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Chipotle Chicken Chopped Salad

September 21, 2017
Chipotle Chicken Chopped Salad

I realized I’m giving away all my best cooking secrets on this blog. Once people figure out that making delicious food is not actually difficult, I’m gonna be out of a job. The cat will be out of the bag,…

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10 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Recipes

August 30, 2017
10 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Kids are heading back to school and summer is coming to a close (would someone please tell DC that summer is coming to a close? There’s only so much humidity a person can handle). Perhaps you’re refocusing on your meal…

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Quick Refrigerator Pickles

August 13, 2017
Quick Refrigerator Pickles

This recipe for small batch, quick refrigerator pickles is straight from my great-grandma, with no need for kettle steamers or vacuum-tight lids or canning. You can enjoy them on burgers or sandwiches of course, but I usually snack on them…

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Passion Fruit Margaritas

July 26, 2017
Passion Fruit Margaritas

I don’t always make cocktails at home, but when I do, I like to try new concoctions. Margaritas are easy to make, and easier to drink. Adding passion fruit to your margarita makes a cocktail that is both sweet and…

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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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