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Food Beginnings: The Story of Sushi

July 21, 2017
Food Beginnings: The Story of Sushi

At my very first job in D.C. I learned the fascinating history behind combining rice and fish into one of my favorite meals. Here’s a closer look at the history of sushi, from its humble origins to street food to…

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Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

July 10, 2017
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

This is the first recipe that my sister and I ever made off of Pinterest. That’s right kids, I can remember when Pinterest was first a thing (and Facebook, and email….but let’s not date ourselves here). I visited my little…

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12 Easy Fourth of July Recipes

June 29, 2017
12 Easy Fourth of July Recipes

Got plans? No plans? Camping? Winging it? Relaxing at the beach? Wherever you’ll be this Fourth of July weekend, I hope there’s good food there for you to enjoy. And maybe a night game of baseball. For Fourth of July…

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Summer Couscous Salad

June 21, 2017
Summer Couscous Salad

This recipe takes advantage of some of the best parts of summer – plenty of fresh parsley, cilantro, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The main ingredient, couscous, is not really a Midwest thing. But somehow my brother became a huge fan of…

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Grilled Hawaiian Steak Kabobs

June 15, 2017
Grilled Hawaiian Steak Kabobs

Here in DC, pleasantly cool summer nights are not a thing. The heat hangs around even after the sun sets, with a little mugginess usually thrown in. But that doesn’t stop us from grilling. Or from enjoying a night out…

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Best Summer Activities In DC

June 12, 2017
Best Summer Activities In DC

Prepare yourselves, it’s getting hot around here. Summer is officially starting in the District, so here is a list of some favorite activities and getaways from a local. From casual Saturday plans to weekend getaways to where to take visitors…

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The Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

May 25, 2017
The Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Fresh strawberries are only available for a few fleeting weeks every year. And I believe in taking as much advantage of those weeks as possible. When I was young, my mom would make strawberry shortcake at the start of every…

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Tortilla Rollups

May 18, 2017
Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Tortilla Rollups

Growing up in Wisconsin, large family gatherings occurred quite often, pretty much monthly. And that could mean 20-30 people in one place, which is obviously a lot of mouths to feed. Typically these gatherings were potluck-style, so everyone brought their…

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Easy Baked Apple Pancake

May 11, 2017
Easy Baked Apple Pancake

In case you need a reminder, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. And I have got a recipe, THE recipe, for all dads and partners out there, a recipe that the whole family will eat. Three easy steps and you can…

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