Shrimp Asparagus Stir Fry

Seafood

Life has a funny way of getting in the way of things. Case in point, my daughter is getting married this coming weekend and as a result I have been pretty busy. The planning and prep has taken me away from my cooking and blogging. But hey, I didn’t say life getting in the way […]

Big Green Egg Ancho Espresso Beef Ribs

Beef

Recently, I have noticed quite a few people who I follow on Instagram posting about a new line of BBQ Rub’s from Lane’s BBQ in Bethlehem, GA. The pictures caught my attention and I wanted to try some of the delicious flavors on display. I reached out to Ryan Lane and he was kind enough to send […]

Ten Tables Louisville

Eating Out, Travel

Last week we made our way to Louisville, KY for the Kentucky Derby.  Our Derby Week kicked off on a high note with one of our best dining experiences to date. Ten Tables Louisville is a must have dining experience for the foodie or food lover. Eating at Ten Tables is worth the effort and we recommend it highly… if […]

Peruvian Style Rib Eye on the Big Green Egg

Beef

We wanted to make something different for our Friday Night Date Night this week and drew our inspiration from Lomo Saltado which is a traditional Peruvian Steak Stir Fry. When we say inspiration, we mean “loosely interpreted” as this dish was not a stir fry at all. We combined various techniques and influences to come up with this dish that we are sure you […]

Special Restaurant Month: Fiola Mare

Eating Out

This month our special restaurant pick came from Joy: Fiola Mare on the waterfront in Washington DC. Once again this pick was a huge hit and we had a wonderful evening trying yet another restaurant none of us had been to before. As it so often does our evening started at the bar where we […]

Special Restaurant Month: The Partisan

Eating Out

As you can tell by now we like to go out to eat… a lot! So, to spice things up we came up with the idea for a special restaurant experience once a month where we would go to a local eatery that we have never been to before. To make things more interesting we […]

Weekend Trip: Louisville, KY

Eating Out, Travel

Debbie and I headed to her hometown Louisville, KY this weekend to celebrate a wedding with her family. In addition, it was Debbie’s birthday this weekend and I wanted to take her out to some place special for dinner. When we travel I like to find a restaurant we have not eaten at before for us […]

Heart Shaped Mushroom Ravioli with Vodka Sauce

Vegetable

Going out for Valentine’s Day is for amateurs. If you really want to show the one you love a good time cook with them at home! Of course  I can say this after taking Debbie out every Valentine’s Day and experiencing first hand the madness that ensues. Debbie and I love to cook together so being at […]

Trummers Aphrodisiac Tasting Menu

Eating Out

This week’s dining out adventure takes us to Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, VA. We were celebrating Valentine’s Day on Friday February 13th to avoid the madness of dining out on the day of the big event. As it is with most weekends we shared this night with our friends Frank and Joy, anxious to try the 4 Course […]

Fleming’s Wine Dinner

Eating Out

This week our Friday Night Date Night took us out on the town to a Wine Dinner Fleming’s in Tysons Corner. The theme of tonight’s Wine Dinner was “Big Reds” and we were excited to try these wines on a cold winter’s night. As it is with most wine dinners we met up with our dear […]