Friends client-children and adults battling cancer, HIV/AIDS, or other critical illnesses. […]

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Why I LOVE the Slow Cooker

Tonight’s Dinner
[ 1 ] August 4, 2014 |

Tonight’s Dinner

Monday’s are made for good home cooked meals! Tonight I share my supper, Chicken and Vegetable Curry, adapted from Fitness Magazine. I added five boneless, skinless chicken thighs to get more protein in this dish. Paired with rosemary quinoa, this curry will definitely be tomorrow’s lunch. What’s cooking in your kitchen?  (Meal Prep Delivery)

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Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs
[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Johnna’s Award Winning Meatballs

Meatballs: 1 pound(s) ground beef 1 cups Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 2 medium onion, chopped fine 4 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 3 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 5 slices of Bacon (sliced into 1″ pieces) Kosher salt (*to taste) Black Pepper (*to taste) 4 large eggs Spicy Meat Sauce: 2 tbsp. olive oil Crushed red pepper flakes (*to […]

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Johnna Had A Little Lamb…
[ 17 ] February 10, 2012 |

Johnna Had A Little Lamb…

Experimenting with lamb has been a hobby of mines for quite some time so when the opportunity was presented to have some good old fashioned competition (*courtesy Border Springs Farm lamb) in seasoning it up and cooking it, I jumped on it. The problem with jumping head first into a commitment is ensuring you have […]

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Drinks on Me

Outback Eating…In the DMV.
[ 0 ] October 27, 2017 |

Outback Eating…In the DMV.

I recently took a trip to the outback and truly enjoyed my experience.  Oz Restaurant and Bar just released a few new menu items that piqued my interest so I took a trip across the bridge to check them out.  Five reasons I will return: Appetizer: Brussels Salad Crispy brussel sprouts, chive bread crumbs, pomegranate seeds, blue […]

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Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill
[ 0 ] March 15, 2017 |

Food and Wine Festival @ Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Meet me at the upcoming Food and Wine Festival at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Nothing goes together better than food and vino! Event Details: Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning […]

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Happy Hour Alert: The Greene Turtle
[ 0 ] March 1, 2017 |

Happy Hour Alert: The Greene Turtle

Check out The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille’s all-new Happy Hour.  Specials and recommendations are below.  This has officially been added to the happy hour roster. Happy Hour Specials Monday-Thursday 3PM-6PM and 10PM-Close Monday: $5 Mule Mondays (Caribbean or Canadian Mule) Tuesday: Two for Tuesday (double points for Greene Turtle Rewards members) Wednesday: Wine Down […]

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What's Going On

DC Cocktail Week?  Who’s Going?!
[ 0 ] November 7, 2017 |

DC Cocktail Week? Who’s Going?!

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is hosting the return of DC Cocktail Week this Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19.  The week will offer creative and complementary cocktail and food pairings from the region’s mixologists and bartenders.  Participating restaurants and bars will offer affordable, specially crafted cocktails and small bite pairings during DC Cocktail Week, and will be […]

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The MetroCooking Show Returns This Winter
[ 1 ] October 5, 2017 |

The MetroCooking Show Returns This Winter

The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show returns this December 9-10 with Food Network’s Guy Fieri headlining alongside local celebrity chef, José Andrés. The two-day culinary showcase will again take over DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Show-goers may shop from aisles of specialty food products, including holiday gift options,  experience live demos from James Beard honored chefs, participate in interactive […]

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Recipe for Empowerment
[ 0 ] September 29, 2017 |

Recipe for Empowerment

Want to get a little of that global flavor in one place in D.C.?  The Recipe for Empowerment is the event for you.  Catch the blurb on this event below: World-renowned chefs and tastemakers will come together for the Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA (VFF USA) “Recipe for Empowerment” on October 6th, 2017. With a focus on food, […]

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Products to Watch

Palm Done Right
[ 0 ] August 16, 2017 |

Palm Done Right

“Palm can be grown for good.” I did not know there was a problem but this tagline made me curious.  The campaign known as “Palm Done Right” is actually just a culmination of brands working together to show how “Palm Done Right” protects the environment, supports small farmers and provides customers with healthy and organic […]

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Happy Birthday!  Curly’s Turning 30 & Here’s The Recipe to Celebrate
[ 0 ] August 15, 2017 |

Happy Birthday! Curly’s Turning 30 & Here’s The Recipe to Celebrate

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Curly’s, Happy Birthday to you!  Curly’s BBQ turns 30 on August 15 and we are all in for the celebration.  Not looking a day over 10, the brand known for its fully cooked and ready to serve BBQ has been a staple in the […]

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Spending Time with Cameron Hughes This Summer
[ 0 ] May 25, 2017 |

Spending Time with Cameron Hughes This Summer

It is that time of year again when sitting outside is more appealing than being locked in your office all day. Personally, I prefer a crisp glass of wine with that outdoor time and jumped at the opportunity to taste wines procured by Cameron Hughes.  Cameron Hughes wines are unique to the affordable wine world […]

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Maryland Eats

One More Week to Get Snow in August:  Summer Snow Globe at the National Harbor
[ 0 ] August 28, 2017 |

One More Week to Get Snow in August: Summer Snow Globe at the National Harbor

This August, National Harbor and Peterson Companies introduced the Harbor Dome, greater Washington’s newest unique special events venue. The geodesic structure launched Friday, August 18 as Harbor Dome: Summer Snow Globe. The one-of-a-kind construction accommodates 500 inside, and an additional 300 outside, and its dynamic programming, including craft cocktails, live music and real snow, offers […]

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$30 To See “The Money Fight” This Weekend.
[ 0 ] August 21, 2017 |

$30 To See “The Money Fight” This Weekend.

“The Money Fight” between Mayweather vs. McGregor has everyone in the sports world attention this weekend.  Watch here to see who will win the “big fight”. WHAT:  Old Town Pour House (212 Ellington Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD) WHERE: Old Town Pour House (212 Ellington Blvd.) WHEN: Saturday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m. COST: Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance, as this is a private […]

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The New Date Night:  Bowling or Bocce?
[ 0 ] August 17, 2017 |

The New Date Night: Bowling or Bocce?

Bowling alleys have certainly changed from the musty carpet and Cheese Whiz nachos that were served when I used to frequent these spots.  I recently had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Pinstripes Bistro-Bowling-Bocce in Bethesda and was pleasantly surprised by not only the décor but the food.  The food was flavorful and the […]

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