Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chocolate-bourbon soufflĂ© cupcakes with bourbon whipped cream

While we were in Kentucky for Toby’s grandmother’s 80th birthday, we went to Virgil’s Cafe in Bellevue. The last time we ate there, I had a really fantastic cheeseburger. This time, the most memorable thing was a chocolate-bourbon torte. After … Continue reading

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Bourbon-marinated pork tenderloin

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month. But I didn’t realize it when I made this pork tenderloin. What I did realize is that Toby’s best friend, Joey, was coming for dinner, and I needed something manly and bourbon-y. After all, … Continue reading

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Baltimore Cupcake Camp

As I mentioned the other day, Toby and I went to cupcake camp on Saturday. I had never heard of cupcake camp, but apparently it’s a thing. The idea is a free place where people can share and eat cupcakes. … Continue reading

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Sweet potato-pecan cupcakes with marshmallow meringue

On Monday, I happened to see a post on Baltimore Diner about Baltimore’s first-ever Cupcake Camp. I had never heard of cupcake camp, but it sounded right up my alley. The idea is just a place to go and share/eat … Continue reading

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Bobby Flay visits Annapolis

I was in the presence of an Iron Chef yesterday. A ginger Iron Chef in Chuck Taylors. But I didn’t challenge him to a throwdown. I just asked him to sign my book. Of course, first I had to wait … Continue reading

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New ballet shoes!

Even better? They were only $4.95. Capezio was having a special. (Unfortunately, the free ballet shoes offer is over, but they are offering free shipping on “fashion legwear” through Sept. 30. If you’re interested, visit capezionewyork.com and use the code … Continue reading

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Tomato and cheese frittata

I’m not a big breakfast person. A bowl of cereal, a smoothie or a piece of leftover pizza works for me. If I do make or order something bigger for myself, it’s usually something sweet and carbtastic — pancakes, waffles, … Continue reading

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Not quite open water

In case you haven’t heard, Maryland has been getting some ridiculous weather lately — and all that rain washed a whole lot of nasty stuff into the Chesapeake Bay. So the open-water swim I was supposed to do was moved … Continue reading

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Sweet potato biscuits

The Saturday after the hurricane, we got double our normal amount of vegetables from our CSA. That’s a LOT of vegetables. And we were leaving town Thursday. So I needed to try to use it all ASAP. I thought sweet … Continue reading

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Bourbon-glazed grilled chicken

If you haven’t noticed, we kinda like bourbon around here. So I decided to go out on a limb and try this bourbon-glazed chicken from Cooking Light when two friends/former co-workers came over for dinner recently. Sometimes recipes from Cooking … Continue reading

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