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Halloween is almost here: Kitty Litter Cake for everyone!

It’s creepy. It’s real looking. So real looking you might have to eat some first before anyone else will. Behold Kitty Litter Cake! Love this for Halloween. I can’t say all the people I’ve served it to are as excited … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Best Grilled Cheese

I got word of a grilled cheese competition happening at Mt Washington Tavern in Baltimore.  Local food competition? Of course I’ll enter! My favorite part of the whole thing? All the proceeds ($10 entry fee for the public) went to … Continue reading

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Timpano… also known as Delicious Extra DEEP Dish Pie Full of Italian Goodies

My Maryland Cooking Club theme this month was “Food from a Movie.”  I had come across mention of the Timpano from Big Night years ago and remember many people commenting on how they’d never made it because it seemed daunting. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Empanadas

Empanadas are filled savory pastries common in Spain, Latin America, and Portugal.  The word ‘empanada’ comes from the Spanish verb emapanar which means “to coat in a pastry” which is better known as “delicious.”  I was first taught to make empanadas … Continue reading

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The Donut Project

The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Lori of Butter Me Up. Lori chose to challenge DBers to make doughnuts. She used several sources for her recipes including Alton Brown, Nancy Silverton, Kate Neumann and Epicurious.  I went … Continue reading

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Daring Cooks: Stuffed Grape Leaves

First, apologies for my absence: my camera has been broken 😦 It’s still not right after getting a new lens and I’m gonna try another lens before I buy a whole new camera.  Keep your fingers crossed for my little guy.  In … Continue reading

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Teeny Taco Cupcakes

I set out to make some pumpkin spice cupcakes today but apparently there is a shortage of pumpkin and it won’t be back until maybe the end of September.  Really?  That is some sad-face foodie news.  Well, as we say … Continue reading

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Muhammara Dip

Muhammara dip Let me start by saying I just love this Middle Eastern dip.  It’s not like any other dip you’ve had but it’s not out of left-field-weird either.  It’s just really tasty and sadly not well-known.  I think it’s … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Green Tea Latte

This week we’re going non-alcoholic… still adult but no booze.  Tonight I made my first green tea latte.  Not just any green tea though, Matcha green tea.  I’ve been on the hunt for the stuff for years in tea shops and … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Fresh Watermelon Margarita & Jalapeño-Lime Sorbet

It’s Thirsty Thursday! Fresh Watermelon Margarita with Jalapeño-Lime Sorbet I love watermelon – the real deal, not the hot pink fake flavoring found in everything from gum to toothpaste (gross, right?).  If I want a watermelon-flavored something, I need to … Continue reading

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