Thursday, January 31, 2019

Football Food: Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies

Do you have your Super Bowl game party menu plans?  The best part is making fun food to enjoy with friends.  Our friend Chad usually brings these little smokies every year.  Whip some of these up for game day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

DC Winter Tippler Cocktail Program: 15 Cocktails at 15 of DC’s Hottest Spots!



DC Winter Tippler is kicking off this Friday! From February 1st to March 15th you can roam around D.C. to try out some of the best cocktail spots around town – or you can do it all in one weekend, depending on the type of adventure you are wanting to have!

Football Food: Grilled Wings with Tarragon Ranch

Make your Super Bowl party complete by making these Grilled Wings with Tarragon Ranch from Chef Matthew at Trademark in Alexandria, VA.  Make a little extra of the ranch for a veggie platter.  These wings are sure to be a big hit at your party!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

Thinking of Drinking: TouchDown Punch

Nobody makes a punch better than Gina Chersevani.  This "Ale"ments Punch is perfect for the Super Bowl.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cheers to Beer: Let It Rye’d Hazy Rye IPA Exclusively at MGM National Harbor



Head out to MGM to sip some on some delicious Flying Dog, which is brewed right in Frederick, Maryland. Flying Dog is most known for its craft brews, artistic bottles, edgy beer names and delicious off-the-wall beer flavors to try. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

4 Chicken Recipes Worth Making

Chicken is always a go-to main dish.  It is a healthy protein and there are so many recipes that are easy to prepare.  What are your favorite chicken recipes?  Try some of mine below!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Recipe: Creamy Alfredo Pasta with Shrimp, Mushrooms and Peas

Hi Friends!  I mentioned that I'm cooking my grandmother all of her favorite foods.  She put in a request for Shrimp Alfredo.  This recipe is a staple for me and I use the sauce to make many other pasta dishes.  We had a great evening eating this dish and reminiscing about childhood memories and growing up in St. Louis.  I hope this recipe makes your belly happy.  

Friday, January 11, 2019

Thinking of Drinking: Hot Toddy

Howdy!  It is freezing in St. Louis and the snow is coming down.  Cure that winter cold with a Hot Toddy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Banana Pudding for MawMaw

My Sous Chef
In 2017, my maternal grandmother passed away right before Christmas.  Her loss was devastating to my family.  This past December, my paternal grandmother had a heart attack and was told she has 30 days to live.  I'm not ready to lose her and neither is my family.  She's active, funny and so loving.  My daughters adore being with her.  We went to visit her last week and I asked her about her favorite foods and what I could make for her.  She asked for banana pudding.  I made the recipe below and she loved it.  Please keep her in your prayers.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails: 9 Ladies Dancing

Photo by Jessica Patterson
Happy New Year!  I'm back from a nice break.  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday season.  I hope your 2019 brings lots of joy and laughter.  Thank you for continuing to read Capital Cooking!