Etiquette Tuesday

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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Good Deed Tuesday:  Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14
[ 0 ] September 27, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Save the Date for World Food Day on October 14

This week’s Good Deed Tuesday is devoted to World Central Kitchen’s collaboration with some of the nation’s top restaurateurs.  Such an easy way to give back, check out the deets below: On Friday, October 14, 2016, over 100 restaurants will donate 10% of sales for World Food Day to support Chef José Andrés’ nonprofit, World […]

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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

Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 0 ] 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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Bacon & Bourbon Lovers, This is Your Event.
[ 0 ] December 2, 2016 |

Bacon & Bourbon Lovers, This is Your Event.

If you like bacon and/or bourbon, this is the week to get out and have all that your heart desires.  See deets below: The Washington City Paper will hold its annual Bacon & Bourbon whiskey festival at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain on Thursday, December 8th. Guests are invited to taste their way through more […]

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The Man I Forgot I Loved.
[ 2 ] November 10, 2016 |

The Man I Forgot I Loved.

Every time someone asks me where to get good cocktails in this town, I almost always suggest The Gibson.  At the risk of sounding trite, I avoid suggesting it every time because I really think it is one of the best, if not the best, place to find a truly crafted cocktail.  The care and […]

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What's Going On

Belvedere Red “Chopped” Bartender Competition Grand Finale
[ 0 ] December 5, 2016 |

Belvedere Red “Chopped” Bartender Competition Grand Finale

Want to taste test like a food blogger?  Here’s your opp.  Check out the “Chopped” style Bartender Competition Grand Finale at SAX next Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (8 pm-11:30 pm).  Cheers! 4 Mystery Ingredients, 3 Bartenders, 1 Great Cause Frank Mills: Jack Rose Tyler Hartman: Joe’s Seafood Crystal Altizer: Soundcheck *RSVP HERE

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Bacon & Bourbon Lovers, This is Your Event.
[ 0 ] December 2, 2016 |

Bacon & Bourbon Lovers, This is Your Event.

If you like bacon and/or bourbon, this is the week to get out and have all that your heart desires.  See deets below: The Washington City Paper will hold its annual Bacon & Bourbon whiskey festival at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain on Thursday, December 8th. Guests are invited to taste their way through more […]

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Dean & Deluca’s Holiday Bazaar
[ 0 ] December 1, 2016 |

Dean & Deluca’s Holiday Bazaar

Struggling to figure out what to get the foodie in your life?  Dean & Deluca, king’s of this food grocer game, are making it easy for you this holiday season.  On Thursday, December 8th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dean & DeLuca invites guests to browse and shop the store’s gifting options, discover new […]

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Products to Watch

Cocktail of the Week:  Orange Frost via Sagamore Spirit
[ 0 ] 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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Good Book Alert:  Building a Healthy Child
[ 0 ] November 16, 2016 |

Good Book Alert: Building a Healthy Child

Having a baby soon?  Building a Healthy Child should be added to your reading list.  JKGF received a copy and could not put it down (*no expecting alerts here, just a really intriguing look into a babies diet).  In “Building a Healthy Child,” naturopathic doctor Melina Roberts shares a program that outlines ways parents can build […]

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Movie Night
[ 0 ] October 28, 2016 |

Movie Night

Movie night will return this winter once Washingtonians begin to hibernate.  Last Friday, I visited the Nouvelle residences (#LiveNouvelle) Movie Theater room with some friends to watch The Devil Wears Prada.  From this experience, I realized two things: I would love to have my very own movie room in my home and Wine and popcorn make […]

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Maryland Eats

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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Wilfire + Santa + Johnna:  You Will Want to Be Here for This.
[ 0 ] November 7, 2016 |

Wilfire + Santa + Johnna: You Will Want to Be Here for This.

On Sunday, November 27, 2016, Wildfire Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, McLean, VA, will host BREAKFAST WITH SANTA.  The event will benefit Food for Others, which distributes free food to neighbors in need, in partnership with the Northern Virginia community.  Johnna French, blogger and founder of the site www.johnnaknowsgoodfood.com is Wildfire’s special guest host from 9:00 […]

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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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