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Happy New Year and a Cherry Dessert Mold

January 1, 2013 Desserts and Sweets

  Happy New Year! How did you celebrate? Last night, we rung in the new year with friends at a Mad Men party. Guests were asked to dress in themed attire and bring a retro dish. I signed up for the jello mold. Gelatin is not vegetarian, so I rooted around Whole Foods for a [...]

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A Baby Shower and Le Caprice Bakery

May 14, 2012 Food Info

On Mother’s Day I helped host a baby shower for a very special friend and mother-to-be. Our theme was “Paris” inspired so, we chose food and decor to create a modern bistro feel. Creating the menu was- as you can probably guess- my favorite part. Discovering Le Caprice bakery in Columbia Heights, DC was icing [...]

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Pistachio and Avocado Crostini

May 10, 2012 Side Dishes

  I’m posting this recipe a little late in the game. I first sampled these crisp crostini treats at book club some six months ago. Since then, I discovered they’re a popular feature on the menu at Cork, one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I’ve been meaning to write about them for ages. They are [...]

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Crispy Olive Bites

December 27, 2011 Snacks

Now that we are past Christmas, it’s on to the new year! Hopefully your Christmas was very merry and you’ve recovered enough from your food coma to think about what you’ll be cooking for New Years Eve. Whether you’re hosting or potlucking, these crispy olive bites are easy to cook and carry.   For this [...]

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