Etiquette Tuesday

Good Deed Tuesday:  Silver
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Silver

“Good deeds make the heart smile.” -Johnna French See what newcomer, Silver, is serving up on this Good Deed Tuesday.  Happy Tuesday! Silver, the new restaurant in Bethesda, announced it will hold two fundraisers during the month of September for The Children’s Inn at NIH. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Silver […]

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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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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

One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program
[ 0 ] August 29, 2016 |

One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program

Summer in D.C. opens the flood gates of drink specials.  It is as if the town wants to encourage cocktails and more cocktails now that the temperature has increased exponentially.  Of all the deals we have heard about this summer, DC Passport Program still has our attention.  The DC Passport Program works like this:  You visit […]

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Gi.Ve.Aw.Ay.  With Tons of Cheese & A Trip to Norway.
[ 0 ] August 24, 2016 |

Gi.Ve.Aw.Ay. With Tons of Cheese & A Trip to Norway.

Jarlsberg® Cheese is celebrating their 60th anniversary with a giveaway that could land you in Norway.  Jarlsberg® Cheese fans can enter the Jarlsberg® Cheese Weekly Perfect Pairing Giveaway for a chance to win a trip to Norway from now – Sept. 12, 2016.  Enter daily at www.jarlsbergusa.com where Jarlsberg® Cheese is giving away 6 trips to Norway to 6 pairs of Jarlsberg® cheese […]

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Mark Your Calendar:  4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival
[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

Mark Your Calendar: 4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival

The 4th Annual Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival will take place at Six Flags America located in Landover, MD Sat, August 13th from 12-6 PM. In its 4th year, the festival will continue to deliver attendees with food and wines to sip, but also include family fun.  Activities will take place at the […]

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Products to Watch

One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program
[ 0 ] August 29, 2016 |

One More Week to Take Advantage of the DC Passport Program

Summer in D.C. opens the flood gates of drink specials.  It is as if the town wants to encourage cocktails and more cocktails now that the temperature has increased exponentially.  Of all the deals we have heard about this summer, DC Passport Program still has our attention.  The DC Passport Program works like this:  You visit […]

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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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Maryland Eats

Good Deed Tuesday:  Silver
[ 0 ] August 23, 2016 |

Good Deed Tuesday: Silver

“Good deeds make the heart smile.” -Johnna French See what newcomer, Silver, is serving up on this Good Deed Tuesday.  Happy Tuesday! Silver, the new restaurant in Bethesda, announced it will hold two fundraisers during the month of September for The Children’s Inn at NIH. In honor of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Silver […]

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Mark Your Calendar:  4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival
[ 0 ] August 3, 2016 |

Mark Your Calendar: 4th Annual Taste of Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival

The 4th Annual Taste Prince George’s Food & Wine Festival will take place at Six Flags America located in Landover, MD Sat, August 13th from 12-6 PM. In its 4th year, the festival will continue to deliver attendees with food and wines to sip, but also include family fun.  Activities will take place at the […]

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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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