Happy Birthday Nora!

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A very special lady turned 21 on Saturday! Please meet Nora, my Development Associate ~ Intern ~ Millennial Culture Coach ~ Recipe Namer ~ Cooking Class Assistant and Trivia Buff ~ Occasional Taste-Tester ~ All-Around Favorite College Student. And yes, that is how I recommend she document the last year of her life on her resume. I have … Keep Reading

Ga’s Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake

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Another family favorite! Does your family have some recipes that they have just come to expect at family events? The dish that, when the person who usually makes it arrives at the gathering, you hug and say hello, but reeeeally you're checking their hands to make sure they brought it? Share those dishes in the comments! It's so fun to see … Keep Reading

New Venture: Cooking Classes!

Prequel Culinary Education

I have been hinting that good things were on the horizon, and I am SO EXCITED to announce the launch of this venture! Prequel is a new innovative concept in Washington DC that describes themselves as a "Megaplex for Foodies." I'm in! Prequel asked if I would be interested in teaching cooking classes. I laughed, thinking about the advanced … Keep Reading

Lox, Red Onion, and Dill Savory Scones

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Happy Birthday Dad! For your birthday, I am announcing to the Internets: I LIKE LOX! * I have not always liked smoked salmon, a.k.a. lox. But after a few salmon and avocado sushi rolls, I realized that I was actually eating, and loving, something really quite similar. This is not unlike an epiphany I had toward the end of college; that is, … Keep Reading

Chicken Chorizo Breakfast Tacos or Lettu...

Chicken Chorizo Lettuce Cups-2

Looking to spice up breakfast this weekend? Chicken Chorizo Tacos it is. Looking for something lighter? Use egg whites and butter lettuce for fresh, crisp lettuce cups instead. No real recipe here, just some steps to follow and ingredients to compile. This post is inspired by a brunch I had recently from the gluten-free menu at Firefly in … Keep Reading

Brunch Bites: Baked Benedict Buffet

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Looking for an easy, fun brunch option? Try your own Baked Benedict Buffet! Sunday Funday, indeed. Eggs Benedict is traditionally made with an English muffin, topped with a thin piece of fried or broiled ham, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. More fussy ingredients than I need, and I am guessing the same is true for you. If you read my … Keep Reading

Treats for Tazewell: Apple & Carrot...

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Why yes, in this picture, Tazewell is staring with intent at an Apple & Carrot Bundle while wearing a bandana.* And in this picture, he is staring at me, trying to be such a good boy, because he knows what is on the tray above him. Also, I'm holding a treat in front of the camera and begging him in a high-pitched voice to please just sit … Keep Reading

Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes

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Every year, I have a big plan for Passover to take advantage of the limited diet for the week and be healthy. Straight lean-meat-and-vegetables for me. But then like a minute later, I am finding different ways to combine butter, sugar, eggs, and chocolate. Oh and, unrelated, cheese. Chocolate flourless cake has always been intriguing and … Keep Reading