Le Diplomate DC

It’s been quite awhile since I have done a restaurant review, but this post is long overdue for multiple reasons.  Chris and I have been planning to have a night out at Le Diplomate for a little over a year now.  It was supposed to be our Christmas present to each other last year.  We just…

White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Since Christmas, I have had a hard time following my new meal plan.  Between parties and abnormal schedules, my eating has been a bit off.  I have especially had a hard time giving up wheat.  It is an incredibly hard to make a change like that, especially while being surrounded by so many tempting foods. …

Chicken Marengo

And so it has come.  The end of the year has arrived, and I don’t really know how that came to be.  Another year has passed, but this one feels almost like it didn’t happen.  It feels like I was just frozen in place while time passed around me. Sure, I had some good things…

Apple Cider Roasted Chicken

On Sunday, I had this brilliant idea to roast a whole chicken.  I had never cooked a whole chicken before, but it sounded like a good idea to try during one of our Sunday family dinners with the Hungry Trio. When I thought about a flavor profile for this meal, I had apples on my…

Friendsgiving 2018

Friendsgiving is a popular term that popped up around a decade ago.  Of course, the idea of sharing a Thanksgiving meal with friends goes back much further than that, but the term seems to have been coined around then.  I imagine that the earlier end of the Millennial generation were responsible for this fad term….

Bolognese and Pappardelle

These posts have been taking me awhile to write recently.  I have been having some health problems (especially with migraines) and it has been difficult for me to get through my days at work, let alone sit down and write a post.  It makes me a bit sad because this blog brings me so much…

Gluten Free Ravioli

Although it may be a bit tedious and exhausting, making homemade pasta is becoming my new favorite hobby.  When my dear friend, Ashley, had said she hadn’t had ravioli in years because she can’t ever find them gluten free, I knew I just had to fix that for her.  I said to give me a…