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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...

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  • Historic Ellicott City manor house goes from old to new

    Historic Ellicott City manor house goes from old to new

    Walls have been painted and floors sanded. Curtains have been hung and furniture put in place. After months of renovations, the transformation is complete. On Sept. 24, Historic Ellicott City Inc. opened the doors to its 30th decorator show house. Avoca, an 1800s manor house in Ellicott City, saw...

  • Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

    Carving out new interest in Baltimore's Butchers Hill

    Leann Silhan and Chad Stockton weren't even looking for a new house when they discovered the neighborhood they now call home. But they fell for Butchers Hill when they visited one of Silhan's colleaugues and found spacious, high-ceilinged homes more than double the size of a standard city rowhouse....

  • Custom Crownsville home with wine cellar, deeded boat slip on the market for $895,000

    Custom Crownsville home with wine cellar, deeded boat slip on the market for $895,000

    A custom-built Crownsville home that includes a wine cellar and deeded boat slip is on the market for $895,000. The cedar-sided home at 558 Sawmill Lane in the Maynadier community of Anne Arundel County offers the opportunity to live on 2.1 acres in a private setting just a short walk to the community...

  • Halloween decor can be scary yet sophisticated. Here's how...

    Halloween decor can be scary yet sophisticated. Here's how...

    One of the more awkward truths of adulthood is that grown-ups love Halloween as much, or possibly even more, than the kids do. Luckily,  a stroll through local shops, a flip through the catalogs, and a tap or two on the keyboard make it abundantly clear that Halloween décor has taken a decidedly...

  • Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments

    Three's company: Singles and their coupled pals share apartments

    When someone's significant other stays over at a shared apartment night after night, it can cause a roommate rift. But some see opportunity rather than inconvenience, easily transitioning into a new living arrangement — one where a couple and their single pal agree to save money and simply cohabitate....

  • Call it tiny luxury — one bedroom, one-time schoolhouse home in Sparks on the market

    Call it tiny luxury — one bedroom, one-time schoolhouse home in Sparks on the market

    A one-bedroom, Tuscany-inspired house in Sparks is on the market for $635,000. Built in 1879, the house, once a one-room schoolhouse known as the Trujay School, has been transformed into a modern, comfortable living space by current owners Steven Schiff, an architect, and his wife, Pamela, who...

  • Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    Pikesville couple create a weekend waterside getaway

    David and Jennifer Landsman spend as much time as they can on the water. But their landlocked Pikesville home didn't offer an easy way for the couple to escape onto the Chesapeake Bay in their 37-foot center console powerboat. So, in August 2015, the couple purchased a 2,400 square-foot four bedroom,...

  • Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies

    Garden Q&A: Slugs eating peace lilies

    I brought my peace lilies indoors last week for the winter, and now their young leaves have holes in them. I see webbing in the plant base and slime stuff as well, but I can't find what is doing the munching. Examine houseplants carefully before bringing them indoors. A sharp water spray helps...

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