The Dinna Ladies

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

Mom’s Meatballs

I don’t know about you, but I’m discovering in my adult life that I’m kind of a meatball snob. Are they the right size? Are they nice and tender? Depth of flavor? Sauce ratio? This may seem a bit critical, but to me there’s nothing worse than ordering spaghetti & meatballs at a restaurant when you’re […]

The Silver Palate Cookbook’s Chicken Marbella

The Silver Palate Cookbook has been on our kitchen shelf for longer than I’ve been alive I think. The cover is worn and the pages are stained- which is a surefire sign of a good cookbook and one recipe in particular has never let us down. By now, this recipe is ingrained in my head […]

Baked Salmon with Dijon and Dill

Salmon is my favorite food of all time.  Like, if I were stranded on an island and could eat one food and one food only for the rest of my life, that would be it.  Salmon recipes are plentiful, but this one is my favorite.  My godsend of a mother has been making this dish […]

5 Corners Kitchen, Marblehead

When deciding where to have a nice meal out in Marblehead, whether you are celebrating an occasion, entertaining friends from out of town or just want an upscale dining experience, ask around and I’m pretty confident most people will give you the same answer: 5CK, as this restaurant is fondly known by loyalists such as […]

All-Curing Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup fixes everything.  Seriously.  A bad case of the sniffles, a horrible day, a migraine, or a weary soul.  Well, maybe it’s not a doctor-approved remedy, but I swear it makes everything better.  The broth tastes like it’s full of love and warmth and health and all the things that remind me why I […]

Roasted Stuffed Acorn Squash

Unlike summer when the last thing you want to do for dinner is go near a hot oven, fall is the time of roasting anything and everything. My go-to for a quick and easy (and meatless) dinner is roasted and stuffed acorn squash. It will please all of your taste buds with a touch of […]

Bon Appetit’s Chicken & Dumpling Stew

Fall has finally arrived! As a Washington DC resident, where 5 months out of the year I am confined to air conditioned rooms to escape the 90 degree heat and crushing humidity (you should see my hair on these days), I am BEYOND pumped to break out the chunky sweaters and boots.  And what better […]

Temazcal Tequila Cantina

PSA: I am a publicist and several of my clients are restaurants and bars throughout the city of Boston, which does in fact make me biased toward them BUT only because I’ve eaten and drank my way through most of their menus and can vouch for their awesomeness. Enter Temazcal Tequila Cantina, an upscale Mexican […]

Paprika Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

I love tacos. My boyfriend definitely loves tacos. Who doesn’t love tacos?! They’re a bunch of tortillas wrapped around pleasures of your choosing, from steak to chicken to seafood to veggies.  The possibilities are endless! That could very well be why I love them so much… variety is the spice of life after all.  Make […]