Month: March 2017

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Astro doughnuts and fried chicken is a modern restaurant that focus on doing a couple of things very well! I bet you can’t guess what those two things are? Yes, soft, melt in your mouth doughnuts with rich ingredients and delicious, golden fried chicken. I was reading food network magazine […]

National Cherry Blossoms

National Cherry Blossoms

Every year, my family and I drive into Washington, D.C. to view the gorgeous cherry blossom trees surrounding the Tidal Basin. As a native of the Washington metro area, this is a tradition that actually marks the beginning of spring for me. It isn't really spring if I don't see […]

Pizza Grilled Cheese

Pizza Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a staple in the American kitchen. Sometimes you crave the cheesy goodness of the sandwich and other times you raid your cabinets only to find bread and cheese, so what do you do? You make grilled cheese. One thing I love about this sandwich is its so […]

No More Faking Fine Book Review

No More Faking Fine Book Review

Many have never heard the word "lament." For most of us in the church, we have heard the word "lament" but it's fallen on deaf ears and we haven't even looked into its definition. Get ready to have your mind blown! Esther Fleece explains the journey of lament through her […]

Madrones

Madrones

A local favorite for many Frederick natives, Madrones did not disappoint. Our friends, Michelle and Randy, invited us to dinner at this rustic, yet modern, American bar and grill. This was a first time visit for my husband and I. We moved up to Frederick about three months ago and […]

The Power of Re-telling

The Power of Re-telling

When children struggle to read fluently we focus the majority of our instruction and energy on fluent reading. We, teachers and parents alike, are so focused on the children reading the text and catching up to their peers that we forget about reading's best friend. You see, reading fluently and […]

Mexican Chicken Chili

Mexican Chicken Chili

Now this Mexican Chicken Chili recipe has become a family favorite and a common staple in our meal rotation. We love this chili recipe so much that I always double the recipe and it can definitely feed a crowd. However, the ingredients listed below are for a single batch for […]

Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

This recipe is my own creation from scratch. Growing up, my grandma would bake thick, boneless pork chops in the oven but they would be pretty dry. She served them with cinnamon apple sauce and that added moisture and flavor to her dish. However, when I wanted to serve pork […]

Muse Paintbar

Muse Paintbar

After my husband and I went to a "Wine and Design" painting party at a friends house, we were hooked on this social form of art. When searching the Internet, we found that there were actual businesses that provided opportunities to paint as a group with great refreshments. That is […]

Vietnamese Rice Wraps

Vietnamese Rice Wraps

You know a meal is delicious when you stop to take a photo to document the moment and you start listing the ingredients to make it yourself at home. We made some new friends recently and they invited us to their home for dinner. You can tell I'm pressed on […]