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Paleo Mayonnaise

Paleo mayo is quick, fast, and easy… Paleo Mayo   Print Ingredients 1 c EXTRA LIGHT olive oil 1 egg ½ t Dijon or yellow mustard ½ t salt ¼ t cayenne pepper Instructions In a blender, add egg, mustard and cayenne pepper. Blend well….

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Adventures in New York City

Had a great time in NYC with Marshall and Clay… Took in some of the normal touristy sights and sounds, and also had the chance to take in a show (Annie!)  

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Grilled Calamari @ BarCode DC

The grilled calamari at BarCode DC definitely deserves a shout out!  It’s wood-fire grilled and seasoned to perfection with a spicy olive oil. Other honorable mentions included the special of the day grilled swordfish, the spicy shrimp, the grilled chicken wings, the big eye tuna…

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2013 Red, White, & Blue Balls Cook-off

Our annual summer cook-off challenges are just another excuse to get together and have a party!  This year’s cook-off challenge theme was the Red, White, & Blue Balls! To enter a food item into the challenge, the dish must be in the shape of a…

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2013 Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, DC

This was my first time seeing the Japanese cherry blossom trees in DC.  The trees blossomed a little late due to winter’s iron grip on the district…

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Gourmet “Mac” & Cheese with Caramelized Sweet Potato & Crunchy Blue Cheese Topping

This dish was one of my “Sunday” creations (the one day a week I get to cook since I travel so much), and I was fortunate enough to share it with my cooking buddy Carol who made an amazing smoked chicken with 19 spices!  The…

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Orchids and Dinosaurs and Churches, Oh my!

During a weekend in DC, Carol and I checked out the United States Botanical Gardens near the Capitol building.  Very neat plants — and a nice break from the 30 degree weather!   We sort of zipped through the Natural History Museum… I really want…

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Park Hyatt Washington, DC

I worked for many years in hospitality hotel operations for both Marriott and Hyatt. Now that my job requires me to travel, I really enjoy trying out different properties and witnessing the various levels of customer service from the “other side of the desk”. I’ve…

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Perry’s Steakhouse – Austin, TX

Perry’s is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Austin.  The service is and quality of food is right on par with the price; the ambiance is haute, and the drinks are great. The bar at the Austin location has a great happy hour, and…

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Banana Carrot Mini-Muffins

I’m always looking for new ways of making “traditional” baked goods that fit in with the Paleo diet.  The other day, I came across an amazing blog called Elana’s Pantry.  Mad kudos for the dedication and work that has been put in to this unfathomable plethora…

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