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
[ 3 ] 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

Chocolates Galore + JKGF
[ 0 ] February 14, 2018 |

Chocolates Galore + JKGF

Chocolate and more chocolate will take over Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Lansdowne, Virginia from 7pm-11pm on February 23th, 2018.  JKGF will participate as a judge for the 31st Annual YMCA Chocolates Galore & More. The evening will feature tastings of hors d’oeuvre and dessert specialties from the area’s most talented chefs and bakers. You can […]

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Five Things I Learned About Restaurant Week.
[ 0 ] January 17, 2018 |

Five Things I Learned About Restaurant Week.

If you follow me on Instagram, then you got a look at some of the things to look forward to during DC’s Winter Restaurant Week.  Next week, January 22-28, 2018, 250 restaurants will feature $22 lunch and $35 dinner deals all across the region.  In past years, I have had mixed feelings about the celebrated […]

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After singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ …it’s time to celebrate this 10th birthday!
[ 0 ] December 27, 2017 |

After singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ …it’s time to celebrate this 10th birthday!

Begin 2018 with a birthday celebration and bubbly??  Sign me up.  I am here for the 10th birthday celebration at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA, on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Executive Chefs Moreno Espinoza and Edwin Amaya will prepare and present a custom four-course menu, each paired with a sparkling wine from around the world.  The part […]

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Products to Watch

Can this fit in a stocking?  If so, add this to list for the food lover in your life.
[ 0 ] December 20, 2017 |

Can this fit in a stocking? If so, add this to list for the food lover in your life.

Choosing the right frying pan is just as important as picking the right chef’s knife.  If you are cooking like I do (minimum three to four times a week) then you are spending a lot of time with your kitchen utensils.  My pans are one of my most used assets because 90% of my cooking […]

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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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Maryland Eats

The Day of Love is Upon Us.
[ 0 ] February 1, 2018 |

The Day of Love is Upon Us.

I am a sucker for Valentine’s Day. I have always been a fan of the day since I was a kid writing out my classmates’ names on my boxed Valentine’s Day cards.  Some years I have gotten tons of gifts from my beau, some years have been spent with Galentine’s and some have been spent […]

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#Lunchtime @BoldBite
[ 0 ] January 25, 2018 |

#Lunchtime @BoldBite

It has been a long time since I last ate at Bold Bite Market.  As a matter of fact, it has been a long time since I had lunch in Downtown Washington.  When the opportunity presented itself to revisit the fast-casual eatery, I jumped on it.  I left the house with a mission to go […]

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After singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ …it’s time to celebrate this 10th birthday!
[ 0 ] December 27, 2017 |

After singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ …it’s time to celebrate this 10th birthday!

Begin 2018 with a birthday celebration and bubbly??  Sign me up.  I am here for the 10th birthday celebration at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA, on Friday, January 26, 2018.  Executive Chefs Moreno Espinoza and Edwin Amaya will prepare and present a custom four-course menu, each paired with a sparkling wine from around the world.  The part […]

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