| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Kay Plaskowitz remembers nearly four decades ago being driven by her husband to Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Baltimore while punching down the pan of rising bread dough on her lap. As she carried the dough into the basement kitchen to bake...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Wendy Robin from Cockeysville was looking for a recipe for a dessert her mother used to make in the '50s and '60s. As she recalls, ladyfingers were used to line the bottom and the sides of a springform pan and there was some sort of a chocolate,...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 7:50 AM
Marc Dixon, chef and owner of Bistro Blanc in Dayton, gets his berries from a nearby farm. This year's strawberries, he said, were "hands down, the best strawberries of my life. They were like strawberry candy."
The strawberry season is just about over...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 11:51 AM
A few weeks ago The Baltimore Sun ran a story about a taste test its staff conducted on the ever-popular Baltimore Peach Cake. After the article ran, we received numerous requests for the recipe (even though purists on the tasting panel insisted this...
| Sep 8, 2011
Peppers are, arguably, among the easiest home garden crops to grow. Problem is, they take forever to do so. They usually don't come into their own until after the tomatoes are gone and the herbs are exhausted from the heat. So, herby, tomato-ey, peppery...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall — finally! I, for one, am in desperate need of a crisp, warm, comforting cocktail to ring in the cooler weather.
Think spicy, rich flavors, lush, dark cognacs, seasonal apple and pumpkin accents, a touch of mystery. If you're craving a good...
| Aug 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader.
Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Back in 1963, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, the National Mall overflowed with people who'd traveled from near and far seeking equality for all Americans.
Almost a half-...
| Nov 10, 2011
On Thanksgiving, one blessing for some of us is a large-group feast that we plan and prepare in stages for several days, if not weeks. Regardless of whether some of the guests are bringing a variety of side dishes, the head chef still has to wrestle...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Is football — more specifically, Thursday's Ravens-49ers game, the first time a Baltimore NFL team has played on Thanksgiving in 46 years — threatening to overshadow your holiday meal plans?
Instead of fighting the game, why not embrace it?...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The holiday season is upon us. Why stay in this Christmas when there's so much to do? Quit roasting chestnuts and get old Jack Frost off your nose. Bundle up, pack your overnight bag and take a quick trip. We've found some of the best places in and around...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:24 AM
People who want chocolate a cut above the stuff found near grocery store checkout lines have plenty of big-name national brands to choose from.
But connoisseurs know the only way to get truly fine chocolate is to find a local chocolatier.