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Baltimore Staycation, Four Seasons Style . . .
6 months ago

Baltimore Staycation, Four Seasons Style . . .

I’m a homebody.

Kind of proud of it. I’ve created a home that I love. And, due in part to my increasingly social world, I find real joy in the …
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Oh, for the love of figs…

Figs…

They always seemed a little too exotic for me. Fancy pants. I didn’t grow up eating things like figs – we were more of a steak and potatoes kind …
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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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Charm City Cook: Thanksgiving!

By  •  Lifeline

Cooking. Relaxing. Friends and family. Great food. No pressure of gifts! I love Thanksgiving. Read More

Makin’ Bacon

I’m completely fascinated by chefs that cook ‘nose to tail’ style – using every part of the animal – like kidneys, brain, feet and more. One of the most …
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Risotto is your friend

I’d always been told that making risotto is a bear. All that stirring, stirring, stirring. Blah, blah, blah. How do you know when it’s done??  But thanks to the wonderful folks …
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Charm City Cook: Put an Egg on It

By  •  Culture
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Portlandia bit “Put a bird on it!” where spazzy crafters decide that everything’s better with a bird on it. Etsy gone wild. The food version of that is “put an egg on it!” It seems to be the ultimate food porn of the moment. There are even Pinterest boards dedicated to it. I love this one.
I made an amazing asparagus gruyere tart this weekend and shared some with my neighbors. They added a fried egg on top when they had it for dinner. Great idea, guys! Fresh eggs are the best, best, best. That’s why I got my girls. (Thank you, again,Joan!)  I get two to three fresh eggs everyday, so now I’m putting eggs on all kinds of stuff – pizza, chili, salad, pasta and more!  Read More
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