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Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar

Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar feels welcoming and familiar the moment you sidle up to the bar or get cozy in a booth. No matter what you crave, there is something for everyone to enjoy until spring arrives.

To start, order one of Earl’s smashing cocktails. We’re partial to the Marilyn Monroe, made with passion fruit cordial, fresh lime juice, Smirnoff vanilla vodka, and prosecco. It’s a refreshing pick-me-up after a long day at work. The bright notes of acidity from the lime juice and tangy sweet tropical notes of ripe passion fruit linger on your palate. With its tropical vibe, the Marilyn Monroe makes me daydream about sunny beaches dotted with tiki bars serving seductive drinks that banish thoughts of winter. Order the spicy Korean hot wings while you unwind. The wings’ sesame-infused flavors go perfectly with the Marilyn Monroe’s tropical flavors.

Next, dive into Earl’s winter menu and begin the meal with my favorite dish: the warm kale salad made with black kale, baby potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and toasted almonds tossed in brown butter vinaigrette and topped with grilled chicken. The almonds, green leafy kale, and tart cranberries combine to create layers of flavor, texture, and color with enough protein, fiber, and nutrients to make a meal out of one serving. But don’t. Share with a friend so you can try other dishes on the menu — especially the beef dishes.

When the restaurant was started 30 years ago by Leroy Earl Fuller and his son, Stanley Earl Fuller, both men dreamed of opening a casual burger and beer joint that emphasized fun, good service, and quality beef. Over the years, the menu has expanded to include a variety of food and ingredients influenced by other cultures and cuisines, but beef is what’s for dinner at Earl’s.

The restaurant never skimps on the quality of the beef it serves, and the chefs live by the company credo, “It doesn’t just feel good to do the right thing — it tastes good, too.” That’s why Earl’s only serves 100-percent certified humane Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef that is completely free of antibiotics, steroids, or added hormones. Aged for a minimum of 35 days, you can taste the flavor in every bite of the famous burgers, ribs, and steaks.

If you love burgers, the big, juicy, seven-ounce Bigger Better Burger is a staple you shouldn’t miss. It’s cooked on a flat-top stove, so the outside gets crisp and the inside stays moist and juicy, and then it's placed on a freshly baked brioche bun with a classic garnish of sliced vine ripened tomatoes, onions, lettuce, dill pickles, mayonnaise, and mustard. My choice for a side: irresistibly decadent truffle fries made with Yukon gold potatoes. It took an enormous amount of self-restraint to resist the urge to devour the entire plate the minute the fries were placed on the table.

Other beef standouts include Leroy’s crispy ribs; the aromatic chimichurri skirt steak marinated in tamarind, cumin, garlic, coriander, and smoky poblano chimichurri sauce; and the rib-eye and sirloin steaks served with sautéed mushrooms.

Although beef is popular, there are still vegan, seafood, and other options to consider, too. If you want to increase your daily intake of omega-9, consider the fresh Atlantic salmon, baked and served with capers and dill aïoli. The elegant dish pairs naturally with the warm kale salad. And don’t be afraid to share some dishes, create samplers, or order a variety of snacks to create a small plate meal. The Baja fish tacos paired with the pork carnitas tacos are perfect for two people to share and go perfectly with a cold local brew.

If even after all this you are still able to contemplate dessert, order the Gold Digger sundae made with Italian chocolate and vanilla ice cream topped with hot toffee and spiced candied pecans. Just remember to bring your appetite with you when you go to Earl’s; the folks at this family-owned business feeds you like a member of the family with big smiles and even bigger portions. It’s why people go back again and again.


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Cozy Up to the Winter Menu at DC’s Earl’s Kitchen + Bar - Recipes

by Borderstan.com December 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,087 0

From Stephanie Willis. Follow her on Twitter @shaw_girl.

We all get it in our heads to host a festive New Year’s Eve party at least once in our adult life. It usually starts with, “Wouldn’t it be fun to have the gang ’round to ring in the new year?” Before you know it, a gathering of a few people has morphed into a bash that could rival Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve.

The inevitable panic of what to serve everyone can drive some to hit up the supermarket deli counter. I cannot stress this enough: stay.away.from.the.deli.counter.

You can whip up some tasty eats that are party approved and easy to make. To get you started, here is a round-up of recipes from some of my favorite local foodies.

Deviled Eggs, Bacon Options

  • I love deviled eggs. Actually love may not be a strong enough word to describe my passion for this party staple. Zach and Clay over at The Bitten Word give it a sophisticated twist with this smoked salmon deviled egg recipe. You can make these ahead of time and pull them out to oohs and aahhs from your guests.
  • What better way to ring in the new year than with bacon? These bacon and leek mini quiches from Pete Bakes! use a crust that even the most kitchen-phobic host(ess) can master.
  • In case you are going for a bacon-themed party (which sounds like my kind of party), these asiago stuffed dates with bacon and smoked paprika are an instant party classic.
  • Speaking of bacon and cheese, these gruyere cheese and bacon cheesy puffs are a decadent way to ring in 2012. Flaky, cheesy and with touches of pork? Who wouldn’t love ’em??

Circle Cheesy Puffs with gruyere cheese and bacon. (Stephanie Willis)

Wings, Brie, Pepper Crackers

  • The lovely Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s party wings were the talk of a DC Food Blogger event last January. And rightly so. These Asian inspired wings are a delicate balance of sweet and salty on your tongue. Bonus? They’re super easy to throw together. The recipe calls for fermented black beans but if you can’t find them, don’t panic. I have made this recipe without the aforementioned beans and they were amazing.
  • I love the look of these black raspberry brie-bites from Not Derby Pie. People will think you spent ages delicately putting them together but they are a breeze to assemble.
  • These savory parmesan black pepper crackers from Jenna over at Modern Domestic pack quite a tasty punch. Pile them high in your favorite serving bowl for people to graze on as they toast their way into 2012.

Desserts

  • And to add a sweet cap to the evening, might I recommend hazelnut-chocolate chip blondies. Blondies are one of the easiest desserts to make and these have Nutella in them. NUTELLA!
  • If you’d like to be a bit more ambitious with your New Year’s Eve dessert, this chocolate bourbon pound cake is just the ticket. Not only is it delicious, it will look beautiful on your new milk glass cake stand. I’m not the only one who asked Santa for one of those this year, am I?

So fear not, party host(ess) with the mostest! You can bang out phenomenal looking trays of appetizers in no time flat. Take a deep breath, plan out your menu and, most of all, enjoy yourself.

Have a safe and happy start to 2013, everyone!

This article was originally posted on December 23, 2011. But, it’s that time of year again, and we find that these recipes remain true throughout the years (and especially around the holidays). So get ready to eat and celebrate 2013!


Watch the video: Our Cozy Winter Breakfast Menu (December 2021).