Category: "Blog"

DomiCile Magazine Fall 2014 Issue

We’re delighted to once again be featured in DomiCile Magazine’s fall 2014 issue. Starting on page 68, we present our Halloween themed “Spooky Snacks”. These spooky snacks are the perfect ghoulish treats to serve before heading out for an evening of tricks and treats. They also make for a super-fun kid activity. Have your little goblins invite over a few friends [...]

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It’s a boy!

Hello everyone; sorry it’s been awhile. As you may recall in our big accouncement post, we’re expecting our first child! We recently found out that we’re having a boy and felt like sharing: We’re totally stoked about everything and we’re looking forward to the next chapter of our lives being filled with baseball, trucks and all things little [...]

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CookingShorts’ BIG Announcement

We’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front lately and want to share why. The start of 2014 has been full of exciting changes for us. With that being said we have a very important announcement to make. That’s right, we have a bun in the oven! Or, rather a turkey since our Baby [...]

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Strawberry Picking

The sweet smell of honeysuckle has been in the air and do you know what that means? Yep, that’s right, summer is here! It’s the time to gather your family and friends and head out to the fields to pick juicy, sweet strawberries. What could be better than spending a summer afternoon outdoors, picking your own [...]

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Olive Oil Vases

Have you ever noticed how manufactures are making bottles of olive oil super sleek and eye popping? They’re really coming up with cleaver ways of making their product stand out besides the actual label. Looking at these bottles and then looking at the price that I pay for quality olive oil got me thinking - these [...]

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Date Night Jars

Mason jars have a special place in our hearts. Growing up, we both remember our grandparents using these rustic jars a million different ways. Tinsley’s grandparents had a huge garden and would spend most of the early fall canning the “fruits” of their labor into mason jars of all sizes. Jason’s grandparents grew grapes and [...]

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Our New Year’s Resolution

Many ring in the New Year with a resolution to lose weight and get healthy. Those herculean efforts of working out and sticking to a diet result in better self-image and confidence. We strongly support those who choose to better their lives through smart eating habits. Last year, CookingShorts rode the wave of a healthier [...]

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DIY Scrabble Coasters

This simple project has become a favorite among all of our friends. We made them once for our sister-in-law and posted a picture of them on Facebook. About 50 of our friends chimed in, wanting these coaster for themselves. Since then, every birthday gift that we have given has included custom Scrabble coasters. Thankfully, this [...]

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How To Filet A Norwegian Salmon

CookingShorts hit the road to visit Welton’s Seafood Market – Ghent in Norfolk, VA. Market owner John Crooks discusses with Tinsley Norwegian Salmon and the best way to filet fish:

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Chalkboard Spice Jars

Chalkboard jars are popping up everywhere. Their rustic look is fun and playful. We love how this simple idea looks elegant in many forms. We have even seen uses for chalkboard items in the gardening section of big box stores such as Target. Being foodies, we have been looking for a better way of storing [...]

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Ever Heard of a Garden Peach Tomato?

Every Sunday from May to November, my husband and I make our way to the local farmers market to buy a majority of our fresh produce.  This tradition is not only a fun activity for us, it’s also a great way of finding the best tasting fruits and vegetables.  Here’s a link to search your state for a farmers market near [...]

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DIY Ribbon Backdrop

My guide to this DIY ribbon backdrop is a perfect example of how to make something simple, elegant and fun. What’s more simple and cheap than streamer and ribbon? They’re perfect to use for parties and weddings. I made mine for a bridal shower and I loved it so much that I kept it up for [...]

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My MasterChef Experience

We are super pumped because the premier of MasterChef Season 3 is upon us. As many of you know, I was asked by MasterChef casting team to take part in the DC auditions because one of our loyal fans recommended our blog and our skills in the kitchen. Of course I couldn’t pass up this [...]

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Willow Egg Tree

For my Easter centerpiece this year, I really wanted something different to add to my table. I’ve always loved those gorgeous Easter egg trees that Pier 1 has on display. They’re always so amazing, but they are kind of pricy and never in the color palate that I would need for my dining room. I [...]

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The Cupcake

Happy Valentine’s Day!  We thought this very romantic time of the year was the perfect time to celebrate our favorite baked item: THE CUPCAKE.  With all the special events that we have been involved in, we sure have our hands in a lot of batter and have come up with so many amazing cupcake recipes.  [...]

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