June 6: Burger Battle and Beer Tasting!
The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (“AVLF”) Junior Board invites YOU to the first annual Burger Battle & Beer Tasting!
I don’t know about you…but if there’s two things I want to taste, it’s definitely Burgers and Beer.
Here’s the Q+DD: It’s a joint party being hosted by AVLF and Atlanta Legal Aid on the rooftop patio of Nelson Mullins law firm in Midtown on Thursday, June 6th from 5:30 – 9pm and will feature a burger battle between two top Atlanta chefs….
Repping AVLF is Kevin Gillespie (Top Chef, Woodfire Grill, Gunshow) and in Atlanta Legal Aid’s corner is the team from Farm Burger! The event will also feature a Beer Tasting, as a younger spin-off of AVLF’s annual Winetasting event that annually draws over 1,000 attorneys. United Distributors will be generously providing the craft beer for the event.
ladies and people seeking free legal advice on the fly – they’re expecting a crowd of at least 350 attorneys.
(Note: it’s not a costume party, Elle.)
The Met Ball 2013: Punktastic
So, the Met Ball 2013′s theme was “Punk: Chaos to Couture” and though Joan Rivers I am not…
I have 5 “must see looks” that I want to discuss.
1. I don’t care what anyone says - I love her and I love this and I wish I got to wear it. From the crazy feather headdress to the plaid knee high boots. Want.
2. I die. Heids is perfection.
3. We get it, Anne. You’re soooooooo edgy. (and I really do love it.)
3. Elizabeth Banks looks like a gilded villain from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
4. From the “Pancho” Collection, we have Ashley Olsen…
…and Lily Cole
5. and I might give a straight up “WHAT is That” to Kristen Stewart.
Check out all the looks here!
PS. Joan or E! -if you’re looking for new Joan Ranger… I’m ready!
Q+DD Tweets @ the Terrace: THIS THURSDAY! (03/28)
Calling all of our favorite Tweeps!
We’d love to see all your pretty faces there…but if you can’t make it in person, please join the conversation! #QDDTweetsattheTerrace is the place to be!
***PLEASE RSVP TO LBOWERS@GREENOLIVEMEDIA.COM, THANKS!***
Can’t wait to see you there!
L + L
SuperBowl 47: Brother v. Brother/Sister v. Sister
So, its Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the biggest game of the year (apparently.) and I’m actually pretty jazzed up about it. Not because I like anything that’s consistently classified as “Super” (I do.) or because I care about sports (I don’t!) or even because of the outrageously amazing ads (ok, I’m still excited about that)… I’m just REALLY into the Harbaugh Brother Rivalry!
I mean, WHAT are their parents going to do?
I was on the phone with my sister last night discussing this matter and, more importantly, which dishes we will be bringing to our respective Super Bowl parties when it occurred to me…we just may have a little Super Bowl Sibling Rivalry of our own!
May I present to you… the FIRST EVER
(former) Kraselsky vs. (former) Kraselsky SUPERBOWL PARTY SNACK-OFF!
We will each bring one savory and one sweet item. Feel free to let us know which items you prefer… or just enjoy the recipes below for Buffalo Chicken Dip, Oreo Truffles, Baked Brie, and S’mores Brownies!
I came to play with the crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chicken Dip!
It’s SUPER easy. (Pun intended.) and people go CRAZY for it. This is how you do it:
Ingredients: I run to the grocery and get the following: 1 rotisserie chicken (Costco also has a cheap/good one.), 2 8oz packages of cream cheese (I usually do a full fat and a low fat…like that’s gonna help.), 1 small bottle of ranch dressing, 1 bottle of Frank’s Original Hot Sauce, and a 16oz package of grated Sharp cheddar cheese. I like to serve this dip with Chicken in a Biskit crackers and celery sticks.
Directions: First, I get Greg to dismantle the rotisserie chicken while I’m in another room. Ick. Then I throw the chicken pieces into my blender with 3/4 of the bottle of Franks and blend. Then I transfer the mixture to a pot on the stove and heat it with the 2 packages of cream cheese, 1 cup of ranch dressing, and 3/4 cup of the grated cheese until creamy. Then I pour it into a Pyrex and cover the top with more grated cheese. When I’m ready to serve, I heat it for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees until it’s bubbly on top.
Prepare to have zero conversation while this dip gets wolfed down the moment you set it on the table.
For my sweet dish…I’ll be making my super easy Oreo Truffles. Somehow the post I wrote several years ago is nowhere to be found, but here’s another good how-to (although I use Wilton’s candy coating instead of semi sweet chips.) In any event, they’re really easy.
For an extra special gameday version (or the “extra point” if you will…) I ran to Michael’s and picked up some disposable candy decorating bags, rolled the filling into ovals instead of balls, and made them look like little footballs!
So, I feel pretty solid about my “roster…” but my sister is a well-known amazing cook and fierce competitor!
Katie will be competing with her standard party favorite: Baked Brie. (obviously her party sounds pretty high brow.)
She always uses this recipe and said that she uses crescent rolls and switches up the jams. She says the honey and sugar are optional.
For dessert, she’ll be serving her always delicious S’mores Brownies.
Here’s how you do it:
Ingredients: You need 10 whole graham crackers (20 crossway halves), 1 package Betty Crocker brownie mix (and its ingredients), 2.5 cups mini marshmallows, and 1c semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. Line baking pan with foil extending beyond sides of pan and grease foil. Make brownie mix as directed on back of box. Try not to eat it all. Place 15 of graham cracker halves in bottom of pan (overlap slightly), set aside other 5 halves (break into large pieces). Spread brownie mix over graham crackers
Bake 28-32 min (toothpick comes out fudgey crumbs. DON’T OVERBAKE… and don’t turn your oven off just yet.)
Sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chunks on top, then throw that sucker in for another 3-5 min or until marshmallows begin to puff. Then press graham pieces into marshmallows and allow it to cool in pan. Lift out of pan onto cutting board using foil and cut brownies…voila!
So, there you have it! 4 extremely easy gameday recipes you totally have time to make before kickoff! Now, go forth, enjoy your commercials and…
Return of the Terribly Absent Blogger…
Hello, everyone! It’s me! It’s me! I’ve returned from my two month hiatus!
THANK YOU for allowing me that precious time for a little blog cleanse. After over three years of almost constant blogging, I’ll be the first to admit that you can get burnt out when you overdose on things that you love so much (gelato, pizza, yoga, Real Housewives of any city, blogging), so I truly appreciate your patience with me. The good news is that I’m officially back now and ready to fill you in on lots of exciting things going on in Atlanta! Starting tomorrow, I’m back to the grind. Today, I wanted to update you on what I’ve been up to over the past two months.
Kevin and I tied the knot in Atlanta! It was an unforgettable weekend for us.
(Muscles brought to you by the amazing pilates reformer guru, Meredith Bass!)
We took an awesome trip to Arizona! Here we are in Sedona…
At the South Rim of the Grand Canyon…
And relaxing at the Ritz-Carlton Resort at Dove Mountain.
We spent Thanksgiving in Jacksonville where we came in second place in a highly competitive family holiday cookie competition with these bad boys. Brown Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. (We were robbed, I tell ya!)
We traveled to beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica for Rosh’s wedding.
Then to Delray, Florida for our friend Jesse’s wedding.
And we celebrated the New Year in sunny Jacksonville Beach!
In between all of our traveling, we found time to eat. A lot.
Drink. A lot.
Relax. A lot.
Experiment in the kitchen. (Here’s the no-brainer peppermint bark recipe we used.)
Get together with good buddies.
Play with nail polish.
Hug some babies.
Get some dental work done. (Sidenote: I really wanted this to be our holiday card, but I was vetoed.)
Watch an entire two seasons of Homeland. Totally obsessed – more on that later…
And meet Charles Barkley!
Needless to say, it’s been a very busy past two months. I’m rejuvenated now, and it feels so great to be back!
Here’s to the Q+DD! Here’s to 2013! It’s totally gonna be a great one!
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