| Mar 23, 2011
| 3:58 AM
Baltimore's favorite mother has inspired a saying. Whenever her friends and family encounter something Debbie Phelps would say or want or do, someone will inevitably say: "That's so DP."
Things that sparkle and shine and make statements? Very DP. An...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:21 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
If I was to write Midnight Sun based on page views, the blog would be lingerie football and Justin Bieber all the time.*
At least that's what this roundup of the 50 most clicked-on posts of the year tells me about Midnight...
| Jul 20, 2010
| 9:47 AM
By Leeann Adams, The Baltimore Sun
It was no surprise when Health Magazine rated the Smith Island cake as one of the 50 fattiest foods in the United States. After all, the cake is mostly just a frosting delivery system.
In traditional versions, the...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Sorry, Gertrude Stein, but you got it wrong with "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." The flower has a whole new identity: out of the bud vase and onto the plate.
Long used in Persian and Indian cooking, rose is a flavor not commonly found in American...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Blanche Harrrell from Forest Hill was looking for a recipe for making a cake that was sold at the old A&P stores when she was growing up called Spanish bar cake. She said it was a delicious dark, moist cake with raisins.
James Welker from Lykens, Pa.,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Certain things in life are meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Old Bay and steamed crabs. But what about cupcakes and alcohol?
If you thought cupcakes were just for 7-year-olds’ birthday parties, then think again. Cooks ’N Cakes,...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:08 AM
At what could safely be called the area's highest-calorie art show, CatonsvilleHigh School hosted 102 pieces of artwork at its 18th annual Edible Art Show on March 28.
From peanut butter and jelly sandwiches arranged to look like an iPod to a replica...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 12:01 PM
The giant 1976 Bicentennial Birthday Cake that would land the city in "The Guinness Book of Records" was like a lot of ideas hatched by city government in Baltimore.
While it gave the weary city beside the Patapsco a shot of well-needed national...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Barbara Lantz from Charleston, W.Va., was looking for a recipe for a chocolate cake that her husband has been raving about for years. She said his mother used to bake the cake for him and that she thinks the recipe likely dates back to the 1930s and...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 7:44 AM
When is hard candy more than just something to eat?
Perhaps when you make it from 15 pounds of raw materials, stir in blue and green food coloring, add miniature "waves" as the mass hardens, and let the giant aquatic-looking entity surround the tiny...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:20 AM
At 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning, the Sip and Bite on Boston Street was packed.
A salvation for the inebriated, a sanctuary for the sleepless and fellowship for the lonely, the small Canton restaurant has been serving great old school diner food...
| Feb 7, 2012
Jackie of Baltimore wants the recipe for a red velvet cake: "Two years ago at Christmas, I had the chance to taste this cake but I can't find a recipe anywhere." — Baltimore Sun recipe finder, 1990
Hang in there, Jackie.
If you managed to wait...