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Five Summer Gathering Ideas #Summer18
[ 1 ] May 29, 2018 |

Five Summer Gathering Ideas #Summer18

This warmer weather has me in the mood for a good par-tay, get-together or something fancy schmancy.  Basically, warmer weather makes me want to get folks together to congregate and enjoy good conversation over good food and drinks.  Now that there is everything on the market to have a “cool” shindig from decorations to top […]

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Wedding Season is Coming!  4 Fun Twist Ideas On Wedding Sweets That Are Hard To Resist
[ 0 ] May 4, 2018 |

Wedding Season is Coming! 4 Fun Twist Ideas On Wedding Sweets That Are Hard To Resist

While nothing beats the look of a wedding cake, many brides are moving beyond this classic dessert: ice cream sandwich, pumpkin pie, chocolate cones, and many other wedding sweets are becoming the norm this year. You can even try the mix-and-match and come up with some lovely combos that can be served as desserts. Wondering […]

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Sip & Dry
[ 1 ] January 25, 2017 |

Sip & Dry

There a few things I am fussy about when it comes to beauty care mostly because I take the simplistic approach to these things.  Less is better.  The one thing I am anal about, however, is my hair.  I loathe doing my hair so I take the easiest approach to the process by having it […]

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Pack Up The Suitcase...

Where to Eat in Door County?
[ 0 ] August 15, 2018 |

Where to Eat in Door County?

  Recently, I told you about Wisconsin’s Door County and why families who love the outdoors in the D.C. area should visit here.  I would be remiss if I did not tell you what to eat here.  Cherry pies, ice cream and Swedish treats (yes, Swedish) will make sure you and the family are never […]

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Still Time to Get Off the Radar Before Summers End
[ 0 ] August 2, 2018 |

Still Time to Get Off the Radar Before Summers End

It can be a challenge to get off the radar in the Washington, D.C. area.  The quick getaways turn into running into a colleague or two on vacation with their families or running into any random person from your past spent in this area.  For an area that spreads across two states and a District, […]

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A vacation for you, a vacation for the kids.
[ 0 ] June 14, 2018 |

A vacation for you, a vacation for the kids.

Looking for kid-friendly things to do during the summer months can be a challenge if you are also trying to find something that adults also want to indulge in especially if you are not looking for the beach scene.  A recent trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding Roanoke, Virginia opened my eyes to a […]

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Drinks on Me

April Showers Bring Good Wines.
[ 0 ] April 20, 2018 |

April Showers Bring Good Wines.

Now it is beginning to feel like Spring!  With the weather ebbing and flowing these days between frigid cold and summer breezes, I do not know whether to pull out my hot chocolate or iced cold lemonade.  I do, however, know what wines I will be imbibing from here on out during the days of […]

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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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What's Going On

Six Events To Add To Your Calendar.
[ 0 ] August 6, 2018 |

Six Events To Add To Your Calendar.

Summer Restaurant Week 2018 The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) will host Summer Restaurant Week, August 13-19, inviting participating restaurants to offer three-course lunches for $22 and three-course dinners for $35, excluding tax and gratuity at each location. Select restaurants including 701 Restaurant, All Set Restaurant & Bar, Ambar, Ambar Clarendon, BABA, Bibiana, Bindaas […]

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This Weekend: 26th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle
[ 0 ] June 21, 2018 |

This Weekend: 26th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle

What: 26th Annual Giant National Capital BBQ Battle Where: Pennsylvania Ave NW, between 3rd and 7th Streets When: Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th (11AM-7PM) Purchase Tickets:  http://bbqindc.com/tickets/ Admission includes live musical entertainment, children’s activities, lots of free food samples, cooking demonstrations, celebrity chefs, interactive exhibits and more! Featured Attractions: Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest Join […]

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Peapod + Wildfire =  Dinner Tonight.
[ 0 ] June 12, 2018 |

Peapod + Wildfire = Dinner Tonight.

Anything to make a weeknight meal easier and homemade is right up my alley.  When I got wind of Wildfire partnering with Peapod, I jumped on the opportunity to try out their new chef-inspired meal kits.  Boasting restaurant quality ingredients and recipes, the new meal kit wants you to have option of dining out while […]

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Products to Watch

Peapod + Wildfire =  Dinner Tonight.
[ 0 ] June 12, 2018 |

Peapod + Wildfire = Dinner Tonight.

Anything to make a weeknight meal easier and homemade is right up my alley.  When I got wind of Wildfire partnering with Peapod, I jumped on the opportunity to try out their new chef-inspired meal kits.  Boasting restaurant quality ingredients and recipes, the new meal kit wants you to have option of dining out while […]

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Johnna’s Pulled Pork Hoagies
[ 0 ] May 31, 2018 |

Johnna’s Pulled Pork Hoagies

The summer is obviously my favorite season of the year, I am the ultimate summer baby born in August.  As the temperatures rise so does my number of lazy days in the kitchen.  As much as I crave a good homemade meal, I want relaxation more, which is why I create the easiest recipes during […]

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Five Summer Gathering Ideas #Summer18
[ 1 ] May 29, 2018 |

Five Summer Gathering Ideas #Summer18

This warmer weather has me in the mood for a good par-tay, get-together or something fancy schmancy.  Basically, warmer weather makes me want to get folks together to congregate and enjoy good conversation over good food and drinks.  Now that there is everything on the market to have a “cool” shindig from decorations to top […]

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Where to Eat Now

Where to Eat in Door County?
[ 0 ] August 15, 2018 |

Where to Eat in Door County?

  Recently, I told you about Wisconsin’s Door County and why families who love the outdoors in the D.C. area should visit here.  I would be remiss if I did not tell you what to eat here.  Cherry pies, ice cream and Swedish treats (yes, Swedish) will make sure you and the family are never […]

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Blue Waters CS Grill: Where Delicious Food Meets Exceptional Service
[ 2 ] July 19, 2018 |

Blue Waters CS Grill: Where Delicious Food Meets Exceptional Service

A new food option comes to Temple Hills and it is everything you are looking for in a restaurant! I recently visited Blue Waters Caribbean and Seafood Grill conveniently located right off of the highway. When I arrived, I was blown away by the decor and friendly greeting. It may sound small, but let’s face […]

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Fogo de Chao Adds Beach Bod Friendly Menu Options.  #SummerReady
[ 0 ] May 7, 2018 |

Fogo de Chao Adds Beach Bod Friendly Menu Options. #SummerReady

Looking for a night of non-stop eating?  Fogo de Chao has unveiled its new seasonal items to accompany their ever-popular menu.  Below are a few items that  I recommend on your next visit including the filet mignon, mashed potatoes and ancient grain salad.  But why choose?  Fogo de Chao allows you to enjoy as much […]

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Other Good Stuff

Stainless Steel Blades or a Damascus Blade: Which Wins the Brownie Points?

Stainless Steel Blades or a Damascus Blade: Which Wins the Brownie Points?

[ 0 ] August 24, 2018 |

Image source There are various kinds of metals that can be used to create knives, swords, axes and tomahawks! So, it is obvious that a battle is going on. Between what, you ask? Well, the battle between the major types of materials used to create the blades. Today we are going to make it clear […]

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Insalata: A Healthy Way to Start an Italian Meal

Insalata: A Healthy Way to Start an Italian Meal

[ 0 ] August 17, 2018 |

Every time I am in an Italian restaurant in Manhattan, such as Scarpetta, I always start my meal with a salad. It is my favorite appetizer and always makes a good first impression. Their insalata, which is the Italian word for salad, is to die for! They are a fitting welcome to their mouthwatering mains! […]

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Tips for Making a Delicious Salad

Tips for Making a Delicious Salad

[ 0 ] August 17, 2018 |

During a recent private dining in Buckhead, I was fortunate enough to have tasted the best salad I have ever had in my life. I do not mean to exaggerate, but it is indeed amazing! I could eat that salad every meal! My curiosity bit me and I have done some research on tips and […]

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