You know when you make something good, like really, really good? Like restaurant-quality good? Lick the plate good? When you dream about it that night and you are counting down the minutes until you can eat the leftovers for lunch the next day? (Or is that just me?) Well, this recipe is good. Really, really good. And, as we were eating leftovers the next night, … Continue reading Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs
These are the creamiest, most delicious mashed potatoes I think I’ve ever made. I made these to go along with the Zinfandel-Braised Short Ribs (making it the best meal I’ve ever made – how’s that for an endorsement!), but I believe this is going to be my go-to recipe for mashed potatoes from now on. I developed this recipe for South Mountain Creamery, using their … Continue reading Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
On our recent trip to the Dominican Republic, several of the restaurant buffets at our resort served up massive 4 foot wide pans overflowing with seafood paella. The paellas were beautiful to look it, but the flavors were a little underwhelming and the seafood was a bit overdone. I wanted to recreate a paella dish when we returned home and use our paella pan that … Continue reading Seafood Paella
I had an amazing time planning and celebrating Half Pint Garden’s kick off party this past weekend! We had nearly 50 people attending and I’m thrilled everything turned out so well. Here are a sampling of photos from the event, taken by our amazing neighbor, Michelle, of Sweet Lime Portrait Design in Arlington, VA! Continue reading Harvest Party Photo Gallery
Earlier this month, my friend Becky, of Becky Bakes, suggested we enter an apple pie competition together and I loved the idea. My first collaboration with this blog! She is a fantastic baker and I’ve had her amazing sweet treats many times so I knew she would be a great partner. We entered the 1st Annual Adams Morgan Apple Pie Competition this past weekend and … Continue reading Award Winning Apple Pie!
Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures after a long, hot summer. Plus, I’m a BIG fan of winter squash – butternut, acorn, buttercup, pumpkin – you name it! They are so versatile in recipes as they can lend both a savory and sweet kick to winter dishes. Fall also means warm, comforting soups, stews, braises and chilis. This recipe combines what … Continue reading Bison Pumpkin Chili