Friday Roundup-Beating the Heat

Whether we like to admit it or not, all DMV residents know what swampass is. (We’re sure the rest of you can figure that one out). Anyway, this week has been absolutely brutal across the region and it may seem impossible to escape the heat, but there are a few things you can do to … Continue reading

Cash Gifts

Ah, the cash gift. Maybe you’re lucky that your family gives you money for your birthdays or holidays. There’s nothing quite like being able to pick your own gift, is there? Plus, more often than we’d like to admit, we’re just happy to have a bit of extra scratch. If a bit of money falls … Continue reading

Mise En Place

Pronounced “meez en ploss,” mise en place is a French term that chefs use. It basically means setting everything up. In cooking, that means you’ve got all your ingredients lined up and ready for cooking before beginning. If you remember old cooking shows, the chefs had all their ingredients sliced, diced and lined up in … Continue reading

Welcome To Our New Schedule

Just a quick note to let all you Grown Ups know that we’re starting a new posting schedule this week. We’ll have new content for you on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In between you can catch up on past awesome posts and contact us to send us your questions for Ask A Grown Up. Thanks … Continue reading

Cakes Don’t Come From Boxes

During my long week away, I was listening to the book on cd version of Salt, Sugar, Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. It’s so interesting and thought provoking that I kind of can’t stop talking about it and you all will be sick of hearing about it. Through most of it I was … Continue reading

Friday News Roundup: A poco de todo

Someone was having fun with Google Translate! It means a little bit of it all, or a mixed bag. Bringing you a little bit of everything today. Enjoy! Maybe a trip to a farmer’s market this weekend will leave you with a mixed bag of greens to try out! Trying to get personal things done … Continue reading

Lazy Hacks: What I Simply Can’t Care About

I had this vision that when I became a stay at home mom, my house would suddenly become immaculate. (Had I ever met a mother? Or a child?) Needless to say, that’s not what happened. Now I’m lucky to get the breakfast dishes washed before 9 o’clock at night and I almost never get to … Continue reading

My Most Mouth-Watering Meal Plan Yet

With temperatures set to be in the upper 90′s all week, my husband and I decided on these cool summery meals. Come on, you know you wanna try them: cold soba noodles + (frozen in shell) edamame. (adapted from this recipe, without the chicken and plus some broccoli and cabbage.) grilled eggplant “steaks” + Brussels sprouts salad … Continue reading