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On Choosing the Table (Plus, Enter To Win Your Own DC Dinner!)

Hi friends! As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I had a special treat on Tuesday night: a blogger dinner at Kapnos on 14th street, hosted by Dietz & Watson! A huge thank you to D&W for having me and for sponsoring this recap post. Check the end of the post to see how you can enter to win your own dinner here in DC – but first, read Continue Reading …

Greek Lamb Burgers Recipe

Do you guys remember a few months ago when I mentioned that Matt and I made some Greek lamb burgers that were crazy delicious, but dropped the ball on measuring anything/actually having a formal recipe to share? Well, my friends, the wait is now over. Greek Lamb Burgers for all! You’ll want to make these ASAP, trust me. The beauty of Continue Reading …

A Farmer’s Market & McCormick Inspired Dinner

Hello, everyone! Glad you’re enjoying the wedding photography practice session pictures I put up last night! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Matt and I stuck around DC and got some wedding planning done, along with some relaxing and outdoor fun. On Saturday morning, we hit up the farmer’s market! There’s nothing like the farmer’s market to Continue Reading …

Braised Chicken with Potatoes, Lentils, Fennel, and Kale

Good morning! I have a new recipe for you all today — now that vacation is over and I’m back to school (today marks the first day of my final semester of graduate school classes), I’m excited to start cooking and sharing recipes again. Especially for dinner! I was in the mood for something healthy and creative last night so Matt and I came up Continue Reading …

Last night, I turned on the oven.

Gooooood morning! Matt arrived back into town last night after a weekend with the guys in NYC, so I decided I would dust off the oven and actually cook a real meal to welcome him home. Shocking, I know. Behold: I seriously hadn’t turned on my oven in way too long. Summer heat = all I want are nice, cool salads and vegetarian fare (especially Continue Reading …

Roasted Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe

One of the resounding favorites (among both kids AND adults) from the kid’s cooking classes we taught last week was a Roasted Marinated Pork Tenderloin. It was so good, juicy, and flavorful — I just have to share the recipe.  Pork tenderloin is one of my dinner favorites, but I don’t like buying the pre-marinated tenderloins because they’re Continue Reading …

Foodie Fun with Thermador

Hello friends! I’m back to share more details about my trip to Arizona this week with Thermador! They flew me and 11 other bloggers out to Scottsdale for a fun foodie unveiling of their new cooking range. We even got to try it out ourselves! (Loved the rhinestone aprons they gave us, hehe!) I’ll start from the beginning ;) Before breakfast on Continue Reading …

Learning the Food Service Ropes at UNC Hospital

Gooooooood morning! I love that almost no one else knew about slicing Brussels sprouts, either! Here’s to all of us eating delicious sprouts from now on :) I think next time I will also try slicing them in half — a lot of people recommended that, too, both to decrease cooking time and increase the amount of the sprout that gets a nice golden Continue Reading …