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Amazing Carrot Cake

May 27, 2016
Amazing Carrot Cake

Never have I ever….made a cake from scratch. Until now. It’s my birthday, which means time to celebrate! I actually got this carrot cake recipe from a restaurant. Around last Thanksgiving, my family went out to dinner at Treadwell, which…

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Healthy Summer Potluck Recipes

May 25, 2016
Healthy Summer Potluck Recipes

Let’s lay out the basics for a good potluck dish: it can be served at room temperature, it has to travel well, and the recipe shouldn’t be too complicated. I have been to many a potluck in my (almost) 28…

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The Week’s End

May 20, 2016
The Week’s End

What are you up to this weekend? Tonight I get to go a concert at the 9:30 Club, which may just be my favorite concert venue in DC (and it’s very similar to First Avenue in Minneapolis!). We’re seeing White…

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Summer Potato Salad with Dijon

May 19, 2016
Summer Potato Salad with Dijon

Who knew that potato salad could actually look pretty? You, too, can make something that looks this good. No summer cookout, picnic, or barbecue is complete without a bowl of potato salad to pass around. Am I right? This version…

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May Things

May 18, 2016
May Things

DC dwellers have experienced a pretty gloomy May so far with rain almost every day. So I thought this would be a great time to lighten things up and share some of my favorites: recipes, books, shows, blogs. Let’s chat!…

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The Week’s End

May 13, 2016
The Week’s End

Hello to the weekend! Tonight I’ll be heading out to the mountains of Shenandoah National Park (about 1 1/2 hours from DC) for some camping and some much needed time out of the city. We miraculously got 8 people to…

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Easy Baked Pesto Meatballs

May 12, 2016
Easy Baked Pesto Meatballs

I have to admit, I am not the most excited person in the world when it comes time to sit down and make a grocery list for the week ahead. Planning weeknight meals that are quick, easy, and preferably healthy…

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8 Outstanding Outdoor Dining Areas

May 10, 2016
8 Outstanding Outdoor Dining Areas

I may not have any outdoor space right now, but a girl can dream. It’s May and that means one of my favorite months in DC—the weather has finally warmed up and you can enjoy the outdoors without melting (oh,…

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The Week’s End

May 6, 2016
The Week’s End

Welcome to yet another rainy day here in the District, but hey, it’s Friday! That’s some cause for celebration. Last weekend I got to surprise some family members by showing up to a waterpark weekend in Wisconsin, and decided that…

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