endives with pear, feta, pecans, & maple syrup.


A short and sweet post today, because I am tired from the Super Bowl — and I’m sure I’m not the only one!  Jim Gaffigan told me I didn’t have to go to work if I watched the game, but unfortunately, that turned out not to be the case!   I heard recently that the Super…

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buffalo wing popcorn.


This is crazy!  Caramel popcorn combined with buffalo sauce?   Yes, that is what I’m writing about today: Buffalo Wing Spicy Caramel Popcorn by Bon Appétit.  It sounds like such weird idea that I was too insecure to describe it completely in the title of this post.  (Note: Bon Appétit chose the same title as well!)  But the thing is,…

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wine night: white rhônes & indian.


I fell in love with Indian food this past weekend!  It is a cuisine that has always intimidated me.  I went to an Indian restaurant a long time ago and didn’t know what to order, then ended up with a dish that wasn’t my favorite. Ever since then, Chris has asked me very nicely on…

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midweek musings: 28-jan-2015.


Silly things, but it was fun that Capital Weather Gang featured the above photo on their Twitter feed and live blog on Monday night!  My ten seconds of online fame for the week.  Though we in the D.C. area suffered from some serious Boston + NYC snow envy, some schools and the government did end up getting delayed and/or…

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il forno in ballston.

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For Christmas, my brother very kindly gave Chris and I a gift certificate to Il Forno, a newer Italian restaurant in the Ballston area of Arlington.  Il Forno means “the oven” in Italian, and the place boasts a pizza oven (and many ingredients!) imported from Italy.  Italian food always brings us back to our honeymoon, so…

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buffalo cauliflower bites.


It’s Super Bowl week!  As I look forward to this Sunday, I am especially excited about the food, the commercials, and how happy my husband is that the Pats are in the game.   The Super Bowl is one of America’s favorite eating holidays — maybe even a runner-up to Thanksgiving!  In preparation for the snacking…

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