The Peanut Butter Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Oreo Cookie (psst, they’re whole wheat!!)


Remember the candy Take 5’s? They had caramel, pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter– all covered in chocolate? Well, if Take 5’s were to become a cookie, this would be it! I made these for the October Improv Cooking Challenge! Each month, … Continue reading

Scott Drewno of The Source Wins Cochon 555 for the Third Time!

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This past weekend, the 4th annual Taste of DC brought hundreds of restaurants, beers, and wines to Pennsylvania Avenue. Look at all those people! Food was tried, drinks were imbibed, and lots, LOTS, of fun ensued. Two additional long-standing, delicious … Continue reading

Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies!


Chocolate? Peanut butter? Graham crackers? Marshmallows? What’s not to love!? When I was growing up, my family and I would go camping at least once a year. I LOVE camping. Building the campsite, going hiking, building campfires, and, always, making … Continue reading

30 Beers, 30 Bites – NOM!

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Did you know… It’s the 30th Birthday of Sam Adams’ Beer?? Celebration = totally necessary. As part of DC Beer week, the Washington City Paper hosted 30 Beers for 30 Years last Tuesday. The event featured 30 different Sam Adams … Continue reading

Drinking for a Cause = Chefs Behind Bars #2

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It’s a Wednesday, work’s out—> time for happy hour! Drinking for a cause? Even better! No Kid Hungry hosted their second Chefs Behind Bars event this past Wednesday. The first one was outstanding, and this one was equally great. The … Continue reading

Peanut Popcorn Pretzel Chocolate Chunk Cookies!


Cookies are great. There’s easy to eat, individually-sized, perfectly-portable, and of course, delicious. I made these as my monthly improv cooking challenge item. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker produces this awesome monthly challenge. There are two required ingredients each … Continue reading

Prosciutto-Rimmed Cocktail Wins Pisco Competition!

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Do you like drinking delicious cocktails? On rooftops? In the beautiful sunshine? By a pool? If yes (who would say no?), you would have loved this event! This past  Tuesday, Washington City Paper hosted the first Pisco Fest cocktail competition on … Continue reading