Saturday, February 26, 2011
These spiced peaches sounded much better than they actually turned out. A sad way to end our month of cinnamon.
I'm not feeling so great today. My husband's sick, it's rainy, I'm exhausted, and this week's recipe was a dud. Like that boyfriend from high school, it had so much potential! All the right ingredients were there. On paper, things were promising. We could have had a great future together (ok, that might have been a bit much). Instead, I was left disappointed and confused. What happened? Did I expect too much? As we conclude this month of breakfast foods containing cinnamon, I wanted to feature a fruit dish. I thought it'd be a nice way to redeem this calorie filled month and go out with a bang. I was a little mistaken. Spiced Peaches (found in my favorite cookbook: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, Bridal Edition) Serves 4 …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Grab a couple friends (spreads the calories out) and have fun baking these sweet cinnamon rolls together.
Hello Ballston and Virginia Square! One of my passions in life is cooking. I’m no Paula Deen or Rachel Ray, and I have never claimed to be an expert, but I love trying recipes and learning how to better provide for my family. I get a little excited about it, but so what? I’m a happy person who loves experiences and life! I think it’s a great thing to be excited about what you get to do. And, for those of you who read my articles (however many or few there may be) would you really read them if I wasn’t excited? I think not. My biggest goal and hope for this column, as it always has been, is to encourage Ballston and Virginia Square readers to not avoid their kitchens and to cook more. Life is hectic in this city: between long hours, metro …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
This is a sweet and delicious way to start your day. Make a morning meal special or to bring as a dish to share to your next brunch (and BONUS: your house will smell FANTASTIC as this cooks!)
Happy Saturday Ballston and Virginia Square! And what a beautiful weekend it’s going to be! I just read something about 40s and 50s?! PINCH ME! I mean, it’s not tropical, but try to get out and enjoy it this weekend! Perhaps after you have this great breakfast tomorrow morning. We’re exploring fun breakfast foods that feature cinnamon this month. Last weekend, we made a crunchy, healthy, and satisfying Cinnamon Granola Parfait. This week, we’re going to make something...a little less healthy, but (in my opinion) a little more amazing. Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast. This recipe takes a traditional breakfast item (french toast) and gives it a delicious makeover. This warm, gooey, tasty, cinnamon filled baked french toast dish is …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This healthy breakfast treat is tasty, crunchy, and flavorful! Served in a clear wine glass or bowl, it makes for great presentation for your brunch guests, and really-takes little effort on your part. Win-Win!
Cinnamon Granola Parfaits Happy Saturday Ballston and Virginia Square! We made it though yet another bone-chilling NoVA week. However, I’ve got be honest-the fact that we’ve somehow avoided the massive, insane, crazy storm that ripped across the Midwest and Northeast is amazing....we are a lucky city! Last month, we explored five (yes...five) kale recipes. I feel a little healthier and definitely a little more nourished. It was a good way to start the year. Now, as we head into the month where red and pink seem to throw up everywhere, it’s time to splurge again. I love....LOVE breakfast food. One of my favorite meals is a good Saturday morning brunch...does it get any better? (Wait, it does...with a mimosa. Yes, please!). This month, my …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Local volunteers and A-Span serve the homeless weekly at Central United Methodist Church in Ballston.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Delia Sava
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Every Friday by 6 a.m. Jean and Gene Cross are in the basement of Central United Methodist Church in Ballston preparing breakfast for Arlington’s homeless. The husband and wife team who jokingly refer to themselves, as the “two Jeans” have been regular volunteers of the church’s breakfast program since its inception three years ago. “People were already waiting at six today,” said Jean. “They will come in and they’re willing to help us with some of the tasks, like peeling potatoes and chopping onions and everybody is having a good time.” The meal is served from 8 a.m. until noon. One of those waiting to come in from the cold weather was a homeless man who had spent the night outside. “Everything he had with him froze but his after-shave…