| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Mary Geis from Baltimore was looking for a recipe for a dessert that her mother made many years ago that was a kind of buttery shortcake topped with plum halves. She said it was not too sweet and instead was rather tart.
Patricia Battaglia from Kalama,...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Janet Powell from Oak Ridge, Tenn., was looking for the recipe for a cheese pie that both of her grandmothers made. She said that it was a dessert pie made with cottage cheese.
Vivian Glover from Joppatowne sent in a cheese pie recipe that her best...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 12:11 PM
After you've finished the Peeps and jelly beans and chocolate eggs the Bunny left, what are you going to do for sweets? You don't want to hark back to chocolate fudge cakes and bread puddings. Too heavy for the days ahead.
Our exercise du jour, then,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 10:17 AM
Fall cocktail season is in full swing, and if you're like me your mind is laserlike focused on all things apple cider, cider donuts and pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.
Most bars in the Baltimore area have debuted their fall cocktail lines to reflect...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Two guys walk into a bar. Sounds like the start of a cheesy joke, right?
Not when the two guys are Dan Bazis and Kevin Pyles, who bellied up to the bar at Union Jacks in Columbia last winter to discuss one of those existential questions men on bar stools...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Punch is back on the restaurant scene in Baltimore, but be careful. It packs one.
America's oldest cocktail, that mix of spirits, tea, sweet, sour and bitter, is finding a fresh start in the shot glasses and shakers of some of the city's most creative...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:16 AM
McCormick World of Flavors, the only retail venture by the Hunt Valley-based spice company, is now open in Harborplace's Light Street Pavilion, offering shoppers grilling, baking and cooking products alongside interactive displays such as "Guess That...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:08 PM
To everything there is a season, or so it is said. And that includes grilling. Not that you won't venture out on a cooler evening to barbecue some chicken, but autumn is here — almost — and the desire to dine al fresco is waning along with the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Power Plant Live newcomer Kettle Hill, a "Theodore Roosevelt-themed" establishment replete with lively, wood-and-iron-and-brass layouts, is a solid rustic-yet-fun place to hang out after work.
It's a spot for working professionals with a bit of grown-...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:42 AM
Bonita Burbank from Redmond, Ore., was looking for a recipe for what she called mock apple pie. She said this was a popular recipe back in the 1970s and that it was made with Ritz crackers in place of apples.
Many readers sent in the recipe for a two-...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:06 AM
MaryAnne Walls from Knoxville, Tenn., has been searching for two years for a favorite coffee cake recipe she had misplaced. She said it was called Wellesley coffee cake and she thought that it came from a cookbook called "Come for Cocktails, Stay for...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:58 AM
This time of year, when Old Sol is having his way with us, we often turn to the tropics for culinary inspiration. The tropics, that is, of sandy beaches, blue oceans and cooling trade winds making the palm trees sway.
One reason, of course, is our innate...