Category Archives: Inspiration

Happy National Cereal Day!

Today, March 7, is National Cereal Today. I think this might be one of my favorite national food days, because who doesn’t like cereal? I’m not one of those people who has cereal for lunch and dinner, although Special K … Continue reading

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In which Rachel becomes a real runner

If you’ve been following this blog from the beginning, you know that there was some chatter about Emily and my “brunch runs” when we’d go for a run together and then eat a lovely post-workout brunch. Unfortunately, those brunch runs … Continue reading

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Because Syrup Isn’t Always The Answer

I don’t like syrup. It doesn’t matter if it’s Aunt Jemima or the real maple kind. It’s too sugary and makes everything soggy. I’d rather eat my pancakes or waffles dry than top them with the stuff.

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Brunch at the Beach

After Monday night’s ice storm, it seems like summer and beach weather will never come. While January might not really be the most apt time to think about a trip to the beach, just because the weather is cold doesn’t … Continue reading

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Campsite Brunch

This past weekend, Dan and I took a surprisingly short drive to Shenandoah National Park for a night of camping. Growing up, we used to take a camping trip every year with my parents’ friends and their kids–but it had … Continue reading

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Be Not Wasteful

When cooking for one or two, it’s often difficult to make use of all your ingredients–or your leftovers–before things start to go bad. After all, who wants to eat the same meal four or five nights a week? One of … Continue reading

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The Bread Basket: Banana Nut Muffins

My family just spent a week at the beach (without me, unfortunately), and one of our traditions for this annual excursion is to make a bunch of batches of muffins. We’ve been going to Hilton Head for 23 years, and … Continue reading

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DIY Chicken & Waffles

Ever since discovering chicken and waffles at Birch and Barley in June, I’ve been on a mission to track down DC’s best take on this classic southern dish. Thus far, that first bite is still the winner–beating out the chicken … Continue reading

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Blackberry Pie Brunch

Despite my attempts to try to eat healthy, sometimes my sweet tooth wins out and my hand is forced to make a dessert. One such treat that I can never seem to pass up is a blackberry pie–one of my … Continue reading

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WHIPPED Challenge: Week 1

Ladies Who Brunch is trying out something new for a few weeks–a Top Chef/Iron Chef-like challenge! Lola over at Becoming Lola put up a post this weekend announcing WHIPPED, a weekly baking challenge using mystery ingredients. The basic idea is … Continue reading

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