Sunday, December 27, 2015

12 Cocktails of Christmas: 3 French Hens

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me...You'll love our Cocktail chapter in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  Everything you need to get ready for the party planning.   

Friday, December 25, 2015

The 12 Cocktails of Christmas: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Photo by Kristen Finn
Merry Christmas!  Find this and more in the Capital Cooking Cookbook.  On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Winter Sangria

It is time for holiday parties. Check out my segment on Let's Talk Live!  You can't throw a holiday party without a signature punch.  Try out my Winter Sangria.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Just Lunch: Pennsylvania 6

Creamy ricotta spread with fig jam
Pennsylvania 6 DC is now open for lunch in Franklin Square.  The restaurant pays homage to Hotel Pennsylvania, the first social scene in Manhattan where entertainers and political players would come together over refined culinary dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. (speakeasy-style) 

Holiday Recipes: Pork Tenderloin Medallions and Pumpkin Cream

Bistro Vivant in McLean, VA shared a holiday recipe.  Enjoy Pork Tenderloin Medallions and Pumpkin Cream With Chestnut and Spiced Milk Cappuccino.  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Visit Santa at Chaplin's Restaurant

I recently visited Chaplin's for brunch.  Slurp down some ramen in the morning and then come back at night to sit on a jolly man's lap.

Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Interested in making your own date night at home?  Buy some steaks and try preparing The Palm's Creamed Spinach as a side.  You can't go wrong with this creamy dish!

Thinking of Drinking: Gingerbread Man-tini

It is time for holiday parties. Check out my segment on Let's Talk Live! Start with some bubbly!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thinking of Drinking: Aperol Spritz

It is time for holiday parties. Check out my segment on Let's Talk Live!

Recipe: Homey Apple Maple Bundt Cake


I love baking around the holidays. This weekend I had some leftover apples that were getting a bit softer. I thought it would be great to use them up so I decided on an Apple Bundt cake with a maple glaze topping. This homey delight will keep you wanting more. It is perfect to serve with coffee in the morning or for dessert on a cold evening.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fig & Olive Cookbook: The Cuisine of the French Riviera


By Claire Goldman


Take a culinary tour of the French Riviera right in your own home with the new cookbook Fig & Olive:  The Cuisine of the French Riviera from Chef Laurent Halasz, founder of Fig & Olive.  The book includes recipes, entertaining  tips and beautiful food photography.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Out to Brunch: Ella's Woodfired Pizza

By Claire Goldman
Photographs by Lauren DeSantis 

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza is breaking out of the usual pizzeria mold.  The downtown eatery is now offering a new weekend brunch menu.