nashville: a trip to music city!


Chris and I spent Memorial Day weekend in Nashville, TN with two close friends who have both moved there over the past few years from the DC area. This was my first time visiting Nashville and we had so much fun!  I would love to go back and do the same things all over again.  Here is the rundown…

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strawberry shortcake.


I am not a dessert connoisseur, so I always get really excited when I find a recipe that works out well.  Strawberries are still in season right now… and they are the perfect ingredient for a fresh sweet treat. When I was tasked with bringing dessert to a recent dinner party, I flipped through Anna Watson Carl’s wonderful…

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the 2015 best of washington party!


Last Wednesday, one of my favorite D.C. events of the year took place, Washingtonian‘s Best of Washington party at the National Building Museum.  Ever since we went a few years ago, I have been dying to go back!  The event features samples of food, drinks, and desserts from some of the top restaurants in the area….

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oatmeals in nyc.


Thanks to a recommendation from Chris’ uncle, we had a great breakfast in Greenwich Village at an oatmeal and oat-centric place called OatMeals on our recent trip to NYC. In my mind, I kept thinking of OatMeals as an “oatmeal bar,” though that’s not quite correct. OatMeals isn’t set up with ingredients lined up in front of…

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two favorite pasta salads.


It’s cookout season!  When I am tasked with bringing a side dish to a cookout, I often feel overwhelmed trying to come up with something that is unique and healthy.  Since I love noodles, I usually find myself gravitating towards a pasta salad.  One of my favorites in college was Betty Crocker’s Suddenly Salad boxed…

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kefi in nyc.


I was so excited when my sister picked out Kefi for a late lunch spot to celebrate her Columbia Law School graduation. Kefi, an authentic Greek taverna, is located on the Upper West Side and run by chef Michael Psilakis.   I don’t usually order cocktails at lunch, but Kefi had Skinos Mastiha liquor –…

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