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Baltimore Bed and Breakfast

No Comments | Written on September 12, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Last weekend I had the extraordinary pleasure of visiting Scarborough Fair, a quaint bed and breakfast nestled in the row houses along historic Charles Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

This charming property run by innkeeper Barry Werner is a unique oasis in the heart of the city.  Scarborough Fair is more than just a place to rest your head for the night, walking through the front gate feels like being welcomed into the home of an old friend.

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Top 5 Baltimore Originals

1 Comment | Written on September 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Last weekend I escaped from New York City and enjoyed a weekend getaway to Baltimore, Maryland.  Little did I know Baltimore was such a foodie destination!   Of course, I knew the weekend would involve lots of amazing seafood, but I had no idea how many snacks and treats are Baltimore originals.

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How to Make a Moscow Mule

1 Comment | Written on September 10, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Guess what?  Today is my birthday!

I know most people expect cake and candles for a birthday, but I felt like a celebratory cocktail.  If you have never tried a Moscow Mule, make one today and toast with me!   

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Roasted Carrot Hummus Vegetable Sandwiches

1 Comment | Written on September 9, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This veggie-packed sandwich just might be my new favorite lunch.  Not only is it colorful and healthy, but these pita pockets are easy to eat on-the-go!

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Pumpkin Spice Granola

No Comments | Written on September 8, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Even though the weather man disagrees, the culinary world has decided fall is here!

If you want your entire kitchen to be filled with this sweet and spicy aromas of fall, I suggest you make homemade granola.   Not only will you be convinced that autumn is right around the corner, but you will have a delightful treat for breakfast!

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Mediterranean Rice Pilaf

No Comments | Written on September 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

The other night I was preparing fish for dinner and wanted to find just the right side dish to complement the delicate main dish without overpowering.  This “Mediterranean Rice Pilaf” was exactly what I was looking for!

It starts with basmati rice, toasted with turmeric to give the dish that alluring golden hue.  Dried currants are included for a subtle sweetness and slivered almonds finish off the dish for crunch.

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Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread

No Comments | Written on September 4, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Hosting a get-together this weekend?   Time to start thinking about appetizers and small bites to offer your guests.  I love this “Cannellini Bean Appetizer Spread” because it comes together quickly and tastes even better the next day.   Whip up a batch tonight and you will be all set for the weekend!

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Beef and Vegetable Lo Mein

No Comments | Written on September 3, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

There’s no need to order take-out when you can make this restaurant-quality “Beef and Vegetable Lo Mein” at home!

I love the colorful vegetables tossed with sizzling steak over a bed of noodles.  It’s a complete meal that the whole family will love.

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Italian Butter Bean Soup

No Comments | Written on September 2, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes I like to make a few batches of different soups and then portion them in the freezer for easy meals later.  This unbelievably easy 4-ingredient recipe not only comes together quickly, but it reheats from the freezer like a dream!

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Black Raspberry Jam

No Comments | Written on September 1, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

I am always looking for new and exciting homemade jam recipes to try.  When I discovered sweet, tart and gorgeous black raspberries in my farmers market recently, I knew that beautiful flavor needed to be preserved!

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