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Hot Property: A stone stunner in Havre de Grace

The stone front on this classic Colonial suggests historic charm, but inside, it’s updated for a modern lifestyle. In the kitchen, ample storage surrounds stainless-steel appliances and an eat-at countertop peninsula. Meanwhile, built-in shelving flanks a wide stone fireplace in the wood-floored...

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  • 17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    17 delicious recipes from Maryland chefs

    Need a dinner idea? Try one of these delectable dishes created by local chefs.

  • Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    Bryan Voltaggio's asparagus and barley recipe

    In his first solo cookbook, “Home,” local food superstar Bryan Voltaggio highlights the Mid-Atlantic cuisine of his youth, turning his creative precision to classic dishes using regional ingredients. This asparagus-and-barley dish, which appears in the book and is also on the menu at Aggio, Voltaggio’s...

  • Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    Drink recipe: Azumi's Yuki Ringo sake cocktail

    At Azumi, the new Japanese restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel, sake turns up everywhere — even in the cocktails. In the Yuki Ringo, Azumi’s most popular sake cocktail, bartender Eric Smith combines the rice wine with fresh pear, lemon and Fuji apple juices, pear liqueur and spicy cinnamon syrup,...

  • Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Recipe: Baroak's bleu mussels

    Chef Teddy Folkman is a veteran of mussel preparation — in fact, you may have seen him school Bobby Flay on Food Network’s “Throwdown” with his moules fromage bleu, a signature dish of D.C. restaurant Granville Moore, where he’s spent more than seven years as executive chef. Here, he shares another...

  • Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Recipe: Chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster

    Snowy evenings are best enjoyed by a roaring fire with a big dish of something steamy and comforting — like the chicken pot pie from Iron Rooster in Annapolis. Executive Chef Aaron Musinski’s traditional take on the wintertime favorite is chock-full of vegetables and chicken, soaked in just a bit...

Baltimore Sun Home and Garden Coverage

  • How to design an outdoor room

    How to design an outdoor room

    If you have a deck, a patio, a yard or even a small slice of outdoor space with some fresh air, then you have an opportunity to expand your living space. Today, outdoor furniture has become much more than uncomfortable deck sets and ugly reclining chairs. Here are the essentials you need to know...

  • Dream Home: Design update in Columbia started with a window

    Dream Home: Design update in Columbia started with a window

    Bluebirds, woodpeckers and other colorful birds provide entertainment outside the new bay window as they dart around while nibbling at the feeders. Betty Crader delights in the sight, whether watching from the kitchen counter, dining area table or her comfortable black chair. "It started with the...

  • Home-grown champs: Winners of the 2016 Baltimore Sun Garden Contest

    Home-grown champs: Winners of the 2016 Baltimore Sun Garden Contest

    Gardens are meant to be shared, the winners of this year's Baltimore Sun Garden Contest say. Their outstanding gardens ranged from a tiny, colorful strip, to a whimsical fairy garden, to a lush, shady retreat. Regardless of the size or theme, their owners say they enjoy sharing them with friends...

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