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

Three Events You Do Not Want to Miss This Spring
[ 0 ] March 21, 2018 |

Three Events You Do Not Want to Miss This Spring

Get out your best Sia wigs! Commissary and The Washington Blade will host the third iteration of its pop icon bottomless brunch series, this time, Sia themed. The brunch will take place Saturday, April 7 from 8 AM-4 PM and feature themed dishes, cocktails, and SWAG. Guests are encouraged to wear Sia-inspired wigs. The best wigs will win prizes.  Unlimited mimosas […]

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Welcome to Spring:  2018 Spring Wine Fling
[ 0 ] March 20, 2018 |

Welcome to Spring: 2018 Spring Wine Fling

Though the weather does not reflect it, today is the official beginning of Spring.  With Spring in the District comes a plethora of events to enjoy Cherry Blossoms and the like.  Kicking things off with a fun event for the wine lover in you is the Spring Wine Fling.  Check out the deets below: Spring […]

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NOVA Restaurant Week Returns
[ 0 ] March 12, 2018 |

NOVA Restaurant Week Returns

Northern Virginia (NOVA) gets the culinary spotlight beginning March 19-March 26, 2018 during NOVA Restaurant Week.  NOVA Restaurant Week reminds me of why I love living in this area, there are two states and a District to choose from when it comes to dining.  NOVA is comprised of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties; […]

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Products to Watch

From the Farmer Launches Delivery Meal Kit Service
[ 0 ] March 8, 2018 |

From the Farmer Launches Delivery Meal Kit Service

When From the Farmer launched in 2014, we fell in love with this concept. A concept that is based on local, sustainable food delivered to your doorstep.  The only issue with the boxes full of fresh produce that would arrive weekly was the need for recipes.  Though From the Farmer included recipes for you to […]

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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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Maryland Eats

MilkBoy Arthouse
[ 0 ] April 2, 2018 |

MilkBoy Arthouse

MilkBoy ArtHouse is a a triple threat located in College Park, Maryland.  This Maryland spot is restaurant, bar and performance venue all rolled into one. Restaurant The restaurant offers patrons Elevated American Fare in a casual, laid back atmosphere with great food.  Our picks for the night?  See below. Performance Venue Step behind a magical […]

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Welcome to Spring:  2018 Spring Wine Fling
[ 0 ] March 20, 2018 |

Welcome to Spring: 2018 Spring Wine Fling

Though the weather does not reflect it, today is the official beginning of Spring.  With Spring in the District comes a plethora of events to enjoy Cherry Blossoms and the like.  Kicking things off with a fun event for the wine lover in you is the Spring Wine Fling.  Check out the deets below: Spring […]

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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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