Life is extremely busy for me lately.  I know that it seems as if I have been slacking lately, but I am going to have to cut back on my posts.  I am gonna cut back to 3-4 recipes a week.  I know it sucks!  Until things start to slow down around here, I am going to have to cut back.  However, I will still keep up with the current things to do in DC.  Did you know that you can check the current events all of the time by clicking on the events link above?  I am going to continue posting them on Fridays don’t worry.  In addition I am going to start linking to a few other blogs that have awesome posts.  A little added bonus for my awesome readers.

Awesome Posts this Week

Chocolate S’mores Muffins – Yeah, chocolate and marshmallows together in a muffin.  Elle totally outdid herself with this one.

Homemade Chili Powder – Chris from Nibble Me This made some awesome homemade chili powder.  Not only did he make chili powder, he cold smoked the peppers first using a tin can and soldering iron.  This is a must read if you have extra chili peppers lying around.

The Perfect Martini – SippitySup breaks down a list of the best martini’s.  I am with greg when it comes to the perfect martini.  I like his twist on the classic with a dash of orange bitters.  Check it out for a list of great martinis.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus – Dana and I are on a hummus kick.  The stuff is super tasty.  This recipe from Evil Shenanigans is right up my alley.  Who doesn’t love garlic and smokey roasted peppers.

What to do in DC

  • Howard County Fair — Aug 7, 2010 8:00am – Aug 14, 2010 11:00pm
    It is fair season.  The Howard County Fair is a great traditional county fair.  Food, rides and livestock.

    Admission is $5.

  • Spike’d Sundays — Aug 8, 2010 12:01pm – Aug 8, 2010 10:00pm
    Every Sunday this summer from noon to six, you can relax poolside with refreshing beverages and a perfectly grilled Spike burger.  There will be a live DJ spinning the newest beats poolside.  Make sure to stay till dusk as that is when Spike’d Cinema starts.  They will be showing one comedy each week poolside.

    Cover charge: $15, which includes a juicy, freshly grilled burger with all the toppings (cheese, tomato, lettuce, onions, etc.) plus chips and a pickle.

    Food/Drink specials: Besides those Spike burgers, there’s grilled chicken and other sandwiches. Drink specials include $5 cocktails like Spike’d Lemonade (vodka, pomegranate juice, fresh lemonade) and $4 Miller Lites.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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