Round-up: Taste of the Nation DC!

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Eat, drink, and socialize for a great cause? Sign me up! Share Our Strength’s Annual Taste of the Nation DC for No Kid Hungry was last night, bringing together over 100 restaurants, bars, mixologists, sommeliers, & chefs! The event was … Continue reading

Round-up: Best of DC 2015 Celebration


There are so many restaurants in DC! Wouldn’t it be cool if you could try a bunch of them all in one night? Enter: Washington City Paper’s Annual Best of DC Celebration! Now in it’s 3rd year, this event celebrates … Continue reading

Blueberry Chocolate Pecan Mascarpone Cake w/ Goat Cheese Frosting!

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I’m so excited that we’re coming into blueberry season! Ever tried a chocolate covered blueberry? They’re delicious. These cupcakes were inspired by happy hour foods. To me, classic happy hour is cheese and crackers, grapes, nuts, and, well, there would … Continue reading

Mandu’s Danny Lee Wins Cochon 555 DC!

Whole Pig

Do you like pork? Love food? Want to support a culinary movement? Then Cochon 555 is right up your alley. Tonight’s winner — Danny Lee from Mandu, congrats!! What exactly is he the winner of, you ask? Cochon 555 features … Continue reading

Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake with Creme de Cacao Mascarpone Whipped Cream


It’s winter. It’s cold. You’re probably snuggled up inside more than usual. What could add to your cozy experience? How about a decadent, warm chocolaty dessert with a boozy whipped cream? Add on some ice cream, some berries, and boom, … Continue reading

Boozin’ Brownies: Beer, Bourbon, & Bacon!


Do you like chocolate? Beer? Bourbon? Bacon? Ever wonder what would happen if you put them all together?! Well, I was curious. City Tap House in Washington, DC had a baking-with beer competition. It was a Terrapin Wake-n-Bake competition; everyone had … Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Sandwiches! (aka “Take 5” bites)


Have you heard of Take 5 bars? If not, let me tell you, they are the best candy…ever. They have become challenging to find, at least in DC, and so I’ve been experimenting with different ways to recreate them. What are they you ask? … Continue reading