Ah…shrimp! It’s one of my favorite crustaceans (to eat). My very first paid job was working in a deli that was famous for its amazing shrimp salad. Although I also worked the register, much of my time there was spent in the deli peeling it raw so we could boil it in Old Bay seasoning […]

I’m sure one’s mind could imagine quite a few things being called, “turtle sauce.” However, this post isn’t about a sauce to compliment cooked turtle, nor is it a sauce with chocolate, caramel and pecans. This is, in fact, a recipe to make your own ice cream topping, which I believe is sold under the […]

Well, it’s that time of year again, with cookouts, parties and other outside gatherings of some kind or another to attend…. This original recipe is perfect – and perfectly easy – to make and take along for such occasions (although, after you taste it, you won’t want to share, so make extra to keep at […]

Being a chocoholic, I often find myself craving chocolate mousse. I found some in the frozen foods section of the grocery store, that, believe it or not, was amazingly good. Only problem is, the serving size was ridiculously small (like, 1.4 ounces), there were only four servings in the box, and the box cost $6.99. […]

This recipe is literally all over the Internet, and understandably so – it’s easy; it uses minimal ingredients and it’s oh, so tasty! The only drawback is that it’s somewhat time consuming, so you won’t want to make it every day. However, I think you’ll ultimately decide that it’s worth the extra time and effort […]

I used to be a die-hard fan of wooden chopping boards until the advent of the flexible chopping mat – I haven’t cut anything on a wooden board since. For example, when I chop onion for a recipe, I have to mince it, otherwise, the kids turn their noses up at whatever dish it’s being […]

Being a Marylander, I’ve often wondered if a love of all things BLUE CRAB is somehow coded into my DNA. My husband’s from Ohio, and he can take it or leave it, but everyone else I know who was born in Maryland LOVES blue crabs. If you’re a Marylander like me and you love blue […]

In addition to being a vanilla snob, I’m also a “ground beef snob.” Why are you a ground beef snob? you ask? Well, I’ll tell you why: Because I can’t stand gristle and bone fragments. It used to be that you could buy 93% lean ground beef and be virtually assured that, in addition to […]

Okay, so I was making Christmas cookies, and since no holiday cookie repertoire is complete without Peanut Butter Blossoms, I began to cream the butter and realized when I got to Step 2 (cream peanut butter with butter), I realized…I HAD NO PEANUT BUTTER! As Scooby Doo would say, “Rut-roh.” So, I did what any […]

My good friend, Carolyn, has her own version of the Cream Cheese Danish Bars that we’d like to share with you. Here’s what she writes: “I make a very similar cinnamon cheesecake and it is always a big hit! I made this for a bake-off at work, and won first place, and the kids love […]