The Dinna Ladies

A Tale of Two Cities: Foodie Sisters Wining and Dining in D.C. & Boston

Foodie Stocking Stuffers

We’ve heard from several of you that Maddy’s post this week on holiday gift ideas for foodies was really helpful, so we’re continuing that theme with a post on 10 stocking stuffers any foodie would enjoy!  I absolutely LOVE stocking stuffers… opening my stocking is maybe my favorite part of Christmas morning.  When Madison and […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

The holiday countdown is on and Christmas is just a few weeks away! You, like us, may be struggling to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list, so we’ve put together a curated list of gift ideas for the foodie, chef or hostess with the mostess in your life. What are some of […]

DIY: Making Your Own Herb-Infused Olive Oil

Happy December 1st! First of all, I can’t believe 2017 is almost over, and I have to say I’m kind of relieved.  Between the orange buffoon toying with the idea of nuclear war and Lyme disease, all I want to do is enjoy the holidays and ring in a (hopefully) pleasant 2018.  But before that […]

The Pioneer Woman’s Braised Short Ribs

The moral of this story is: don’t be afraid of a challenge (and also, I need a Dutch oven). Instead of detoxing after Thanksgiving, I went in the complete opposite direction and decided to attempt a dish that while one of my favorite indulgent things to eat, has always intimidated me: short ribs! No time […]

Cauliflower Shrimp & Olive Pizza

Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone! Madison and I will be heading to see our dad’s side of the family in Harrisburg, PA this Thursday and are mentally preparing for the feast ahead.  I realized I might have some difficult though, as I’m still not consuming much gluten, dairy, or sugar.  Lucky for me, a juicy piece […]

Hearty Crock-Pot Beef Stew

Baby, it’s COLD outside – so we’re makin’ stew! I found this recipe online for “The Best Crock Pot Beef Stew” from a blog called Butter with a Side of Bread that is adapted for a crock pot, and I honestly wanted to see what this woman was all about since her blog name is […]

Classic Salad Nicoise

Any of you part of a book or supper club? How about mixing the two into one mouthwatering and intellectually-stimulating evening? My friend Marissa hosted a group of ladies last night to do just that- we discussed All the Light We Cannot See, the 2015 Pulitzer winner for best fiction and one of my personal […]

Eurotrip Part Three: Rome!

It’s been over a month since we were finishing up the last leg of our European tour in Rome, and I finally figured out how to transfer my 500+ pictures to my computer in a timely manner so here we are! This was my second time in Rome and it is still a very overwhelming […]

DIY: Making Your Own Herb Salts

Our first do it yourself (DIY) post! Although I guess every recipe post is a DIY? Nevermind that.  Today, we’re sharing how to make your own herb salts- the perfect holiday gift for the food lovers and cooks in your life! I read this article in a Bon Appétit magazine not too long ago, and […]

Fried Goat Cheese & Strawberry Salad

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Instead of gorging myself on chocolate and candy on Halloween today, I’m trying to lighten up my meals with some new salads so that I’m able to indulge in a few Reece’s cups later. I know, I know, fried goat cheese doesn’t exactly sound like a “light” salad, but hey – baby steps! […]