Etiquette Tuesday

Etiquette Tuesday:  The Land of Oz
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Land of Oz

It is hit or miss to meet a restaurant owner around these parts that is in it for more than the money versus bringing new flavors to the area that truly resonate with them and the region’s evolving palate.  This week’s Etiquette Tip is:  restaurant owners need to show love too.  After nine years and […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Unsolicited Advice, Part II
[ 0 ] March 22, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Unsolicited Advice, Part II

I guess people still have not picked up this little tidbit but unsolicited advice is absolutely annoying.  This week’s Etiquette tip is easy:  keep your thoughts to yourself.  There are times when it is your duty as a guest, friend and/or family to give advice that is not sought by the person you think needs […]

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Etiquette Tuesday:  Bill Me Later.
[ 2 ] March 8, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: Bill Me Later.

Leave it to the Real Housewives of Potomac to give yet another week of quality content for Etiquette Tuesday.  This week’s episode touched on so much improper etiquette, I could write a book.  No need to stuff it into one post, I will happily space these out.  Perhaps the most pressing etiquette tip comes from […]

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Why I LOVE the Slow Cooker

Tonight’s Dinner
[ 0 ] 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…
[ 16 ] 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

Blue Duck Tavern:  Strawberries are in Season
[ 0 ] May 6, 2016 |

Blue Duck Tavern: Strawberries are in Season

Nothing says warm weather has officially arrived then the welcome of fresh strawberries. Strawberries are personally my favorite fruit and Blue Duck Tavern is a restaurant after my own heart!  I visited Blue Duck Tavern to check out their new Spring menu and was presented with so many options incorporating strawberries.  Blue Duck Tavern offers […]

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Happy Hour Starts Now.
[ 0 ] October 30, 2015 |

Happy Hour Starts Now.

The Gibson new Fall menu debuts on Monday (November 2, 2015).  The new menu will highlight falls best flavors with 20 new cocktails named after pop culture references and inside jokes between the staff (be inquisitive, ask for the deets!).  Standout names include Pimps’s Kupp (Balvenie, Pimm’s, Domaine De Canton, Kimmel, Peychaud Bitters) and Butterbeer […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  #DrinkPink
[ 0 ] October 20, 2015 |

Good Deed Tuesday: #DrinkPink

We love a good cause (and cocktail).  STK goes Pink this October with their Strawberry Cobbler Cocktail to raise proceeds for breast cancer research.  Throughout the month of October, a percentage of the proceeds from this cocktail will be donated to a breast cancer research charity or facility in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. […]

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What's Going On

Happy Hour:  Pennsylvania 6
[ 0 ] July 15, 2016 |

Happy Hour: Pennsylvania 6

Oysters and happy hour go together like clouds to the sky, they are a match made.  Pennsylvania 6 came to town and realized oysters were the way to the after-work Washingtonian’s heart.  Oysters for $1.  I repeat, $1.  They are absolutely winning at this happy hour game.  JKGF recently visited the spacious bar for a […]

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Mark Your Calendars.
[ 0 ] July 14, 2016 |

Mark Your Calendars.

July 2016 On July 19th No Kid Hungry will be hosting their second Chefs Behind Bars event.  Six DC chefs will be battling head to head to see who makes the best cocktail on the DNV Rooftop at the Donovan Hotel while raising funds to end childhood hunger. Tickets are available at: https://www.universe.com/events/chefs-behind-bars-tickets-BKLVDR. NKOTB (New Kitchens On […]

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Watch Your Movies Outdoors.
[ 0 ] July 13, 2016 |

Watch Your Movies Outdoors.

Things I love about D.C.:  how retro and new school it can be at the same time.  Bringing back drive-in movies to the D.C. scene has just changed my whole date night.  Being an 80’s baby means I have no true recollection of seeing a movie in this forum, my movies have all been in […]

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Products to Watch

Putting the Pressure On.
[ 2 ] June 22, 2016 |

Putting the Pressure On.

Making fresh preserves has been a long time interest of mine but I never got the chance or patience to finally do it.  That day arrived when Power Pressure Cooker XL™ from TriStar Products came to my front door and I was now forced to face what I had been procrastinating on for so long.  Again, […]

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Trendsetter:  Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.
[ 0 ] February 11, 2016 |

Trendsetter: Buick Gets a Facelift …and We’re Feeling It.

That’s not a Buick! You’ve probably seen the commercials where ordinary drivers are trying to connect with friends and family by saying, “I’m in a Buick…right in-front of you.” Then you see the friend or family member say, “I see you!” and walk by the Buick and into a less attractive vehicle of lessor stature.  […]

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Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial
[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial

Saving and eating out?  Those are words that do not typically connect in one sentence, which is why my curiosity was piqued by LivingSocial’s new Restaurants Plus program.  LivingSocial’s Restaurants Plus program launches TODAY in the District after its first launch in September in Atlanta.  The new program is boasting savings for guests by offering […]

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Maryland Eats

Etiquette Tuesday:  The Land of Oz
[ 0 ] June 28, 2016 |

Etiquette Tuesday: The Land of Oz

It is hit or miss to meet a restaurant owner around these parts that is in it for more than the money versus bringing new flavors to the area that truly resonate with them and the region’s evolving palate.  This week’s Etiquette Tip is:  restaurant owners need to show love too.  After nine years and […]

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Calling All Chefs!  Next Level Burgers Wanted
[ 0 ] May 18, 2016 |

Calling All Chefs! Next Level Burgers Wanted

Ever wanted to see what goes on in the James Beard House?  Are you a chef?? The Blended Burger Project might be your chance at seeing the inside of the acclaimed foundations headquarters.  It is an initiative to drive attention to ‘blended burgers’ by getting chefs to create and menu these more delicious and nutritious […]

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Good Deed Tuesday:  Dining Out for Life Returns on April 28, 2016
[ 2 ] April 12, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Dining Out for Life Returns on April 28, 2016

Hearing about the works of the day in an organization and working there for a day give you two totally different perspectives.  Recently, I got the opportunity to check out the Food & Friends facilities.  “Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area providing medically necessary food, vital nutrition counseling and […]

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