bacon, kale, & ricotta paninis.


I would like to be here more often.  Life has been filled to the brim, but as my Grandma used to say, people do what they want to do.  It’s true that we make time for what we love–and while I haven’t been spending much time here lately, I’ve still been enjoying regular “me” time in the kitchen….

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a make-ahead brunch party #2.


Brunch parties are the best.  Sunlight streaming through the windows, the weekend still stretched out in front of us, and the food… oh, the food.  I don’t know about you, but I could live off of brunch food!  As I’ve said before, you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to host a…

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carrot loaf cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting.


In anticipation of Easter tomorrow and celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, many of us are looking forward to quality time with family and friends.  A component of this time, of course, will likely be a big, spring meal that we’ll share together as we enjoy each other’s company and experience a glimpse of what true community will be like one…

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midweek musings: 1-april-2015.


Lately, I’ve been dreaming about pour over coffee.  I know it’s been a “thing” for awhile, and I’ve seen lovely photos on Instagram for some time now at this point, but I finally tried it out at Northside Social in Clarendon this past weekend!  Amazing.  If you’re curious about the process like I was, take…

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kale, cauliflower, guacamole, & roasted chickpeas quinoa bowl.


I realized with pride and dismay that I am making everything lately.  I brew coffee and carbonate my water each morning (thanks, SodaStream!) to bring in to work.  I’m prepping all of my lunches on Sundays for the week — and often making dinners in advance as well.  I even got hooked on homemade granola to mix in my…

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top 100: bourbon steak lounge.


I can’t think of a more manly restaurant name than “Bourbon Steak” — and I suppose that’s why Chris has chosen the place for two of his birthday dinners over the past couple of years!  It’s an interesting fact that Bourbon Steak was cut from Washingtonian‘s Very Best 100 Restaurants for 2015 — but Bourbon Steak Lounge, their bar area, has remained on…

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