Fishnet: Good Eating in College Park

Posted March 5th, 2013 by christine in Dining Out, Food

One day last week I took the opportunity to try a local restaurant I’d heard about a while ago but never gone to. I hadn’t been before because it’s a fish restaurant and my husband, while possessing many fine qualities, is not a big fan of fish. Not that my […]

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Sampling DC’s Finest Restaurants Guilt Free

Posted February 20th, 2013 by rebeccathomas in Around Town, Dining Out

I’ve already established that I’m a minimalist when it comes to material possessions. So nearly 11 years ago, shortly after my husband and I married, I began a tradition that we instantly clung to and wholeheartedly enjoy today. We don’t exchange presents. That is, we don’t exchange material goods for […]

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New On-the-Go Snack from Baked and Wired (Georgetown)

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Elaine in Food, Health

I am among the many people with resolutions this year to lop off a few pounds. One plan for doing this is ending my cupcake addiction. Luckily, one of my favorite cupcake stores — Baked and Wired in Georgetown — has provided me with an alternative snack: Hippie Crack. This […]

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Go-to Meal: Catalina Pork

Posted January 17th, 2013 by rebeccathomas in Food, Recipes

Before parenthood, when working full-time outside the home, I regularly relied on the trusty crock pot for dinner assistance. Now, as a stay-at-home mom to one rambunctious 16-month-old boy, the crock pot has become my saving grace. One of my favorite slow cooker main dish recipes involves only five ingredients […]

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Holiday Caramels

Posted December 13th, 2012 by rebeccathomas in Food, Recipes

In a season of gingerbread houses and sugar cookies, cakes and pies, and tarts and homemade rolls, those of us who love cooking, but abhor baking can feel a little left out. But my homemade holiday caramels, made completely in the microwave, are always a hit and a welcome relief […]

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Happy Chanukah! Pass the Donuts!

Posted December 7th, 2012 by Robin (noteverstill) in Food, Recipes

Do you know why many Jews eat latkes at Chanukah? The story of Chanukah is a story of a Jewish community rebelling a couple thousand years ago against their Greek persecutors. The story culminates with a miracle. After Greek soldiers defiled the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and ruined all of […]

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Healthier Holiday Table: Better For You Quesadillas

Posted December 7th, 2012 by Sandie in Food, Recipes

Anyone who knows me for more than 30 minutes knows that I am not the cook in the family. I am lucky enough to be married to a wonderful cook who thoroughly enjoys preparing meals for our family. Even when it was just the two of us, my husband was […]

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Health Challenge: 15 Days Without Caffeine

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Robin (noteverstill) in Food, Health, Living, Uncategorized

Every year I wean myself off of caffeine in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, because a 25-hour fast is difficult enough before compounding it with a caffeine-withdrawal migraine. But this year, due to a stubborn head cold that left me wanting nothing but carrot-ginger juice and mint lemonade […]

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