Tomato Jam

Tangy and sweet, tomato jam is excellent on everything from grilled cheese to deviled eggs, adding a balanced acidity that will complement a wide variety of other foods. While it is simple, you need to plan on being home forRead more…

Scotch Eggs

Have you ever had a Scotch Egg? Hard boiled egg encased in sausage, rolled in bread crumbs and gently fried to a golden brown, they are a surprising treat to serve at brunch or to use up dyed Easter eggs.Read more…

The Best Egg Salad

I have a confession to make, I have never been much of an egg salad fan, until now. Perhaps it is the overly egg-y smell that usually accompanies its presence, the mystery of what is mixed in or the heapsRead more…

The Key to Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs, one of the most basic of cooking skills, remains a challenge for many home chefs. The yolk comes out a grayish-green, they aren’t fully cooked, the shells are hard to peel; a whole host of problems. SinceRead more…

Mango Peach Smoothie and Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender Giveaway

*I received compensation in exchange for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own. Spring is here and soon it will be summer… and bathing suit season. For me that means I need to start hitting the gymRead more…

Kitchen Knife Guide

What is the key to making restaurant quality meals at home? Restaurant quality utensils, cookware and ingredients. Any great chef will tell you that their knives are an extension of their arm and even travel with their own set. HomeRead more…

Squid Ink Pasta with White Wine Cream Sauce

Have you ever had squid ink pasta? While some may be turned off by its dark appearance, it is striking against a white plate, creating an elegant “black tie” effect. After accepting the black color, most people are curious aboutRead more…

The Stanford Grill in Columbia

To city folk like me, Columbia seems a world away, with its roundabouts and uniform buildings, but a few times a month hubby and I venture to this foreign place (which is really only 15 minutes south) for lunch andRead more…

Guacamole with Balsamic Reduction

A new restaurant opened here in Baltimore. Since my maiden visit, I’ve been back two times. Not for the entrees, not for the service, not even for the hand crafted cocktails, for the gourmet guacamole and salsas. In fact, IRead more…

Caramel Apple Cake with SNICKERS®

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias It is 3:00 p.m. and I’ve hit a wall. While my morning started with grand plans of hitting the gym, groceryRead more…

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato Stacks

Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks are a simple and visually appealing side dish or appetizer fit for any occasion. Thin slices of sweet potatoes sandwich together garlic, Parmesan cheese and rosemary with olive oil. Bake until edges are a crispy brownRead more…

Warehouse 518 and A Taste of Maryland

I like to think of Baltimore as city that loves its brunch. A weekly ritual, we head out on Sundays to recover from the night before, end the weekend on a high note and enjoy time with friends and family.Read more…