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Recipes and Ingredients

It’s sangria season – what’s your favorite?

I love sangria. Love. I even make a lazy version called Langria – it’s just white wine, Fresca and fruit. It’s completely delicious  – and less boozy than the …
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Makin’ Bacon

I’m completely fascinated by chefs who cook nose-to-tail style – using every part of the animal – like kidneys, brain, feet and more. One of the most front-and-center of …
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Bourbon slush – the simplest cocktail you’ll ever make
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Bourbon slush – the simplest cocktail you’ll ever make

This may be the simplest ‘drink’ you ever make. It’s like punch without the fancy pants. Punch in jeans…really comfy jeans. Read More

What’s up, home slice?

I love really good pizza. Give me a crispy thin crust with delicious, flavorful toppings and I’m a happy girl. My hilarious friend Richie would call my kind of pizza …
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Spring is here – get cooking!

Spring. It gives you a feeling of hopefulness, no? Me, I’m hopeful for asparagus. And peas. And oh yeah, rhubarb! (and tulips, peonies, hydrangeas…)

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Irish Roots

My Mom (um, hello…Peg Fitzpatrick) is Irish. Her great-grandmother Catherine Buckley arrived in Baltimore on a ship from County Cork in 1850 at the age of 16. And…when you see my Mom, you say…yep, …
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Market Fresh

I love Waverly Farmers Market. It’s year round and I shop there just about every Saturday morning, buying everything from milk and cheese to meat, bread, eggs, potatoes, greens and more.


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White Chicken Chili with a kick

Recently, when my friend Lisa had me over for dinner and said we were having Cooks Illustrated’s White Chicken Chili, I was excited. Lisa is a very good cook (and amazing …
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Get your purple on, hon

SPOILER ALERT…we won!

Baltimore is beaming with Ravens pride. We’re going to the Super Bowl. Really and truly. We are going the Super Bowl (had to repeat it…) Everywhere you …
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Mac ‘n Cheesy Goodness

Since becoming an avid home cook – and giving up cable for about two years – I’ve begun to appreciate the cooking shows on PBS. You know, the ones hosted …
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