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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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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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Sneaky (Zucchini) Brownies

Why are these sneaky? Let’s see… they have no eggs or butter, they are chock FULL of zucchini, you can’t even tell they are made with zucchini, and they’re vegan!  I never reveal these are zucchini brownies until after my guests … Continue reading

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Spicy-Cheesy Tamales with Pineapple-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Cooking Club last month was themed Christmas in July and before I read the actual text of the evite I must admit I thought she was nuts.  My first thoughts were “Maaaaannnn I don’t want to cook heavy winter food now. I … Continue reading

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rustic Rustico & espresso soda

I’m sitting out on my front porch as I type this. Yay Spring! I went out to lunch with a friend from work today.  She’s been keeping a list of places to try for lunch near us in East Baltimore but couldn’t … Continue reading

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Annivesary Brunch

Yesterday was our one year anniversary.  We celebrated by checking out brunch at Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore (www.woodberrykitchen.com‎).  We had dinner there for the first time a few weeks ago and really liked it.  Great oysters (good selection of local varieties ranging … Continue reading

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Hello & Welcome

Hello foodie friends… and regular friends yet to become foodies (just wait til I get my flour-dusted hands on you)… and strangers strange to food or just strange to me. Welcome to my shiny new food blog. I’ve been that … Continue reading

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