Pink Vodka Sauce

This is a hefty batch of pink vodka sauce but it is definitely worth the freezer space. I enjoy going to Eastern Market, my favorite neighborhood marketplace and picking out a new handmade ravioli to try with a meat from their butcher and a cheese from the Maître Fromager. I love their pasta sauces as well but wanted…

Melt in your mouth, Parmesean Chicken Breast

This is one of my favorite recipes I have made recently. It is quite indulgent, however it is extremely simple and tasty to make. Worth it. The easiness of cooking the whole meal at once is also pretty appealing to the beginner chefs out there. You can make this the night before you want to…

Blackberry Buttercream Frosting

  I made this cake for my friend Emily's birthday last weekend and felt like getting creative since she is quite the hostess. In honor of her royal themed birthday, I knew I had to make a cake fit for a queen and wanted to do something different. Naked cakes are very in right now and also…

Baja Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos don't need a long introduction.  I haven't done too much with shrimp in the past so when my grocery store had a killer special on fresh shrimp, I decided to get outside my comfort zone. Frozen shrimp works as well, just make sure you de-thaw before you cook. This recipe is an easy base for the…

Blizzard 2016, Capitol Hill DC

I am so happy I grew up in a place that has four seasons. Even though I am part mermaid (a certified beach bum for life) I turn into a snow bunny the second cold weather comes around. I absolutely love snow and nothing is prettier than snow in the District, especially Capitol Hill. My…

Blueberry Mango Salsa Fresca

"Extra, extra, pico, please", is my only request, every time I eat Mexican, since as long as I can remember. Sometimes, I even look forward to the pico more than the actual meal. I love everything about pico de gallo, the freshness of the chopped veggies, the bursts of flavor.. pico is just awesome. I am…

Sriracha Crema Sauce

The perfect addition to top off any taco, is this sauce I created with some inspiration from the internet and local rotisserie spots. You probably have everything in your fridge for it already and it takes just moments to make! It reminds me of the amazingly creamy sauces you can get from any peruvian chicken…

Top 15 of 2015

After successfully finishing my first week of nursing school -- before the coursework really picks up -- I decided to go through all my adventures from 2015 and highlight them in a post.  I truly had one of the BEST years of my life and am so blessed be surrounded by so much love and support. My…

How to do The Florida Keys in Two Days.

Steve and I had an awesome trip in the Florida Keys. After finishing Netflix's Bloodline, I was DYING to visit...so we flew down MDW and made it happen. We were able to stop in Boca to see one of our most favorite girls ever, Avery and then trucked on down to Miami for the night, in…

Colorado Highlights & What to do in Breck

    Our trip to Colorado began with an overnight in Denver where we explored a lot of the city. We were then chauffeured to Breckenridge to meet our friends, The Soulshine Wanderers for a few days of whimsical, winter fun. Aimee and Josh sold everything they own over a year ago and are currently living the dream,…