Category Archives: Recipes

Kitchen Adventures – Summer Salad with Watermelon, Feta and Basil

This salad is a hit at pool parties and pot-lucks alike, and pairs equally well with grilled chicken, shrimp, steak or sausage. (It is also a great grown-up answer to the question “What can I do with leftover watermelon?”) Continue reading

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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Follow the 5 tips below for perfectly cooked (easy to peel) hard boiled eggs! Continue reading

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It’s National Margarita Day!!!

It’s National Margarita Day! My (current) favorite margarita recipe is below – you can skip the zesting and resting if you are pressed for time, but the additional steps add a depth of flavor that can’t be beat! Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Frisée Salad with Poached Eggs and Bacon

Frisée Salad with Poached Eggs and Bacon is one of my FAVORITE entrée salads, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a lazy stay-home brunch. Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Fall Apple Slaw

The beautiful and brightly flavored version below is perfect when served with pulled pork, BBQ ribs or smoked beef brisket. Continue reading

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Eat Your Veggies – Brussels Sprouts (with Bacon!)

Everything is better with bacon – including this easy recipe for Brussels Sprouts!! Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Omelette with Smoked Salmon, Fresh Dill and Cream Cheese

I cook – a LOT. Because of this, I often have strange odds and ends of meals and ingredients hanging out in the fridge. I remedy this by turning leftovers into omelettes, hashes, salads, pasta sauces or random skillet type meals … Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Make Your Own Pickling Spice

There are times when store-bought just won’t cut it… and I believe that spice blends are best when you make them yourself! My recipe for Pickling Spice is infinitely scale-able. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – The BEST Burger in Town!

Burgers are BIG in the DMV (Dc, Md, Va). Our love affair with the lowly hamburger has been growing steadily over the last few years. Boutique burger joints have sprouted up around the region – some are ironically retro, others are … Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Warm Steak Salad with Corn and Tomatoes

On the menu? A warm salad of corn and cherry tomatoes, topped with seared sirloin steak! Continue reading

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