Blondies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg 8 tbsp butter; melted 1 tsp almond extract 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1/3 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup chopped pecans 1/2 tsp kosher salt Optional:  You can add anything to blondies!  White chocolate chips, shredded coconut, almonds, butterscotch chips,…

A Weekend In… Washington, DC

Washington, DC, our (if you live in the USA) Nation’s Capitol!!  I think DC is often overlooked- perhaps you think it is too touristy or too straight-edge or not full of culture.  If that is what you think of DC, you are absolutely mistaken.  DC is one of the most diverse, international and culturally vibrant…

Hanukkah Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts)

Ingredients: 1 packet of dry active yeast 1 tbsp and 4-5 cups of flour 1 tbsp and 1/4 cup of white sugar 2 egg yolks 1 egg 1/2 cup of warm milk (microwave it for 30 seconds) 1/2 tsp orange zest 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp brandy 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Eating DMV: Mike’s Crab House

Summer in the Mid Atlantic is synonymous with crab season.  This summer, I was lucky enough to go for crabs a few times and at various locations in Maryland.  While Cantler’s Riverside Inn will always be my favorite, Mike’s Crab House was pretty incredible as well. Mike’s is great because their menu has something for…

Fall Kale Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups of Tuscan Kale; de-stemmed and chopped 2- 3 cups of shredded Brussels Sprouts 1/4 of a red onion; sliced thinly 1 1/2 cup roasted beets; chopped 1/2 cup parsley; chopped 1-2 cups of candied pecans or walnuts (homemade or store bought… I got my pecans from Trader Joe’s) 1/2 cup slivered almond…

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 1 lb of whatever type of potato you prefer 2 tbsp paprika powder 2 tbsp garlic powder 2 tsp ground chili powder 4 tbsp olive oil Salt & Pepper Parsley; chopped for garnish   Prep Put your potatoes in a large pot and cover with water (about 1 inch over where the potatoes are)….