Baking for the Holidays: How I Hope I didn’t Botch it up

December is closing in and I totally procrastinated on baking holiday goods this year. I wanted to bake everything before x-mas but life got in the way.  The flu, school, work and my own indolent behavior curtailed baking aspirations for Christmas day. Woe is me! Nevertheless, my motivation kicked in right after it snowed.  I…

Grashoff Holiday Fudge Recipe

I wish people baked more. I mean, it’s great getting store bought gifts and I don’t always mind nibbling on store bought desserts but there’s just something magical behind something that is home made. For example store bought sugar cookies versus homemade sugar cookies, it’s obvious that home made sugar cookies taste so much better….

My Belgian Chocolate Shake Recipe!

 Though the weather outside is frigid and cold, that doesn’t mean I want to just be stuck with hot beverage options. No sir! I still want to drink my iced coffee and milkshake drinks. As a self-professed foodie, I love to nosh and gulp haute-cuisine. Meaning, Sonics chocolate shakes don’t even cut it for me…

Feeling stressed out? Eat these foods to combat it

The holiday season is rife with stressful moments! For example, imagine buying 20 gifts in less than two days and binge eating on junk food. It’s a not a pretty or healthy sight.  What most people don’t realize is that stress can cause untold damage on the following: 1.)  Thin your Hair: Hair stress is physical…

Holiday Weight Gain? Prevent it with These Foods

The holiday season is suppose to be a time full of merriment, family and thanks.  But instead, it’s often the source of bane, confusion and pain.  Why, you may ask? Well, when people think the holiday season they also think about the ‘holiday-15’, which is like the ‘freshman 15’ but with holiday pounds.  Gingerbread houses,…

Gourmet Christmas Party: Here’s how you can throw one!

‘Tis the season to get jolly. So please don’t stress about presents or even with throwing the best holiday party ever! I wrote a 2012 Holiday Gift Guide ( click on link)that can help you pick the best gifts that the Washington D.C area has to offer. I even compiled a list of tips on throwing…

Have the flu this season? Drink Moriba’s Hibiscus Tea!

I recently caught the flu this year and ,man, that was an ugly sight. Most of the time  I was sneezing, disoriented and strapped with a high fever. I was worried that my flu could have worsened into something unfathomable;but I was lucky that nothing like that even happened. Aside from getting a copious amount…

Nada Surf at 9:30 Club: Sounds Kinda like Switchfoot?

So I saw Nada Surf at the 9:30 Club, yet again. Last night’s show had a slow start but a strong finish. As predicted, the crowd was sparse with  well-to-do Gen-Xers. I know that if this band was as famous as Sleighbells or Matt & Kim, that millenials would be flocking the front row and…

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Washington D.C Gourmet Food Edition

The holiday season has proliferated the media, shops and everyday lives of DMV residents, but that doesn’t always mean everyone is armed with the right gift for the right person. It’s easy to get a gift since trendy n’ chic stores are ubiquitous around the nation’s capital but it’s an arduous task to get the right…

Smashing Pumpkins at the Patriot Center: Oceania was Drab

I’ve been an ardent fan of the band since the early 90’s. I guess it’s safe to assume that most of my childhood has been speckled with Smashing Pumpkins songs thanks to MTV. I was super excited to see this band in October but that show was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Even though I…

Exclusive Interview with Anoop Desai, Former American Idol Finalist!

”American Idol” fans across the U.S are excited about Anoop Desai’s newest album, “3 Cheers”.  Desai was sixth runner up on the show a few years ago, and since then, has been touring the country.  I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Desai awhile back, before his newest studio album landed November 20th!…

Jason Baustin: Exclusive Interview with Premiere Baltimore Director

As of recent, I had this unique opportunity to interview Jason Baustin, acclaimed director of “On Top” which was filmed in the Baltimore area. We met up at Adega Wine Cellars & Cafe in downtown Silver Spring, and had a wonderful time. Aside from Walter Emanuel Jones ( Original Black Power Ranger), I found this interview to…