Category Archives: Food & Recipes

Crockpot Short Ribs and Sage Butter Mashed Potatoes

The temperature in DC has been below freezing for over a week, so these slow-cooked ribs really hit the spot.  They are hearty and delicious, stick-to-your-ribs filling but still fairly clean eating (well, except the potatoes). Perfect for a Sunday … Continue reading

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Seafood 101

Last Friday night I took a cooking class called Spring Seafood 101 at L’Academie de Cuisine.  I’ve enjoyed almost every cooking class I’ve ever taken, but this chef was particularly impressive for her vast knowledge.  The author of several books, … Continue reading

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Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta has become one of my favorite things to make at home.  Usually I save myself the trouble and buy pasta from the store, but last weekend I had a whole afternoon wide open so I rolled it out … Continue reading

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Homemade Pasta

About six months ago I got a pasta machine and ever since then I’ve been on a mission to perfect my pasta-making technique.  I even took a class in Tuscany! Now, I’m totally convinced that I’ve become a master and … Continue reading

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Rooftop Dinner Party, Southern Style

It has been a painfully rainy Spring here in the DC area.  Almost every day I’ve woken up longing for the temperate, sunny weather I enjoyed in San Diego.  When we did finally get a momentary break from the drizzle, … Continue reading

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The Virginia Vineyards

Since moving to the area, I’ve been wanting to visit the local vineyards.  There are several in Virginia, about an hour outside of DC.  The wine is notoriously unspectacular, but the scenic views compensate and it’s a great excuse to get … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Sometimes the most delicious recipes are created from just a few simple, high-quality ingredients. I love how this recipe comes together quickly and easily, without sacrificing any flavor.  Here’s what you need: Olive Oil Butter Salt and Pepper Garlic (1-2 cloves, … Continue reading

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