The Little Bird That Could – Cornish Game Hens With Red Currant And Bourbo...

Mar 6, 2012 by

My mother first introduced me to this dish, one I have played with over the years and now can say, voila. These game hens aren’t...

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Mine, No Mine, Uh, No Mine, Grilled Butterfly Porkchops

Oct 21, 2011 by

There is somewhat of a discussion in our house about who came up with this recipe. The Little Black Dress is quite adamant she did....

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Wings For Willis

Jul 30, 2011 by

What’s for dinner? Why, tonight it will be a little grill action featuring some little legs. The recipe is included in my...

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The Completely Real, Totally Fake, Crab Bisque

Jun 1, 2011 by

We just got back from a long camping trip. I made this up one night – in a Dutch oven no less. There was nothing...

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From The Book – Jambalaya The Really, Really Old-Fashioned Way

Mar 31, 2011 by

Dutch ovens have been around since, well, the Cro-Magnon times. I realize that is rather odd, considering there were no...

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Grilled Rack Of Lamb

Feb 7, 2011 by

This recipe is subtitled “How To Win The Heart Of Your Own Little Black Dress” Sometimes I score big. Big as in getting...

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From The Book – Eastern Market Blackened Tuna

Dec 3, 2009 by

There was a great little grocery market about five blocks from our house in D.C. It had butchers, fishmongers, cheese shops, bakeries,...

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From The Book – Varnadow’s Chicken And Artichoke Hearts

Nov 28, 2009 by

John’s mom, whose maiden name is Varnadow (hence the name) got the two of us hooked on artichokes. She is very kind in that she...

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From The Book – Put Hair On Your Chest Stuffing

Nov 12, 2009 by

In honor of our first Thanksgiving together as a couple, I (John) cooked the turkey and decided to make my own stuffing. Of course, I...

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From The Book – Eby’s “Finally Something I Love” Seafood...

Oct 23, 2009 by

Bill Eby took care of John ever since John originally moved to D.C.  They are close friends and Bill was even a groomsman in John’s...

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From The Book – Presto Pesto

Sep 6, 2009 by

Our first home together was a little townhouse right next to the capitol in Washington, D.C. The tiny back yard was actually laid with...

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From The Book – Eastern Market Blackened Tuna

Aug 31, 2009 by

There was a great little grocery market about five blocks from our house in D.C. It had butchers, fishmongers, cheese shops,...

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From The Book – Corby’s Salsa

Aug 19, 2009 by

For years, I have loved Mexican food. And my favorite Mexican restaurants are always judged by their salsa. And, with my love of...

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From The Book – Brenda’s “Why Is This Always So Hot” Shrimp/Crawfish Etouf...

Aug 12, 2009 by

Brenda Girod (okay, she married a French guy so don’t pronounce it Guy-rod, it’s “jee (soft j) row” was one of John’s...

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From The Book – Milt’s Chili

Jul 21, 2009 by

(From the Little Black Dress): A few years ago, John found this chili place that beats all. And we talked about it so much that when...

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From The Book – The Warrens’ “Okay This Is Better Than Ethiopian Food” Ros...

Jul 16, 2009 by

Kelly Warren has been one of the Little Black Dress’ dearest friends for ages. In fact, they met in the woods, but that’s another...

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You Never Forget Your First Joint

Jul 15, 2009 by

It’s the smell that hits you when you first enter. And it’s the smell you’ll always remember. There’s nothing...

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Listing With A List

Jul 10, 2009 by

Productivity tips and how-tos, once a cottage industry, are now a full-blown conglomeration of books, three-day seminars, blogs, web...

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From The Book – Eddi’s Steampot

Jun 14, 2009 by

Readers of this blog will know of the passing of The Little Black Dress’s mom, Eddi, or “Mimi” to The Sons of...

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From The Book – Dunnavan’s Beef

Jun 6, 2009 by

One of my best friends was a guy named Roger. We roomed together at prep school for three years and even went to the same college....

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From The Book: Chicken Marsala – Our Style

Jun 2, 2009 by

There was some debate among tribal members about sharing this one, as it is one of our favorites and some things should just remain...

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From The Book: Finally, Perfect Popcorn

May 24, 2009 by

We are pretty hard-core popcorn fanatics at our house. So much so, I argue that popcorn is a vegetable – therefore healthy. I...

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Based On The Economy, We Might Need This

Mar 5, 2009 by

Meet 93-year-old Clara, a great grandmother who lived through the Depression. Talk about hip, she’s got her own YouTube channel...

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