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Plan an Award-Worthy Watch Party

Whether you’re gearing up for awards season or spending an evening catching up on your favorite TV drama, there are plenty of small screen events that provide the perfect backdrop for a watch party. Gather your friends and family and get ready to tune in to a fun-filled evening with these helpful tips. Use themed decor to set the stage. …

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The Firehouse Foodie: Lip Smacking Pot Pie

By Frank E. Vaerewijck, FF/EMT, Engineer & Fire House Chef As the Fire Prevention Officer at my department, part of my responsibility is Public Affairs and Public Education. My crew and I often give tours to visitors at the station. Many times, we are asked about where we sleep, where we eat, and the most popular question asked is about what …

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A Smooth Way to Start Your Day

A wealth of research shows that starting each morning with a nutritious breakfast delivers benefits throughout the day. If you’re pressed for time or simply need to mix up your morning routine, put a fresh spin on a time-saving favorite by making a smoothie bowl. Smoothie bowls typically have a thicker consistency than traditional smoothies, and according to a recent …

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Now Hiring for CJ Finz, Park Tap Room, and New Location

Provided by CJ Finz Be a part of our rapidly growing hospitality company.  Now hiring all positions for CJ Finz, The Park Tap Room, and our new location opening in February. If you like working in a fast paced, high volume atmosphere and like making money, we have the job for you. Applicants should be able to: Multitask in a fast-paced …

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From the Garden to the Party: Add a Bit of Color and Interest to Salads with Edible Flowers Like Nasturtium

By Melinda Myers Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container. Start by growing the ingredients for your favorite recipes and beverages. Consider those, like tomatoes, that taste best fresh from the …

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Comfort Food to Beat the Winter Blues

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of simple and delicious comfort food. Instead of letting the winter chill get you down, warm your body and heart with dishes that are both comforting and delicious. After all, there is no better time to satisfy your cravings for feel-good favorites than during the cold winter months. These mouthwatering …

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Party-Perfect Flavors to Savor with Friends

No matter the occasion, a good host knows that great food is the key to any party. These crowd-pleasing snacks and desserts are the perfect treats to make your gathering just a little sweeter. Find more party-worthy recipes at Culinary.net. A Naturally Sweet Party Treat Easy-to-make Cinnamon Honey Buns are a delicious treat party-goers will adore. Naturally sweetened by the …

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Macaron Tart: A Bit of Paris in Prince William

By Emma Young “Sitting here, having a coffee and pastry, the ambiance, the food, it is as close as you can get to sitting at a sidewalk café in Paris,” said Lou Ann Peery, Gainesville resident and mother of twins, of Macaron Tart, the Haymarket patisserie located in the Dominion Valley community. “It’s Paris comes to Virginia,” said Elena Hocking, …

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Resolve to Make Your Lunchbox Healthier

It’s the perfect time of year for families to get back on track and pledge to eat healthy lunches for the remainder of the school year. Families that take the free Power Your Lunchbox Pledge can access nutritious and delicious ideas for lunch, after-school snacks and weekday family dinners, as well as coupons, tips and ideas for incorporating more fruits …

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Four Local Chambers Work Together to Produce Northern Virginia Restaurant Week 2017

Provided by Prince William Chamber of Commerce Foodies rejoice! For the second year in a row, four of Northern Virginia’s top business organizations — the Prince William, Greater Reston, Loudoun County and Arlington Chambers of Commerce — are collaborating to produce Northern Virginia Restaurant Week, March 20-27, 2017. The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association (VRLTA) will once again join …

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