Cook on a Whim: Blistered Shishito Peppers With Spicy Sesame Aioli

About one in every 10 shishito peppers is fiery, so you never know what you’re going to get. It makes for a fun snacking experience with friends and family.

Cook on a Whim: Sweet and Salty Pretzel S’mores

Not really a recipe, this is a suggestion on how to elevate your s’mores experience. Sometimes you can find flat mallows, which are perfect for this, but regular marshmallows will do just fine.

Cook on a Whim: Fourth of July Recipe Round Up

Here are a half-dozen perfectly patriotic summertime treats to help you and your family members and friends celebrate all weekend long.

Deli’s Plans Perk Up Students, Residents

The bright pink corner store at 35th and O Streets NW — a local Instagram icon — will soon be transformed into Call Your Mother: A Jew-ish Deli.

Cook on a Whim: Coconut Kiwi Parfaits

This is a cool, totally no-bake/no-cook dessert — or, heck, even a breakfast treat you can whip up in minutes. Use any fruit you have lying around.

Cook on a Whim: Spicy Thai Duck Salad

This salad hits all the right notes. The buttery, savory duck is perfectly complemented by all of the sharp, sour, spicy, sweet flavors of the dressing and veggies.

A New Role: Chef de Quarantine

Despite my family’s tendency to retreat to our respective personal spaces during the day, we’ve spent more time together, largely because of dinner.

Cook on a Whim: Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Prepare yourself for the easiest and most delicious butter pecan experience of your life. Browning the butter amplifies the buttery taste and adds a toasty, caramel flavor and aroma.

Cook on a Whim: Patriotic Cheeseboard

This red, white and blue cheeseboard is a great big “thank you” to all who have served, those who are currently serving and those who will serve in the future.

Cook on a Whim: Warm Mushroom & Arugula Salad

It's that glorious time of year when we can go outside, nibble on some delicious snacks and sip some cool rosé on a warm afternoon.