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With debate night bingo becoming a fuzzy memory and election night looming large, it’s time to get down to business.  Whether you’ll be howling at the TV in happiness or despair, we know you’ll be howling.  Fuel up for the long night ahead with some of these simple (and delicious) treats. Photo by Erin

Some love Halloween and the candy and costumes it brings.  Some have long since bid adieu to their trick-or-treating antics.  Love it or hate it, Halloween promises a break from the routine and a bit of spooktacular fun for everyone.  Particularly those indulging in pumpkin party coolers.  Now those we can get behind. Photo by Kristin

Daylight is becoming shorter, air is becoming crisper, and leaves are flirting with bolder palates.  We find ourselves lingering longer — over evening cocktails and in the cozy warmth of our early morning beds alike.  Slow down, stay awhile.  Embrace this delicious time of year. Photo by Erin

Fall is in the air.  Sweaters are being shaken from storage, boots are being dusted off, and apples are bursting from orchards by the bushel.  Crisp, tart, crunchy, sweet — apples are irresistible this time of year.  Go ahead, snag a dozen (or two) of your favorite varietals from the farmers market.  Sweet treats like these are sure to make even Johnny Appleseed envious. Photo by Jessica

We live in a world where culinary basics are readily available. While convenient and easy, sometimes it’s nice to make everyday items from scratch. The process can be therapeutic and peppered with nostalgia, while the product is often tastier and better for you.  Go on, give culinary staples the ol’ DIY try. You won’t be sorry you did. Photo by Erin

As we find ourselves straddling seasons we can’t help but feel conflicted: at once looking forward to cooler weather and crisp fall air, yet reluctant to bid adieu to the warmth and playfulness of summer.  Embrace the impending change and late summer’s bounty with these feel-good indulgences. Zucchini Chocolate Chip …

Did somebody say football?!?  Set your fantasy lineup, grab the clicker, and settle into the best seat in the house — it’s football season, baby!  Make yourself a tasty snack (or two).  It’s going to be one rockin’ weekend. Frito Pie with 1 Hour Texas Chili via Steamy Kitchen Bacon and Pecorino Popcorn via A Spicy Perspective Loaded Baked Potato Dip via Brown Eyed Baker Habanero Lager Mustard via Savory Simple Better-Than-Crack Brownies via How Sweet It Is Photo credit: Jaden  

Although we still have three more weeks until fall, Labor Day is the symbolic end of summer for most of us. Schools are back in session, bosses return from beach houses, and white frocks and linen pants are packed away until next year. Celebrate waning summer days with light and fresh dishes that embody the best of the season’s bounty. Photo credit: Heidi

Ah, August.  Recess is in full swing, the oppressive heat has eased, and summer produce is booming.  Give these easy, seasonal recipes a whirl — after all, less time spent in the kitchen means more time soaking up the last rays of summer. Photo credit: Adrianna

Culinary great Julia Child would have been 100 years old yesterday.  A lover of all things involving butter, cheese, meat, and alcohol, we like to think of her as one of our kindred spirits.  One of the original celebrity chefs, she taught us patience, creativity, and an appreciation for detail. …

Craft beer lovers rejoice!  The fourth annual DC Beer Week kicks off this Sunday, August 12th.  For those who crave beer in all things sweet and savory, we’ve got you covered.  “In beer we thirst” indeed. Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes via Bakers Royale Berry Beer Baked Beans via 101 Cookbooks …

Restaurant Week is a fun and affordable way to try new restaurants, but it can also be a bit overwhelming.  With so many delicious options popping up on DC’s culinary map nearly every day, it can be hard to choose where to go.  We’ve combed through the contenders and put together a list that is sure to have something for every appetite. You will see the restaurant on the map and listed in one of ten categories we thought would help with your decision: Perennial Favorites, Table for Two, Power Lunch, Girl’s Night Out, Oui Oui!, Meatheads, Beer Lovers, Expense Account Required the Other 51 Weeks of the Year, Hidden in Plain Site, and Can’t Get Enough. Bon Appetit!

Farmers markets can be tricky.  Everything is bountiful, local, and in its prime. Produce becomes irresistible and junk food unfathomable: “I’m going to eat fresh and local all week!,” your inner monologue proclaims, giddily. By the time reality sinks in, it’s too late.  You’ve lugged several reusable grocery bags bursting with produce home.  What exactly were you going to do with that bushel of squash?  And what the heck is a bushel anyway?  We’ve all been there.  Put that farmers market bounty to good use.

Photo credit: Joy It’s peach season!  Soft, fuzzy, juicy, sweet — we can’t seem to get enough of these little flavor bombs.  Dressed up or down, savory or sweet, peaches add a delicious summery bite to everything. Peach, Tomato, and Mozzarella Crostini via Joy the Baker Boozy Frozen Peach Pops …

Photo credit: Zach and Clay Frying eggs on the pavement losing its charm?  Cool those heels with an icy summer cocktail and feel yourself slip into a better place.  Forget sizzling sidewalks and frenzied commutes — shaken or stirred, these seasonal delights will remind you that the dog days aren’t …