Snacktastic Sundays: Easy Chocolate Fruit Dip

Chocolate Fruit Dip 1b (1 of 1)

Happy Sunday, everyone! Otherwise known as “OH MY GOD IT’S FINALLY TIME FOR FOOTBALL” day here in our house. In case you’re wondering, that’s all Dan. He’s been bellowing “TINA! Why isn’t it Sunday yet?!?! I want to watch footballllll!!!!” (basically verbatim) since Monday. Monday. As you can imagine, it’s been a fun week for me. Football season is great….read more »


Bang Bang Chicken

<<Hello from Amsterdam! This post comes to you from the past…or maybe it’s the future? I’m confused. Either way, I wrote this before I left for vacation because I didn’t want you all to forget about me while I was gone. And, later in the week, there will be a guest post for Thirsty Thursday, courtesy…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Cherry Pie Gin Fizz

As you can probably tell from the low quality photo and haphazard composition above (yes, I did just throw down a random handful of cherries), this week’s Thirsty Thursday post is kind of phoned in. Sorry! Cut me some slack though – it’s been a hell of a week, and I wanted to drink the drink rather than just…read more »


Chunky Chicken Chili

About a month ago I was approached by Yummly, asking if I wanted to participate in a campaign for McCormick. Given that 90% of the spices in my house have the McCormick label on them (obviously, I am a fan), and I’ve gone through about a billion bottles of McCormick flavored extracts since I first started baking, it…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Peach Coolers

Now that the summer solstice has come and gone, summer is well and truly upon us. Which means…it’s hot. Not quite as hot as it was this time last year, but still plenty sticky and gross. And, now that school is out for the summer, DC is flooded with tourists, which I’m convinced makes the city feel…read more »


Momofuku Steamed Pork Buns

So, Father’s Day was last week. My original plan was to have one big family brunch with my parents and the in-laws, since Dan’s family was already in town for a family wedding, but then I found out there was already a big post-wedding brunch planned with the bride’s family, so…the great Rodgers-Hu Father’s Day…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Watermelon Sangria

Guys, it’s Thursday already. How did that happen? Where did the week go? Thank god I had the foresight to make a big pitcher of watermelon sangria on Tuesday because, as always, this week’s Thirsty Thursday really snuck up on me big time. Which is why this post is late…again. Some day I will be super…read more »


Fig, Bacon, and Honey-Goat Cheese Crostini

Today’s recipe is inspired by my friend (and super talented food blogger) Sarah, who recently posted a recipe for goat cheese stuffed figs with pancetta. She served them at a dinner party a few weeks ago, and her guests gobbled them up in record time. In fact, the figs barely made it out of the kitchen, ‘cuz our…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Frozen Cherry Lemonade

So…this is the third week in a row that the only blogging I’ve done is the Thirsty Thursday post. Sorry about that, guys…things have been busy, and I’ve been tired and under-motivated. I’ve got a bunch of awesome, non-drink posts in the queue though, I promise! For now, lets talk about today’s post. Today’s recipe is inspired…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzers

Happy Thursday, everyone! Sorry this week’s Thirsty Thursday post is a little late…I am a lazy slacker, and sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to make drinks + take photos + write a witty post. But hey, there are 2 more hours left in the day, so it’s all good! Right? Right. Today’s post is inspired by a drink I saw on Buzzfeed…read more »


Thirsty Thursdays: Strawberry-Pineapple Agua Frescas

Now that the days are getting a little warmer (but not today…wtf, 60 degrees + rain?), I’ve decided to start a new blog series called “Thirsty Thursdays”. Pretty self explanatory – I’m gonna post a drink recipe every Thursday, and give some link love to recipes from other bloggers that I love and/or want to…read more »