Monthly Archives: November 2011

Restaurant Review – Freddy’s Lobster + Clams (A Bit of Maine in Maryland)

This Fall, Freddy’s has really come into it’s own. They have slowly expanded the menu and are building a loyal clientele by paying attention to quality and value. Continue reading

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So Very Thankful…

I love Thanksgiving. I have been lucky enough to cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family and friends for more years than I can recall. I HATE that Christmas  has been encroaching on my favorite holiday… I also hate how busy we … Continue reading

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My Quest For a Feijoada Recipe

At 6 AM one Saturday in September, Jacinta knocked on my door with bags full of black beans, rice, sausages, salted pork, dried beef, collard greens, manioc flour, garlic, and oranges. Her car was on the street with open doors … Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Frisée Salad with Poached Eggs and Bacon

Frisée Salad with Poached Eggs and Bacon is one of my FAVORITE entrée salads, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a lazy stay-home brunch. Continue reading

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Kitchen Adventures – Fall Apple Slaw

The beautiful and brightly flavored version below is perfect when served with pulled pork, BBQ ribs or smoked beef brisket. Continue reading

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Restaurant Review – Ren’s Ramen

Do yourself a favor and visit Ren’s Ramen in Wheaton, MD – SOON! Continue reading

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Eat Your Veggies – Brussels Sprouts (with Bacon!)

Everything is better with bacon – including this easy recipe for Brussels Sprouts!! Continue reading

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