Homemade Guac & Chicken Taco Crisps!

Looking for flavorful, balanced, crowd-pleasing recipes to cook for a complete Mexican-inspired dinner? I made dinner for a couple of friends this weekend. See? There they are! And there is our deeelicious meal! Starter: Guacamole with Baked Tortilla Chips This was my first time making guacamole from scratch. If you like guac, you’ll want to…

Coconut – Chocolate Chip – Almond- Nature Valley Granola Bar – COOKIES!

My idea of a good cookie has lots of flavor, is soft, slightly chewy, and must contain chocolate. Check these out. Chocolate chip cookies with dark chocolate chunks, almonds, coconut, and nature valley granola bars pieces. YUM!! They turned out wonderfully, fulfilling all of the essential components I desire from a cookie. The batch also…

Cochon555 DC: Mike Isabella Crowned “Prince of Porc”

COCHON555 = 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs, 5 Winemakers What an AWESOME experience! Get ready to drool…let me break this down for y’all: The Facts: 5 Chefs Mike Isabella (Graffiato & Bandolero) Bryan Voltaggio (Volt & Range) Kyle Bailey (Birch & Barley) Haidar Karoum (Proof) Jeff Buben (Vidalia) Each chefs prepares a pig; each bite they…

El Chucho & Casa Oaxaca Win Margarita Wars!

It was a BEAU-tiful, sunny Wednesday. About 80 degrees and breezy. Some of my co-workers and I made our way to the New York Ave metro, and from there to the super-swanky-trendy Archstone First and M Apartment Building. After waiting in the elevator line (I guess that’s just a function of having a roof-top event!) we…

Chocolate Salted Caramel Cookies!

Salty sweet makes a great treat! This is a soft, chewy CHOCOLATY cookie, loaded with chopped up rolos, and then sprinkled with a touch of salt before baking. They were amazing warm and fresh from the oven. Still tasty when they cooled, but the caramel was  gooey when they were warm…mmmmm. Just make them, trust…