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?

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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

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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Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 2 ] December 7, 2016 |

Cocktail of the Week: Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit

*Recipe courtesy Sagamore Spirit Rye.  Sweet and citrus meet in a glass. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Sagamore Spirit Rye .5 oz. Orange Juice .5 oz. Lemon Juice .5 oz. Maple Syrup Directions: Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake and serve over ice.  Garnish with orange slices and dash of nutmeg.  Serve. *Johnna’s tip: […]

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What's Going On

#WinnersCircle
[ 0 ] July 31, 2017 |

#WinnersCircle

Fun times last night at the RAMMYS!!  Congrats to all the winners!!  Below are the winners from the 35th Annual RAMMY Awards: Employee of the Year: Joseph Cassis, PassionFish Bethesda Manager of the Year: John Grace, The Hamilton Rising Culinary Star of the Year: Ryan Ratino, Ripple Regional Food and Beverage Producer of the Year: DC Brau Brewing Company Favorite […]

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Pinstripes Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
[ 0 ] July 31, 2017 |

Pinstripes Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

  Pinstripes Bistro-Bowling-Bocce is set to open its doors to Bethesda at Pike & Rose on Saturday, August 5, its second location in the D.C. Metro-area.  Highlights of the two-story, 37,000-sq.ft. showplace include 14 well-appointed bowling lanes, 10 indoor and outdoor bocce courts, a bistro serving Italian/American chef’s creations, and a curated wine cellar. Located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike, Pinstripes at […]

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I Love a Good Discount.
[ 0 ] July 24, 2017 |

I Love a Good Discount.

The Queen of coupon collecting writes to you today to tell you all about Groupon coupons.  Who knew?!  Before I buy anything online, I like to do a quick search of #freebies and/or #coupons for whatever I am purchasing (you would be surprised how many wallets, knick knacks, etc. have been damn near free because […]

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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

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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Pinstripes Coming to a Neighborhood Near You
[ 0 ] July 31, 2017 |

Pinstripes Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

  Pinstripes Bistro-Bowling-Bocce is set to open its doors to Bethesda at Pike & Rose on Saturday, August 5, its second location in the D.C. Metro-area.  Highlights of the two-story, 37,000-sq.ft. showplace include 14 well-appointed bowling lanes, 10 indoor and outdoor bocce courts, a bistro serving Italian/American chef’s creations, and a curated wine cellar. Located at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike, Pinstripes at […]

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True Food Kitchen Opens in Bethesda
[ 0 ] June 22, 2017 |

True Food Kitchen Opens in Bethesda

It is so refreshing when a new healthy food option comes to town.  True Food Kitchen officially opened its doors on June 14th in Bethesda.  True Food Kitchen offers patrons a fresh, healthy option to many traditional foods.  Looking forward to making it back but this time I will sit on the patio  to catch […]

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